Putting It to the Test – 23andMe

More than 2 million people have taken part in genetic testing by 23andMe, a company founded in 2006 by CEO Anne Wojcicki. The company’s impetus was to empower the consumer with information regarding their personal DNA and accelerate genetic research on a wide range of health conditions from Parkinson's disease to lupus and asthma. ...
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Krystal Marx campaign photo with her family.

Progressive Krystal S. Marx: Running and Winning in Burien

I wish I could say that my decision to run for local office had a loftier beginning, but I have heard that people don’t like it when their elected officials lie. To that end, I want to share with you what it was like to decide to run. ...
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Former Nanny: ‘Don’t Serve Me Urine and Say It’s Lemonade’

I’m sure many of us have thought this same sentiment: “She can rest while the girls nap.” Except that’s not the reality when you’re a nanny. You’re preparing food, bottles, cleaning - and, god forbid - taking the opportunity to visit the bathroom alone. ...
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Senator Gayle Goldin (left) attends a bill signing with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo (center).

State Senator Gayle Goldin: Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office

As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes. ...
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Seeking What’s Next for Mobile Tech in 2017 and Beyond

Whether you want to have the best technology out there or you want to be aware of the trends, mobile technology is changing in some considerable ways. ...
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Off the Couch and Into the Street: Why I Finally Joined a Protest Movement

When I was a young girl, I was in a Camp Fire group, and we used to sing a song that told us it was “better to light just one little candle than to stumble in the dark.” Well, I hadn’t thought of that song in 30 years, but I’ve been hearing it in my head as I try and put my short history as an activist into words for you. ...
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Julia-Grace Sanders

Why it Matters That Girls Can Boy Scout

As an adult, I’m passionate about the outdoors and I can’t help but get a little angsty that my Boy Scouts education was cut short at the soap-carving unit. ...
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Maya Jafer

Indian Transgender Woman Maya Jafer Speaks on Trump Travel Ban

In the 10 years it took me to become a U.S. citizen, I faced financial hardship, dozens of interviews, and lived in constant fear of deportation. Despite being a highly skilled, in-demand worker as a doctor, the process was nothing short of painful. ...
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Make-up Evolution 2017

The fashion industry along with makeup is changing consistently with new trends being introduced and changing before the blink of an eye. ...
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National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance

National Queer Asian Pacific Island Alliance: No DACA Deal with the Devil, Not This Time!

Canceling DACA puts the lives of 800,000 undocumented young people at risk of deportation. NQAPIA demands a clean DREAM Act without any enforcement provisions. ...
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