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How Can I Use Extra Money in My FSA?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 11.12.2014 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

When you're under pressure to spend or lose your FSA balance at the end of the year, you may end up using those pre-tax dollars for goods and services you wouldn't normally need. But don't let last year's mistakes prevent you from taking advantage of this opportunity to save in the future.

Drug Distributor Punishes Vets While Receiving Billions From VA

James P. Hoffa | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

McKesson Corp. is the nation's largest drug distributor and earns roughly $4 billion a year serving as the primary pharmaceutical vendor for the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs. But it doesn't pay employees like Claude Hickerson, a veteran himself, enough to afford health care.

Jeffrey Young

It's Not Your Imagination, Your Health Insurance Has Gotten Worse

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

A quiet revolution happened to your job-based health benefits and you may not have noticed. It's happened gradually, but insurance looks a lot differe...

How CrossFit Can Both Help And Hurt You

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Since its emergence, CrossFit has received both praise and criticism. While many swear by its life-changing fitness benefits, others insist we should ...

What's the Best Fancy Bottled Water Whole Foods Has To Offer?

Thrillist | Posted 08.19.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

We hit the Whole Foods aqua aisle to find six new bottles to test against our previous champion, Mountain Valley Spring Water.

Report: Obamacare 'Cadillac Tax' Comes With Unintended Consequences

Leah Binder | Posted 05.23.2014 | Business
Leah Binder

Slated to go into effect in 2018, the mere threat of the Cadillac Tax has already decreased the income of millions of American workers, according to the Towers Watson/NBGH report.

Corporate Wellness Math and the Bottom Line

Sue Parks | Posted 03.06.2014 | Business
Sue Parks

You've invested in employees. They do a good job for you. Help them get healthier. By doing so, they will be more productive and happier, saving on your bottom line.

Jillian Berman

Target Cuts Health Care. For Some, It's Not A Bad Thing

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

When Target announced last week that it would be slashing health benefits for part-time workers, one of those part-timers said she was actually happy ...

No Sugars, No Grains: Is This the Key to Long-Term Health?

Quentin Vennie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Quentin Vennie

I encourage you to safeguard your body and mind against the daily attacks from the food and drug industry. Fitness doesn't come in a pill and neither does health. It takes work! Be prepared, be knowledgable, but most importantly, be well.

Rescue a Pet and Let a Pet Rescue You

Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Sanjay Jain, MD

Pet ownership provides ample opportunities for physical and psychological development. As you continue to guide and train your dog or cat, you might just pick up some worthwhile life knowledge in your own regard.

Why You Need to Forgive Your Ex

Deborah Moskovitch | Posted 07.22.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Moskovitch

In an effort to better understand the how's and why's of forgiveness, I spoke with Dr. Mark S. Rye, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at Skidmore College. He has been researching and writing about forgiveness since 1996.

Ohio Mother Moving to Colorado to Treat Daughter's Epilepsy With Cannabidiol Oil

The 420 Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

After viewing CNN's investigative special Weed hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Paula made the challenging decision to move her and her daughter to Colorado so she could legally access a highly concentrated form of hash oil that is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD).

2013 Open Enrollment: Health Care's Trillion Dollar Moment

Josh Stevens | Posted 11.18.2013 | Business
Josh Stevens

Every fall, America's corporations go through the annual ritual of offering and explaining benefits packages to employees. This year, 150 million people will select health care plans paid for by their employers.

How To Sleep Well At Any Age

Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living

By Madeline Vann, MPH Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. Sleep patterns often change with age, even though little has changed but the i...

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge veers away from unions, United Steel Workers say

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 22, 2013 edition.) On a drive through Baton Rouge on Interstate 110, you've probabl...

Beloved Supermarket Chain Makes Big Change In Response To Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

Wegmans, a beloved northeastern grocery chain with a reputation for treating its workers well, announced on Thursday that it would cut health-care ben...

Easy Does It: 7 Healthy Foods and Drinks That Can Become Unhealthy

JJ Virgin | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
JJ Virgin

These seven foods and drinks are dose-dependent: Whereas a little bit can be healthy and even pleasurable, too much can create weight gain, inflammation, liver issues, and in one case, death.

Dave Jamieson

GOP: Sick Leave For Me, None For Thee

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Polls have shown most Americans like the idea of requiring businesses to provide paid sick leave to workers who fall ill. In fact, the i...

Do CEOs matter?

Angela Perkey | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Angela Perkey

If compensation is solely based on influence, it would be difficult to argue that anyone should be paid more than CEOs of large companies. And yes, this includes political leaders.

10 Unexpected Health Benefits Of Working Out

Posted 05.29.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Exercise does a lot more than make you stronger, sleeker and better sleeper. These new studies explain how fitness can improve your...

4 Tiny Tweaks For A Healthier Caffeine Routine

Posted 05.05.2013 | OWN

By Nancy Kalish We'd never get between a java lover and her favorite pick-me-up. But for all the potential benefits of coffee -- from decreasin...

The Power of Packaging

Rozanne Gold | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Rozanne Gold

Several months ago a prominent restaurant architect returned from a trip to Japan bringing us a small gift of green tea. He said, "I have no idea if this is any good, but I loved the packaging. I just had to give it to you."

Why Flowers Are Good For Our Mental Health

Sally Augustin | Posted 06.01.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sally Augustin

It's not just because they look pretty.

Millionaire Finds Job Just For Health Benefits

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty

How one former NBA star is spending his retirement has caught the Internet's attention -- but it's a situation many post 50s are all too familiar with...

Getting the Record Straight on Health Care Reform

Jeffrey Pfeffer | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Jeffrey Pfeffer

Many people criticize the Affordable Care Act with misleading and factually incorrect implications. But distortions, repeated often enough, too often come to be taken as truth. It's important, therefore, to be clear on the many virtues of ACA.