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When You Get Done Hiding Your Untaxed Wealth Overseas, Check Out Your 2 New Enemies

Is there anything inevitable about staggering income inequality, a $1.2 trillion student loan debt, or a declining minimum wage? Hear these questions dismantled in plain talk by two powerhouses: fearless Sen. Elizabeth Warren and economist and best-selling author Thomas Piketty.

I had no idea what a raw deal working people are getting compared to 50 years ago. (See 3:02 for what's happened to minimum wage over the years.)

A central theme is income disparity, and Warren hits the nail on the head at 6:20 when she talks about why it matters that everyone truly has skin in the game.


Piketty explains that massive inequality isn't just our issue — it's the world's problem. See what he proposes at 9:48.

Warren nails it again at 16:28 talking about "our story." Does it matter if we believe that hard work makes a difference?

They tackle climate change (23:30), propose an awesome solution to student loan debt (28:04), and laud the role of labor unions (37:37).

All this gets summed up starting at 39:40, when Piketty tells us the first step he’d take to solve all these problems. Watch and see if Warren agrees.

A viral video from a Little League game has people celebrating good sportsmanship.

Youth sports have gotten more intensely competitive, to the point where overeager parents and coaches have to regularly be reminded to take it down a notch. So when humanity takes precedence over team rivalries, it's extra heartwarming.

And considering how many "kids these days" laments we see coming from older generations, it's also heartening to see kids showing excellent character qualities when no one directly asked them to.

A viral video from a Little League baseball game is giving us a nice dose of both—good sportsmanship and basic human kindness from two players from opposing teams.

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Heroes

'I put my arms around him': Man risks his life saving a stranger during suicide attempt on bridge

"I told him whatever it was, whatever was going on in his life, it was going to be OK."

Rochester, New York.

Suicide is an emotionally fraught and complex topic to discuss. But one overlooked part of the issue that provides some hope is that even though suicidal crises are predominantly caused by chronic issues, they are usually short-lived.

An article in the journal Crisis, cited in a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health news piece, states that the acute period of heightened risk for suicidal behavior is often only hours or minutes long. Around 87% of people deliberated for less than a day. Another article in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that of people taken to the hospital after a suicide attempt, 48% considered the idea for fewer than 10 minutes.

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Pop Culture

Guy makes a tweet about what you should have 'by age 30.' People's responses were hilarious.

"By the age of 30 you should have anxiety, and an emotional support pet that also has anxiety."

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This is 30.

When Steve Adcock, an entrepreneur and “fitness buff” posted this to his Twitter:

“By age 30, you should have a group of friends that talk business, money, and fitness, not politics and pop culture.”

… people had thoughts.



His post might have been intended as more of an encouragement to surround yourself with people who challenge your current mindset, considering the tweet continued with “one of the biggest mistakes I've ever made was making friends with like-minded folks who talked about the same [stuff] over and over. I agreed with 99% of it. Your comfort zone will kill your progress.”

But still, overall the tweet left an unsavory taste in people’s mouths—primarily because it implied that money was somehow a better conversation topic than what people are usually genuinely passionate about. Why not talk about your favorite television show with friends if it lights you up inside?


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