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Seaweed sellers worry about tariffs, too

Dec 26, 2019
Fiona Houston co-founded Mara Seaweed five years ago. The company is expanding, but tariffs and geopolitics have been concerning.
Fiona Houston, co-founder of Mara Seaweed, harvesting off the Scottish coast.
Angus Bremner

How the woman who helped design Yoda's voice is spending her retirement

Dec 20, 2019
Joanne D’Antonio now teaches seniors how to navigate LA's public transit system.
Joanne D'Antonio (left) working on "Empire Strikes Back" with Director Irvin Kershner and Frank Oz, on Dec. 24th, 1979.

Finding meaningful work at home after working around the world

Dec 19, 2019
Marydean Purves brought her international work experience into a new realm.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Preparing for retirement, one Google search at a time

Dec 17, 2019
"I'm realizing I don't even know what I don't know," said Janet Johnson, 63.
Janet Johnson and her husband, Duane Esarey.
Photo courtesy of Janet Johnson

From hiring to navigating the road, "everything about trucking is a math problem"

Dec 2, 2019
A truck driver tells us about working one of the most in-demand jobs in the U.S.
A truck used by driver Kellylynn McLaughlin.
Courtesy Kellylynn McLaughlin

Prioritizing stability over wealth

Nov 27, 2019
Ohio native Louise Eberle says the work-life balance of her public school job gives her more than wealth ever could.
Photo courtesy of Louise Eberle

Painting the ski industry, one trail map at a time

Nov 20, 2019
If you've gone skiing in the last 30 years, there's a good chance you've used a trail map painted by James Niehues.
James Niehues works in his home studio in Parker, Colorado.
Lindsay Pierce Morgan

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The doctor who left primary care to help LGBTQ patients

Nov 12, 2019
"It's so rewarding to just provide good care, and be kind and have them feel safe," said Dr. Crystal Beal.
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Waiting for 65

Nov 7, 2019
There is no guarantee of financial stability, even after 36 years at one company.
Simons and her husband have seven and eight years, respectively, until they hit 65.
William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

When trade policy affects the farm

Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones