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Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

Astronaut Stephanie Wilson is the voice of Mission Control for the all-female spacewalk

During Friday’s historic all-woman spacewalk from the International Space Station, a female voice can be heard speaking to astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch from Mission Control. It’s NASA astronaut Stephanie Wilson and she’s acting as CapCom, or Capsule Communication, at Johnson Space Center in Houston. CapCom is the astronaut who on Earth who communicates…MORE

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

When outrages become the new normal — Meanwhile in America

Now and again in President Donald Trump’s Washington, it’s hard to believe what you’re watching with your own eyes. First, on live television, Trump’s acting chief of staff admitted a “quid pro quo,” saying that the US had conditioned aid upon Ukraine filling Trump’s political wish list — a potential abuse of power that could…MORE

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

Hong Kong court rejects legal challenge for same-sex marriage

A Hong Kong court has ruled against redefining the meaning of marriage that would have allowed same-sex unions and civil partnerships in the city. Hong Kong’s Court of the First Instance ruled on Friday against a woman, known as MK, who complained that the government’s lack of marriage options in Hong Kong violated her constitutional…MORE

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

What’s it like to live on the International Space Station?

When it comes to business travel, astronauts take the cake. The six space scientists and engineers who live and work in the International Space Station are traveling at a speed of five miles per second — orbiting Earth once every 92 minutes. As far as we know, they don’t earn frequent flyer miles, but they…MORE

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

It’s like a defendant on trial getting to sit on the jury too. Venezuela has become the latest accused human rights abuser to win a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. It defeated Costa Rica 105 to 96 in a secret ballot vote inside the UN General Assembly. In Caracas, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister…MORE

InSight mission is digging into Mars again

InSight mission is digging into Mars again

NASA’s stationary InSight lander is slowly but surely getting to know Mars on a deeper level. Since landing on Mars in November 2018, InSight has been taking selfies, providing daily Martian weather reports, detecting quakes on Mars and hearing strange sounds. But its heat probe experiment was struggling to burrow beneath the surface of the…MORE

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Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong By Christy Wright Can you believe there are only three months left in 2019? It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my boys from their last day of school before summer break. Now, suddenly, we’re in the middle of holidays-are-just-around-the-corner craziness! I think the hardest part…

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dear Dave, I know you talk about having an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside. My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on exactly how much we should set aside for emergencies. How do you determine the exact amount? Erin   Dear Erin, The exact you amount…

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dear Dave, I’m new to investing, and recently I began putting money into growth stock mutual funds inside a Roth IRA. On my last statement, it said that my investment had grown. Can you explain how it grew? Matt   Dear Matt, In most cases, you’ll have anywhere from 90 to 200 different company’s stocks…

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one By Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to…