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John Celock

Lawmaker's Surprising Health Care Proposal | John Celock | Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

A Democratic lawmaker in Nebraska has filed legislation that would end state health care benefits for the governor, statewide elected officials and me...

Making Friends Takes a Lot of Energy. Is It Worth It?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

May you be reminded that your willingness to engage, to meet new people, to initiate the next get-together, to schedule women into your life and to foster these friendships over time is proving to raise your wellbeing! And don't we all want that?

Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Gerard E. Mullin, M.D. | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Gerard E. Mullin, M.D.

Turkey Day may only come around once a year, but it is only the beginning. The merry months that follow are filled with family feasts, business buffets, and celebratory cocktails. This holiday season, get jolly but stay healthy -- here's how.

The Many Health Benefits of a Good Belly Laugh

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It feels good to laugh once in a while. Everyone knows that. But laughter as a health-promoting exercise is not as widely practiced, despite the fact that scientists have long known about the potential healing effects of good humor.

How To Forgive Anyone -- And Why Your Health Depends On It

Posted 11.13.2012 | OWN

By Harriet Brown What, exactly, does it take to move past a lifetime of hurts? Harriet Brown goes on a mission to discover the true meaning of ...

Looming Postal Service Default May Be Scaring People Out Of Sending Mail

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | Business

* Agency set to default on payment for retiree benefits * Default would not cause service interruptions, USPS says * Unc...

Bankrupt City Slashes Benefits

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

By Jim Christie and Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO, July 27 (Reuters) - A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday cleared the way for Stock...

What We Could Have Saved If Health Care Reform Had Been Enacted Sooner

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.05.2012 | Money

If health care reform had happened a decade earlier, a lot of people might have been able to save some serious cash. That's the conclusion of a rec...

Why More Employees Are Saying No To Company Health Insurance

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 05.24.2012 | Small Business

A primary factor driving employees towards being uninsured might not be that they aren't being offered health benefits by their company, but that the ...

Ron Dicker

FTC Decides Pom Wonderful Falsely Advertised | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business

As part of a larger ruling on an FTC complaint, an administrative law judge on Monday issued a cease-and-desist order against Pom Wonderful to stop it...

The Healthy Perks Of Having A Pup

Posted 04.21.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jessica Gross for YouBeauty Picture it: You come home from a long day to your dog bounding toward you with the unbridled excitement equivalent t...

Older Women's Stake in Health Reform

Debra L. Ness | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Debra L. Ness

Access to affordable, quality health care is central to the well-being of older women. It is a key determinant of their quality of life, their economic security and their ability to thrive, prosper and participate fully in our society.

7 Health Benefits of Going Barefoot Outside

Mind Body Green | Stephanie Slon | Posted 05.29.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though we've come to think of them as a vital part of our lives, only 20 percent of the world's population today wears shoes. Although in western...

New Orleans Tries to Hold on to Its Mail Plant During USPS Cuts

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Susan Buchanan

Plans to move regional, mail-processing activities from Loyola Avenue in downtown New Orleans to Baton Rouge are not a done deal, according to the U.S. Postal Service and union spokesmen last week.

Coffee vs. Diabetes

Jonathan Galland | Posted 05.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Galland

Sometimes the latest health news talks about some obscure supplement you've never heard of. Or a health food that has all the appeal of freshly-cut grass.

Healthcare Infected With Tapeworms: ACA, ACO, EHB and IPAB

Deane Waldman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Deane Waldman

Washington's recent effort at reform of healthcare has produced the mother tapeworm, the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA protects the bureaucracy, not the patients.

Things Get Worse For U.S. Postal Service

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

* Postal Service says mail volume down 6 pct * Package business grew due to holiday shopping * Agency lost $5.1 bln last...

Move Over Pomegranate, Beet Juice Is About to Take Over

Phil Lempert | Posted 04.09.2012 | Food
Phil Lempert

There are many variations depending on the European culture, but here in the United States the borscht found in jars on supermarket shelves is a simple recipe of water, beets, sugar, salt and citric acid. That is, if you can find it in your supermarket.

The Office Of Tomorrow: An Older Workforce Takes Shape | Posted 01.09.2012 | Fifty

FORTUNE -- A man parks his bike and unbuckles his helmet to reveal baldness and salt-and-pepper eyebrows. A woman in orthopedic shoes makes her way in...

'Tis The Season! Are You A Giver Or A Receiver?

YourTango | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

'Tis the season to be giving and receiving! And no, I'm not talking about sex, although you wish I was. Actually, I'm talking about a recent UCLA s...

The Health Benefits Of Caregiving?

New York Times | Paula Span | Posted 12.12.2011 | Fifty

Could there be measurable benefits to your health, and to your brain in particular, from being a caregiver? It’s practically become an article of...

23,000 Nurses To Strike Over Benefits Cuts

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Nurses at nearly three dozen hospitals in Northern and Central California are set to go on strike over benefit cu...

Employers Consider Ending Health Benefits

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS — A new survey from a large benefits consultant says nearly one of every 10 mid-sized or big employers expects to stop offering hea...

How To Make A Difference (PHOTO)

Carolita Johnson | Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

You'd think there'd be some kind of general uprising against the way large corporations are still not raising salaries or even hiring until they get more tax breaks. Good thing there's social media, or they'd be quaking in their boots...

Macy's NYC Employees Could Strike For First Time In Nearly Forty Years

Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Phil Wahba and Roy Strom) - Workers at four New York City area Macy's Inc stores, including its Herald Square flagship, could strike lat...