Enjoy the fun of this video, but stick around after the song and learn about the kids of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and why this video was made. If you really want it to pay off, it’s almost worth starting it at 3:57, meeting these kids, then going back and watching the music video. Once you know why they made it, it’s 100 times better.
To get more info and support this cause, visit Taramana.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-worlds-most-belovedly-annoying-song-gets-remixed-by-kids-in-cambodia
Comedians spend years honing their stage persona, but when all-star comic Anthony Griffith tells the story of his life as a comedian and as a father, not even he can keep it together. To be honest, I couldn’t either when I watched this video. It’s so important to remember that the people we idolize aren’t the two-dimensional, easily digestible caricatures that we see of them in the media. I’ve seen some breakdowns before, and this was the first one that felt real.
At 0:56, he receives a phone call that will change his life forever.
At 2:12, Griffith takes the stage and blacks out.
At 3:04, he starts to tear up.
At 4:41, he describes the most bleak situation I’ve ever heard.
At 6:26, the doctors drops a serious bomb.
At 7:31, Griffith has his ‘Denzel Washington from Training Day’ moment.
At 8:33, the real truth comes out.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-comedian-silences-a-room-for-9-minutes-its-not-an-awkward-silence
No business is perfect, but I really admire the ones that are constantly trying to be better. It can’t be easy to avoid the “anything to profit!” mindset in favor of “How can I leave the world a better, more sustainable place?”
Here’s how one CEO is shooting for the latter.
I promise I don’t live in a hole! I know there have been criticisms of TOMS Shoes and companies like it. But it looks like TOMS, at least, has been listening to them. Check out the CEO’s response to critics and his plan to have one-third of all shoes produced in the countries to which the company donates by the end of 2015. Jobs! Let’s hope it happens.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-unique-and-trendy-business-model-thats-changing-the-way-people-shop-5
Ever notice that we tend to focus New Year’s Eve on throwing confetti, getting schwasted, and yelling “woooo!” at crowded parties? What d’ya say we emphasize starting fresh instead? I, for one, can’t imagine anything that embodies the spirit of second chances more than this story.
If you’d like to watch with captions, click “CC” and set to “on”.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/sick-of-new-years-just-being-about-sparkles-and-confetti-heres-a-story-worth-listening-to-2
Why do so many good people do not so good things? Dan Ariely and his intriguing accent explain.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/why-cheaters-and-liars-think-theyre-honest-wonderful-people
Letting your friends know that they can talk to you without being judged is like giving the biggest, bestest gift you could ever give someone. Sometimes, when people know they have support and they’re not alone, it can make all the difference.
If you’re actually a horribly terrible listener, that’s cool too. Other people are ready to listen, and you can send your friends thataway.
September is Suicide Prevention Month. So now’s a good time to take the “Talk to Me” pledge on The Trevor Project’s site.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-3-little-words-that-could-help-keep-your-loved-ones-alive
This is all the motivation I need to try to act a little more Swedish every once in a while.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/semi-nsfw-things-america-desperately-needs-to-learn-from-sweden
Forget all the politicians and corporations and talk shows playing tug-of-war in the “what climate change is and isn’t” game. This woman beats all of them. I’m joining her team.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/you-should-see-what-this-woman-sees-every-day-its-gorgeous-and-really-messed-up
If ghost Teddy Roosevelt ever tries to shake your hand, do it. Do it immediately.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/books-man-gotta-read-those-books