This Man Gives Advice To His 15-Year-Old Self. The Kid Should Listen.

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Wow, Stephen Fry has an incredible brain. And he generously shares his thoughts from it, including all the secrets of life he’s learned through watching American reality TV shows, Facebook, and “pretentious” conversations with his friends. [0:53] — What he loves about Facebook and Twitter. [2:07] — Why having a bunch of goals is stupid. […]

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She Was Afraid To Speak Out About Sexism In The NFL. Key Word: Was.

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Can we get the news networks and all the sports-related channels to broadcast this message on a loop for a full 24 hours? The story she shares around a minute in illustrates her point p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y, and everyone should hear what she has to say. No time for video? Here’s a highlight: Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-afraid-to-speak-out-about-sexism-in-the-nfl-key-word-was

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Watch homeless people shatter stereotypes about those who live on the street.

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There are a few negative stereotypes that are often, and erroneously, associated with people who are homeless. These stereotypes aren’t always accurate and sometimes are even rarely so and, unsurprisingly, do further harm to the very people most in need of a hand up. So why do we keep telling ourselves these blanket overgeneralizations can […]

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A Quick Guide To Identifying Someone's Sexual Orientation By Appearance Alone

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I wasn’t a “lipstick straight girl” before I came out as gay, so why am I now a “lipstick lesbian”? Stereotypes cause a lot of problems. If you agree, pass the word along, and let’s break them down together. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-quick-guide-to-identifying-someones-sexual-orientation-by-appearance-alone-10

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The Scientific Reason Going Hungry Makes You Gain Weight

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Did you know that dieting can actually “help” you gain weight? If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, and faithfully ate skimpy servings of vegetables no self-respecting rabbit would touch, and dried pieces of salty, crunchy…something… or drank gallons of lemon juice flavored with red pepper and maple syrup until you just had to eat […]

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A Student Explains What's Wrong With Our School System And Why We Mistrust Teachers. Nails It.

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Common Core standards were created to equalize education across incomes — to make the quality of education that students from affluent families get available to students from poor families. However, the extreme focus on testing might be creating an education system that lacks a whole lot of things that are really, really important. This kid […]

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Meet Tiffany. She Works For Walmart, And She’s Got Something To Tell You.

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There’s something wrong with this picture. Well, actually a lot of somethings… Fact Check Time! 1. America’s taxpayers subsidize Walmart to the tune of $900,000 per year per store: umm, yes. 2. The majority of Walmart employees earn less than $23,850 (U.S. poverty line for a family of four). Here’s source 1 and source 2. […]

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Preach It, Mr. President

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I love it when politicians talk to me like I’m a grown-up. Especially when they mention trickle-down fairy dust. At :50 he busts out a mind-blowing fact. At 1:20 it gets more baffling. At 1:48 he explains how Mitt Romney’s plan affects you. At 2:30 he does some stand-up comedy. And at 2:55 he gets […]

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These Two Women Have Been BFFs For Almost 100 Years. You Won’t Believe How Funny They Are.

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Irene and Alice are both 100 years old and they’ve been best friends since they were 6. WOW, now this friendship definitely withstood the test of time. What’s even more amazing is how hilariously youthful they are.. which is quite infectious and can’t help but make you smile. Share their awesome story by clicking below. […]

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If You’ve Ever Thought ‘OMG, What Is That Person Wearing!’ Take 1 Minute To Appreciate This Video

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Maybe you’ve seen those sections in fashion or pop culture magazines that call out fashion faux pas, sometimes slapping the words “FASHION VICTIM” on photos of celebs whose style of the day just didn’t make the “cool” cut. Now are they really victims of fashion? Or could it be that the definition of “victim” is […]

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She’s No Football Expert. She Doesn’t Play In The NFL. But She's Still Qualified To Talk About It.

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When it comes to telling the owner of the Washington Redskins exactly how she feels about his team, this fierce correspondent isn’t sheepish. She whips out a seamless history lesson on stereotyping, wrapping up her opinions in a pretty little two-minute package. Read more: http://upworthy.com/shes-no-football-expert-she-doesnt-play-in-the-nfl-but-shes-still-qualified-to-talk-about-it

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