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Democrats Borrow A GOP Idea On Health Care Costs

AP | Shadee Ashtari | September 4, 2014 | Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs. Individual states would set their own targets to curb the growth of health care spending. If they succeed, they'd...

Here's Yet Another Reason To Love Leonardo DiCaprio

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | September 4, 2014 | Impact
Celebrity ice bucket challenge videos have filled news feeds across America for weeks. Fortunately, at least a few of those willing public figures aren't just talking the good deed talk -- they're opening their thick wallets to combat ALS, too. Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and David Spade have donated more to...

Alimony Is Broken — But Let’s Not Fix It | | Brittany Wong | September 3, 2014 | Divorce
A financial adviser explains what's wrong with alimony now — and why proposals to reform it could make things even worse.

Nonprofit Watchdog Overhauls Rating Process To Resemble School Grading System

The NonProfit Times | Robbie Couch | September 3, 2014 | Impact
It might be time to dig out that retainer and tuba from your high school yearbook picture. Charity watchdog Charity Navigator changed in August the way it issues its ratings. While the organization has no plans to move to a letter grade system, the new system is based on 100...

Soviet Dog Spacesuit Up For Auction

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | September 3, 2014 | Science
What do you buy the dog who has everything? How about this 1950s-era Soviet dog spacesuit? It's set to go on auction September 13 in Berlin. According to the auction site, the suit was worn by the Soviet space dogs Belka and...

ALS Association Withdraws Ice Bucket Challenge Trademark Applications Amid Backlash

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | September 2, 2014 | Impact
The ALS Association has withdrawn applications to trademark the terms "ice bucket challenge" and "ALS ice bucket challenge," after steps taken to claim legal rights to the phrases were met with controversy. If the association's applications had been accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the organization could have...

Warsaw Is The Cheapest City For A Cultural Vacation, So You Should Go There ASAP

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | August 30, 2014 | Travel
London and Paris are great, but if you're on a budget, a trip to those sparkling cities might make you feel a bit, well, broke. Thankfully, affordable options are out there, and you'll probably never guess where you can go for a culture-filled vacation on the cheap. Behold,...

8 Overlooked Places To Find Affordable Furniture, From 'Cheap' To 'Free'

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | August 29, 2014 | HuffPost Home
Yeah, yeah, we know about IKEA. For better or worse, it's the place where many of us go to furnish our homes affordably without having to go through the hassle of going to a furniture store. However, you're not always going to live close to the mothership of

Marble Decor That Proves Fall's Biggest Trend Is An Affordable One

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | August 29, 2014 | HuffPost Home
When most people hear marble, they think about pricey kitchen islands and Renaissance-style accents that look like they belong in a museum instead of a home. But the opulent stone, which the New York Times has named the material to watch this fall, can be carved and crafted...

LA Mayor's $13.25 Minimum Wage Would Benefit 40 Percent Of Workforce

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | August 28, 2014 | Business
If Los Angeles raised its minimum wage to $13.25 per hour, roughly 40 percent of the city's workforce would benefit and LA's poverty rate would decline by 4 percent, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress provided exclusively to The Huffington Post. On Labor Day, Mayor Eric...

And The 10 Best Counties In America Are..

The Huffington Post | Samantha Toscano | September 4, 2014 | HuffPost Home
City pride is most certainly a thing, but a new kind of pride is about to become very real, as well.

Scientific Proof That You Need A Vacation Right Now

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques | August 28, 2014 | Healthy Living
Stop being afraid of taking time off. Science says vacations will make you a better worker.

These 25 Famous Former Interns Are Proof That Hard Work Does Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | August 29, 2014 | College
Have you ever been asked to do something that seems a bit excessive at your internship -- like, say, fetch a seemingly endless number of obsessively intricate coffee orders -- and felt there wasn't an end in sight? Well, in this video from Mental Floss, we're introduced to

This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back

Forbes | Robbie Couch | August 27, 2014 | Impact
Once accomplished individuals, including CEOs, business owners, high-profile athletes and entertainers, achieve a certain level of success there inevitably comes a time when they begin to ask themselves, “What’s next?” They have worked tirelessly their whole lives, built a long and distinguished resume of professional achievements, along with near prodigious...

Paramedic Finds Family's Parking Ticket In Ambulance, Pays It To Help Ease Their Grief

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | August 28, 2014 | Good News
If you found someone else's parking ticket, would you pay it? Marc Primrose did. After he transported Rosemary Morgan's mom in his ambulance last month, the Australian paramedic-in-training found a parking ticket in Morgan's name in his ambulance. When he learned that Morgan's mother had died, he opted to pay...

John Oliver's 'Ladybucks' Are The Perfect Solution To Unequal Pay

Nina Bahadur | August 27, 2014 | Women
John Oliver has a brilliant way to solve the gender wage gap. In a segment from Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, posted online on Aug. 25, the comedian offers male bosses the perfect way to deal with pesky women who want to get paid the...

The Three Qualities Of People I Most Enjoy Working With

Kevin Short | August 27, 2014 | Business
LinkedIn Influencer, Jeff Weiner , published this post originally on LinkedIn. Several weeks ago, I shared the above Venn diagram in a status update. With 20k+ likes and comments on LinkedIn and over 2.2k...

U.S. Airstrikes Destroy Millions Of Dollars In U.S.-Made Arms In Iraq

Reuters | August 26, 2014 | Politics
By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - The grainy black-and-white footage shows a military vehicle, a small dark mass in the crosshairs of a U.S. war plane, seconds before it explodes in a flash of light. That Aug. 16 strike in northern Iraq, shown in video released by the...

Malaysia Airlines Burning More Than $2 Million In Cash Reserves Every Single Day: Report

Dominique Mosbergen | August 29, 2014 | World
After back-to-back tragedies, Malaysia Airlines is reportedly burning more than $2 million every single day as it struggles to find its feet again. In March, the airline made international headlines when one of its planes, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared without a trace. Four months later, the...

Bloomberg Wants To Do More Good With Less Money To Meet Global Health Goals

Robbie Couch | August 26, 2014 | Impact
On a sweltering Saturday in June in Istanbul’s old city, Michael R. Bloomberg, power-dressed in a dark blue suit, monogrammed white shirt and cuff links, sat down to a late-morning breakfast with local antismoking activists on a rooftop overlooking the glittering Sea of Marmara. The group, which included Turkish doctors...
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