If You're Going To Protest Something, At Least Make Sure It Exists

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There are constructive ways to challenge government policy you don’t agree with, and then there’s this. Can we elevate the discussion on health care a little? I mean, if where we’re at right now is make-believe cards, the bar for intelligent discourse has been set pretty low. Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-tea-party-wants-you-to-burn-your-obamacare-card-but-first-theyre-going-to-print-one-for-you

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A Celeb Decides To Be On Both Sides Of A Heated Debate And Gets Schooled By Fox News

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That moment when you watch Fox News rip someone apart, and they’re surprisingly so far on the winning end that you find yourself nodding even after the segment is over. Not that that just happened to me or anything. All five minutes are pretty golden, but 1:58 is where the points start pouring in. This […]

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A Bevy Of Famous Ladies Sing Along To This 50-Year-Old Classic. Wow. This Song Is Magic.

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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. […]

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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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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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Everything We Know About Depression Crammed Into A Colorful, 3-Minute Animation

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Whether it’s “episodic” or “chronic,” depression is a big deal that affects millions of people every year. But it can be just as hard for the family and friends of people dealing with depression. When you haven’t experienced it, it can be beyond perplexing, so here’s a quick primer. Read more: http://upworthy.com/everything-we-know-about-depression-crammed-into-a-colorful-3-minute-animation

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