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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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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