Upworthy is a great place to go for viral news stories that focus on making the world a better place. Most of the stories are short videos from YouTube, so they’re easy to link to and good for relatively short bits of language input — both reading and listening.
Some of the stories I ran across while browsing the site today (as you can see, most of the titles are very descriptive)
- The Problem With Celebrity Coverage? They Never Show This Kind Of Video: about what actor Paul Walker, who died recently, was doing besides acting
- This Ad Calls Out 5 Ridiculous Double Standards Women Face In Less Than 60 Seconds
- The NFL Would Never Let This Ad Air On The Super Bowl, So We’re Gonna Show You It. It’s Important: This one is about the movement to change the name of the NFL football team the Washington Redskins because the term “redskin” is offensive to many people.
- An App That Talks Back, But Not In That Mildly Entertaining Way Siri Does: This is a very cool technology.
You can explore by category, keep loading new stories until you find one that interests you, and there’s also a search box: