Funerals are tough. Ever Loved helps you pay for them

Alison Johnston didn’t plan to build a startup around death. An early employee at Q&A app Aardvark that was bought by Google, she’d founded tutoring app InstaEDU and sold it to Chegg. She made mass market consumer products. But then, “I had a family member who was diagnosed with terminal cancer and I thought about how she’d be remembered” she recalls. Inventing the next big social app suddenly felt less consequential. “ I started looking into the funeral industry and discovered that there w...
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Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships

Tongue Tied: Untangling Communication in Sex, Kink, and Relationships $10 Kindle/%15 physical from Amazon I wasn’t intending to read Tongue Tied initially. I was previously unfamiliar with Stella Harriss (who I now know is an experienced sex educator and coach as well as an erotica writer) and, perhaps more importantly, felt pretty familiar with communicating about sex. I’ve frequently read about the topic. I’ve argued that we need to talk more about sex and do it in a healthy way that isn...
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How to Balance School With Travel (8 Simple Tips)

Welcome to our family travel tips series where we share our top tips for the biggest challenges you experience around family travel. We took a poll alongside our sponsor Allianz Travel to find out what the biggest challenges were when traveling with kids. Those top challenges were: Travel is too expensive How to create a travel experience the whole family will love How to balance school with travel How to manage a picky eater on the road Surprisingly, the one that came up at number three was ...
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High school graduation gaps are narrowing in Washington state. So why aren’t all students performing better on state exams?

For students from traditionally marginalized communities, graduation rates have soared by double-digits. But why haven't they made comparable growth on standardized tests?
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