Gerber announces first-ever spokesbaby with Down syndrome

February 12, 2018

Gerber is making history with its 2018 spokesbaby. On Wednesday the company announced that the winner of its annual Gerber Baby Photo Search is Lucas Warren, a one-year-old from Dalton, Georgia.  Warren is the first baby with Down syndrome to join the Gerber Family since the Gerber Baby contest began in 2010, and his mother and father visited The Today Show to share just how important the milestone is. Congratulations…

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Incredible: Heres How People In Every State Say Here Comes A Big Roaring Man Emerging From The Lake

February 6, 2018

People all across America have different, quirky regionalisms for phrases like “rubbernecking,” “garage sale,” and, “Here comes a big roaring man emerging from the lake.” If you want to know how people in all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and D.C.) say “big roaring man emerging from the lake,” here is the definitive guide! Alabama: “Here comes this year’s offering from the land of towering ocean boys.” Alaska: “The fish…

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2 cops allegedly ate marijuana edibles, got high, and called for backup

February 2, 2018

A stock photo of police officers who might or might not be stoned.Image: Getty Images Two cops from Toronto got themselves in a batch of trouble on Sunday when they allegedly ate some marijuana edibles while on duty, got really stoned, and were forced to call for help. The CBC reports that the two officers, who are part of 13 Division, have been suspended pending an investigation. Over the weekend,…

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces she’s pregnant with her first child

January 25, 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby.Image: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having a baby. Ardern made the announcement via Twitter on Friday morning, writing that she and her partner Clarke Gayford will “join the many parents who wear two hats.” SEE ALSO: Why everyone’s talking about New Zealand’s next Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern “I’ll be PM & a mum while Clarke…

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Kids were asked about Trump’s first year in office. Hilarious, brutal honesty ensued.

January 24, 2018

Jimmy Kimmel wanted to know what kids thought about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. So he asked. “Trump’s approval ratings, according to the polls that were released today, is at 37%, which isn’t great,” the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” explained in a segment that aired Jan. 18, 2018. “But that was a poll of adults. I wanted to see what kids thought of his first year in…

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Watch this man slip and slide down his entire driveway on black ice

January 14, 2018

This dude just earned himself a PhD in skating on black ice. Clearly, it’s winter out there, which means cold temperatures will occasionally bring ice and snow to a neighborhood near you. But black ice is an especially treacherous obstacle to both vehicles and pedestrians, considering its virtually invisible. Tim Besecker of Loudoun County, Virginia found that out the hard when we he walked out to his car on Tuesday,…

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Hoda Kotb’s new role on ‘Today’ just made history for the morning news show.

January 9, 2018

It’s official: Hoda Kotb is the new permanent co-host of “Today” on NBC. Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images. Kotb had been the temporary replacement for Matt Lauer since November. But, throughout the past month, she seemed to impress all the right people. Her earnest, delicate on-air handling of Lauer’s dismissal was widely praised, CNN noted, after the former “Today” co-host was fired for mounting allegations of sexual harassment. “This is…

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Some of that explosive book on Trump will be proved wrong. Here’s what won’t.

January 7, 2018

Donald and Melania Trump return to Washington DC on January 1.Image: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP/REX/Shutterstock It’s safe to say that Fire and Fury, which lived up to its title in the way it hit bookstores Friday, is not the most rigorously fact-checked book in history.  The author of the tome that has set Washington ablaze, Michael Wolff, has a reputation from his New York media columnist days for “reconstructing” conversations with…

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If you want to build a sustainable farm, look to the water and back into history.

January 1, 2018

One of today’s most innovative forms of sustainable farming is old. Like, really, really old. Aztec Empire old. With all the focus we put on technology, it’s easy to believe that sustainability is a new-age idea. Scientists are frantically trying to develop something to save the world from our recent mistakes — the pollution of the Industrial Revolution, spills from any number of oil companies, and the human-made climate change…

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This Christmas message from George Michael’s family will touch hearts on Christmas

December 26, 2017

The George Michael memorial garden near his former home in North London.Image: Amer Ghazzal/REX/Shutterstock It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since pop star George Michael passed away. He will forever be tied to Christmas, as the mastermind behind Wham! tune “Last Christmas” passed away on Christmas Day 2016. Michael will also be forever remembered for his many acts of kindness, the details of which didn’t emerge until…

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31 Days of Happiness Countdown: Carrie Fisher’s dog is in the new ‘Star Wars.’ (Day 13)

December 18, 2017

Thanks for stopping by for Day 13 of Upworthy’s 31 Days of Happiness Countdown! Each day between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31, we’re sharing stories we hope will bring joy, smiles, and laughter into our lives and yours. It’s been a challenging year for a lot of us, so why not end it on a high note, with a bit of happiness? Check back tomorrow for another installment! This red…

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Check out Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover: ‘The Silence Breakers.’

December 12, 2017

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, Time magazine revealed its Person of the Year. Toward the end of each year, the distinction draws curiosity and intrigue for weeks, but 2017 maybe brought on more speculation than usual. On Nov. 24, Trump falsely claimed he turned down the possibility of becoming the Person of the Year on Twitter, fueling speculation about who’d receive the honor. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images. This year, like…

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This viral tweet about Thanksgiving and Native Americans deserves our attention.

November 18, 2017

A tweet that’s gone viral days before Thanksgiving shows exactly why the indigenous communities of South Dakota didn’t want oil pipelines on their lands. “Just a reminder last year on Thanksgiving that Natives were being tortured with dogs, illegal scare tactics, being run over by angry white [people] all to protect our water,” the tweet reads. “And this year on Thanksgiving they are now cleaning up 200,000 gallon oil spill…

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Sydneys citizens voted to name its newest transportation Ferry McFerryface

November 16, 2017

Image: Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images Boaty McBoatface‘s legacy lives on. Last year Transport NSW started a public competition last year in Sydney, Australia, to name their latest ferry. And now an official name has now been announced: Ferry McFerryface.  More than 15,000 suggestions were made in the Name Your Ferry competition. The public was allowed to vote using the Name Your Ferry website and the #yourferry hashtag.   SEE ALSO:…

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‘Stranger Things’ wants you to turn your Eggo box into creepy DIY costumes

November 1, 2017

Trump invites the media's kids into the Oval office, and can't do anything right.Image: DREW ANGERER/Getty Images Donald Trump sure knows how to throw a fun party — candy, costumes and insults included.  On Friday, the children of the White House Press Corps were invited to join their parents at work and celebrate Halloween at the White House. And, as expected, things got really awkward, really fast.  SEE ALSO: Someone…

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A Southern school ditched its name to be called Barack Obama Elementary. Here’s why.

October 27, 2017

It began with just one student in Jackson, Mississippi. After having learned about a prominent Confederate leader and discussing his lasting legacy on the world, the student raised a good (if not painfully obvious) question to her mom at home: Why in the world would her school be named after a guy like that? Yes, Jefferson Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School is named after that Jefferson Davis — a president of…

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Local news teases report on cougar with a tiny, harmless house cat

October 21, 2017

A house cat found the perfect opportunity to photobomb a live news segment.  Fox13’s Scott Madaus was teasing a live report from a field in Hernando, Mississippi where someone claims they spotted a cougar one day earlier.  SEE ALSO: Watch these hilarious over the top Halloween fails “I’m Scott Madaus, live in Hernando, Mississippi where there have been spottings of a cougar,” the man said into the camera. “And that’s…

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Bear on couch too damn chill to eat you

October 3, 2017

Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she…

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No, players aren’t ‘protesting the anthem.’ Fox News’ Shep Smith explains perfectly.

Whatever the topic, you can count on Fox News’ Shep Smith to tell it like it is, and Trump’s feud with the NFL is no exception. While interviewing Politico’s Rachael Bade during Monday’s edition of “Shepard Smith Reporting,” Smith stated what’s obvious to many: The outrage from Trump and his base isn’t about the flag, anthem, or military. In recent days, a slew of news organizations (including Smith’s colleagues at…

October 1, 2017
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John Kelly looked so distraught during Trump’s ‘rocket man’ speech, and Twitter was like ‘same’

It's as if he's thinking, 'What have we done?!'Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock To say John Kelly has an intense listening face would be a severe understatement. If you don’t believe us, please refer to photographs of the current White House chief of staff taken during President Donald Trump’s controversial speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. After pictures of Kelly sitting in the audience looking like Trump’s words might just…

September 24, 2017
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After a shocking verdict in St. Louis, these 8-year-olds protested on the football field.

A group 7- and 8-year-old peewee football players are the latest to stand up for their beliefs by kneeling on the field. With the support of parents and coaches, a team of third-graders in Cahokia, Illinois, decided to take a knee during the national anthem before their Sunday afternoon game to protest the acquittal of Jason Stockley in the neighboring town of St. Louis. Stockley, a white police officer, was…

September 22, 2017
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President Trump won’t address climate change, so Beyonc will.

Beyoncé’s been giving back to her hometown of Houston as it digs out from under the disaster that was Hurricane Harvey. After Harvey left Houston a flooded mess, the singer teamed up with some local organizations to help bring attention to the disaster relief efforts and making a few on-the-ground appearances herself. Disaster relief is nothing new for Beyoncé — in 2005, she set up the Survivor Foundation to help…

September 20, 2017
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Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

"What a crowd, what a turnout."Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it’s still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he’s not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn’t help himself from celebrating the really great press…

September 5, 2017
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Chelsea Clinton comes to Barron Trump’s defense after conservative criticism.

It’s not often that the Tucker Carlson-founded Daily Caller criticizes President Trump, but that changed on Monday when the site went after his son. No, not Eric. Not Don Jr., either. The Daily Caller had a bone to pick with Trump’s youngest son, Barron. Of all the things to raise the conservative outlet’s hackles, it wasn’t the president’s coddling of white supremacists, his failure to enact any major pillars of…

August 25, 2017
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