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Suze Orman: 4 Financial Benefits Of Tying The Knot

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

Suze Orman reminds all couples about the financial benefits of wedded bliss. By Suze Orman My life changed forever when I met Kathy Travis. ...

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

Know Your Worth

Amy Oraefo | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

What do you want your legacy to be? Loaded question... I know. What mark have you left on your family or within your community? What beneficial relationships -- personal or professional -- have you established? What do you have to offer this world?

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Amanda Schneider | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Amanda Schneider

While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift.

5 More Ways VA Is Helping Out Vets

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs is doing some really good stuff for vets that no one hears about, catching up since 2009. I've helped, in a very minor way for several years, now I gotta do more, for VA, military families, and vets.

Help! I Have No Idea How Benefits Work!

Erin Daruszka | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

As our healthcare system continues to become more complex, here are some handy tips based on the most common issues HR professionals encounter.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, winter storm Hercules got 2014 off to a frigid start for the roughly 100 million people in its path. Things were equally chilly for the 1.3 million people whose unemployment benefits expired on December 28th -- a frosty "gift" from Congress, which was clearly unmoved by the fact that long-term unemployment is at its highest point since World War II. Congress should renew the emergency aid as soon as it reconvenes this week; if not, another 3.6 million Americans who've been out of work longer than 26 weeks will shortly find themselves out in the no-more-benefits-cold -- and prey to the health consequences, damaged relationships and increased rates of suicide often associated with long-term unemployment. Maybe the New Year -- and the coming midterm elections -- will help melt the GOP's frostbitten heart.

Best Business Partner? Your Dog.

Christine Deakers | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Christine Deakers

While Gen-Xers expect their careers to be more flexible with mobile and virtual teams, some in-office "disruptions" heighten and optimize creativity and workflow. One of the best additions to add to your company's HR program, science suggests, is to bring your dog to work.

#KeepYourPromise

Babette Maxwell | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics
Babette Maxwell

You've asked a lot of us. You've asked for 12 years of war. You've asked for 5,000 of our lives. You've asked for 50,000 of us to deal with Traumatic Brain Injury. You've asked for 250,000 of us to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. You've asked for over 2 million of us to deploy.

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

Best Places to Work: (Your Company Here)

Posted 12.11.2013 | Business

It's no coincidence that the same qualities that make your company a great place to work can also help you grow your business. Think about it: A great...

Elizabeth Warren Nails It: We Shouldn't Be Fighting Each Other for a Handful of Crumbs

Mike Lux | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

For those of us who come out of the ranks of middle class or poor, and whose families and friends still live there, Social Security is a life or death issue. Every dollar matters to them.

Making Perks Work for Your Company

David Krevitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
David Krevitt

What I found in researching this piece, is that large, ostentatious perks aren't what make companies tick on a daily basis. A foundation of meaningful work, subtle and personal perks, and enjoying time with talented colleagues sounds like the perfect formula.

Work-Life Effectiveness Could Use a Common Definition

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.17.2013 | Business
Rose Stanley

We're moving into open enrollment season for many organizations. What better time than right now when there is already a lot of communication going on regarding the benefits the organization will be offering in the new year.

Newlywed? How To Maximize Your Insurance For Every Stage of Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Business

Getting married, having kids and buying a house are a few of the major milestones that you may experience in your life. And while many of these life s...

How Corporate America Used the Great Recession to Turn Good Jobs Into Bad Ones

Barbara Garson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Barbara Garson

A common explanation is that the bad jobs are coming back first and the good jobs will follow. But let me suggest another explanation: the good jobs are here among us right now -- it's just their wages, their benefits, and the long-term security that have vanished.

VA Gives Vets Up to a Year of Retroactive Benefits for Using FDCs to Help Reduce the Backlog

Craig Newmark | Posted 10.13.2013 | Impact
Craig Newmark

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reducing the backlog in disability claims with approaches including Fully Developed Claims, FDCs.

Newspaper Workers Denied Benefits

David Macaray | Posted 10.07.2013 | Business
David Macaray

What makes the move particularly disturbing is not simply that loyal, long-term staffers were abruptly stripped of their benefit package and banished to an economic wilderness, but that this sort of thing is no longer rare enough to be shocking.

There's No "U" in Corporate Wellness

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Krista Yoder Latortue

While the intention to fund corporate wellness is praiseworthy, the lack of employee health care cost reduction as a result of using non-evidence-based programs will lead to diminished support for wellness programs over time.

The 1-Minute Method for Negotiating Like a Boss

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Whenever we think about our goals in terms of potential gains, we automatically (often without realizing it) become more comfortable with risk and less sensitive to concerns about what could go wrong.

Clarity in the Confusion of Corporate Wellness Programs

Krista Yoder Latortue | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business
Krista Yoder Latortue

By partnering with Registered Dietitians, HR personnel can help reduce their own stress, confusion, and anxiety in finding and implementing the right corporate wellness nutrition program.

Global Company Car Benefits -- An Essential Component of Key Talent Reward Programs

VisualNews.com | Posted 07.07.2013 | Business
VisualNews.com

After analyzing data from 89 markets worldwide, a new report by Mercer lists company car benefits as a key component in key talent retention programs, with brands such as Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota and Honda topping the list of cars offered to the most valued employees.

Down Is a Dangerous Direction

Barbara Garson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Business
Barbara Garson

If you had to date the Great Recession, you might say it started in September 2008 when Lehman Brothers vaporized over a weekend. By 2008, however, the majority of American workers had already endured a 40-year decline in wages, security, and hope -- a Long Recession of their own.

The Brainwashing 'Cult' of Meditation

Kino MacGregor | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Kino MacGregor

The difference between a cult and a true path of spiritual evolution is sometimes hard to see form the outside. But when I washed my brain with the tools of meditation I didn't see it like a cult, I saw it more like going to the army for boot camp.

It's Not Too Late for a War Tax

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

For 10 years, the United States has been fighting very real and very expensive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. But we have never levied a dime in special taxes to pay for either of these conflicts, let alone the also-expensive war at home (in the form of homeland security).