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Paco de Leon wants you to embrace the little wins

May 17, 2024
In this week's Uncomfortable Book Club, the “Finance for the People” author shares some practical tips for taking control of your finances.
Paco de Leon and her book, "Finance for the People"
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This is a season of transformation

Apr 19, 2024
Reema recaps our latest season and reveals Team Uncomfortable's summer plans in the latest newsletter.
"This Is Uncomfortable" host Reema Khrais
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This is what your clothes cost the people who make them

Plus: “Gentefied” co-creator Marvin Lemus defends his splurge in this week's newsletter. Don't forget to file your taxes BTW!
Garment workers rally outside Los Angeles City Hall last year.
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This is how clothing brings us together

Plus: A textile expert defends her splurge, what we're reading about fashion and a guide to free tax filing in this week's newsletter.
Alice Wilder

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This is how our listeners budget without Mint

Mar 15, 2024
Plus, a beautifully written “Defend Your Splurge” from author Nicolette Polek, some cheap gardening tips and the economics of “I’m Just Ken.”
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This is lookism at work

Mar 8, 2024
Plus: A splurgy date night, further reading from our K-beauty episode and more in this week's newsletter.
Office workers in Seoul, 2005. Until recently, most office jobs in South Korea required a headshot.
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This is why mocktails cost so much

Mar 1, 2024
Plus: Interesting new data on Disney adults and TikTok users in this week's edition of the newsletter.
Those drinks have the OrangeTheory logo on them but don't they look a little like shocked emojis?
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