18 moving photos show the ripple effect of a female presidential candidate.

1. It only took 240 years, but on July 28, 2016, it finally happened.

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2. For the first time in U.S. history, a major political party nominated a woman for president.

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3. For about a week or so, it seemed an awful lot like Philadelphia became the city of sisterly love, to be honest.

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4. And yes, the woman responsible for such an achievement is Hillary Clinton. But the night was about so much more than her.

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5. Her historic moment was a reminder of the countless women — on both sides of the political aisle — who helped lay the groundwork.

6. And it showed us that when women are at the top, the gender representation ripple effect tends to reach far and wide.

Interim chair of the Democratic National Committee Donna Brazile. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

Funny how that happens, huh?

7. Just look at the speaker lineup at the DNC — it was filled with plenty of other political leaders who happen to be badass women.

Democratic women who serve in the U.S. Senate. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images.

8. Dozens of women — many of them women of color — had prominent speaking roles throughout the four-day event.

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images.

And that includes the very first transgender woman — actually, the very first trans person, period — to speak at a major party's nominating convention.

9. Seeing the first woman accept the presidential nomination for a major political party was momentous for women off-stage too.

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10. They wore their red, white, and blue proudly at a convention where the phrase "women's rights are human rights" was mentioned over and over again.

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11. And some of them, like this girl — who will grow up thinking a female presidential candidate is no big deal — celebrated the convention the best way they knew how: balloons.

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12. Because, seriously, there were lots of balloons.

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13. Politics aside, it really was a night that most of us — regardless of gender — will remember forever.

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14. Probably the best shots capturing history, though? The ones taken far away from the convention, in family rooms across the country.

15. That is why last night mattered...

16. ...for the little ones who probably won't even remember it...

17. ...and those of us who've spent a lifetime fighting to see it with our own two eyes.

18. Last night was a great reminder that it might've taken America 240 years to get here, but we did get here. History has been made.

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And when that glass ceiling came crashing down for women across the country, the sky truly did become the limit.

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Shopping sustainably is increasingly important given the severity of the climate crisis, but sometimes it's hard to know where to turn. Thankfully, Amazon is making it a little easier to browse thousands of products that have one or more of 19 sustainability certifications that help preserve the natural world.

The online retailer recently announced Climate Pledge Friendly, a program to make it easier for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products. To determine the sustainability of a product, the program partnered with third-party certifications, including governmental agencies, nonprofits, and independent labs.

With a selection of items spanning grocery, household, fashion, beauty, and personal electronics, you'll be able to shop more sustainably not just for the holiday season, but throughout the year for your essentials, as well.

You can browse all of the Climate Pledge Friendly products here, labeled with an icon and which certification(s) they meet. To get you on your way to shopping more sustainably, we've rounded up eight of our favorite Climate Pledge Friendly-products that will make great gifts all year long.

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Jack Wolfskin Women's North York Coat

Give the gift of warmth and style with this coat, available in a variety of colors. Sustainability is built into all Jack Wolfskin products and each item comes with a code that lets you trace back to its origins and understand how it was made.

Bluesign: Bluesign products are responsibly manufactured by using safer chemicals and fewer resources, including less energy, in production.


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Amazon All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen)

For the tech-obsessed. This Alexa smart speaker, which comes in a sleek, compact design, lets you voice control your entertainment and your smart home as well as connect with others.

Reducing CO2: Products with this certification reduce their carbon footprint year after year. Certified by the Carbon Trust.


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Burt's Bees Family Jammies Matching Holiday Organic Cotton Pajamas

Get into the holiday spirit with these fun matching PJs for the whole family. Perfect for pictures that even Fido can get in on.

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Naturistick 5-Pack Lip Balm Gift Set

With 100% natural ingredients that are gentle on ultra-sensitive lips, this gift is a great gift for the whole family.

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Arus Women's GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Hooded Full Length Turkish Bathrobe

For those who love to lounge around, this full-length organic cotton bathrobe is the way to go. Available in five different colors, it has comfortable cuffed sleeves, a hood, pockets, and adjustable belt.

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L'Occitane Extra-Gentle Vegetable Based Soap

This luxe soap, made with moisturizing shea butter and scented with verbena, is perfect for the self-care obsessed.

Compact by Design (Certified by Amazon): Products with this certification are packaged without excess air and water, which reduces the carbon footprint of shipping and packaging.

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Goodthreads Men's Sweater-Knit Fleece Long-Sleeve Bomber

For the fashionable men in your life, this fashion-forward knit bomber is an excellent choice. The sweater material keeps it cozy and warm, while the bomber jacket-cut, zip front, and rib-trim neck make it look elevated.

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All-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.