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The On-demand Economy: Changing The Way We Live As We Age

Companies such as Instacart, Uber and TaskRabbit may be known for their appeal to young, urban consumers, but they may soon influence older adults’ lives just as profoundly. Offering alternatives to traditional, senior-oriented services, these…


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Disposable Diapers Could Save Ton Of Water

Hayley Priest and Rachelle Morales, eighth-graders at Ball Junior High School, have spent the past year studying whether disposable diapers could help retain moisture in soil. The goal, they said, is to find a way…



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Startup Plans To Disrupt Real Estate By Dumping Commissions

A new company called Faira is the latest in the Seattle area aiming to disrupt the home-buying process. Launched by former Microsoft and eBay employees, Kirkland-based Faira doesn’t charge a commission. Traditionally, brokerages charge 6…