The Cops Called It A Lovers' Quarrel. She Took Polaroids And Proved Them Wrong.

This is the story of how O.J. Simpson, one law, and Polaroid pictures helped dramatically reduce domestic violence in the U.S. Oh, and this amazingly dedicated woman.Trigger warning: Domestic violence can be heard (but not seen) in a brief but powerful PSA at 5:39-6:05.

As a father, I think it's important that you see the moment at 8:01. We have to make this a conversation where men no longer feel like they are being blamed for everything, where they feel safe enough and get educated to think more clearly and deeply about knowing what constitutes assault.

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Top 10 Most-Shared Things From Upworthy's First Year

Upworthy launched on March 26, 2012, and it's been a crazy year!

1. Bully Calls News Anchor Fat, News Anchor Destroys Him On Live TV

Curated by Kaye Toal
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11 Things We Would Tell Ourselves If We Could Go Back In Time

Dear Upworthians,Now that we're *officially* one year old, we want to say a colossal thank you! Without your interest in the issues that shape our world, Upworthy couldn't function. If we could find a way to shake every one of your hands, we'd do it. (Full disclosure: we'd probably use a lot of Purell afterward because one of you is bound to have a cold.)When Upworthy first started out, we weren't exactly sure what it would look like. Truth be told, we're still shaping the site. But knowing what we know now, here's the advice we would have given our past selves one year ago.Sincerely,The Upworthy Staff

1. Always remember that the Internet is an inherently amazing place... 
and that people can recognize quality if they get a chance to see it.

Last November, Upworthy ran a story on "GoldieBlox," bringing a million views in just a few days to a fledgling toy company geared toward encouraging little girls to become engineers. The massive rush of orders that came in after Upworthy's post went viral helped move the company in a few days from vision to viable business.

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