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"Being a freelancer, you really have to be on top of your emotional and mental health," says Carolina Salas, a New York City freelance marketing expert. Justin T. Shockley hide caption

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The Rise Of The Contract Workers

Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

A new NPR/Marist poll shows that more than half of contract workers don't get employee benefits. "We really don't have much of a social safety net, and that's terrifying," freelancer Matt Nelson says.

Ruby Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
Samba Geladio Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté
The One To Wait CCFX

Members of the small Jewish community of Whitefish, Mont., a resort town 60 miles south of the Canadian border, believe a line was crossed between free speech rights and credible threats of violence. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Descending On A Montana Town, Neo-Nazi Trolls Test Where Free Speech Ends

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Levo Recondite
Things Fall Apart Takénobu

A sign in support of Oregon's Measure 101 is displayed by a homeowner along a roadside in Lake Oswego, Ore. Tuesday's special election puts decisions over how the state funds Medicaid in voters' hands. Gillian Flaccus/AP hide caption

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Part Of Oregon's Funding Plan For Medicaid Goes Before Voters

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Awake Tycho
Horizon Tycho
Is It All Over My Face/Tower of Meaning Blood Orange & Devonté Hynes
Cirrus & Cumulus Mark Barrott
Baby Come Home Mark Barrott

Three Day Rule dating coach Alexa Geistman goes over a few dating pointers with her client Kat McClain before her first date with Kevin Biely. Jessica Pons for NPR hide caption

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When Dating Felt Like A Job, One Woman Hired A Matchmaker

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker 101 Strings
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Will Work For No Benefits: The Challenges Of Being In The New Contract Workforce

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Metal Swing The Range
Loftmane The Range
Stratus

Bill Cosby performed at Philadelphia's LaRose Jazz Club on Monday night. Not one word about his sexual assault accusers or his upcoming retrial made it into his routine. Natalie Piserchio/for NPR hide caption

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Bill Cosby Makes Surprise Stand-Up Appearance Ahead Of Retrial

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Odyssee L'Imperatrice
Vanilla Fraise L'Imperatrice
Remember Me Benjamin Bratt
Fiesta con de la Cruz Michael Giacchino
Cancion Digital
Flatiron Suzanne Kraft
No Worries Suzanne Kraft
Praah Com Poesia Spaniol

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