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Benefits

Money Spent On Perks, Fringe Benefits Rose At Bailed Out Banks Last Year

Washington Post | Tomoeh Murakami Tse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Even as the nation's biggest financial firms were struggling and the federal government was spending hundreds of billions of dollars to save many of t...

Two Scholars Ask: What if Marriage Is Bad for Us?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Marriage is not for everyone, and people who want to stay single should not be targeted with singlism because of it.

Jeff Muskus

Pelosi Backs Extension Of Parental Health Benefits For Kids To Age 27

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new provision being rolled into the unified House health care bill would allow young adults to stay on their parents' health care plans until they t...

AZ Govt Overrides Voters, Strips Benefits From Domestic Partners & Disabled Dependents

Dawn Teo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dawn Teo

But state and university employees no longer feel welcomed by the state. One state employee said, "I choose to work for the state as a public servant, but the state just spit in my eye."

Many Workers Face An Erosion Of Health Benefits Next Year

Washington Post | David S. Hilzenrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though Americans who already have medical coverage may be wary of change, a new survey indicates that they may be hard-pressed to escape it -- even in...

$3.1B Set Aside For Unemployed Is Unclaimed Because States Haven't Expanded Jobless Benefits

USA Today | Matt Kelley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than $3.1 billion in stimulus money for state unemployment insurance programs is sitting in a federal trust fund because 23 states haven't expand...

Test Important Relationships for Even Energy Exchange

Margaret Ruth | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Ruth

Economists have an analysis technique to identify and compare all expenditure and benefits of a given project; cost/benefit analysis. There's a similar energetic rule for interpersonal associations.

Who Is at the Table?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Progressives believe in a "we're all in this together" philosophy while conservatives follow a "you are on your own" philosophy. The differences betwe...

Tips on Parenting from the Dad of a 'Stupid Kid'

Christina Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christina Patterson

Middle-class parents somehow believe that the web of neurotic over-protection that they weave around little Ella or Sam should extend seamlessly to every object, or person, they meet.

Starbucks Offers Better Same-Sex Medical Benefits Than Obama

Kase Wickman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kase Wickman

A gay Starbucks barista's wife gets better medical benefits than if she was married to a female senator.

Friday Talking Points [79] -- Judicial Activism And Bias

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...

I'm Not Sorry, I'm Vegan

Cheri Shankar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheri Shankar

There must be a reason that, generally speaking, meat is served headless. I think all of us feel squeamish when confronted with the whole of an animal that looks much the same dead and cooked as it did alive and well.

COBRA Checklist

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

If you want to keep your COBRA benefits, don't relocate without a new job with benefits. Remember, knowing how to duck when the COBRA strikes is the key to survival.

Is Corporate America Addicted to Layoffs?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Are these corporate managers making the right moves during tough economic times, or are they shortsighted and dumb?

Like Music and Oil. Perfect Together?

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Levine

Bringing artists to engage the peoples of countries that are often in tension with the United States (as are many OPEC nations) can increase international goodwill and ease geopolitical tensions.

Benefits Basics For Recent Grads In New Jobs

New York Times | Ron Lieber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To the hundreds of thousands of young people who have landed entry-level jobs that come with health insurance and a retirement plan, I offer my congra...