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To disclose or not to disclose: Inside the push for bisexual-affirming medical care

To disclose or not to disclose: Inside the push for bisexual-affirming medical care The last time Lauren Krouse saw her primary care doctor, the medical assistant breezed through Krouse’s patient history form. She laughed and brushed off the question about sexual orientation. “I don’t even know why I’m asking this,” the assistant said. She assumed Krouse was straight. But Krouse is bisexual, and knows the assistant should have asked. Because for many bisexual people, disclosing sexual orienta

Japanese American soldiers fought loyally for a country that didn’t always love them back

Like many others in Hawaii, Yonemitsu’s family wasn’t placed in incarceration camps. People of Japanese ancestry made up over one-third of the population, and the idea of incarcerating them was deemed impractical. But he got a chance to see what mainlanders experienced when he visited the incarceration camps Rohwer and Jerome in Arkansas with other soldiers from Company L. “I was appalled on arrival at Jerome to see the barbed wire fencing and machine-gun equipped towers that encircled the camp

Spotify pays artists (sort of), but not per stream. Here's how it breaks down.

Spotify pays artists (sort of), but not per stream. Here's how it breaks down. You may know Spotify for its end of the year "Spotify Wrapped" personal music stats or from stalking your friends' listening activity on the desktop app. But for musicians, the most popular streaming platform in the world is an important part of making a career in music. According to Spotify, over 28% of artists who earned over $10,000 from Spotify in 2020 and 2021 were self-distributed. The streaming platform estim

When does daylight saving time end 2022? What it means for your clocks, calendar and sleep

When does daylight saving time end 2022? What it means for your clocks, calendar and sleep Daylight saving time has been a staple of the U.S. calendar for the better half of the last century. But the U.S. is not the only country, nor the first, to observe daylight saving. Around 70 countries observe daylight saving time, mostly in the Northern Hemisphere. This includes most of Europe, which operates on a slightly different daylight saving period than the U.S. Most of the country is preparing t

Heading home for the holidays? Here are the cheapest day to fly, from a travel economist.

Heading home for the holidays? Here are the cheapest day to fly, from a travel economist. There’s no place like home for the holidays. We’ve heard the Carpenters and Perry Como sing it. We’ve seen it in the airport security lines in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas. The two holidays are some of the busiest travel times of the year. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration screened over 20.2 million people during the holiday travel season. Travel agency Hopper est

How much do Amazon delivery drivers make? Annual and hourly wage breakdown.

How much do Amazon delivery drivers make? Annual and hourly wage breakdown. Amazon is known for its efficiency and no-frills shopping. In just a few taps, you can order an item on Amazon Prime and have it delivered to your doorstep in a matter of days and sometimes even hours. The company even uses map tracking, which allows customers to follow their packages in real time as the delivery driver continues the route. While many Amazon users experience the company from mobile app to doorstep, no

What is the loudest animal in the world? It depends, but it's one of these two giants.

What is the loudest animal in the world? It depends, but it's one of these two giants. The familiar feeling after coming back from a concert is one of muffled or ringing ears. Our ears are sensitive to sound, and damaged or injured eardrums are a real threat to wellbeing. But could an animal’s call actually damage human ears? The loudest animal in the world isn't your dog, and it's definitely not your baby — even though their screams may seem ear-splitting. Read on to discover the animal with

Do you have a good credit score? Credit expert shares tips on how to improve your score.

Do you have a good credit score? Credit expert shares tips on how to improve your score. Credit scores dominate spending and decisions, but few people know the ins and outs of this looming figure. FICO created the first credit score model in 1989, and it is known today as the most widely used and accepted credit score. While FICO provides the algorithm for the credit score, the three major credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — provide data for credit reports. Rod Griffin, senior

What does the 'B' in LGBTQ stand for? The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality.

What does the 'B' in LGBTQ stand for? The difference between bisexuality and pansexuality. Bisexual Awareness Week occurs every year from Sept. 16 to 23, culminating in Bi Visibility Day on Sept. 23. LGBTQ organizations, including GLAAD, the Bisexual Resource Center and Still Bisexual, participate in social media campaigns and history lessons to celebrate individuals who identify as bisexual. According to a 2022 Gallup poll, a record high of 7.1% of American adults self-identify as LGBTQ. Lead

Is Pluto a planet? Some no longer consider it one, but others believe it should be.

Is Pluto a planet? Some no longer consider it one, but others believe it should be. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Subject to memorization in school and known as the definitive planetary lineup, Pluto was included in the list until the International Astronomical Union determined it did not meet qualifications in 2006. Though Pluto is no longer considered a major planet, it’s still beloved by the science community and regularly makes headlines. The Nati

You may qualify for unemployment even if you quit, employment attorney shares

You may qualify for unemployment even if you quit, employment attorney shares Layoffs and unemployment were on the rise as the U.S. economy slowed in August of 2022, MarketWatch reported. Unemployment benefit numbers were climbing in the summer months of 2022, and 260,000 people applied for unemployment at the end of July. But laid-off employees aren’t the only ones looking to collect unemployment benefits. Individuals who recently quit may also seek a jobless claim. According to the Bureau of

Is Sue Bird related to Larry Bird? Facts about the Seattle Storm point guard.

Is Sue Bird related to Larry Bird? Facts about the Seattle Storm point guard. In the world of basketball, Sue Bird is a legend and household name. The Seattle Storm point guard is a four-time WBNA champion and the WNBA's all-time leader in assists and career starts. She also is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and played on U.S. teams that won four World Championships. With so many accolades, it’s hard not to associate Bird with an NBA counterpart who shares her surname — Larry Bird, known as

Princess Diana's life and legacy: How old she was when she died, how old she'd be now

Princess Diana's life and legacy: How old she was when she died, how old she'd be now Known affectionately as the “people’s princess,” Princess Diana left an impactful legacy after her death in 1997. She was celebrated for her humanitarian efforts, including advocating for a ban on landmines and raising awareness for leprosy. In 1987, she intentionally shook hands with an AIDS patient without gloves on to dispel the myth that it could spread through touch. Because of her ongoing activism, Dian

What's the hottest pepper in the world? These peppers rank as the spiciest you can eat.

What's the hottest pepper in the world? These peppers rank as the spiciest you can eat. Are you a fan of spicy foods? How about the hottest pepper in the world? The title is a coveted one, ranked by the Guinness World Records and held by chili farmers looking to challenge the meaning of the word “spicy.” There are an estimated 50,000 types of chili peppers in the world, resulting from domestication over 6,000 years ago in Peru and Mexico. These peppers file into five categories — Capsicum annu

From preschool teachers to professors: A breakdown of teacher salaries.

From preschool teachers to professors: A breakdown of teacher salaries. Jobs in education in the United States are projected to grow 10% from 2020 to 2030, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Still, many school districts are experiencing teacher shortages, with the pandemic exacerbating hurdles like low pay, poor benefits and concerns over safety. According to an EdChoice survey, about half of U.S. teachers under age 55 considered leaving teaching in fall 2021, and 64% of teachers old

How often should you bathe your dog? A guide based on breed, lifestyle and coat.

How often should you bathe your dog? A guide based on breed, lifestyle and coat. It’s a Friday night and you’ve just let your dog out before going to bed. As your perfect pooch approaches the door, a smell emerges. Skunk. The only logical solution is to get your dog into the bathtub as fast as possible to rid your house, your dog and your nostrils of the stench. A scenario like this is the most common time to give your dog a bath, but should you be washing your pet on a regular schedule? Here’

How to use Apple Pay: Tips for setting up and using the contactless payment method

How to use Apple Pay: Tips for setting up and using the contactless payment method Technology is rapidly changing the way we function in the world, including the way we buy things. Apple Pay, unveiled in 2014, has taken off in the past few years and is now the top mobile payment app in the U.S., according to an eMarketer analysis. Contactless pay became a consumer favorite during the pandemic with contact related health concerns, giving rise to card readers that accept Apple Pay. Apple announc

Do fish sleep like humans? What sleep means under the sea or in the aquarium.

Do fish sleep like humans? What sleep means under the sea or in the aquarium. Sleep is one of the most essential parts of being human. Catching some Z’s is important for daily functioning, and the recommended number of hours for adults is around eight, according to the Sleep Foundation. The same is not true for all mammals. Some only need a few hours, like elephants at two hours per day. Giraffes sleep just under five hours a day. Bats, who are nocturnal, spend 20 hours a day sleeping, and eve

How to trim your cat’s nails for the best results, according to a vet tech

How to trim your cat’s nails for the best results, according to a vet tech Trimming your cat’s nails is an important job, but one that can also be paws-itively terrifying for those who don’t want to end up the target of lengthy claws. Many vet owners trim cat nails themselves, but some feel the task is better left to vets. Clipping your cat's claws can definitely put trust and behavior to the test, but can have lasting positive results if done correctly. While trimming your cat’s nails seems

How many Harry Potter movies are there? The full list in order of release.

How many Harry Potter movies are there? The full list in order of release. The world got a bit more magical in 1998 when the first “Harry Potter” book was published. Over two decades later, the wizarding world has grown to become not only a household staple but also an entire fictional world at Universal Studios. Untold numbers of children grew up learning the tales of Harry Potter and his best friends, and fans got even more material when author J.K. Rowling released several spin off books, i

"The Sympathy Card" Is A Charming Love Letter to Boston Queer Culture

Two newlywed lesbians, one a smooth talker, the other hopelessly awkward. Soccer. A flower store. Boston queer culture. A cancer patient’s dying wish to get her wife laid before she’s gone. This is The Sympathy Card, and it’s a must-watch lesbian rom-com being released on streaming platforms Friday, July 1. Just after they get married, Josie’s (Nika Ezell Pappas) terminally ill wife Emma (Petey Gibson) gives her a deathbed order — she wants Josie to use the “sympathy card” to meet other lesbia

LGBTQ+ youth are on the frontlines of massive setbacks for equality

A joint report by member publications of News is Out: Bay Area Reporter, Dallas Voice, Philadelphia Gay News, Q Voice News, Tagg Magazine, Washington Blade, and Windy City Times. The LGBTQ+ community is experiencing wide-reaching attacks from state governments, with most proposed and passed legislation focusing on LGBTQ+ youth. News is Out explores what’s happening, how it’s affecting LGBTQ+ students and families, and what to do in the face of continued discrimination. Where we stand now: Bay

'Grace and Frankie' star teases potential spinoff

Look out, “Grace and Frankie” fans — this may not be the end of your favorite show on Netflix. June Diane Raphael, who plays Grace’s daughter Brianna, confirmed to TODAY hosts Jenna Bush Hager and Savannah Guthrie that she is working on a spinoff series called “Brianna.” “I did write a script with one of the creators of ‘Grace and Frankie,’” Raphael said. “Netflix has it right now.” Raphael appeared with co-star Brooklyn Decker on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live After Show” Wednesday, w
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