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The First Point She Made Was Like, BOOM! The Other 7 Just Got Better And Better.

Jessica Williams is here and she's gonna tell it LIKE. IT. IS. And she doesn't care if you like it. That's why *I* like her! Yay.

When...

1. ... she laid down the law about street harassment in ONE LINE.


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2. ... she got real about how long we'll be doing the war thing, probably.

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3. ... she takes a moment to remind us how real(ly scary) it is being a woman ... EVERY DAY. Seriously. Even my mom loved this one.*

*Hi mom!

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4. ... she throws out some cut-to-the-truth sarcasm about gun control policy in America.

P.S. Can we talk about how she sometimes wears a suit and tie and now *I* want to do that?!

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5. ... she responds so LITERALLY to Bill O'Reilly commenting on Beyoncé's sexiness and its influence on women that it became SUPER obvious Bill O'Reilly made no sense that day. Yay.

Can we also talk about how she makes Jon laugh?

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6. ... she makes a metaphor about doing laundry that is SUPER PROFOUND about racial profiling and "stand your ground" legislation.

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7. ... she flips the ol' stop-and-frisk profiling policy on people dressed like bankers.

Did anyone else say to themselves, "It's a crazy idea, but it just might work!" after seeing this?

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8. When she helped some dude figure out that he basically was advocating for America to become "The Hunger Games" in order to solve hunger.

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What do you think, Danny Glover GIF from "Dreamgirls"?

I agree completely.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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Joy

10 things that made us smile this week

Here, have a round of joy. It's on us.

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Upworthy's weekly roundup of delights.

When headlines and social media seem to be dominated by the negative, we all need reminders that the world is full of wonderfulness. Joy connects and inspires us and can be found everywhere—if we keep our eyes open and look for it. One of our goals at Upworthy is to make that search a little easier by telling stories that highlight the best of humanity and sharing the delights, large and small, that unite us.

Each week, we collect 10 things that made us smile and offer them to you to enjoy and share with others. We hope this week's list tickles your heart and brings a smile (or 10) to your face as well.

1. Tico the parrot is a master vocalist. Not even an exaggeration.

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On a dark desert hwy, cool wind in my hair…

We've shared some delightful parrots in these roundups before, and each one somehow seems to out-entertain the last. I did not see Tico's vocal skills coming, though. The intonation! The vibrato! Even my music major daughter was blown away by this singing bird.

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Family

A mom describes her tween son's brain. It's a must-read for all parents.

"Sometimes I just feel really angry and I don’t know why."

This story originally appeared on 1.05.19


It started with a simple, sincere question from a mother of an 11-year-old boy.

An anonymous mother posted a question to Quora, a website where people can ask questions and other people can answer them. This mother wrote:

How do I tell my wonderful 11 year old son, (in a way that won't tear him down), that the way he has started talking to me (disrespectfully) makes me not want to be around him (I've already told him the bad attitude is unacceptable)?

It's a familiar scenario for those of us who have raised kids into the teen years. Our sweet, snuggly little kids turn into moody middle schoolers seemingly overnight, and sometimes we're left reeling trying to figure out how to handle their sensitive-yet-insensitive selves.


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