Many veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan return to civilian life and find themselves competing with job seekers who, while no better qualified, have more "real world" experience or education.
There is something so amazingly "Yeah, I did it!" satisfying about clutching a diploma at a graduation. This holds true whether the achievement is the completion of high school, college, graduate school, or specialized training.
New research from economists at Wellesley College have found that those who lose their job within three years of becoming eligible for Social Security and Medicare have their life expectancy reduced by three years.