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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The Last Ice Bucket Challenge You Need To See — And You Really Should See It

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Sometimes we forget why we are doing things. Take dumping cold buckets of water on our heads, for example. You’ve probably seen a lot of videos of your friends doing it this week. Well, here’s a really important reminder of the reason we’re doing it. Next week the Internet will get back to its regularly […]

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Meet The Woman Who Has Saved Thousands Of Babies Using String, Tape, And Her Fancy Medical Degree

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John Green went to Ethiopia to learn about an amazing woman by the name of Dr. Mulualem Gessesse. She’s a modern-day MacGyver (of string and tape fame), using tubes and water and hacks to make sure her outdated equipment can help babies in need. She has set the standard for neonatal care in the developing […]

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This Made Me Want To Run Screaming Out Of My House

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Between the hyped-up food we eat and the synthetic stuff we buy, we’ve got an impressive — and I don’t mean that in a good way — amount of man-made chemical crap in our homes. A few dozen dicey compounds? I wish. And we want to raise children in these places. Hm. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-made-me-want-to-run-screaming-out-of-my-house

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The Next Time You Talk About Abortion, Make Sure You Know These Numbers

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It seems abortion is one of the most heated topics you can possibly find out there. But after you hear these stats, should it be? One of my biggest “ohhh reaaally” moments from this is at the number of women obtaining abortions who are already mothers doing their best to provide for the children they […]

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