A 12-Year-Old Egyptian Boy Flabbergasts An Interviewer. They Weren't Expecting A Political Genius.

This 12-year-old Egyptian boy is putting together some very complex arguments against the Muslim Brotherhood’s attempt to grab power in Egypt. If you think he’s just regurgitating a script or something, watch him answer a question about gender equality at 1:57.

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Will Walmart Wait For Another Total Disaster Before They Deal With This?

Walmart says they’re committed to improving worker safety after the Bangladeshi factory disasters. Does that mean they’re also against using armed mobs to handle labor disputes?

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A 1-Minute Live Birth That Makes A Powerful Point About Preventable Deaths

Every year, 1 million mothers lose their babies within the first day of giving birth. And many of these tragic deaths could be prevented by the woman (and others like her) in this smart ad. The difference between 0:11 and 0:44 is everything.

Warning: This video includes live birth footage with graphic images.

For more information on the newborn crisis and the solutions to fixing it (in a less intense way), check out my other midwives post.

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It’s Got A Cool Name, It’s Locally Made, And It Saves Lives. Heck Yeah!

At your worst moment, you shouldn’t have to suffer more by taking a bumpy 12-hour journey in a wheelbarrow to get to the hospital. That’s just craziness.

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This Environmentally Informative Acid Trip Is Part Of A Complete Breakfast

Where “breakfast” means “strategy to get large corporations to demand sustainable practices from their suppliers.”

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4 Minutes Of Russell Brand Thinking Out Loud That Really Got Me Thinking

Russell Brand may be a comedian, but he takes the good of the world pretty seriously. At 1:14, he describes a basic idea that should guide politics. And at 3:08, he urges us to think about how we fit into a bigger picture. Listen closely. He’s a fast talker.

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A Reporter Accused Her Of Teaching Hate To Children. Her Reply Is Angry. And Haunting. And Perfect.

This woman talks about one of the most controversial topics in the world in the only way she knows how: as a witness, a storyteller, an activist, and a human. I dare you not hear her angry, beautiful refrain the next time you turn on the TV and see media coverage of the turmoil she describes.

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There's Around $223 Trillion In The World. Here's Who Owns Most Of It.

You don’t need to be a math genius to watch this video. Even a kid could tell you this isn’t fair.

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You Know That Epic Courtroom Speech You've Always Fantasized About Giving? Someone Did.

This speech comes from an episode of Boston Legal (of all places) that first aired in 2006. The incredible closing argument touches on everything from Abu Ghraib to the criminalization of protest in America. You don’t want to miss this one.

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I Usually Hate Watching Moms And Kids Cry Their Faces Off, But Today I'll Make An Exception

When I think about my friends in the military, I just hope they make it home safe to their families to live long, healthy lives. Every soldier should get a return like this, and should continue to thrive on U.S. soil and be successful in life. Cheers to all of these beautiful families.


Unfortunately, many soldiers do not get this kind of return. They come back to huge economic hardships and mental and physical health problems. It is a terrible way to welcome home our veterans, and sort of embarrassing for us as a country. However, there are organizations that help our returning troops get the support they need, and you can learn more about them by clicking here.

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