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Blogging the Meltdown

"It's Not A Pink Slip, It's A Blank Page": Lemonade Shows Life After Layoffs

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Stranahan

Erik Proulx says that he lost his job and found his life's work. Proulx is one of the many creative people who lost their job in the advertising busin...

Ending the Meltdown Melodrama

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Deepak Chopra

Mass media thrives on melodrama, and so does modern politics. We became addicted to the scary side of the economic meltdown -- the term itself is a piece of verbal melodrama.

Meet The Faces Of The Recession

Huffington Post via Oprah.com | Verena von Pfetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On a special aired last Friday, February 27th, Oprah's Lisa Ling took an in-depth look at the faces of the recession - those ordinary individuals whos...

Finding Employment Benefits at the End of the Rainbow

Brandon Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brandon Perkins

Like the million-plus people in this country over the last two months, I'm newly unemployed.

Peaceful Revolution: Blood Money or Wall Street Bonuses? Pres. Obama, Get Your Signing Pen Ready

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

While Wall Street rails against restrictions on executive salary bonuses, families are suffering. Some moms are selling their blood plasma to put food on the table.

Unemployment is Hard Work

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Are you unemployed and working harder than ever?

Meltdown Madness: The Human Costs of the Economic Crisis

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nick Turse

Across the United States, people have been reacting to the dire economic circumstances with extreme acts, including bank robberies, murder, and suicide.

A Real Life Extra: $100 to Look Employed

Lauren DiGiulio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lauren DiGiulio

I was hired by my friend's company after they laid off most of the staff to look like I worked there during an important meeting. Pretend to be an architect for an hour and get paid $100?! Yes, please! Pass the foam core!

The Financial Meltdown: How Some Families Are Coping With Debt

Neal Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Neal Rodriguez

Neither government restructuring of debt programs are available, nor is any real monetary assistance being provided for the consumer.

Blogging The Meltdown: Planning The Holidays

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

It can be hard revel in holiday cheer when America's economy forces us to tighten our purse strings. We asked you for your tips on how to keep the se...

What's Wrong with Our Health Care System: #538 of Infinity

Doug Hatt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Doug Hatt

In order to qualify for this safety-net health insurance coverage, I had to go without any kind of health insurance for anywhere between 45 and 90 days. Not just me, but my wife and baby.

Blogging The Meltdown: Have You Had To Cut Corners This Holiday Season?

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On December 1st, Arianna wrote a piece about the terrifying state of America's economy. So, just like we did with your election anxiety, we asked you...

Blogging The Meltdown, Part 3: More Stories From HuffPost Readers

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On December 1st, Arianna wrote a piece about the terrifying state of America's economy. So, just like we did with your election anxiety, we asked you...

Blogging The Meltdown, Part 2: More HuffPost Readers Share Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On December 1st, Arianna wrote a piece about the terrifying state of America's economy. So, just like we did with your election anxiety, we asked you...

HuffPost Readers Blog The Meltdown

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Monday, Arianna wrote a piece about the terrifying state of America's economy. So, just like we did with your election anxiety, we asked you to sh...