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8 Reasons to Love Bars

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

When you're at a bar, people don't want to hear that you're doing "great." They want to hear a story.

What Is This Thing Called... Escape Velocity?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

A number of economists, myself included, have been talking for awhile about the underlying strength of the recovery in terms of "escape velocity." The idea we're trying to convey is a virtuous cycle of growth begetting jobs, which in turn generates incomes, which supports more growth, etc. So how would we know if we've achieved escape velocity? The first and one of most important things to look at is housing. True, it was a home price bubble that got us into this uniquely deep mess, but it's also the case that housing, goosed by low interest rates, is a traditional escape route from recession.

World's Largest Maker Of Construction Machinery Mounts Quick Recovery

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

* Company expands quickly to meet demand * Dealers, buyers cite shortages of machines * Risks from fragile recovery, Asi...

Recovery No Help For Many Laid-Off Government Employees

Reuters | Posted 06.08.2012 | Business

By Lisa Lambert April 8 (Reuters) - Since 2009, the city of Chesapeake, tucked up against the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia,...

The 3 Most Important Things To Do Post-Split

David Wygant | Posted 05.28.2012 | Divorce
David Wygant

So you just went through a divorce. You look around the house and everything is different. Your partner's stuff is gone. You feel relieved, and yet, at times, still sad.

My Story: My Battle With Addiction

Posted 03.26.2012 | Women

Katie Campisano | The Daily Muse Hi, my name is Katie and I'm an alcoholic and addict. You have to seriously excuse the way I just introduced m...

Setting the Record Straight: Responding to the Prescripti​on Drug Abuse Epidemic

R. Gil Kerlikowske | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics
R. Gil Kerlikowske

The Obama administration has adopted a mainstream approach to the drug problem, employing a balance of public health and safety approaches to reduce drug use and its consequences. All of these policies are grounded in science and research -- not politics or ideology.

How To Make Government Smaller

Jim Worth | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Republican myth of smaller government is nothing but a hypocritical talking point.

Hats Off to Sober St. Patrick's Day

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.18.2012 | New York
Dr. Tian Dayton

Few events deliver more than they promise, but yesterday's "Sober St. Patrick's Day" was a rich and vibrant celebration of Irish flair, creativity and...

Soul-Talk: You Don't Have To Be An Addict To Recover

Russell Bishop | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

While the distinction between addict and addictive behavior may seem like splitting hairs, successful recovery may in fact lie in a seemingly-small distinction.

Arthur Delaney

When Will Things Get Better For Older Workers Who've Lost Their Jobs? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.09.2012 | Business

Tom Magnone of Liberty Township, Ohio, has kept a precise record of his search for work since he lost his information technology position in 2009. An ...

German Automaker Sees Record Profit

AP | DAVID McHUGH | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- A sharp jump in sales of its luxury cars and sport utility vehicles in China helped German automaker BMW AG increase net profit ...

Demi Lovato's Long Road to Recovery

Joshua Lyon | Posted 05.07.2012 | TV
Joshua Lyon

I didn't expect much from the MTV special Demi Lovato: Stay Strong, figuring it would be a lot of spin about the former Disney star's rehab stint -- a generic, PR-laced message of salvation with no real details about what the 19-year-old is truly like. I'm happy to be proven wrong.

Is the Recovery in the Dow Jones an Illusion?

John R. Talbott | Posted 05.06.2012 | Business
John R. Talbott

2012-03-06-Screenshot20120306at8.19.32AM.pngNo matter how you cut and slice it, the Dow is not near its historical highs and any rebound you may have thought you had seen in US dollar terms is an illusion.

Turns Out Recovery Is For The Rich

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.05.2012 | Business

Technically, the economy has been in recovery for two years. But it turns out the rich have been doing most of the recovering. In 2010 -- the first...

Vicious Circles

Carrie White | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home
Carrie White

I see a sign over another door: Tattoo Removal. I had noticed this place was filled with people who had more ink on them than I had seen at a lifetime of rock concerts. "Hard to get a job with F*^k You tattooed across your forehead," Bird says.

Are All Addictions Created Equal?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

So, are all addictions created equal? In my opinion; yes, if one continues down the path of destruction not only toward themselves but the family and friends around them.

Drink Smarter: A Realistic and Inspiring Approach to Alcohol Awareness

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

How many times have you said to yourself, "I'm never going to (fill in the blanks with your vice)," only to beat yourself up when you ended up (drinking, smoking, eating ice cream) twice as much?

Whitney's "Call to Arms"

Howard Meitiner | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Howard Meitiner

This weekend, Whitney Houston's heartbreaking death became doubly tragic as the news media and others pounced, intent on transforming the memory of th...

ACOAS: How Did Growing up with Addiction Affect You?

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 04.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton ACOAs: Click above to find out which negative and positive qualities you may have developed gro...

Many With Only High School Diploma Laid Off During Weak Recovery

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.09.2012 | Business

For many in the United States, the two years since the end of the recession have been worse than the downturn itself. Among those Americans with o...

Latinos Rack Up 60 Percent Of New Jobs In 2011, Report

Posted 02.07.2012 | Latino Voices

While Latinos were particularly hard hit by the recent recession, new evidence indicates that they are benefiting from modest improvements in the nati...

Saving Us From the Bottom

Jim Worth | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Jim Worth

Time is running out so we, collectively, must demand a change in direction -- a radical change that will reestablish the middle-class and strengthen the nation's economy.

America Newtered

Jim Worth | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

One party has lost its way and has no clue how to get out of the nightmare it's in or which path will take them out of it. What's at stake is control of the most powerful nation in the world.

Step Four: Letting Go to Let in God's Light and Love

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

In clearing away our own baggage, our ego, our obsession with self, we can open ourselves to God's power to work wonders in us.