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Stories about money and economics being used for good — and good being done for money and economies

Screenshots of TikTok influencer de-influencing their followers

'De-influencing' Explained: Why TikTok is Over Overconsumption

The de-influencing trend is one we can get behind, as TikTok creators rack up millions of views denouncing products they were influenced to buy but never actually used. 
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Hank Green is Giving You College Credit for Watching YouTube

Crash Course, Arizona State University, and Google partnered to create Study Hall, a platform that offers real, transferrable college credits for watching free educational YouTube videos.
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What Makes a Job Meaningful and Why That Matters

Work is not just something we do to put food on the table. It does – or at least can – mean much more than that: status and identity, community and social connection, doing tasks that we find stimulating, and the opportunity to make a positive contribution to society.
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MLK Quote Graphic: Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. — Martin Luther King Jr.

181 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes — Beyond the Clichés

There’s no denying that the image of Dr. King has been distorted over time to make his bold, radical message more “palatable.” But by reading his actual words, we can reconnect with his true message.
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The Immigrant Women Workers  Disrupting the Cleaning Industry

How New York City’s Liberty Cleaners co-created an innovative training program that’s providing the skills to bring about their vision of the gig economy.
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Healthcare Helpers 2022

Helpers 2022: Healthcare Helpers Changing the World

Every year, The Helpers Edition of the Goodnewspaper highlights inspiring helpers in a number of categories. In this post we’re celebrating helpers in the Healthcare category.
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Affordable Housing Solutions

Creative Affordable Housing Solutions Opening Doors For All

While affordable housing is a multilayered issue, it’s important that we both acknowledge the systems that put many in this position while also recognizing the people and organizations diligently working towards creative solutions.
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Homeless care package kit

Guide: Make a Homeless Care Package That *Actually* Helps

The process of creating these kits can be fun and rewarding — and can be done as an activity with friends or family. And once completed, these kits are perfect for keeping in your car or backpack so they’re easily accessible when the opportunity to gift them arises.
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Meet Cielo: The Indigenous Mother-Daughter Led Social Justice Org

CIELO, which translates to “Heaven,” is an LA-based organization providing holistic support to over 30 Indigenous groups in the area.
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Homelessness Quote Graphic: From the comfort of our own homes it's hard to understand the complexities of something like poverty and homelessness. — Terence Lester

86 Best Quotes About Homelessness

From the perspective of people who have experienced homelessness and their advocates, to the observations of social commentators and policymakers, these quotes offer a wide range of perspectives on the challenges and realities of homelessness.
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