#itsaGirlThing: This is One of the Most Amazing Videos You’ll Ever See About Women Rising Against Impossible Odds

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Curated by Seanna Pratt This video, created by the NGO, Plan-International, is a kick ass tribute to the 1 billion girls around the world that are facing tragedy, oppression and abuse, yet choose everyday to rise above and beat impossible odds. The organization created the video in honor of International Day of the Girl, a day declared […]

A Story About the Extinction of Coral Reefs From 2065

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As of late, Upworthy has been promoting a special series that talks about saving The Great Barrier Reef—- in case you didn’t know, it’s expected to be completely gone by 2050. The video is a fictional story projected into the future, after coral reefs and the organisms that thrive off of them, have been wiped […]

China’s Hormone Economy: Virtual Significant Others for Sale, Meeting Not Included

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By James Franklin Whitehead They are the band of online sweethearts roaming the social sphere, heating lonely hearts, and fueling China’s rising hormone economy: the untouchable lovers. Recently picked up in parts of the media, these are the girls who sell “pretty online girlfriend packages” on the online marketplace Taobao (known as China’s version of […]

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: 10 Small Cities with Growing Job Opportunities

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If the bustling metropolitan life isn’t for you, then consider the following North American cities that have seen a larger growth in job opportunities than their more populous cousins. 10 Small Cities with Growing Job Opportunities By The Culture-ist If the bustling metropolitan life isn't for you, then consider the following North American cities that have […]

The Cost of Food Waste

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According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “Global food production must increase by 60% by 2050 in order to meet the demands of the growing world population. Yet, more than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted…This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve food security […]

A Distant Land Soon to Be Lost (VIDEO)

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Curated by Seanna Pratt The issue of Climate Change has created quite a buzz among people worldwide. We see protestors standing up against large corporations and campaigns to help spread awareness. Unlike other issues, however, there isn’t an overwhelming sense of urgency to figure out ways to immediately reverse the damage we’ve done to Earth. This […]