There Couldn't Possibly Be Footage Of Ronald Reagan Saying THIS, Right?

A lot of people think Reagan didn’t care two pairs of parachute pants about the poor, and loved the rich like they were his children. Watch this video and judge for yourself.

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Ever Read A Text Message That Changed Your Life? These Women Get Those Every Day.

Every mom’s gotta do what she’s gotta do to help her family. These ladies, who happen to be from one of the oldest tribes in the world, are no different. Just like us, they rely on the latest tech stuff to get it done. But they’ve flipped it in a super-cool way so they’re not only raking in cash for their little ones but can also enjoy tea time with the girls while doing so. Now that’s what I call a group of snazzy multitasking, millennial mamas.

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You're More Likely To Go To Jail Than You Think. Take A Look.

The United States has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world — higher than China, Iran, and Russia(!). That wasn’t always the case, But when we began sending people to jail for nonviolent drug offenses, the prison population skyrocketed. Share now if you think the “land of the free” shouldn’t look like this. 

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Every Time I Hear This Guy Talk, It's Like A Love Letter To A City

Watch this young buck make things happen in a city that has fallen on hard times. Make sure you stick around till 2:00. His vision for Detroit sounds not only hopeful, but also … doable.

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'My Big Fat Gypsy' Stereotype Is Over. Say Hello To The Real Gypsies.

They’re not mythical characters from old movies or the stereotypes portrayed in modern media. Rich in culture and history, the Roma (gypsies) are the fastest growing demographic in Europe. All they’re asking is to have the same rights as everyone else. Right now, it’s not even close.

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I Got 99 Problems, But My Periodic Table Ain’t One

Nas, Tupac, Common … these rappers taught this white British girl living in a small village about the ways of world. No really, I learned (and sang along to) every word of Lauryn Hill’s”Miseducation” album at the age of 13.

Embarrassing confessions aside, this is why I was so happy to see this incredibly innovative teaching method: combine something you love (rap) with something valuable (education) and look at how the kids’ faces light up with joy when they realize that real learning isn’t just textbooks, whiteboards, and tests.

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65 Million Girls Aren't Where They Should Be. Where The Heck Are They?

65 million girls should be in school, but they’re not — and it’s not because Ferris Bueller gave them amazing tips on playing hooky. They’re absent from class every single day, and they’re not the ones to blame for it.

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Yo Steve Jobs, I'mma Let You Finish, But The Book Was The Best Invention Of All Time

I grew up watching “Reading Rainbow,” and it definitely contributed to my love of reading and challenging myself to always strive for what seemed like the impossible. Share this video if you think that kids these days could benefit from reading more and expanding their horizons.

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The Number 721 And What It Means To Restaurant CEOs

Restaurant CEOs now make 721 times as much as the minimum-wage workers who comprise most of their workforce. That’s up from 609 times as much in 2006. And this is the normal minimum wage — in restaurants where workers depend on tips to survive, the minimum is much less and has remained so for decades. So … do these CEOs deserve that much more?

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A Senator Asks A Panel Of Experts To Defend Walmart. It Gets Awkward.

Hey you guys! Guys! OK, I have a new idea. Kind of radical, but just hear me out: What if we don’t pay Walmart’s employees … but Walmart pays them instead?

Well, what do you think? Still not sure? Listen to the smart man giving his testimony at 4:50.

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