Paul McCartney On Acid Reminds Me Of Justin Bieber

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Celebrity gossip has fueled tabloids for as long as anyone reading this has been alive, but there’s some disagreement as to who should be held responsible for negatively affecting the public. In case you haven’t heard, Justin Bieber was caught smoking marijuana and the media has been going nuts, but Paul McCartney and The Beatles […]

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Let's Raise Awareness About Those Wristbands That Raise Awareness

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“South Park” has done it again. In a recent episode, they took on those awareness-raising wristbands popularized by Livestrong, which they call “scauses.” I’ve never liked these wristbands because they bring a huge aura of commercialism to important causes. So how about this: instead of being passive and buying some silicone rubber bracelet (which are […]

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How Different Would Your Life Be If You Didn’t Have A Faucet?

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Water is so basic that sometimes it’s easy to take for granted. In some parts of the developing world, however, the basic lack of access to clean water leads to a whole host of other problems that power ugly and perpetual poverty. Help stop this cycle in its tracks by sharing this great video.  Read […]

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A Former Tea Party Patriot Gives A Speech That Will Make Progressives Stand Up And Cheer

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Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler (who has since resigned from the organization) might be a conservative at heart, but this recent exchange with Joan Blades (co-founder, MoveOn.org) at Seattle’s Citizen University conference is an inspiring reminder that “right” and “left” share a lot more common ground than some people might think.  Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-former-tea-party-patriot-gives-a-speech-that-will-make-progressives-stand-up-a

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A Kid Came Up To Her In The Hall And Told Her She Saved His Life. He Wasn’t The Only One In Tears.

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At the beginning of November 2013, one of Upworthy’s curators shared a fantastic TEDx talk by Ash Beckham about having difficult conversations. According to Ash, the video had been out for about a month and had around 2,000 views when Upworthy got ahold of it. It now has over 8 million. One of those views […]

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MUST WATCH: A Politician Loses It And Restores My Faith In Humanity

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10 years ago, Minnesota state Rep. Lynne Osterman made a politically expedient mistake. Now she’s trying to fix it. At :32, she makes a great point. At :58, she goes to a brave place almost no politician ever does. At 1:30, she talks about family and brings her truth hammer. At 2:07, she asks the […]

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