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NYT Digital Editor Joins Upworthy As Editorial Director

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media

Amy O’Leary, a digital deputy editor at The New York Times’ international desk, will join Upworthy as editorial director beginning Feb. 9, the web...

This Is What Millennials Are Doing On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.29.2014 | Media

Good news: millennials are reading. Even better news: they're reading the actual news. It turns out that young people are not only reading newer, d...

Yup, This Sums Up Every Upworthy Video Ever

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy

There's a certain website out there that, before clicking, you already know you're in for an emotional roller coaster ride of some sort. Whether it...

Is All Clickbait Created Equal? In Defense of Deep Thinking

Jesse Damiani | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Jesse Damiani

In the age of bite-sized lists, tweets, and pithy "tl;dr" wrap-ups, we're losing the ability to engage deeply with subjects. Hoax sites have learned our diet and how to disguise themselves as food. The only way to fight back is to change what we eat.

TV News & Upworthy Are Transforming Us All Into Dumb, Ill-Informed, Simple-Minded Sheep

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Michael Shammas

For the first time in my life, I can confidently say that most news is not making us smarter -- it is making us dumber.

The Must-Hear Poem From Dad To Boys (Or Girls) Who Want To Date His Daughter

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.15.2014 | Parents

Jesse Parent wrote a poem addressed to the boys who might want to date his daughter. He begins with threats ("If you break her heart, I will hear i...

15 Real Upworthy and BuzzFeed Titles Where One Word Has Been Replaced With 'Boner'

Meg Favreau | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Meg Favreau

14 Horrifying Boners From Fast Food Workers

The World Knows About Sandy Hook. But The Murders In This Neighborhood? Not So Much.

Upworthy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics

Even after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Congress dropped the ball by not passing a bill to help keep guns from falling into the wrong hands. ...

There's One Thing Obama Did That Annoyed Almost Everyone. Here's Why It's Kind Of Important.

Upworthy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

Back in 1989, the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, was trying to think of ways to prevent universal health care from taking hold....

The Side Effect Of Birth Control No One Talks About

Upworthy | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

Other side effects of birth control include people of all genders living longer and earning more money. ...

Meet A Down-To-Earth Farmer Who Looks At Sustainability A Little Differently

Upworthy | Posted 03.09.2014 | Politics

Making sustainability a habit doesn't have to feel like a lethal injection....

How A Man's False Confession Nearly Killed Him

Upworthy | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics

There are other people in America like Damon Thibodeaux who were sentenced to death for a crime they did not commit — but few got the lucky escape h...

Unmistakable Proof That Something's Wrong With Our Justice System

Upworthy | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics

It's well-known that the U.S. has a high incarceration rate, but this graphic representation is still rather shocking....

What It Means That An ‘Old Fat White Guy From Dallas' Supports LGBTQ Folks

Upworthy | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

The sports anchor from Dallas who ripped the NFL a new one recently over its response to Michael Sam's coming out got a lightning-fast invitation to "...

No, Facebook Didn't Crush Upworthy's Traffic

Jim Pugh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Technology
Jim Pugh

Media analysts have been buzzing this last week about how this chart proves that a December change to the Facebook newsfeed algorithm is bringing the Upworthy media empire crashing down.

Content Worthy of Upping

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

We had all hands on deck to get as many eyes on the content as possible without causing offense to the community we were trying to bring awareness to, which happens too much with social justice.

One Woman's Nightmare, Another's Scrap of Hope?

Alissa Fleck | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Alissa Fleck

And for those whose stories will still never be heard, hopefully voices like Temple's rising to the top will help alleviate some of their suffering too.

Happy Thanksgiving: Allow Me to Remind You That There Is "GOOD" In This World!

Laura Wellington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Laura Wellington

I spied an endearing act of kindness the other day while picking up a few items at a local store. A young boy standing in the check-out line holding a piggy bank received both a gift and a lifelong lesson when the store manager refused to take the little boy's money to pay for the bank.

Every 21 Minutes This Happens To A Mother

The Huffington Post | Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents

New mothers are not supposed to leave the hospital with empty arms. To arrive in labor and depart in mourning is to upend the way the world is suppose...

Scientifically Proven: Gratitude Is the Gravity Quotient of Happiness

Bridget Fonger | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I was at a big boisterous dinner party last weekend. On my corner of the long table, two friends were having a bit of a serious exchange about trying...

A Debate Between An Atheist And A Christian Has Quite A Surprising Result

Upworthy | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

If you're religious, think about the last time you had a talk with an atheist about religion....

Bad News For Obama Haters: You May Have Been Cheering For Him All Along

Upworthy | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics

Bill Maher masterfully explains socialism in this country through a brilliant analogy....

The Reason She Lives In A Shelter Should Make You Very Upset

Upworthy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

When your only interaction with someone is asking them for extra barbecue sauce, it's all too easy to forget that they're human beings complete with h...

What A Beach-Bumming Couch-Surfer Can Teach Us About Food Stamps

Upworthy | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics

Let's say you're trying to produce an hour-long program about food stamps in America. ...

Why Is The Middle Class Disappearing? Here Are Some Clues

Upworthy | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

There was a time when the jobs our parents and grandparents had were pretty crappy, too....