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Pornhub is offering a sexy new way to save the bees this Earth Day.

As part of their new “Beesexual” campaign, the online porn company is tapping into Beerotica. Yes, you read that right.

Most of us do not associate pornography with sustainability, but the creative executives at Pornhub have found a way to tap into a “save the world” theme just in time for Earth Day. As part of their aptly named “Beesexual” campaign, a partnership with French advertising agency BETC, the sex video purveyor is attempting to educate people about the threatened population using something they know their patrons visit them for — sex appeal.

I know, I know, it sounds super weird, but let us explain.


While we weren’t aware that bee-porn was actually a thing, Pornhub has created a whole Beesexual Channel devoted to the new genre, featuring short videos of “foraging bees into what they really are: funny, king, nature porn featuring the voices of your favorite stars” — well, to clarify, porn stars. What’s more, for every view, the company will make a donation to bee-saving charities like Operation Honey Bee and The Center for Honeybee Research, which could translate to a lot of money if their millions of users decide to give it a try.

"Bees play a major part in making our food,” Corey Price, VP, Pornhub, explained in a press release. “The most important thing that bees do is pollinate. Pollination is needed for plants to reproduce, and so many plants depend on bees as pollinators. Unfortunately however, bees are facing a precarious situation and struggling for survival. With over 110 million daily visitors, we thought our users could come together to lend a helping hand and help conserve this precious species. It’s our duty to ensure bees continue to fornicate and pollinate."

[rebelmouse-image 19480403 dam="1" original_size="700x346" caption="Flower: Hey Rodrigo, long day working in the garden, huh? Bee: Yes, seniorita. Flower: Why don't you take a break and plant a seed? In me? Photo via Pornhub." expand=1]Flower: Hey Rodrigo, long day working in the garden, huh? Bee: Yes, seniorita. Flower: Why don't you take a break and plant a seed? In me? Photo via Pornhub.

Price’s mind is in the right place on this matter. Bees are being threatened by a variety of factors, many of which are widespread and difficult to curtail.

First, there’s climate change and habitat loss. “Drastically shifting weather patterns and increased human development are leaving bees with fewer and fewer stable, safe environments to call home,” explains Carly Stein, Founder and CEO of wellness brand Beekeeper's Naturals.

Then, there’s the invasion of parasites, like the varroa mite, which can utterly decimate hives and cause population collapse. “Unfortunately, mite populations are only increasing with the rising global temperatures, so it’s getting worse,” she explains.

Most disturbing, however, is that widespread pesticide use is killing bees. “Many pesticides, like neonicotinoids, are highly toxic to bees,” she says. These chemicals travel on the wind and persist in the soil for years to come, tainting precious bee foraging grounds and poisoning entire hives.  

It may sound like an overwhelming problem, but there’s a lot you can do to help, even if you don’t want to partake in this latest genre of porn.

Plant a garden: This is the best thing you can do, according to Stein. “Even a small pot of flowers will do—no garden is too small to make a difference. Planting native, organic, pollinator-friendly plants ensures that your local bees will have access to clean, chemical-free food, which is more crucial than ever,” she says.

Avoid using and supporting pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides: These chemicals are highly toxic to bees. Stein suggests trying to buy organic, local food as often as possible and to also make sure that any plants or seeds you buy for your gardens are free of neonicotinoids, the pesticide most notorious for endangering bees.    

Raise awareness: Talk to your friends and family about this issue and find out where your local government stands on neonicotinoids. “Be the voice that makes a difference where you live!” Stein advises.        

Support companies who are doing their part to save the bees: For example, Beekeeper’s Naturals exclusively partners with remote, green apiaries to ensure that their bees are healthy and pollinate in safe locations.

“We also regularly conduct third party pesticide testing to ensure our hives and products are clean and chemical-free,” explains Stein. “We have no patience for pesticides—and you shouldn’t either.”

And the well-known brand Burt’s Bees has a foundation that supports honeybee health and biodiversity. To date, they've given $3.5 million in grants. Cheerios even started their own #BringBacktheBees campaign which has been creating a buzz (pun intended) over the last few years.

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Making waves in the best way

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At last, summer is here. And for many people, that means it's time for heading to the beach and maybe even catching some waves. Surfing is a quintessential summertime activity for those who live in coastal communities—it’s not only really fun and challenging, it’s also a great way to celebrate Mother Nature’s beauty. Even after a wipeout, the cool water mixed with warm sunshine offers a certain kind of euphoria. Or, you know, just hanging back on the sand is plenty fun too. Simply being outdoors near the ocean is its own reward.

pacifico quiksilver beach cleanupLet’s protect the places where outdoor adventure happensAll photos provided by Pacifico

However, it's well known that our beautiful beaches are suffering the consequences of overcrowding, pollution and littering. What was once a way of playing in nature is now slowly destroying it. And of course, this affects beachgoers everywhere. The sad truth is—without taking action to preserve all the natural joys the earth provides, we will eventually lose them.

But there is hope. Two popular brands that both have roots in surf culture have teamed up to help make trips to the beach a more sustainable pastime. The best part? You don’t have to know how to hang ten in order to participate.

Pacifico®, a pilsner-style lager originally brought to the U.S. by surfers, and Quiksilver, an iconic apparel company loved by both surfers and beach goers alike, have created a brand-new range of clothing and accessories with sustainability in mind.

Take a look below. These threads are great for all kinds of fun in the sun, without compromising the environment.

pacifico quicksilver beach cleanupsReady to make some waves

The collection launches on July 5 and includes tees and woven shirts, boardshorts, hats, flip-flops and a special beach towel and tote bag. The unique collaboration features the vibrant, colorful designs that are the hallmark of Quiksilver combined with Pacifico elements, created to make a positive impact.

Each item has been thoughtfully curated to minimize an environmental footprint and protect the outdoors. The hats, for example, are made from NetPlus® by Bureo®, a raw material created from South American recycled fishing nets. Additionally, the board shorts are made from recycled plastic bottles, and tees are made with 100% organic cotton. Pretty rad stuff, to put it in surfer lingo.

The prices on these pieces are equally rad, ranging from $28 flip-flops to $60 boardshorts.

In keeping with the sustainable ethos and protecting the places we play, Pacifico and Quiksilver will celebrate the products’ launch by hosting two beach cleanups. The first is on July 5 at Sunset Point in Malibu, California, from 4-5:30pm, and the second is on July 9th at Deerfield Beach in Florida from 8:30 – 10:30am.

pacifico quicksilver clothing lineCleaning up and looking good while doing it

Theses beach cleanups are open to anyone over the age of 21 who’s ready to have some fun while taking care of nature’s playground.

Those who can’t make it to the beach (bummer, dude) don’t have to miss out on all the fun. The new collection will be available on July 5th at www.quiksilver.com/mens-collab-pacifico. And even if you don’t surf, never plan to surf, have no desire to even be near a surfboard, rest assured, the apparel is still cool. Plus sustainable choices are always good fashion.

Our planet provides us with an endless supply of beauty and adventure. But without more mindful actions from humanity, its natural wonders will eventually diminish. Fortunately Pacifico and Quiksilver are making it easier than ever for people to enjoy the great outdoors without jeopardizing it. That’s a wave worth riding.

This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


Being married is like being half of a two-headed monster. It's impossible to avoid regular disagreements when you're bound to another person for the rest of your life. Even the perfect marriage (if there was such a thing) would have its daily frustrations. Funnily enough, most fights aren't caused by big decisions but the simple, day-to-day questions, such as "What do you want for dinner?"; "Are we free Friday night?"; and "What movie do you want to see?"

Here are some hilarious tweets that just about every married couple will understand.

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Nenad Bach, founder of Ping Pong Parkinson's.

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Nenad Bach, a Croatian American recording artist, and peace activist has led an impressive life propelled by his inspiring optimism. As a musician, he’s performed alongside Bono and Luciano Pavarotti and took the stage at Woodstock ‘94. He’s recorded with legendary artists such as Garth Hudson and Rick Danko from The Band and The Grateful Dead’s Vince Welnick.

As an activist, he was highlighted by the United Nations for his World Peace in One Hour campaign.

But in 2010 his life came to a temporary halt after being diagnosed with Parkinson's, a nervous system disorder affecting movement. According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation, it’s a progressive disease that slowly worsens over time.

Over a million people in the U.S. and 6 million worldwide are affected by the disease.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson's, Bach was invited by a friend to play ping pong. The next day he couldn’t believe how much better he felt. His cognitive abilities improved, his tremors were less intense, it was easier for him to walk and talk and he felt a greater “desire to live,” he told Upworthy.

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Paul Rudd in 2016.

Passing around your yearbook to have it signed by friends, teachers and classmates is a fun rite of passage for kids in junior high and high school. But, according to KDVR, for Brody Ridder, a bullied sixth grader at The Academy of Charter Schools in Westminster, Colorado, it was just another day of putting up with rejection.

Poor Brody was only able to get four signatures in his yearbook, two from what appeared to be teachers and one from himself that said, “Hope you make some more friends."

Brody’s mom, Cassandra Ridder has been devastated by the bullying her son has faced over the past two years. "There [are] kids that have pushed him and called him names," she told The Washington Post. It has to be terrible to have your child be bullied and there is nothing you can do.

She posted about the incident on Facebook.

“My poor son. Doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better. 2 teachers and a total of 2 students wrote in his yearbook,” she posted on Facebook. “Despite Brody asking all kinds of kids to sign it. So Brody took it upon himself to write to himself. My heart is shattered. Teach your kids kindness.”

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