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Something That Civilized Countries Have Done Away With But The Good Ol’ U.S. Of A? Nah…

Ever since I was a kid, it always felt to me like the death penalty was not right. Jeremy Irons sums it up nicely in this video. Especially with the botched executions happening lately, it feels like we need to have this conversation again and again. Read more: http://upworthy.com/something-that-civilized-countries-have-done-away-with-but-the-good-ol-us-of-a-nah

These Filmmakers Went Somewhere They Were NOT Welcome, And What They Captured Others Should Let Go

It’s fast-paced, action-packed, and visually stunning. It’s better than “The Avengers”! (Or so I say.) In any case, this is not your average save-the-whales video. P.S. If you think nothing can ever be better than “The Avengers” (and that is a great movie, BTW), you can still feel OK about thinking this is awesome (and…

They're Just A Bunch Of Little Doodles In A Kid's Notebook. So Why Is It So Upsetting?

Note: This #UpChat has concluded, but don’t worry! You can check out our recap of the discussion below and here. This might not be news for some of you. For others, this might be the first time you’ve ever seen the facts on this issue. But this is real: Too many kids in the United…

Everything I Want Miley Cyrus To Hear About Herself, From The Last TV Host I Expected

Wendy Williams says what I have been waiting for someone to say about Miley Cyrus’ recent image change. While articles about slut-shaming and her very sexualized performance at the VMAs flooded everyone’s news feeds, very few people seemed to be talking about the massive amount of cultural appropriation that ran rampant in Miley’s performance and…

A Hollywood Actor Wants People To Stop Denying A Certain Controversial Issue

These days, Tony Goldwyn is best known as Fitz Grant, the ethically challenged POTUS in the popular TV show “Scandal.” He may only play a politician on TV, but his interest in politics is becoming a more prominent theme of his work. He’s directing a new show called “The Divide,” a fictional story that delves…

A Simple Joke About A Super Obvious Problem In Hollywood Said In A Refreshingly Sly Way

Things certainly can mean different things to different people, and when you first hear this joke in the sixth episode of Mindy Kaling’s funnilicious show, you don’t think twice about a deeper meaning. But… if there are billions of brown girls all over the world (including America), why is it so rare for one to…

Our Privacy Is Being Sold Like Cheap Goods, And Who's Involved Might Come As A Surprise

By now, a lot of us have learned that the NSA has access to a lot of information about us. But it seems the Internet privacy issue is an even larger problem than most people know. In fact, some of you might be shocked to know who else is involved. Read more: http://upworthy.com/our-privacy-is-being-sold-like-cheap-goods-and-whos-involved-might-come-as-a-surprise

He And His Friends Wanted Some Beer, So They Asked A Homeless Guy To Buy It. Then Came The Message.

Ben Grenrock has struggled with chronic depression, but he’s lucky to have a supportive family and access to the treatment he needs. This compelling story draws attention to all the young people who aren’t nearly as lucky as Ben. Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-and-his-friends-wanted-some-beer-so-they-asked-a-homeless-guy-to-buy-it-then-came-the-message

Her Legs May Be The First Part You Notice About Her, But She'd Rather They Not Be The Last

When it comes to stuffing our identity into those tiny little boxes on forms, I always wonder: How does knowing someone’s race, sex, or disability status really help in the grand scheme of things? According to this fierce woman, it doesn’t. Read more: http://upworthy.com/her-legs-may-be-the-first-part-you-notice-about-her-but-shed-rather-they-not-be-the-last