You’ll Never Believe What These Adults Found In This Ball Pit

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The only thing I’ve ever found in a ball pit was a dirty sock and what I think was a partially chewed lemon Starburst. These people were a lot luckier; they found out that it’s actually pretty easy to make connections with strangers. Weep warning: For me, the tears started around 2:25, but I was […]

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This Man Is Already Homeless. Now Some Idiot Has Made Him Even More Miserable.

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Meet Ronald Davis, who lives rough on the streets of Chicago. What he has to say about the way people treat him is a lesson to all of us. You may never look at a homeless person the same way again. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-man-is-already-homeless-now-some-idiot-has-made-him-even-more-miserable

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Imagine What The World Would've Looked Like If These Amazing People Had Not Been Assassinated

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Imagine a world without hate. These guys did, and it put a little lump in my throat. Share this, but only if you wish the world were like this too. And then maybe take a little time to Like the Anti-Defamation League. Read more: http://upworthy.com/imagine-what-the-world-wouldve-looked-like-if-these-amazing-people-had-not-been-assassinated

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An Astronaut's Suggestion On How To Fix Politics Would Be Expensive But Probably Pretty Effective

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According to those who have actually done it, seeing the Earth from space has a profound effect on a person. Unfortunately, those people aren’t usually the ones in charge. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-astronauts-suggestion-on-how-to-fix-politics-would-be-expensive-but-probably-pretty-effective

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The Most Passive-Aggressive Way To Save Children Using Elizabeth Banks I Have Ever Seen

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CollegeHumor teamed up with Malaria No More to make a bunch of celebrities do hilarious things to help bring attention to malaria. I’ve watched them all. They are way funny. However, you can only see the trailer and one of the videos here. Poor Elizabeth Banks. BONUS: All the proceeds from these videos go to […]

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A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It

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This project is gonna sound kinda wacky at first. I bet the people this photographer approached thought he was bonkers. But I’m glad they played along, because it seems like it made their days a whole lot better. One woman sums it up quite nicely at 1:30. It’d be really cool if you shared this. […]

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If You Like Big Ideas, Then This Guy Has Got THE BIGGEST Idea You've Ever Heard

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If this guy’s passion is as contagious as he says ideas are, then everyone who watches this will change the world (for the better) TODAY.  Read more: http://upworthy.com/if-you-like-big-ideas-then-this-guy-has-got-the-biggest-idea-youve-ever-heard-3

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Why Your Choice Of Snack Food Is An Important Part Of International Relations

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According to Israeli artist Noam Edry, Israelis and Arabs never disagree about their mutual love for sunflower seeds. Edry decided to bring people from Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan together to chew through 10 tons of seeds. Check out the pictures from some of the “chews,” and watch the video at the bottom to […]

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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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To The Men Who Mistreated These Women (And Their Mothers): You. Just. Got. Burned.

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The journey into womanhood is not always an easy one. Take it from Tonya Ingram and Venessa Marco, who prove that it’s possible to emerge from the flames stronger and more powerful than society ever would have expected. *Contains strong language (NSFW)* “Khaleesi” us women; merely second opinion but first appetite are taught early how […]

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11 Things We Would Tell Ourselves If We Could Go Back In Time

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Dear Upworthians,Now that we’re *officially* one year old, we want to say a colossal thank you! Without your interest in the issues that shape our world, Upworthy couldn’t function. If we could find a way to shake every one of your hands, we’d do it. (Full disclosure: we’d probably use a lot of Purell afterward […]

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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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A Stampede Of People On Black Friday Is A Bad Thing. A Stampede On This New Holiday? Spectacular.

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Black Friday comes at the most hypocritical time in the year. After we celebrate the close ties of family and reflect, thankful for what we have in this mortal coil, we don several layers of knits and get into fistfights over an off-brand flat-screen television. What kind of backward sense does that make?Giving Tuesday is […]

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