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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The Parents Of This Gay Man Reacted Horribly To His Coming Out. The Internet Responded With Love.

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Sometimes the Internet depresses the heck out of me. And sometimes it warms my heart. This is one of them. A young man named Daniel Ashley Pierce, 20 years old and living at home with his parents in Georgia, came out to his parents in October 2013. Not much was said at the time, but […]

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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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What 3 Out Of 10 Homeless Adults Today Had In Common As Kids

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The last thing children should have to stress about is where they’re going to sleep tonight or what they’re going to wake up to in the morning. Is our current system really enough? Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-3-out-of-10-homeless-adults-today-had-in-common-as-kids

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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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One Of The Most Famous Women In Film Blew The Lid Off Of Her Past Without A Drop Of Shame

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Jane Fonda has been an icon since … well … forever. She’s always used her iconic status to say all sorts of things people are normally afraid to say. But I was still taken aback to hear her drop bomb after bomb about topics that make us pretty bashful. She talks about losing a parent […]

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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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What We Think About This Issue And What Is True Are 2 Different Things

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I can’t help but think that if we were all better educated about child labor, maybe the demand would slow for such inexpensive goods. What do you think? There’s a chance you wanna help spread awareness about this. Luckily, that part’s easy. Just hit those buttons down there to share. Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-we-think-about-this-issue-and-what-is-true-are-2-different-things

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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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