Danièle Cybulskie, author of The Five-Minute Medievalist, is a featured writer at Medievalists.net. Her work has appeared in The Medieval Magazine, Medieval Warfare Magazine and Ancient History Magazine. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Toronto, where she specialized in medieval literature.

Each of us gets about half our DNA from our mother and half from our father, so it’s really no surprise that we can all think of characteristics and traits that we’ve received from our mothers. Growing up, I always admired my mother’s sense of optimism. It didn’t matter what was happening in her life, she was always thinking of the best case scenario.

Mother’s Day in the United States — and in other countries around the world — is fast approaching, and there is no better gift for Mom this year than a MyHeritage DNA kit. Take advantage of our special mother’s day offer: $10 off MyHeritage DNA. Helping your mother reconnect with her roots is an excellent way to honor her and the other women in your family at this holiday.

As most MyHeritage employees know, MyHeritage Hackathons are very exciting and much-anticipated events around the office. For those not familiar with the term, a hackathon is a sprint-like event in which our computer programmers, designers, product managers and others join together to work intensively and collaborate on new and exciting projects. Every few months, we host a 12-hour hackathon.

This is a guest post by Helen V. Smith. A speaker, researcher, and author, she has been researching family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales, with a strong interest in medical and social history. She has registered the surname Quested, with the Guild of One-Name Studies, researching it worldwide.

Today marks National DNA Day, commemorating the enormous achievement of University of Cambridge scientists James Watson and Francis Crick in discovering the structure of DNA for which they later received a Nobel Prize. DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid, is a giant molecule containing the coded instructions of life. Watson and Crick were the first to discover the double helix structure of DNA, changing the face of biology forever.

We’re excited to announce a partnership with the popular spoken-word artist, Prince Ea. Prince Ea is an American rapper, music video director and rights activist from St Louis, Missouri. His aim is to make people laugh, cry, think, and love. MyHeritage is thrilled to be working together to help people learn more about themselves through DNA using our affordable global genetic testing service MyHeritage DNA.

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