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Losing My Job Improved My Life

James Kunen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Books
James Kunen

I'd been downsized. Thrown under the bus. I had thought I didn't like spending my precious days on Earth sealed into a box at Time Warner headquarters, where I toiled in corporate communications, but I had no idea how alienated I was. Now, anything was possible.

Good Service: City Raises Nearly $17,000 For Laid-off Diner Workers

AP | Posted 12.22.2011 | Weird News

ABERDEEN, Wash. -- A regular customer at a Washington state diner that closed, leaving a dozen employees out of work, has led a fundraiser that collec...

Unemployed Woman Forced To Live A Lie

Aol Jobs | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

Sukhraj Beasla is a successful 30-year-old, recently promoted at LaSalle Bank from trust manager to assistant vice president. At least that's what Bea...

MoneyWatch: How To Avoid Getting Laid Off

CBS MoneyWatch | Ron Brown | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The first thing you need to do is assess your vulnerability to these cuts on several levels. The first one would be based on your own personal perform...

Katherine Bindley

How To Fight The Unemployment Blues This Summer | Katherine Bindley | Posted 09.14.2011 | Women

The unemployment rate was 9.2 percent last month: that's the highest it's been this year to date, according to the Department of Labor. According to a...

Man Fired After Disclosing Wife's Cancer To Employer

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business

Cancer is an awful thing for any family to deal with. It's even more of a problem when it gets you fired. When Carl Sorabella, of Massachusetts, to...

Travelers of the World Unite: Stop the Wars

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In short, we are opinion leaders, opinion makers, the vanguard of the modern wave of exploration.

Laura Bassett

Drugmaker Lays Off 1,700 Via Conference Call Ahead Of Holidays | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Nov. 30, employees at Sanofi-Aventis pharmaceuticals, the world's fourth-biggest drugmaker, received an email from the company wishing them a happy...

Arthur Delaney

Are The Long-Term Unemployed Saved Or Screwed? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Advocates for the jobless are divided on whether a deal reauthorizing emergency benefits for a full year has saved or screwed the unemployed. Fans of...

HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Doing what you love can lead to the career you dreamed of as a little kid. Just ask Jessi Walter, who left Wall Street to launch her own business orga...

NYC Kitchen-For-Rent Helps Unemployed Create Small Businesses

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In New York's culinary world, with its unending appetite and closet-size kitchens, it is an unimpressive building housing a seven-day-a-week, 24-hour ...

You've Just Been Laid Off. Lucky You.

Kathi Burns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathi Burns

Do not let your dreams die: move forward and learn the new skills necessary to uncover and discover your true talents so that you can bring them forth.

Tweeting American

Bruce Kluger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Kluger

A mentor once told me that the best way to determine if something is well written -- be it a book or movie or even an essay--is if it can be summed ...

Senate Approves $60 Billion For War, While House Cuts $24 Billion For Unemployed Workers And State Aid

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate easily passed an almost $60 billion war funding bill Thursday, but anxiety over out-of-control budget deficits led House...

Why the Fight for Financial Reform Needs to Get Much More Personal

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

When it comes to the fight over financial reform, Democrats are making the same mistake they did with health care: failing to put the effect reform would have on the lives of real Americans front and center.

Women's Wages Rose Faster Than Men's During Recession

Wall Street Journal | SARA MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The wages of the typical woman who had a job during the worst recession in decades rose faster than those of the typical man, new data from the Bureau...

Obama Looks To Fix Safety Net As Unemployment Rate Rises

The New York Times | Jackie Calmes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With unemployment expected to rise well into next year even as the economy slowly recovers, the Obama administration and Democratic lead...

Hard-Luck Mom Stole From Daughter's Softball Team To Pay Bills

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of our Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up compelling local stories about the victims of the recession. A mother ...

Congratulations, You've Been Laid Off. Now Round Up the Elephant and Discover Your Power!

Toan Lam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Toan Lam

My sister, like many of us who either hate our jobs or are just ready for something new, was afraid to muster up the courage to say, bon voyage, farewell, see ya later (gulp) job.

Middle-Class Faces Homelessness After Job Loss

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Robertson family was living in a storage unit. Save The Family Arizona suppli...

10 "Bulletproof Your Relationship Tips" for the Unemployed

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephen Viscusi

Are these questions familiar? How many resumes did you send out today? Did you call so and so? How about going back on the search engines? Why is the house such a mess if you are home all day?

A Dialogue on Leadership in Uncertain Times: Session 2

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

To attend to your self doubt requires moving towards it, resisting the temptation to push it away. There is a natural tendency to turn away from negative feelings, similar to what happens when we touch a hot stove.

From Lehman to Landscaping: A Laid-Off Banker, One Year Later

P.G. Sittenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
P.G. Sittenfeld

After losing my job, I watched Lehman's stock price until the whole ship went under last fall. I needed a new source of income, so I moved to Dublin, Ohio to work for a lawn care company.

What To Do When You Get Fired

Paula Forman and Jeff Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Forman and Jeff Johnson

Hello in there! Here are 10 random tips for weathering the storm and getting back on your feet.

Jobless Rates Rise In 48 States

Jun. 19, 2009 | Tami Luhby, CNNMoney.Com Senior Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK ( -- Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia recorded unemployment rate increases in May, the government reported Friday...