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This Selfie's Worth Taking Because It Could Save Your Life. It Saved Hers.

We’re all juggling so much these days that it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves and make time to check in with our bodies. Thankfully, there’s a new app that’s making self-care as easy as talking … Continue reading

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You Won't Believe How Many U.S. Counties Were Declared Disaster Zones Last Year

Climate change may be turning the U.S. into a disaster zone, but we’re still the ones who have to pay for the cleanup.  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPnWo8_T-Bg?wmode=transparent&showinfo=0&controls=1&enablejsapi=1&rel=0&version=3&color=white&w=810&h=456] Read more: http://upworthy.com/you-wont-believe-how-many-u-s-counties-were-declared-disaster-zones-last-year

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She Can't Forget What Happened In Her Bed. So She's Making Sure That No One Else Will Either.

This young woman does a better job explaining what she’s doing and why she’s doing it than I ever could. The reason is heartbreaking. The action is brave. Just watch. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9hHZbuYVnU?rel=0&wmode=transparent&showinfo=0&controls=1&enablejsapi=1&rel=0&version=3&color=white&w=560&h=315] Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-cant-forget-what-happened-in-her-bed-so-shes-making-sure-that-no-one-else-will-either

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We Don't Teach Kids German In Gym Class, So Why On Earth Would We Teach This In Biology Class?

I think this is fairly reasonable. What about you? Read more: http://upworthy.com/we-dont-teach-kids-german-in-gym-class-so-why-on-earth-would-we-teach-this-in-biology-class-5

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A Chart You’ll Understand When You’re Older (Or If Your Parents Get Divorced)

Although your six-year-old is more likely thinking “Why is Ms. Pacman eating up our healthcare?” after seeing this chart, the implications of spending so little on mental health and prevention care will surely affect her throughout her life.  Share this … Continue reading

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SAY IT: My Body Doesn't Bend Like That!

One photographer’s vision brought five women to the street to try out some fashion poses. Results: hilarious. Read more: http://upworthy.com/say-it-my-body-doesnt-bend-like-that

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See what researchers found when people played Tetris after witnessing traumatic events.

Video games. A time-honored way to put off homework, spend time with friends, and rewire our brains. While immensely popular, modern video gaming is often spotlighted for negative reasons namely, for being too violent. But here’s some good, if not … Continue reading

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A Fan Called Her Ugly And Fat. Her Response Made Me Laugh Out Loud.

Think it’s just Hollywood bigwigs that make women feel insecure about their bodies? Yep, I’m sure they play a significant role. But what about us? A few actresses chat about how fans and critics sometimes hurt them the most. [youtube … Continue reading

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Take This Advice To Feel More Grateful And Less Gross On Thanksgiving

If the super-cool factoids below don’t inspire you to truly honor the harvest by buying local, take it from me: That special, local, humanely raised turkey is the most delicious you’ll ever eat (with a little herb-butter treatment … mmm!). … Continue reading

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The Simple Steps You Can Take To Be A Better Person Around People Who Are Transgender

Ally: To join with a person or group of people to give support. (Thanks, Merriam-Webster.) Some folks get confused when the topic comes around to gender. Here are some simple tips to help get unconfused, and hopefully help start a … Continue reading

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