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Jan 21, 2022
The original version of Monopoly was called The Landlords Game, and it was intended to teach lessons about inequality.

Vending machines

Jan 19, 2022
There are millions of vending machines in the U.S., and now they even sell COVID-19 test kits.


Jan 18, 2022
Washing your hands is one of the most altruistic things you can do during a pandemic. And soap sales are up!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 17, 2022
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. saw the Civil Rights and labor movements as closely aligned.


Jan 14, 2022
2020 was a record year for SPACs, special purpose acquisition companies.

B Corps

Jan 13, 2022
B Corps have to meet stringent standards on their environmental and social impacts. It’s not an easy certification to get.


Jan 12, 2022
Demand for fresh garlic has surged during the pandemic. Combined with tariffs on imported garlic, that's been good for U.S. farmers.

Virtual fitness

Jan 11, 2022
Did you make a New Year's resolution to get fit? Like many things in this pandemic, you might be doing it virtually.

Dating apps

Jan 10, 2022
The pandemic has boosted the number of people using dating apps.

Toys for Tots

Dec 10, 2021
Toys for Tots grew from collecting and distributing 5,000 toys in 1947 to 18 million today.