Because of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Caregiver Rule, Brett's employer kept his job open so Brett had the time to care for his brother. Now Brett's back at his job in Chicago, and Kyle is doing great. Like the brothers' situation illustrates, these support systems can have a significant impact on the day-to-day hardships caregivers face.
Small businesses play a critical role in helping our economy, but to stay competitive they need access to a motivated, flexible and skilled workforce.
This Memorial Day, I hope you will take a moment to offer your own gesture of thanks to our men and women serving abroad and at home, as well as their families, and take a moment to honor the service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
As print media across the world faces a stark economic reality, many have also speculated about the demise of photojournalism. The images that follow show that assumption to be far from the truth.
Michelle Obama burst on the national scene four years ago, and, like her husband, quickly captured the imagination of the nation. Some say she is her husband's best asset. She is more popular than the president, with a favorability rating of 66 percent, unchanged from two years ago.
As Memorial Day approaches, I think about a time long ago when three young wounded warriors came home from a war that saved our nation from fascism to rebuild our nation from the ravages of world war and depression.
While every member of the health care team needs to be attuned to the possibility of PTSD and TBI, nurses must be particularly prepared to serve our military and their families with expert clinical care and innovative research on these most serious disorders.
This week kicked off with the Emmy Awards and things only got weirder from there.
Hiring Our Heroes is a series of one hundred career fairs that is sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Department of Labor.
We heard stories from motherswho had lost their husbands. Families who journeyed for weeks to arrive malnourished and in need of medical assistance. And parents who had heartbreaking stories of losing children in the flight from famine in Somalia.
Over 29,000 young children have died of malnutrition and disease in Somalia over the past 90 days. We are now on our way to the Horn of Africa to see what more we as a nation can do.
Designer to the stars (and Jill Biden) Reem Acra lets us into her stunning home and talks Resort 2012, Kate Middleton and her new house in Nashville.
Despite the vision for a Veterans Corps, we have not moved aggressively enough to develop these types of programs. The primary challenge has been the uncertainty of Americorps funding.
A free trip to summer camp might not seem like a lot in the grander scheme of things. But for kids in families that endure repeated separations for long, anxious months, it opens up a different world.
We can hardly say we support our troops if we don't support their families at home. Michelle Obama and Jill Biden will launch an initiative designed to encourage communities to make this commitment.
There is a consensus brewing among progressives, big-name foreign policy hands and some neoconservatives that a borders/security strategy is a way to leapfrog over current impediments to progress in Israel and Palestine.