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Inspirational Quadriplegic Is Also A Surfer

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Aussie Barney Miller is paralyzed from the waist down due to a spinal cord injury, but he doesn’t let his disability stop him from doing what he loves.  To promote the Wings for Life World Run and raise awareness and funds for spinal cord injury research, Red Bull featured Barney is this inspirational video.  What’s your excuse?   Read more: […]

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It Only Takes One Single Minute For This Zany Comedian To Change How You Think About Your Life

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What’s the recipe for making life magical? Failing! Failing like a the zany kooky weirdo you truly are. That’s the catch — you gotta fail at the right stuff for it to work. Take it away, Jimmy! Read more: http://upworthy.com/it-only-takes-one-single-minute-for-this-zany-comedian-to-change-how-you-think-about-your-life

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He Died Too Young. So All His Friends Got Together To Make Sure Future Generations Of Kids Don't.

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Back in May 2013, my life changed forever. A fan wrote to let me know that a teenage musician named Zach Sobiech, who I had written about earlier in the year, had just passed away from a rare cancer. Zach had written a song called “Clouds” about coming to terms with his imminent death. Cancer […]

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American Muslims trump hate with love, raising $173k for San Bernardino victims in 6 days.

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After the tragic terrorist attack in San Bernardino, there was a lot of talk. Talk about all sorts of things from people sending “thoughts and prayers” (and people questioning if that was enough) to debates on guns (and debates about debates on guns) to presidential candidates touting anti-Muslim rhetoric (and others criticizing said rhetoric). It […]

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Watching This Video Is Like Having Sex With Like A Million People. But Not That Kind Of Sex.

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Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the world. Sometimes I think there won’t even be a world to enjoy when my daughter grows up. Scary, right? But this crazy-smart science writer and member of the British House of Lords just dropped some serious knowledge about ideas and sex (and ideas having sex) to explain why we […]

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He Used To Run Marathons And Climb Mountains. Then He Quit. The Reason Why Could Change Your Life.

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You know that story where the person with some physical disability achieves amazing things and people without physical disabilities use it as a weirdly condescending excuse to do amazing things too? Well this isn’t that. It’s the story of a guy who quit. And the lesson here actually has very little to do with his […]

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13 Inspiring Facts About The Fittest Woman On Earth

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“Strong is the new skinny.” Meet Canadian Camille Leblanc-Bazinet who has been crowned “Fittest Woman on Earth” after winning the 2014 CrossFit Games in California. View this image › games.crossfit.com The grueling event involves high intensity swims, power lifting and sprints. View this image › Instagram: @camillelbaz View this image › youtube.com 1. It’s her […]

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It Might Look Like A Bunch Of Scribbles, But It’s Actually Packed With Buckets Of Wisdom

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This is one of the coolest summaries of a book I’ve seen. A blogger named Sacha Chua went to a talk by C.C. Chapman about his book, “Amazing Things Will Happen,” and these are her notes. I love how she takes “sketchnotes.” Now all my messy handwriting looks so boring. Must. Change. This. Immediately. Maybe […]

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Every War On Drugs Myth Thoroughly Destroyed By A Retired Police Captain

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Retired police Capt. Peter Christ is about to make more sense about the War on Drugs than anyone you’ve ever heard in the past. His basic premise is that we need to legalize drugs, but if you’re skeptical, just give him a few minutes to convince you. Highlights include a very honest answer to a […]

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Something These Kids Made With Their Hands Brings Joy To People All Over The World

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For kids who are homeless, orphaned, or uneducated, DuncanAfrica offers some serious skills education — and not just skills, but craft; not just competence, but pride; not just local opportunities, but global reach. Now, that’s a fantastic life-trajectory transmogrifier. Read more: http://upworthy.com/something-these-kids-made-with-their-hands-brings-joy-to-people-all-over-the-world

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A Pep Talk From Kid President And Grover

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Soul Pancake‘s Kid President has done a lot in his career. But now he has officially ‘made it’ as he was lucky enough to have Sesame Street’s Grover guest star on his show. The two talk about helping the homeless with Socktober, and offer a little pep talk for inspiration.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/10/11/a-pep-talk-from-kid-president-and-grover/

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Watch The Magical Adventures Of Cleo And Her Wheels

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“Because when life gives you wheels, ya gotta show ‘em off.”-Cleo 1. First you should watch Cleo’s heartwarming story: Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KBREOR4Y0S0. youtube.com 2. As you can see, once Cleo got her wheels, she became the adventurer she was meant to be: 3. She looked at some beautiful fruits… View this image › 4. […]

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VIDEO: Republican Man Explains Why Republican Men Shouldn't Talk So Much About Women

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These days, it seems you can’t even brush your teeth without hearing some male politician say something stupid and/or offensive about rape. So it wasn’t all that surprising when Indiana’s Republican Senate candidate, Richard Mourdock, said “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that God intended to […]

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Paying For People’s Groceries

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In honor of Thanksgiving, Andrew Hales of LAHWF ditched the goofy pranks and social experiments that he is so famous for to give back.  He teamed up with GungHo who sponsored the video to pay for random people’s groceries. Naturally, all the ‘winners’ of free groceries were very excited and emotional.    Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/11/21/paying-for-peoples-groceries/

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The Meaning Of Life Explained With A Monopoly Board And 3 Minutes

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Monopoly is one of my all-time favorite board games, but I spent an unimaginable amount of time playing it with my neighbors. We learned to buy property, strike backhanded deals, and even cheat to win. The real takeaway from all that time spent playing, was no matter how good we got, every game of Monopoly […]

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Christina Aguilera Sings At Last At Etta James’ Funeral

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Christina Aguilera had the special opportunity to take to the stage at Etta James’ funeral on Saturday. She performed a special cover of At Last in tribute of the late blues superstar who she said, “cut right to my soul and spoke to me.” Now the video already has 2.4 million views and is featured on CNN and Guardian.    […]

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Do You Ever Feel Insignificant? Here's Why That's A Good Thing.

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Being insignificant is actually one of the most wonderful, awe-inspiring, significant things about being human. So next time you’re feeling like the world’s really big and you’re really small, just remember how precious and empowering it is that we exist at all. If you’re not sure you’re on board with this perspective just yet, jump […]

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