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Mona Gable

Mona Gable
Mona Gable is a writer and journalist whose articles on politics, medicine, travel, and parenting have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Health, Los Angeles Magazine, Budget & Travel, and Salon, among other publications. She is a contributor to the 2008 anthology, The Maternal Is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change and her essays have been published in two bestselling anthologies, Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, and A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters.

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Life in the Data

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Fifty-Fifty: Whether to Test for Huntington’s Disease

“I had no idea which of my parents carried the gene,” writer Mona Gable recounts. But the death of her brother led her to find out if she carried the marker.

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Do Not Tell Your Kids That Eating Vegetables Will Make Them Stronger

Instead, hand them over in silence. Or, market them as the most delicious snack known to mankind.

The West’s Groundwater Is Being Sucked Dry

Scientists were stunned to discover just how much groundwater has been lost from beneath the Colorado River over the past 10 years.

How Wildlife Declines Are Leading to Slavery and Terrorism

As wildlife numbers dwindle, wildlife crimes are rising—and that's fueling a raft of heinous crimes committed against humans.

How a CEO’s Fiery Battle Speeches Can Shape Ethical Behavior

CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.

Modern Technology Still Doesn’t Protect Americans From Deadly Landslides

No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.

The Big One

One in two full-time American fast-food workers' families are enrolled in public assistance programs, at a cost of $7 billion per year. July/August 2014

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