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Labor Day

A People's Holiday of the United States

John K. Herr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

President Obama today thanked the American people for "standing up to oppression" by protesting the Columbus Day holiday. He vowed to take aggressive action to "right the wrongs of our current outmoded holiday calendar" as we "embark on a new era of fairness and equality."

Labor Day Resolutions

Betsie Gambel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Betsie Gambel

Dust off your annual goals to see where you stand and if you do not have any goals, now is the time to make them.

House Hunters Head for the Hills After Labor Day

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Based on properties viewed on the Trulia website for the full years of 2011-2013, home search activity jumps in March, stays high through summer, and then falls below the annual average in September and stays that way until the new year begins.

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends: A Reflection on Work in America

Zachary Norris | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Not only have governments failed to create jobs or raise wages to meet increases in the cost of living over the last 40 years, the allocation of state budgets geared toward criminalization and incarceration have skyrocketed relative to increases in education and critical social programs to support American working families.

Fighting to Give You a Raise

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

This past Labor Day, President Barack Obama once again reminded us why Congress must increase the federal minimum wage. In America, the land of opportunity, no one who works 40 hours per week should be struggling to raise a family. Yet that is exactly what is happening.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborh...

Labor Day Is My Hip-Hop Anniversary

Daddy-O | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Daddy-O

I remember it (not like yesterday, it was a long time ago) clearly. After falling completely in love with Flash tapes and the like, I was convinced to...

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

A Labor Day Call for Equal Pay

Ann McElaney-Johnson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Ann McElaney-Johnson

Every year we celebrate Labor Day to recognize the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. And yet every year we fail to adequately recognize a vital segment of our workforce that has been a major part of that success story: Women.

Los Angeles Proposes A Higher Minimum Wage

Manuel Pastor | Posted 11.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Manuel Pastor

Why the muted effects on employment? Interestingly, what used to be a staple of traditional economics -- that minimum wage hikes trigger job cutbacks -- has found increasingly less evidence in the field.

Is Food the Background Music to Your Life?

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Taste
Michelle May, M.D.

Ahhh Labor Day! Burgers, family and friends, picnics, swimming, potlucks, relaxing, grilling... I'll share some links to a few of our family's favor...

5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Our Freedoms Are Slowly Slipping Away

Ken Blackwell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As Americans celebrated Labor Day and the freedom to provide for their families, let's hope they didn't spoil the holiday yesterday by pausing to consider whether government today is making their lives easier or more difficult.

The Two Tooth Advantage

Will Durst | Posted 11.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September -- Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it's a big time, bona fide holiday, but being the last warm wet splash of summer -- so bittersweet. Like the final free Continental breakfast buffet before checking out of a five-star hotel.

Labor Day News Dump: FERC Hands Enbridge Permit for Tar Sands by Rail Facility

Steve Horn | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

On the Friday before Labor Day -- in the form of an age-old "Friday News Dump" -- the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) handed a permit to Enbridge, the tar sands-carrying corporate pipeline giant, to open a tar sands-by-rail facility in Flanagan, Ill. by early-2016.

Which Corporate Personality Are You: Market Basket or Hobby Lobby?

David M. Abromowitz | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
David M. Abromowitz

Will your company be one that recognizes a diversity of stakeholders to whom some responsibility is owed? Or one whose shareholders can impose their will on employees and others affected no matter what?

Obama: 'America Deserves A Raise'

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.01.2014 | Politics

MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'll press Congress to raise the minimum wage in the same way he courted his wife — never taking no ...

Ashley Alman

Joe Biden: American Workers Don't Want A Handout, 'Just Give Them A Chance'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden rallied hundreds of union workers on Monday, saying he believes all American workers deserve a "fair share" as corporations g...

Meatless Monday: It's Whole Grains Month -- Make The Switch, Join The Party

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.01.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

You don't have to go old school like me, though. Go for an abundance of whole grain products including cereals, pastas, pilafs, breads, muffins and more.

Why We Should Tip Service Workers Generously

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Just because you don't see a tip jar doesn't mean that tips aren't appropriate or welcome.

Jobless On Labor Day

Carla Javits | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Carla Javits

Given our national obsession with work, employment means a lot for not just our pocketbooks, but also our dignity and place in society. From my perspective, the bottom line for the American Dream is inclusion in the workforce.

Labor Day 2014: The Status Of Labor

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Without question, advanced academics are vital to our future and always will be. But the marketplace is shifting away from academics in favor of practical job skills.

19 Reasons We're Ready To Say Goodbye To Summer

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn & Andy McDonald | Posted 09.10.2014 | Comedy

Summer, we've had enough. Here's why we're looking forward to Fall this year. ...