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There’s no way I’m ever shopping at Walmart again unless this gets fixed now. Right now.

Honestly, I think what the Waltons do to people who work for them is criminal. But let's hear more about that from economist Robert Reich.

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So here's the quicker version if you don't have time to watch the two-minute video:

"How 1.4 million Americans could get raises today" — makes you wanna know more, right? What a teaser!


And … we meet the Waltons. No, not THOSE Waltons …

Rather, the family that owns Walmart. $150 billion worth of owning — yeah, that's ownage.

In fact, if they sat there and counted that money by hand, in $20 bills, they'd be doing so for more than two centuries.

Every day, the Waltons collect $8.5 million in Walmart dividends.

Walmart workers helped the Waltons build that fortune, but many of them have to support themselves with food stamps and food drives.

And the Waltons can indeed pay $15 an hour. With full-time work.

Which helps the entire economy. Like, at least 5 million American households (when you consider having more money means Walmart workers spend more).

But one of the key things about raising the wage? It also reverses the estimated $6 billion that goes to Walmart workers in the form of Medicaid, food stamps, and other programs to help workers just get by — if that. Food donations, indeed.

The bit at the end about Black Friday protests? Those are over for now, but they had a big impact on the national conversation. And there'll be more on this. Much more … stay tuned!

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The Emperor of the Seas.

Imagine retiring early and spending the rest of your life on a cruise ship visiting exotic locations, meeting interesting people and eating delectable food. It sounds fantastic, but surely it’s a billionaire’s fantasy, right?

Not according to Angelyn Burk, 53, and her husband Richard. They’re living their best life hopping from ship to ship for around $44 a night each. The Burks have called cruise ships their home since May 2021 and have no plans to go back to their lives as landlubbers. Angelyn took her first cruise in 1992 and it changed her goals in life forever.

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We're dancing along too.

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This is certainly the case with “Pasoori,” a Pakistani pop song that has not only become an international hit, it’s managed to bring the long divided peoples of India and Pakistan together in the name of love. Or at least in the name of good music.
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Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas teaches you how to pee.

A pelvic floor doctor from Boston, Massachusetts, has caused a stir by explaining that something we all thought was good for our health can cause real problems. In a video that has more than 5.8 million views on TikTok, Dr. Alicia Jeffrey-Thomas says we shouldn’t go pee “just in case.”

How could this be? The moment we all learned to control our bladders we were also taught to pee before going on a car trip, sitting down to watch a movie or playing sports.

The doctor posted the video as a response to TikTok user Sidneyraz, who made a video urging people to go to the bathroom whenever they get the chance. Sidneyraz is known for posting videos about things he didn’t learn until his 30s. "If you think to yourself, 'I don't have to go,' go." SidneyRaz says in the video. It sounds like common sense but evidently, he was totally wrong, just like the rest of humanity.

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