Every Canadian Will Experience It Or Know Someone Who Will. So Why Aren't We Talking About It?

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As a Canadian, I like to think I’m a pretty polite person. But you never know how going that extra mile to show support and kindness can make a difference in someone’s life. Well, actually you probably do. Read more: http://upworthy.com/every-canadian-will-experience-it-or-know-someone-who-will-so-why-arent-we-talking-about-it

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A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It

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This project is gonna sound kinda wacky at first. I bet the people this photographer approached thought he was bonkers. But I’m glad they played along, because it seems like it made their days a whole lot better. One woman sums it up quite nicely at 1:30. It’d be really cool if you shared this. […]

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You've Never Heard Of Her, But She's Basically One Of The Most Important Women In Movie History

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Alice Guy-Blaché was a woman of firsts. She did so many awesome things for movies and as you’ll see, just about no one has heard of her. That’s a travesty. The fact that this woman who made history was completely forgotten made me emotional for a full 8 minutes, much to the consternation of everyone […]

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#Whaling Is The New #Planking And The New #Twerking And This Is The Only Video You Need

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And people say lawyers have no sense of humor! Well these lawyers and scientists got together and joined in the latest silly Internet video craze, all to bring us an important reminder: Whales are seriously wonderful creatures and they — the real ones — need our protection. As for the whales in this video, they’re […]

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If You Like Big Ideas, Then This Guy Has Got THE BIGGEST Idea You've Ever Heard

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If this guy’s passion is as contagious as he says ideas are, then everyone who watches this will change the world (for the better) TODAY.  Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-like-big-ideas-then-this-guy-has-got-the-biggest-idea-youve-ever-heard-3

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If At The End Of His Speech You Still Think That Mascot ‘Honors’ Him, You’re Still Missing The Point

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There’s been a long-standing debate surrounding sports teams with names and mascots derived from Native American people. Some argue that these names are “paying tribute” or “honoring” Native Americans, but this moving speech from 15-year-old Dahkota Brown sheds much-needed perspective on on how these team names affect students like himself. Still not convinced? Check out […]

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Kids Today Are More Depressed Than They Were During The Great Depression. Here's Why.

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When I first heard about how common it has become for some schools to withhold recess from kids as a disciplinary tool, my heart was heavy. Play is a very important part of childhood. I’m not even sure I realized how important until I heard this man, who makes his living studying play, talk about […]

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Before We Use Certain Words, We Should All Look At These Pictures. They Might Make Us Think Twice.

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It’s not always as easy to see the lasting effects of verbal abuse. Domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying can all leave emotional scars that aren’t visible. These powerful images give us something to think about. WARNING: These images may be too graphic for some people. Read more: http://upworthy.com/before-we-use-certain-words-we-should-all-look-at-these-pictures-they-might-make-us-think-twice

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3 Major Gangs Surround Their House, Yet They Never Lock Their Doors

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We’ve all heard the quote from Hillary Rodham Clinton: “It takes a village.” But what if there is no village? Well, there’s a group of people in Oakland, California, who are creating that village. They live in the House of Peace. Read more: http://upworthy.com/3-major-gangs-surround-their-house-yet-they-never-lock-their-doors

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A Radio Show Spent Time In A School Where Shootings Happen So Often No One Talks About Them Anymore

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Harper High seems like a normal school. But last year, there were 29 shootings. Yep, you read that right. 29. How can kids feel safe enough to learn when they are too busy learning how to stay alive? Guess what else? There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the Harper High shootings because the […]

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