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Bitcoins Going Crazy in Israel

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 04.20.2014 | Technology
Micah D. Halpern

Bitcoin, the new currency traded only online, has been met with skepticism and hesitation by many people in many parts of the world. Not so in Israel. In Israel, Bitcoins rule.

6 Tips to Simplify Your Choices of Insurance on a Health Care Exchange

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Everyone is questioning what type of insurance should they pick. And they not only are confused, they also have become angry and distressed. Some even get sick thinking about how to prevent sickness. Is this logical?

Friday Talking Points -- Monkey Business

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This may be the quotation of the week, from Representative Frank Pallone, describing the House "Obamacare Is So Very, Very Bad" hearings held this week.

Conservative Media's Obamacare Glitch

Dale Hansen | Posted 12.22.2013 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Perhaps instead of finding every possible way to tear the system down conservatives can offer some solutions -- any solutions -- that could make the ACA a law that at least 51 percent of Americans could be proud of.

What Boomers Should Be Doing With Their Time

Dianne Harman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Our families may be a little tired of the wisdom we spout, but non-profit groups would love to have some of that wisdom.

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Watch Your Wallet Overseas

Christopher Elliott | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

If you travel overseas, some merchants hope you won't bother to ask basic questions or do a little mental math before you plunk down your credit card. Don't turn off your brain when it comes to using money overseas. Because they're counting on you to.

OWS: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Jon Stein | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Jon Stein

As consumers of financial services products, start to demand that your bank, investment advisor and brokerage join this movement. If they aren't willing to publicly declare what you deserve, you deserve a better company.

Citizen Diplomacy Where? Part I

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After the Cold War, whether impressed by affluence, by liberty, or by the warmth of their welcome, the Soviets saw a U.S. very different from the government propaganda they'd grown up with.

Why We 'Play Nice' With Strangers

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

This pro-social behavior results from a change in social norms that allowed us to trust strangers, a new study suggests. That change is likely linked ...

SOLDIER TO POET: An Exchange

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Muske-Dukes

We cannot get away from the romanticism of war -- indeed, we romanticize it every day, even as we curse the notion. And this war is epic, to be sure. Think back to the first act in this play.

What Are America's Real Values?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

What is a child's life worth? What is a child's health worth? What is a child's spirit, battered by preventable suffering and chronic disease, worth?

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.