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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Kids Today Are More Depressed Than They Were During The Great Depression. Here's Why.

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When I first heard about how common it has become for some schools to withhold recess from kids as a disciplinary tool, my heart was heavy. Play is a very important part of childhood. I’m not even sure I realized how important until I heard this man, who makes his living studying play, talk about […]

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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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Parents Brave to Keep Up With Ever-Changing Rules of Tech

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Monica Vila is co-founder of TheOnlineMom, an organization that provides technology education to families and helps moms connect with brands they can trust. I have always been fairly strict about monitoring my daughter’s screen time. Whether she’s watching TV, playing video games or just texting with her friends on her iPhone, I try to make […]

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The Top 5 Things Parents Should Never Do on Facebook

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Dan Tynan has been writing about technology since Steve Ballmer had hair. He is a contributing editor for Family Circle, where he writes about techno-parenting; he blogs about social media and privacy for IDG publications and is the co-founder of a disreputable humor blog. Tynan is the father of two smart-yet-sassy teenagers who consider him […]

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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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