He Found Out About One Of The World's Biggest Problems. So At Age 5, He Decided To Help Fix It.

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When Joshua was 5 years old, he decided he wanted to feed the hungry. I find this pretty impressive, considering my 5-year-old wish was to become a dinosaur. Not only did Joshua set some pretty lofty goals for himself, but he actually set about achieving them. Years later, he’s still working on making as much […]

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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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If You're Going To Protest Something, At Least Make Sure It Exists

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There are constructive ways to challenge government policy you don’t agree with, and then there’s this. Can we elevate the discussion on health care a little? I mean, if where we’re at right now is make-believe cards, the bar for intelligent discourse has been set pretty low. Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-tea-party-wants-you-to-burn-your-obamacare-card-but-first-theyre-going-to-print-one-for-you

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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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She Was Raised To Believe Women Are Worthless. You Should See What Changed Her Mind.

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We’re trained to think about our basic privileges as having things like food, clean water, and a home. And then there are basic privileges we don’t talk about, stuff that’s so taken for granted we can’t even imagine what it’s like not to have. Here’s one of those. Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-was-raised-to-believe-women-are-worthless-you-should-see-what-changed-her-mind

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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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