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Morgan Freeman needs just 62 seconds to inspire all of us about the future of our planet.

Do you have plans Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014? Have a minute to chat with global leaders about the environment? You can join me at the the United Nations from your farm/office/bouncy-house/hot tub. (Seriously!) Upworthy will be holding an all-day #UpChat live at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014, where global leaders are convening to make decisions about the future of our planet. (How to join? See below!)Enough from me, I'll let Mr. Freeman take it from here...

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Unilever and the United Nations

Did I mention we are having an #UpChat? Live from the United Nations?! Get excited!

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This Map Shows There Are 10 KKK Organizations In My State. How Many Are In Yours?

The Southern Poverty Law Center reports that there are 939 hate groups operating in the U.S. — a nearly 60% increase since 2000. This reminded me of my favorite quote from Martin Luther King Jr.: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." These words are helpful to ponder in any situation, but especially when there are still so many people in need of love — both those who identify with a hate group and those who are on the receiving end of the hate.

Here's a look at the hate groups in North Carolina, where I live:

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When A Law Doesn't Make Sense, We Should Change It

Laws can seem like they are set in stone. But as President Abraham Lincoln once told us, these laws are by the people. And if we the people want to change the laws in ways that better serve, ahem, the people, well...

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When You're In Prison, You Control Very Little. But In Your Mind, You Can Control Everything.

A poignant look at the power of controlling your mind and body, regardless of circumstance.

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