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What a construction supervisor in Virginia does in a workday

Safety walks, listening to 2000s hits and painting park benches

I survived breast cancer and should be thriving. But it’s not so simple.

Although the survivor’s guilt is sometimes paralyzing, I’m learning to give myself grace

My double mastectomy made me reevaluate: What do my breasts mean to me?

The decision had been weighing on me since I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene

What an artist and gallery owner in Louisiana does in a workday

Painting time, cat cleanup and journaling

What a returning student in Texas does in a workday

“Mom mode," final exam studying and baked pasta for dinner

It’s time to ‘shift from the White male gaze’: Two Latinas in Hollywood on what it means to tell their stories

We listened in on a conversation between actress Yaya DaCosta and writer, director and producer Charise Castro Smith

What a National Park coordinator does in a workday

A moose statue, lunchtime horoscopes and Ranger Talk

Ask Dr. Andrea: I’m the only woman on my team. How can I stop being self-conscious about it?

I overcompensate and am always trying to fit in

What a communications executive in D.C. does in a workday

A morning meditation, client chats and an in-person happy hour

What a restaurant server in Arkansas does in a workday

Favorite customers, lots of cleaning and $197 in cash