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An Ominous Sign For America's Economic Prospects

Posted 01.17.2012 | Business

NEW YORK (Jilian Mincer and Jonathan Spicer) - More than four years after the United States fell into recession, many Americans have resorted to r...

Wild Cards, Economic and Political

Robert Kuttner | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama is exceptionally lucky when it comes to the weaknesses of the Republican field and its stunning penchant for mutually assured destruction.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Blunted Affect

Adia Colar | Posted 03.04.2012 | TV
Adia Colar

In the past two episodes of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we've seen not only the other cast members essentially outing the abuse claims on national TV, but also Taylor and Russell's reaction to it.

How to Become an Optimist in 2012

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 03.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Optimist's, according to research tend to be healthier, are more active, eat more fruits and vegetables and spend more time actively with others. So w...

The Holiday Counselor's Corner

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

New Year's resolutions rarely work. The adrenaline rush from the moment of the commitment is short-lived. So how can one make a comfortable, doable resolution? Reach for goals and objectives in a committed, honest manner through preparation and not expectation.

2011 In Review: Four Hard Truths

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 02.20.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

As the year draws to a close, the recovery in many advanced economies is at a standstill, with some investors even exploring the implications of a potential breakup of the euro zone, and the real possibility that conditions may be worse than we saw in 2008.

Caroline Rothstein Talks 'Body Empowerment'

Alex Budman | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Alex Budman

"I am not fat. It took me 22 years to purge words onto the page the same way I purged my body into stomach ulcers, popped eye blood vessels and missing tooth enamel."

Getting Ready for 2012 -- Doing an Emotional Housecleaning

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

It is sad, scary, disappointing and unnerving to come to the realization that you just don't like some people that you have been told all your life to love. However, you can love them and accept them, but realize their limitations and don't set yourself up for anything to change.

South Pasadena's Perfect Storm

Soren Petersen | Posted 02.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Soren Petersen

Today, it is a perfect clear winter morning and the sun is, once again, warming our balcony. Only last week, in many parts of L.A., we experienced the...

Where Would We Be If...

Jim Worth | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

As Republicans strive to strip the programs that prevented us from falling into another Great Depression, their arguments are devised to distract us from the truth.

Courage is Having the Strength to be Vulnerable

Amy Chan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

True courage is not blocking out your emotions, it's having the strength to deal with them.

When It's Over, It's Over -- The Sad Relief of the Final Chapter With the Alcoholic/Addict

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

A year ago marks the anniversary of that final realization that life or a partnership with my alcoholic/addict was not to be. The last relapse proved to be my final emotional breaking point.

HARP Is Harping on the Wrong Solution and Bilking Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The revised HARP program will help a few homeowners and investors at taxpayers' expense. It will release refinancing lenders from liability. And most disappointing, it may have no discernible effect on improving our economy.

Acceptance, Awareness, Action: Preparing For Step Four

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 01.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

There are three guiding concepts on the pathway to freedom from addiction: Awareness, Acceptance and Action. All are made possible through God's grace.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Stunted Growth

Adia Colar | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Adia Colar

The first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was grand, opulent, and ostentatious. In the second season, though, the once-innocent fun is clouded by reports of abuse and suicide.

Super Failure?

Jim Worth | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The difficult task of finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions has fallen into the laps of 12 hand-selected members of Congress. It does seem like a lot of money! But their time horizon is 10 years. An entire decade to reduce the deficit by only $150 billion a year? Seriously?

Blue Nights and the Solace of Art

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Blue Nights is the story of Joan Didion's craving for communion between the "I" of her individual event of loss and grief, and the "we" of its universal experience.

Residential Rehab and the Family's Participation

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Women who are married with children are supposed to be the family's pillar of strength -- the matriarch. There seems to be more judgment toward a wife and mother who is drinking and can't take care of her family, especially her children.

A Walk in the Sun

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Take a walk, you'll be glad you did! You have a natural and very effective antidepressant right inside your body! The soothing body chemicals that na...

Private Firms Added More Jobs Than Expected In October

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

(By Leah Schnurr) - Private employers added more jobs than expected last month, though the lack of robust labor market growth reinforced the Federal R...

Small Businesses To Lawmakers: Give Us Some Credit!

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small employers are struggling; lack of demand and weak sales are part of it, but one of the key barriers to their success -- hindering their ability to help remedy the economy's malaise -- is the inaccessibility of credit.

An UnTea Party Revolution

Jim Worth | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Stop the revolution, I want to get off! Revolution is nigh and this time it's not the product of the misguided anger of the Tea Party! This one is '...

10 Non-Jobs: Career Alternatives in a Broken Economy

Peter Z. Scheer | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Peter Z. Scheer

The economy is getting better. Didn't you notice? We're in a "technical recovery," which is economist jargon for "screw you." So here are 10 survival schemes, ranging from adventurous to asinine.

We've Survived Much Worse. This Was It.

Peter Samuelson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Every recession feels like the end of the world to those hurt by it. Sometimes the best thing a struggling society can do is to remember how it was ab...

WATCH: Wounded War Veterans Find Healing And Support In 'Ride 2 Recovery'

Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

When U.S. Army Sergeant Angel Neal was deemed unfit for duty before her intended third tour in Iraq, she felt lost, reports. But Neal,...