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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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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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's … It's … It's So Adorable I Might Start Crying.

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If you’ve ever put a towel around your shoulders, you’ll know how badass wearing a cape makes you feel. One woman is using that super-duper I’m-wearing-a-cape-feeling to empower kids with childhood diseases by allowing them to see the superhero inside themselves. There are over 500 Tiny Superheroes and counting, and contributing to the campaign both […]

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This Made Me Want To Run Screaming Out Of My House

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Between the hyped-up food we eat and the synthetic stuff we buy, we’ve got an impressive — and I don’t mean that in a good way — amount of man-made chemical crap in our homes. A few dozen dicey compounds? I wish. And we want to raise children in these places. Hm. Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-made-me-want-to-run-screaming-out-of-my-house

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Yo Steve Jobs, I'mma Let You Finish, But The Book Was The Best Invention Of All Time

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I grew up watching “Reading Rainbow,” and it definitely contributed to my love of reading and challenging myself to always strive for what seemed like the impossible. Share this video if you think that kids these days could benefit from reading more and expanding their horizons. Read more: http://upworthy.com/yo-steve-jobs-imma-let-you-finish-but-the-book-was-the-best-invention-of-all-tim

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These Simple Words And Images Have Me Totally Rethinking How I Talk Around Boys

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If we only look at gender-role stereotypes in the context of little girls, we’re just seeing half the picture. Here’s a powerful compilation of the unfair labels we project onto boys that inevitably end up hurting us all. Read more: http://upworthy.com/these-simple-words-and-images-have-me-totally-rethinking-how-i-talk-around-boys

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Disney Princesses Are Great Role Models, Right? Ahem. Let's See Their Life Skills In Action.

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Although we might dream of a fairy-tale life now and then, I think we can agree that these popular princess characters have nothing to do with real women’s experiences. Seeing what they’d be like if they were real is pretty funny. (We are so not like that, right ladies?) Why not create some positive, strong, […]

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