WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT! Here’s a pretty brutal compilation of Canadian videos warning of accidents in the workplace. I have no idea if these actually make anyone behave safer, but it certainly indicates Canada’s dedication to the issue. Read more: http://upworthy.com/is-this-horrifying-yes-did-it-save-a-few-lives-you-be-the-judge
After the devastating loss of children’s lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, Mother Jones decided it was time to investigate how many children have been killed by guns since that horrifying day. If the stark facts about the loss of children’s lives isn’t an immediate wake-up call to take drastic action, what […]
Finished 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'? Here Are 10 Other Books People Would Like To Keep Out Of Your Hands.
Every year, concerned parents petition libraries to pull “inappropriate” books like the ones below from their shelves. And then there are the parents like me, who are concerned that people are trying to keep thought-provoking literature out of our kids’ hands. At least now I know which books I’ll be putting under the Christmas tree […]
I’m in awe. That’s really all I can say. At 1:12, Troy’s spoken-word piece describes graphic violence, so heads up if that’s difficult for you to stomach, as it was for me. But this is a poem we all need to hear. FACT CHECK TIME! Everything in Troy’s piece happened as he says it did. […]
It’s not always as easy to see the lasting effects of verbal abuse. Domestic violence, child abuse, and bullying can all leave emotional scars that aren’t visible. These powerful images give us something to think about. WARNING: These images may be too graphic for some people. Read more: http://upworthy.com/before-we-use-certain-words-we-should-all-look-at-these-pictures-they-might-make-us-think-twice
With the gap between the rich and the poor in the United States reaching record levels, perhaps a little perspective is in order. Based on its Gini Coefficient (a measure of inequality where .00 is perfectly equal and 1.00 is most unequal), the United States (.450) currently enjoys a level of income inequality that puts it roughly […]
I’ve always wondered how restaurant owners got us to pay their wages for them. When tips are involved, the minimum wage is even lower than it is for everybody else — much lower. Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-secret-that-restaurants-dont-want-you-to-know-2
I don’t recall seeing national outrage when this happened. I feel like these cases are too often lost, forgotten, or ignored, and that’s why I am so glad J. Cole brought this little girl and her tragic story back into our consciousness. Watch it, and then read the recap below. This video is a dramatization. […]
It’s subtle but if you read between the lines, the FBI basically told MLK Jr. to commit suicide for the good of the country. You know, because he was a black man with alleged ties to the Communist Party. I’m glad he didn’t because, among other things, it opened the doors for another black man (who […]
Here’s a visualization of climate change that really hits home. You don’t need to be a scientist to know those red spots that pop up in the later years are bad news. Try not to cringe in the last few seconds. Read more: http://upworthy.com/everything-you-need-to-see-to-convince-you-that-climate-change-is-happening-in-14-seconds
Two scandals for the price of one? What a deal! Read more: http://upworthy.com/have-you-heard-of-the-recent-irs-scandal-because-they-kinda-covered-up-a-much-bigger-one-2
Yes, we all know that is texting while driving is bad. So another reminder won’t hurt. Trigger warning. Read more: http://upworthy.com/giving-someone-a-ticket-for-texting-could-save-their-life-so-could-showing-them-this-video
Help get corporations out of our democracy by sharing this fun video! Read more: http://upworthy.com/one-simple-video-why-corporations-kill-our-democracy
Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.
This ABC experiment on race dynamics is easily the best thing I’ve seen on television in years. The result blows my mind, and at 1:50, I literally yelled, “You’ve got to be kidding me!” at my screen. Let me know if you do, too. I know everyone gets uncomfortable talking about race, but it would […]