What’s up with Wyoming? Video explains why it’s ’empty’ compared to twin neighbor Colorado


‘Ted Lasso’ star Hannah Waddingham learns how to be a rock star and people are gobsmacked

If, like many people, you came to really know and love Hannah Waddingham from her role on “Ted Lasso,” you might be surprised to learn that she is not only a gifted actress but a talented singer. (Well, those few times on the show when her character, Rebecca, busted out a few notes might have been a clear indicator.)

She has an extensive musical theatre background, with one of her most notable performances being The Lady of the Lake in “Spamalot,” a role she originated and which won her an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Still, even the biggest Waddingham fans who have been following her career since day one were not prepared for her night of co-hosting 2023’s Eurovision, an annual international song competition that features music mainly from European countries.

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Small town thrilled to learn it makes an appearance in world’s most famous portrait, the Mona Lisa

The Tuscan town of Laterina is excited about having received some major bragging rights after an Italian historian claimed that the bridge painted in the background of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, the most famous portrait in the world, belongs to the said town. Historian Silvano Vinceti believes that the Romito di Laterina bridge in the province of Arezzo is the one visible behind the enigmatic Mona Lisa’s left shoulder, potentially ending the mystery of the countryside landscape in the background. According to The Guardian, Da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa in Florence in the early 16th century, and the identity of the woman, believed to be Lisa del Giocondo, has sparked similar speculation as the distant bridge in the iconic oil painting.

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This company is expanding access to mental health services for young people, and running a successful business

Hear more from leaders on the front lines of the private sector’s most important issues at this year’s Social Innovation Summit

RareBeauty’s Impact Fund has donated over $2 million to 16 grantees worldwide, who are providing thousands of young people with the mental health resources they need.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez and its Impact Fund have a goal to raise $100 million to expand access to mental health resources for young people. To date, they have donated over $2 million to 16 grantees worldwide!

Learn about their work from Vice President Elyse Cohen at this year’s Social Innovation Summit. Sign up here:, and use offer code Upworthy at checkout to receive 30% off of the ticket price.

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What’s up with Wyoming? Video explains why it’s ’empty’ compared to twin neighbor Colorado

Most states in the U.S. have oddly shaped boundaries, largely formed by meandering waterways and coastal irregularities. But two states stand out for their seemingly defiant rectangularness—Wyoming and Colorado.

These almost-twin states share a border, are almost exactly the same size (Colorado is just 1.06 times larger than Wyoming), boast basically the same shape and have the Rocky Mountains eating into a sizeable chunk of them. (Wyoming’s share of mountains is a bit larger than Colorado’s, but its topography isn’t nearly different enough than Colorado’s to account for how many fewer people it has.)

Wyoming’s population as of 2022 was estimated to be just over 580,000, while Colorado’s was estimated to be just over 5.8 million. Almost exactly a 10-fold difference between the two very similar states.


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Texas community tackles homelessness in unique faith-based way, and it seems to be working

“Housing alone will never solve homelessness, but community will.”

That’s the philosophy of Mobile Loaves & Fishes, a faith-based organization in Travis County, Texas, that provides not only housing, but a caring, supportive community for people who have experienced chronic homelessness.


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