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Renters Are Fighting Back Against Their Landlords Through #VentYourRent

They’re fighting against high rents and poor living conditions.

New York City politician Jimmy McMillan gained nationwide fame and praise when he started the Rent Is Too Damn High Party in 2005 to support his unsuccessful gubernatorial run. McMillian’s message would go over well in London these days where the average price of an apartment is £1,500 a month ($2200 U.S.) and rents have risen 10.7 percent in 2015 alone. On top of the astronomical prices, many renters feel they’re getting screwed by poor housing conditions as well.

That’s why Londoners are fighting back against their landlords on social media through #VentYourRent, a campaign created by Generation Rent. “The hashtag #ventyourrent is unearthing the scale of common problems like damp and mice, all the way up to the most shocking experiences like poisoning, ceilings falling in and bullying landlords and letting agents,” Generation Rent’s Dan Wilson Craw told Dazed.

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Here’s How Millennials Can Fix Their (Scrambled) Nest Eggs

This is how you get millennials to care about fiscal responsibility

At this point in my life, I am nearly $50,000 in debt. So I went out and spent $100 on brunch last weekend. Weirdly, it helped.

Any sane person would interpret the above combination as someone making extremely bad life choices, but the coexistence of brunch and debt are hallmarks of the millennial generation. Though, to be fair, millennials aren’t the most debt-strapped demographic (largely due to our lack of mortgages).

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Trump Incorrectly Scolds General Motors On Twitter

GM quickly put out a statement to correct him.

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Tuesday morning, president-elect Donald Trump struck out at another major American company from his favorite bully pulpit, Twitter. Trump scolded General Motors, threatening to tax them for manufacturing its Chevy Cruze abroad.

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Bill Gates has a bit of egg on his face—after the Microsoft mogul pledged 100,000 chickens to a group of impoverished countries, one of the recipients cried foul. (fowl?)

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