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Joining a MLM can feel a bit like gambling. Odds you’ll earn big $ are very small, but millions still join. On #ThisIsUncomfortable , we dive deep into MLMs — how they can hook you, keep you in & the high price many people pay... even if you’re in that 1%.

For the topics below, are you feeling "half full or half empty?" Well, @kairyssdal  and @mollywood  have some thoughts. Especially, about that last one. — Student athlete compensation — Apple investing in UnitedMasters — U.S. spending on science — Godzilla or King Kong

LuLaRoe. Mary Kay. Amway. You’ve probably come across one of these MLM companies. Most who join a MLM end up losing money or breaking even. But what happens when you become the exception to the rule? Meet Kiara Aceves: #ThisIsUncomfortable  #Episode2 

If you got a relief check, are you spending it or saving it?

Are you planning on getting a vaccine? Do you know how close your nearest vaccination site is? A plan floated by the CDC to use Dollar General stores as COVID-19 vaccine sites would significantly boost access for vulnerable populations, new study finds:

Republican officials in Georgia recently passed legislation to limit voting, and many other states are considering new restrictions. Here's why many Black executives say corporations “must take a stand” against restrictive voting laws:

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Have you postponed a major financial decisions? With more than 18 million still on unemployment, many are staying cautious:

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Infrastructure adds to gross domestic product, but interest rates can take away from it. Let's get into the pros and cons:

Are you on the job hunt right now? A quarter of Americans are right now. And that's more than double the usual rate:

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When @JoeBiden  joked that @JanetYellen  should have her own @HamiltonMusical  ... it got us thinking, what would that sound like? As it happens, we know an artist on The Hamilton Mixtape. We'll let @dessadarling  take it from here.

We asked Anthony Bourdain: What's the hardest part of your job no one knows? "Loneliness," he said. "I'm on the road about 250 days a year, and I stay in a lot of beautiful places and look out the window at a lot of beautiful views but I am usually alone."

Most big retailers that have gone bankrupt the past few years have one thing in common: They were all owned by private equity firms that loaded them up with debt.

ICYMI: What started as a joke from @JoeBiden  is now an actual @HamiltonMusical-style  song about treasury secretary @JanetYellen . Thanks to @dessadarling  for making this come to life! And if you've been trying to memorize the lyrics, we've got you covered.

Yeah, it's one of *those* videos.. Season two of Actuality is here! Subscribe for new episodes every other Thursday.

? Driverless pizza delivery, anyone? As of today, California is officially allowing light-duty, driverless delivery vehicles on public roads:

What’s something you thought you knew that you later found out you were wrong about? We asked @AmandaSCGorman , the youngest inaugural poet ever in the U.S., the #MakeMeSmartquestion  in 2019. Here's what she said.

Casual reminder that the Dow is not the economy.

And in case you want to practice the lyrics:

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