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In season four of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Paul Rudd plays a wealthy businessman named Bobby Newport who runs for city council because he’s looking for something “easy” to do. He is asked during a debate how he’d fix the town. His answer: “I have no idea.” Still, the audience goes wild, much to the frustration of his rival, Leslie Knope.

It’s funny because it’s relatable. Sooner or later, we all may encounter a Bobby Newport. What is it about an elite upbringing that seems to make people feel qualified for tasks where they have little experience? This is one of the questions that inspired a study published Monday in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/20/science/social-class-conf...

Parents are giving their adult children an average of $39,000 to help them buy a home, generosity that could jeopardize their own retirements, according to a recent report by financial services firm Legal & General.

Family and friends supported the purchase of $317 billion worth of property across America in 2018, with one in five U.S. homeowners receiving gifts or loans to help them buy, according to the report. Most of that money came from parents in the form of a gift or an interest-free loan. In fact, if the “Bank of Mom and Dad” were a true business, it would be the seventh biggest mortgage lender in the country, Legal & General found.

http://money.com/money/5645171/parents-adult-children-house-...

Coca-Cola is hoping a failed product from the 1980s will help it go viral in 2019.

The company is bringing back a limited number of New Coke cans in honor of the upcoming third season of "Stranger Things," in which the product is featured. Stranger Things creators Ross and Matt Duffers came up with the idea to bring New Coke back as a way to promote the show, which will start streaming on Netflix on July 4. The third season of the show takes place during the summer of 1985 — when Coca-Cola debuted a new recipe for its iconic beverage.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/business/new-coke-stranger-th...

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