Too Much Couch Time Severely Affects Your Kid’s Health

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Researchers found that children ages 9-10 who spend 75% of their time engaging in sedentary activities, such as watching TV or using a computer, are up to nine times more likely to exhibit poor motor coordination than more active children in the same age range. The study also concluded that sedentary activity levels are an […]

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Do I Have Your Consent To Show You This Video About The Part Of Sex That's Often Totally Overlooked?

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The quicker you learn about it, the more likely you are to have a good sex life and the respect of your peers. Consent is hard enough in private. Getting people to talk about consent in public is even harder. Which is why I’d really appreciate it if you shared this. And maybe Liked Dr. […]

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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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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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The World’s Happiest Countries Have Been Revealed

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Who cares about high taxes and cold winters when youve got Legos, green energy and pastries? The fourth World Happiness Report is out, and Denmark has topped the tables once again. Denmarks chirpiness comes as no surprise. Western Europehas previously dominated the top of their past happiness reports. In addition, Denmark was ranked first in […]

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This Is Why Women's Hygiene Companies Shouldn't Let Teen Boys Run Their Marketing Teams

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Playtex Products (not to be confused with the entirely separate Playtex bra company) decided to run an edgy ad campaign (if you define middle-school lady-part jokes to be “edgy”) for “Fresh + Sexy wipes”, a private parts washcloth. I haven’t confirmed who wrote the ads, but the only rational explanation is that some vice president there thought […]

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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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Meet The First HEARTLESS Human, And He Is Surviving Without A Pulse!

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 In 2011, a 55-year-old man named Craig Lewis was dying from a life threatening heart problem called “amyloidosis”. It’s a rare disease that causes build-ups of abnormal proteins which results to rapid heart, kidney and liver failure. Without immediate medical intervention Craig would have likely died within days because not even a pacemaker could help […]

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There's More To Life Than Being Really, Really, Ridiculously Good-Looking

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We all have those days where we feel kinda rough-gross-want-to-curl-up-and-hide-ugly. But you know the best thing to do? Stop looking at model selfies on Instagram, avoid scrolling through websites full of photos of celebrities in bikinis, stop hating yourself for not going to the gym today, and just listen to this Upworthy original playlist. Honestly, […]

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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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