Why You Can’t Even Enjoy Chocolate Anymore [VIDEO]

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The world’s love of chocolate borders on irrational. What is truly irrational — and sad, unjust, enraging — are the conditions under which some of it is made. Share this video and end this injustice once and for all. Thousands of children’s lives depend on it. There is so much to be disturbed about in this video […]

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If At The End Of His Speech You Still Think That Mascot ‘Honors’ Him, You’re Still Missing The Point

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There’s been a long-standing debate surrounding sports teams with names and mascots derived from Native American people. Some argue that these names are “paying tribute” or “honoring” Native Americans, but this moving speech from 15-year-old Dahkota Brown sheds much-needed perspective on on how these team names affect students like himself. Still not convinced? Check out […]

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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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A Radio Show Spent Time In A School Where Shootings Happen So Often No One Talks About Them Anymore

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Harper High seems like a normal school. But last year, there were 29 shootings. Yep, you read that right. 29. How can kids feel safe enough to learn when they are too busy learning how to stay alive? Guess what else? There’s a good chance you’ve never heard about the Harper High shootings because the […]

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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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You Probably Don’t Own A Horse And Buggy Or Pan For Gold. So Why Are You Interneting Like It’s 1899?

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Maybe you haven’t heard, but right now the freedom of the Internet is in serious jeopardy. As in, giant corporations that control our access to the Internet are on the verge of turning it into cable TV. Gross. We need to take a trip down memory lane and change how we think about the Internet […]

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