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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VIDEOS: The 3 Awesomest Standing-Up-For-Trayvon Videos

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In a country where race relations are often tenuous and bigots like George Zimmerman roam the neighborhoods playing cowboy dress-up, handing out street justice, and getting away with it, it’s important to see the leaders of our communities stand up for what’s right. Here’s some suspicious characters in hoodies, Howard University students: Here’s a suspicious […]

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Some Horrible People Were Afraid Of Becoming Extinct. They're Gone Now.

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This is a trailer for “Freedom Summer,” a documentary about the vicious 1964 10-week battle for civil rights that not only crushed Mississippi’s white supremacy, but led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as well. Read more: http://upworthy.com/some-horrible-people-were-afraid-of-becoming-extinct-theyre-gone-now

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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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Take All The #$!%-ing Out, And This Rapper Would Sound Exactly Like Every Other Gay Rights Supporter

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OK, so rapper T-Pain’s vocabulary is … well … colorful. Don’t play this out loud in an office setting unless you work for a bunch of sailors or put some headphones on. Despite the not-so-nice overuse of the b-word (among others), T-Pain delivers at the crux of this interview a well-intentioned, reasoned logic bomb on […]

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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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A Bunch Of Young Geniuses Just Made A Corrupt Corporation Freak Out Big Time. Time For Round Two.

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When you’ve got giant energy companies this scared, you must be doing something right. At 3:38, I snorted. Just sayin’. And at 4:43, he explains brilliantly what’s in it for you. For more information on how you can help this amazing nonprofit win, you could go here. And you might want to Like New Era […]

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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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Actors ≠ Supermodels — An Explainer By The Glorious Emma Thompson

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Ah, wonderful wonderful Emma Thompson. Is there no wrong you can do? Fierce activist against human trafficking, brilliant actor, and now a vocal protester against her industry’s double standards — especially in the last gif below. It’s just a great example of a bad-ass woman standing up for something she believes in. It’s worth noting […]

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Can A 2-Minute Video Do Justice To 1 Billion Girls? This One Does.

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Our planet has over 1 billion girls, who face a number of opportunities and tragedies. Here’s a video tribute to those 1 billion girls out there who’ve made this planet what it is. FACT CHECK TIME! We can’t really fact-check the 10,000 dance moves, 50 million first loves, and 46 million breakups (lol), but we […]

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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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