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Are America's Best Days Over?

Nigel Barber | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Nigel Barber

In The Rise and Fall of American Growth, Robert Gordon argues that America's exceptional growth of the early 20th century is over and done. His thesis is that innovation ain't what it used to be.

The Bad News I Never Expected To Turn Out Good

Amanda Magee | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Magee

I never expected to be grateful to have been let go, but that ending was my most fertile beginning.

When Christians Fall In Love With Caesar: Obama and the State of the Union

Ellin Jimmerson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Ellin Jimmerson

When I review Obama's presidency, with the major exception of his stance on LGBTQ issues and his endorsement of same-sex marriages, I don't find that he has stood up for the weak and vulnerable.

The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

The Tricky Art of Hanging on During Life-Rattling Events

Hilary Lauren | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Hilary Lauren

The stress I used to think was a big deal... wasn't. Evenings after work, I would rush in the door, run to my bedroom, shuck off my work clothes and h...

10 Things You Can Do To Create The Life You Want After Any Loss

Kristin Meekhof | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristin Meekhof

What is key is that you begin somewhere, and these items are here to help you create a new path for yourself. Some of these things may not work for you, while other items you may find to be a better fit.

The Economic Weakness Right Under Our Nose

Scott Paul | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Scott Paul

More than two million net new jobs have been created this year in America, a not too shabby number. Not a single one of them, though, is in manufacturing. That's terrible news, not only for people who want to work in factories, but for the wider economy.

Loneliness in the Workplace: Symptoms and Solutions

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Gurdeep Pandher

The workplace is busy and bustling, full of people coming to and from meetings, photocopiers, and each other's cubicles. However, despite the high potential for social interaction, many people still feel lonely at their place of employment.

'I'd Like to Thank Everybody Who Ever Fired or Divorced Me': Looking Back, at 70

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.10.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

I was laid off as director of broadcast production at an edgy little ad agency because we lost our only TV account. My 20-year marriage ended and 9/11 happened. All in the same month. For the next 10 years, I was just a floundering fear ball, a deer in the headlights.

Trade Deals and the Importance of Political Gridlock

David Coates | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
David Coates

Moves seem well underway in the Republican-controlled Senate to fast-track the vote on fast-tracking -- maybe as early as this coming Tuesday. That would be a pity, since the arguments for not passing the proposed trade deal continue to be worthy of long and slow consideration.

Automation for the People: The Public, Technology and Jobs

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

What does the public think about automation and jobs? Do Americans see technological threats to employment, and have their views changed since the days when robots first began replacing line workers in factories?

Mulligan Time: 5 Foolproof Ways to Tap a New Career

Danielle Wolffe | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Danielle Wolffe

It turns out, taking a Mulligan, doing it over, is the key to survival in today's convoluted, fast changing economy. If you have chosen to give reinventing yourself a try, make sure you do it correctly.

Baby Boomers Reinventing Themselves

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

Five years ago Mindy Mazur left a long and successful career in Public Health to become a health coach. Here's how she did it.

I Lost My Job, But Might Find Myself

Abby Heugel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Women
Abby Heugel

Although it's still raw, there's a sense that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and that maybe this is just what I needed to find something that is healthier for me -- physically and mentally.

Facing the 7 Biggest Money Fears This Halloween (Part 1 of 2)

David A. Dedman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Being laid off is a legitimate fear if you work for someone else. The greater fear here is after the layoff, not being able to find another job and pay your bills. You should be prepared just like for any other disaster.

Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

This Is The Only Thing I've Learned At 25

Danielle Page | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Danielle Page

In a few short days, I'll be turning 26. My early twenties will be behind me, and I'll be entering into this phase of adulthood that's an awkward coc...

The War on Poverty, International Trade and the State of the Union

Gilbert B. Kaplan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Gilbert B. Kaplan

It is hard to see our trade policy as a place where we are having much success. We have an unceasing $700 billion trade deficit, and we have lost 5.2 million manufacturing jobs since the year 2000.

Which Zen Guru Said It: SpongeBob Or Confucius?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion

He lives in a pineapple under the sea, but SpongeBob SquarePants may be more enlightened than either you or me. Can you tell which of the quotes b...

How Pema Chodron Saved My Life

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Amos Kahn

Divorce, death, job loss, moving, it was a monumentally, ridiculously traumatic time. Life is bitter and life is sweet. It's painful and it's scary -- and it's the only way to know that we can fly.

Obamacare Is Making Republicans Sick

Dale Hansen | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The most ironic argument against the ACA is that it kills jobs. While most Republicans would argue that the government can't create jobs, apparently government can destroy them.

The Job of Life

Penny Love | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Penny Love

Steve Jobs' greatest gift to us might not be having the Internet in a small glass square in our pocket, but rather, his reminder to look down at our own feet and make sure they are moving in the same direction as our own heart and inner vision.

If Increasing the Minimum Wage Doesn't Cost Jobs, How Does It Get Absorbed?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

The economic arguments against moderate increases in the minimum wage lack robust empirical support. Most importantly, the majority of studies looking for the job-loss effects that opponents assert will be large enough to offset the benefits to low-wage workers come up short.

When Daddy's Job Goes Bye-Bye...

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 10.12.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I spent the first couple of weeks dwelling on the negatives aspects of having a unemployed husband. It was easy, but unproductive. The second I started focusing on the positives, my mood turned around.

How Long It Really Takes To Move On

Posted 07.30.2013 | Divorce

How long does it really take to recover from divorce? According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, experts say it takes about two year...