Remember The ‘Rosie The Riveter’ Image Pretty Much Everybody Knows? It's Not What You Might Think.

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There are icons of our culture that sometimes aren’t what they seem to be. Or maybe they evolve over time to become something else. Rosie the Riveter was somebody who made it into a popular song, the cover of a Saturday Evening Post, and the modern feminist movement. But like many things in our culture, […]

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A Poem About Race That Might Get Some People Angry, But It's Only Because What She’s Saying Is True

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What happens when a dangerously exciting fantasy flick is actually real life for some folks? A fearless poet breaks it all down in two minutes. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-poem-about-race-that-might-get-some-people-angry-but-its-only-because-what-shes-saying-is-true

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If You Ever Wondered Whether Leo DiCaprio Is A Good Dude, His Speech Will Clear That Up

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Even the biggest cynic has to admit that this guy is passionate about our planet. And the more people we can get to share his passion, the better off we’ll be. ARE YOU READY FOR REEF FACTS? The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world, but it has lost over […]

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163 Years Ago, A Former Slave Rocked The World With These Words

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Actress Alfre Woodard performs a very moving piece from abolitionist, women’s rights proponent, and former slave Sojourner Truth that was originally delivered in 1851. Yep, before the Civil War, before the right to vote for anybody but white men … THAT 1851. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Ain’t I A Woman? Delivered 1851 Women’s Convention, Akron, Ohio […]

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Folks Are Mad At A Famous Actress For Taking Care Of Herself. You Won't Believe Why.

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On May 14, 2013, actress and director Angelina Jolie wrote a piece describing her decision to undergo a preventive double mastectomy because of a genetic mutation that makes Jolie more at risk for breast and ovarian cancer. While most people applauded Jolie, others called her decision a tragedy because Jolie allegedly “ruined” her looks. Here’s […]

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A Host Helps Bill Nye With A Perfect Response To All The People Who Doubt His Science Facts On TV

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I’m just gonna let you press “play” for some hilarious brilliance on what some news shows could do to correct a certain kind of debate. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-host-helps-bill-nye-with-a-perfect-response-to-all-the-people-who-doubt-his-science-facts-on-tv

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