She Was Raised To Believe Women Are Worthless. You Should See What Changed Her Mind.

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We’re trained to think about our basic privileges as having things like food, clean water, and a home. And then there are basic privileges we don’t talk about, stuff that’s so taken for granted we can’t even imagine what it’s like not to have. Here’s one of those. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-raised-to-believe-women-are-worthless-you-should-see-what-changed-her-mind

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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 Young Boy Shines Shoes To Get By, But That's Not What Keeps Him Up At Night

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We don’t get to choose the life we’re born into, but if we’re lucky, we can decide what we try to do from there. And for some, that just might mean starting fires in the middle of the night. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-young-boy-shines-shoes-to-get-by-but-thats-not-what-keeps-him-up-at-night

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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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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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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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They Executed A Boy About His Age Who Kind Of Looked Like Him. So He Figured Out A Way To Help.

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Sometimes, the things you witness when you’re young change the course of your life forever. Here’s one such story. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-executed-a-boy-about-his-age-who-kind-of-looked-like-him-so-he-figured-out-a-way-to-help

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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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An Actor You Know And Probably Love Literally Reads Aloud From A Historian's Book, And It's Riveting

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Howard Zinn’s writing + Viggo Mortensen’s voice = history nerd heaven for me. If you’re pretty sick of war, I think you’ll find this a worthwhile viewing. Read more: http://upworthy.com/an-actor-you-know-and-probably-love-literally-reads-aloud-from-a-historians-book-and-its-riveting

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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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Wow, This Really Happened: A Hot New Music Video From Kids In A Refugee Camp

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After spending a month volunteering in Kenya, my friend and I were inspired by the strength of the people we met and decided to make this music video starring young Sudanese refugees. Using just one camera, two light reflectors, and an iPhone, the community collaborated to sing “A Heavy Abacus” by Welsh indie rock band […]

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