How China Deals With Internet-Addicted Teens Is Kind Of Shocking. And Maybe A Good Idea?

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The idea of treating a teen for an “addiction” to the Internet may seem a bit silly. But as this video shows, it goes way beyond some kid texting too much at dinner. Debilitating compulsive behavior can be destructive in whatever form it takes, even if it’s in digital form. But while the fact that […]

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Some Creepy Dudes Said Some Creepy Things To This Scientist. So She Is Addressing Them In Public.

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DISCLOSURE: I’m a dude on the Internets. As a dude on the Internets, I’ve always taken for granted how easy I have it, being a dude. My female co-workers at Upworthy constantly get creepy messages that go far beyond the messages I get from strangers. They have it much harder than I do simply because […]

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Some Well-Known Musicians Reveal The Top Reasons Why They Make Music

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I’ve always admired musicians, especially because I come from a family full of them. It’s cool to hear what makes them tick. And it’s really cool that this organization helps them actually profit from doing what they love to do. Read more: http://upworthy.com/some-well-known-musicians-reveal-the-top-reasons-why-they-make-music

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His Speech About Adversity Is Brilliant, But It's The One His 4-Year-Old Gave That Floored Me

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There are so many wonderful things about this, but by far the most incredible one is that Andrew Solomon will make you jealous of his life, even as he describes all the horrible, frustrating, soul-crushing parts — of which there are many — in all their gory detail. Really, there’s a ton I could write […]

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They Ask These Couples A Question That's Usually None Of Our Business. But Then They Show The Video.

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The world can be a tough and scary place — so much so that sometimes it doesn’t seem to make sense to keep bringing new, fresh-faced little ones into it. But let’s not forget about all the ways the world is actually becoming a better place each and every day. Yeah, we’ve got a lot […]

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I'd Bet Money That After 10 Minutes, You'll Wish Mr. Vernacchio Was Your Child's Sex Ed Teacher

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Now more than ever, teens need us to stop hemming and hawing and give them the real deal about how to navigate the world, including sex. This man is leading by example. Read more: http://upworthy.com/id-bet-money-that-after-10-minutes-youll-wish-mr-vernacchio-was-your-childs-sex-ed-teacher

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