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How to Help Your Community When You’re Stuck at Home (Ep. 293)

Difficult times often double as chances to do good. Why should this be any different?

Well, many of us have been stuck at home, for one. Pandemics are apparently not that great. But that doesn’t mean we can’t do anything to help the people we care about (or at least the people around us).

We talk about what we can do to continue trying to do good, even while we’re unable to do a lot of the more hands-on sorts of things we’d normally think to do.

Things mentioned in this episode:

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Other things we mentioned in this episode:

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  • 0:03:24 – Keeping in touch with family and friends
  • 0:18:14 – Getting things done at home while staying connected with others
  • 0:24:17 – Sponsor: Brilliant (Learning problem-solving skills)
  • 0:27:07 – Sponsor: Skillshare (Learning new skills)
  • 0:29:51 – Helping out your local community
  • 0:46:53 – Contributing to the global community
  • 0:57:45 – Controlling the spread of misinformation
  • 1:02:25 – Conclusion

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