Those big orange parts of the circles below? That’s people who are no longer working because of the shutdown. And that means, for example, the salmonella outbreaks linked to chicken and other things the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (part of the HHS in the graph below) handles are going to get a lot […]
This Election Year, remember: The people we don’t elect have way more power than those we do. #sigh Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-lobbyists-take-on-lobbying-its-worse-than-you-thought
I had never listened to Lesley Gore’s 1964 song “You Don’t Own Me” and thought of the power of women just saying that phrase together: “YOU. DON’T. OWN. ME.” Not to our special someones … but to our government. Until now! Dayum! Gauntlet thrown! The ladies behind this magical mash-up of celebrity lady faces did. […]
You Probably Donâ€™t Own A Horse And Buggy Or Pan For Gold. So Why Are You Interneting Like Itâ€™s 1899?
Maybe you haven’t heard, but right now the freedom of the Internet is in serious jeopardy. As in, giant corporations that control our access to the Internet are on the verge of turning it into cable TV. Gross. We need to take a trip down memory lane and change how we think about the Internet […]
Two scandals for the price of one? What a deal! Read more: http://upworthy.com/have-you-heard-of-the-recent-irs-scandal-because-they-kinda-covered-up-a-much-bigger-one-2
Seth Rogen speaks candidly about his relationship with Alzheimer’s disease and what lawmakers need to do about Alzheimer’s education in America. As a bonus, his testimony is pretty funny. Read more: http://upworthy.com/seth-rogen-testifies-before-congress-and-is-surprisingly-well-received-2
These three fundamental requirements seem pretty reasonable. Seeing as he prosecuted war criminals during the famed Nuremberg Trials, I have a feeling he knows what he’s talking about. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-man-who-prosecuted-nazis-gives-us-3-totally-fundamental-requirements-for-world-peace-6
Last summer, Jon Stewart stopped by the Egyptian TV show “Al Bernameg,” hosted by the brave and hilarious Bassem Youssef (dubbed by some “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”). Amidst the silliness, they end up having a pretty poignant discussion about the power of humor and satire in difficult situations from New York to Cairo and everywhere in […]
Folks, don’t try this one at home (or in your Oval Office). Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-lot-of-crazy-things-have-happened-in-our-government-one-of-the-craziest-was-in-1919-cs2-5c
Diana Blanco, 17, is hearing-impaired and lost her mother, her grandmother, and her grandfather in a raid on an Arizona shoe factory. They were charged with felonies simply for working under the radar, leaving Diana and her younger sisters to fend for themselves. This band happened to have people who knew how to sign. So […]
Our right to a free and open Internets has been under threat lately. The NSA — btw, that stands for the National Security Agency, which has the fancy responsibility of analyzing and acting upon security data — has gotten into the habit of spying on Americans with no justification (including 12 spies who were using […]
They had me outraged from the first second. They had me *really* outraged at :22. Read more: http://upworthy.com/4-reasons-why-there-are-so-few-women-in-congress
They Grew Their Own Food For 17 Years. Now They Can't 'Cause The City Thinks Veggie Plants Are Ugly.
Growing food on your own property sounds like a no-brainer civil right, right? Wrong. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-grew-their-own-food-for-17-years-now-they-cant-cause-the-city-thinks-veggie-plants-are-ugly-2
Sen. Bernie Sanders has been laser-focused on one issue for decades, and it might be time for the government to start making moves. This whole speech is riddled with hugely important thoughts, but some highlights for me were average wages for men and women at 8:19, our changing government at 14:29, and the amount of […]