There’s a reason Comcast repeatedly has been voted one the worst companies in America. (Take that, Monsanto!) So, even though this clearly isn’t from Comcast, it’s way more truthful than anything they would ever release.
Also, there’s some very NSFW language, and I want you to be prepared for that.
Did you know Comcast is trying to become even bigger and more powerful by merging with Time Warner Cable? If the idea of a super-mega Comcast gives you the heebie-jeebies, then you should head here and make a comment by Aug. 26, 2014!
Read more: http://upworthy.com/watch-a-nice-man-calmly-and-gently-tell-you-to-go-fck-yourself-for-very-understandable-reasons
The amount of student debt has been rising for years, but has the amount of our concern been rising with it? I think it’s time it should.
PS – I’m just kiddin’ about you being better off with a credit card than an education!
Read more: http://upworthy.com/youd-be-shocked-to-learn-why-youre-better-off-with-credit-cards-than-with-an-edu
Thinking about how to help bring the world’s poorest people out of poverty can feel overwhelming. So overwhelming that for a lot of people, it’s more appealing to move on to less challenging problems with easier solutions. But here’s a basic solution we might want to consider, and it gets bonus points for being empowering, too.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-women-are-able-to-decide-when-to-have-kids-look-how-the-world-can-change
You’ve heard all about human rights and labor rights and child labor. But now it’s 2013, so we’ve dealt with all that, right? Nope.
- At 3:50, he offers to show you a Chinese sweatshop down the street from Madison Square Garden.
- At 6:35, he says the problem is bigger than any one country can solve.
- By 10:30, he gets down to the one institution he believes can make a difference — if they use their power for good.
I don’t know that he has the best answer, but I do know that more ears need to hear about the problem.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-he-has-to-say-about-your-favorite-products-and-brands-should-do-more-than-worry-you-10
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
This is the political equivalent of shooting yourself in the foot, then hitting the Sunday morning talk shows to complain about the bullet hole in your foot.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/the-mind-boggling-stupidity-of-the-sequester-explained-in-plain-english
Delano Roosevelt laid out a Second Bill of Rights, or an Economic Bill
of Rights, in 1944. Little did he know that 70 years later we’d
still be fighting for what he knew this nation needed.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/what-this-president-said-about-us-security-needs-to-be-tattooed-on-every-congresspersons-hand
Meet LaTonya. She turned what for many would have been the end of the line into something positive and inspiring.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/when-trying-to-make-a-living-turned-into-a-nightmare-this-woman-changed-it-back-into-a-dream-4
For a semester, these students got to learn from a curriculum of their own design. Surprisingly, it wasn’t all recess and lunch breaks. One kid even took flying lessons—for science!
Obviously this sort of self-directed learning won’t work at all schools or for all students, but it’s incredibly refreshing to see a school giving its students the opportunity to do something other than pass standardized tests. Check out what the principal of the school has to say at 5:48, hear from a student one reason why she thinks this program is successful at 9:51, see what happens when a student’s project doesn’t go as planned at 10:31, and then share this if you’d like to see more programs like this in schools. I know I would.
Read more: http://upworthy.com/this-school-totally-understands-the-difference-between-learning-and-education
In 1963, the marchers on Washington demanded jobs and freedom. Fifty years later, do they have them?
Read more: http://upworthy.com/think-racism-isn-t-an-issue-anymore-oh-have-i-got-an-infographic-for-you-css