He Found Out About One Of The World's Biggest Problems. So At Age 5, He Decided To Help Fix It.

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When Joshua was 5 years old, he decided he wanted to feed the hungry. I find this pretty impressive, considering my 5-year-old wish was to become a dinosaur. Not only did Joshua set some pretty lofty goals for himself, but he actually set about achieving them. Years later, he’s still working on making as much […]

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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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When She Found Out A Poor Mom Sold Her Baby, She Decided To Change Things A Little At A Time

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A wonderful story of how one visitor to Cambodia saw a way to make a difference in the lives of a few poor women and how that grew to affect many more people. It’s a little microcosm of the concept of “pay it forward,” I think. Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-she-found-out-a-poor-mom-sold-her-baby-she-decided-to-change-things-a-little-at-a-time

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Have Our Beauty Standards Gotten So Bad That They Affect Even Our Fruits And Vegetables?

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A few students in Germany have started advocating for ugly fruits and vegetables. Everyone needs their own advocacy group, right? Even strawberries! OK, so really what they’re advocating for is less food waste. Tons of food are discarded every day around the world because they don’t match the aesthetics of what someone decided fruits and […]

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We’re GROWING Enough Food To Feed Everyone On The Planet. Why Aren’t We EATING It?

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I learned so much in this adorable and alarming short, I watched it twice. We’re living longer, and that’s great, but what does that mean? Where are those years coming from? How does our food culture factor into this extra time? Talk about food for thought! Read more: http://upworthy.com/were-growing-enough-food-to-feed-everyone-on-the-planet-why-arent-we-eating-it

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Like To Drink? Don't Be An Amateur. Here's The Right Way To Get Drunk.

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Alcohol PSAs suck. There, I said it. Either you get the apocalyptic, Debbie Downer, your-life-is-going-to-be-ruined-by-drinking shame-campaign or you see these completely uncritical portrayals of “responsible drinking” in beer commercials that mask the sometimes sloppy reality of booze. This Australian campaign has a better idea. I think we ALL know someone who needs to see this, […]

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