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To The Mom Who Sends Her Sick Child To School

Natalie Thomas | Posted 11.01.2016 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I've never been much a rule follower. I'll fudge my daughter's age at overpriced theme parks, talk my way into a free trial class, knowing I have no intention of signing up and bypass rules of the road (The rolling stop is a favorite move of mine as is right on red, no u-turn... Basically, I'm a menace to society.).

Obama Just Guaranteed Sick Days For More Than A Million Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.01.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama has often said he’ll use the power of the pen to thwart a gridlocked Congress. On Thursday, he used it to advance one of his ...

Working While Sick Isn’t A Hillary Thing. It’s An American Thing.

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business

It’s not just Hillary Clinton. Working while sick is a widespread American phenomenon, ingrained in our public policy and embedded in our workaholic...

5 Things I Miss About My Mom When My Son Is Sick

Jodi Meltzer | Posted 04.19.2016 | Parents
Jodi Meltzer

How did our moms deal with our annoying asses when we were sick? What were we like when we were challenging little people? Did we tend to spike fevers? Did we curl up beside them in the fetal position for comfort? Unfortunately for us, we can't pick up the phone and ask them anymore. A few years ago, both suffered cruel deaths at age 64 with their shattered daughters by their sides.

Obama Has A Plan To Give Paid Leave To 828,000 Workers

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

More than 800,000 U.S. workers may be getting more paid sick leave on their jobs, thanks to a federal rule outlined by the Labor Department on Wednesd...

13 Products You Didn't Know You Needed For Sick Days With Little Ones

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.26.2016 | Parents

These absurdly genius sick-day essentials are just what you need to ease the stress of sniffle patrol.

My View For Today

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 01.21.2017 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

I want to fast-forward; then I want to rewind. I don't know what the hell I want.

Getting Sick May Be Evolution's Way Of Telling You To Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Feeling sick and stuffy-headed? Don't go to work. Your symptoms are evolution's way of telling you to stay home and not get other people sick, accord...

'Thanks For The Flu!', To The Following Terrible People

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.07.2016 | Comedy

Every year, medical experts give us the same strategies for carefully navigating cold and flu season. And every year, millions of people completely di...

Why People Go To Work Sick

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.09.2015 | Healthy Living

You've probably complained about your sneezing, sniffling co-worker, until you're the one to coming into work with a cold. Germs seem to spread in th...

8 Key Questions for the Next Republican and Democratic Debates

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

We probably already know how the Republican and Democratic candidates will answer these questions, but it is always good to get their views on the record and let the public see where they stand. This is particularly important because, according the public opinion polls, Americans overwhelmingly support affirmative answers to these questions.

Obama Signs Executive Order On Paid Sick Days

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Labor Day requiring that federal contractors provide their employees with paid sick leave, the lat...

On Labor Day, Here Are 5 Ways To Help Labor

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 09.06.2015 | Politics

Labor Day isn’t simply a time to fire up the grill and enjoy one last weekend of summer. It’s a day to think about the challenges facing American ...

8 Life Hacks: How to Stay Sane With Sick Kids at Home

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

School is officially back in session. How do I know? My 5-year-old is sitting in front of the TV on a gorgeous day -- sick. So what's a mom to do, when the kids are sick and even the two hours that a child is supposed to be in preschool aren't granted to us?

40 Essential Tips for Cubicle Dwellers

Michelle Combs | Posted 04.25.2015 | Comedy
Michelle Combs

We cubicle dwellers have our own subculture. We are among the working class who don't get to go outside and blow stuff up. We can identify each other by the hollow looks in our eyes and the standard defeated shoulder slump. I am here to help you, my cubicle dwelling brothers and sisters.

Moms Don't Get Sick Days

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I remember a time, about two years ago, when my throat was so sore that I could barely breathe, never mind talk, without it hurting. I woke up to find my youngest, Peter, standing over me.

8 Facts To Show Your Boss Next Time You Want To Take A Sick Day

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.05.2014 | Business

There are a lot of reasons why the majority of American workers end up going to work sick. This flu season, make sure pressure from your boss isn’t ...

If This Won't Make You Take A Sick Day, We Don't Know What Will

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You refuse to let the sniffles slow you down—but maybe if you realized how the common cold affects your driving, your cocktail ho...

Anna Almendrala

Yet Another Way Getting Too Little Sleep Affects Your Job Performance | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Skipping sleep to fit in a few more hours on the job may actually hurt your work attendance in the long run, according to the first nationally represe...

Co-Workers Selflessly Donate 154 Sick Days To Teacher With Cancer, Help Ease Her Burden

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.08.2014 | Good News

When a beloved teacher fell ill, these generous colleagues turned to a creative program to chip in and help her when she needed it most. Carol Clar...

DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 10.14.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

Coping With Summer-Induced Focusing Problems

Jordan Hart | Posted 06.15.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Hart

As the majority of the nation emerges from their dormant hibernation -- with atrophied muscles and the demoralized demeanor of someone who's been punched in the stomach every hour for the last 175 days -- they'll be faced with a significant problem: the inability to focus at work.

Office Flu Etiquette

Diane Gottsman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

With flu season in high gear, here are a few commonly asked questions for those in the corporate environment.

14 Genius Ideas The U.S. Should Seriously Consider Adopting

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business

You may think the U.S. is the greatest nation in the world, but let’s all admit it would be a whole lot greatester if we adopted some of these geniu...

These Are The Worst Sick Day Excuses We Have Ever Heard

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business

Roughly one-third of American workers have called in sick when they weren't actually ill, according to a recent survey. But what's even more strik...