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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This Is Water Inspirational Speech

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Eight years ago, author David Foster Wallace gave this inspirational speech to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. His speech only became famous after his untimely death in 2008.  Now, The Glossary has made this uplifting video centered around an abridged version of his speech, titled This Is Water. The new video has just gone viral, amassing over […]

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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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