Maroon 5 just dropped the video for their single “Love Somebody,” and it’s four full minutes of Adam Levine. Shirtless. Covered in paint. Sold. (Shout out to Jesse, Mickey, James and Matt, the four other band members who don’t get to body paint a supermodel in the video.)
Check it out, then peep our list of orgs that are all about teaching us to love, too.
+ Watch Maroon 5 “Love Somebody”
+ Love Is Respect
One in three young people in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a significant other, but many don’t know they are being abused. We all wanna “Love Somebody,” but it’s also important to love ourselves. Love Is Respect teaches young people about what is and is not acceptable in relationships and to spot and stop abuse before things go too far. Mood swings, possessiveness, false accusations and constant insults can all be signs of an unhealthy relationship.
+ Love Is Louder
You could draw Adam Levine’s initials onto your hands in permanent marker, but why not use that valuable, visible space to advertise something even more awesome? Love Is Louder is a movement started by The Jed Foundation, MTV, and “Pitch Perfect” star Brittany Snow to display love and solidarity in times of sadness and difficulty. Write “Love Is Louder” on one or both of your hands, take a sweet selfie, then share the photo online (#loveislouder) to join the hundreds of thousands of others who also believe that love is more powerful than bullying, violence, natural disasters, or any other negative current events. Even Ke$ha‘s in on it!
+ Love Is Not Abuse
Love Is Not Abuse is an initiative of Break The Cycle — a non-profit dedicated to ending dating abuse and promoting healthy relationships. Dating abuse can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual and even digital. It happens to people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, nationalities and religious preferences, and puts victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, unsafe sexual behavior and future domestic violence. Take action below to Break The Cycle by learning how to “Love Somebody,” and love yourself, better.
Love Is Respect
Help raise awareness about dating abuse with Love Is Respect.
Love Is Louder
Even Ke$ha's doing it! Upload your image of hope to the Love Is Louder Facebook page as a show of support for putting an end to bullying.