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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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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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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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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