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Sarah Silverman just life-coached everyone who's felt undeserving. Such a cool perspective.

A real-life moment of unequal pay turns into a beautiful discussion of hard work, pressure, appreciating yourself, and ... BASKETBALL.

Sarah Silverman just life-coached everyone who's felt undeserving. Such a cool perspective.
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Sarah got $10, and her friend and fellow comedian Todd Barry got $60 for the same job.

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That's a big pay gap. Even bigger than the usual 78 cents on the dollar.

A $50 difference.

Before you think ANYTHING ELSE, STOP.

Here's Sarah talking about it -— using basketball (that's right!):

"I've always played basketball. But I have been playing with mostly men, and when you do that ... every basket you miss is like missing 100 baskets. And that comes from inside.

The guys shoot and miss all the time. Most of the time, and they get better. I'm old now, and since I have realized that, and realized that it's come from inside me of how you think — what you think you deserve.

That's the realness.

Yes, unequal pay is unfair, and something should be done about it. The outside world is unfair.

It can feel so hard to feel like you have to fix it all on your own. Almost like you have to shoot 100 baskets.

But being fair to yourself* inside your own mind? That's so possible. Right now.

(*Whether you're a lady or a dude or neither or both!)

Nothin' but net.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.