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Where Would We Be If...

Jim Worth | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

As Republicans strive to strip the programs that prevented us from falling into another Great Depression, their arguments are devised to distract us from the truth.

Courage is Having the Strength to be Vulnerable

Amy Chan | Posted 02.11.2012 | Women
Amy Chan

True courage is not blocking out your emotions, it's having the strength to deal with them.

When It's Over, It's Over -- The Sad Relief of the Final Chapter With the Alcoholic/Addict

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 02.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

A year ago marks the anniversary of that final realization that life or a partnership with my alcoholic/addict was not to be. The last relapse proved to be my final emotional breaking point.

HARP Is Harping on the Wrong Solution and Bilking Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The revised HARP program will help a few homeowners and investors at taxpayers' expense. It will release refinancing lenders from liability. And most disappointing, it may have no discernible effect on improving our economy.

Acceptance, Awareness, Action: Preparing For Step Four

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 01.29.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

There are three guiding concepts on the pathway to freedom from addiction: Awareness, Acceptance and Action. All are made possible through God's grace.

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Stunted Growth

Adia Colar | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Adia Colar

The first season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was grand, opulent, and ostentatious. In the second season, though, the once-innocent fun is clouded by reports of abuse and suicide.

Super Failure?

Jim Worth | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

The difficult task of finding $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions has fallen into the laps of 12 hand-selected members of Congress. It does seem like a lot of money! But their time horizon is 10 years. An entire decade to reduce the deficit by only $150 billion a year? Seriously?

Blue Nights and the Solace of Art

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.17.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Blue Nights is the story of Joan Didion's craving for communion between the "I" of her individual event of loss and grief, and the "we" of its universal experience.

Residential Rehab and the Family's Participation

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

Women who are married with children are supposed to be the family's pillar of strength -- the matriarch. There seems to be more judgment toward a wife and mother who is drinking and can't take care of her family, especially her children.

A Walk in the Sun

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 01.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Take a walk, you'll be glad you did! You have a natural and very effective antidepressant right inside your body! The soothing body chemicals that na...

Private Firms Added More Jobs Than Expected In October

Reuters | Posted 01.03.2012 | Small Business

(By Leah Schnurr) - Private employers added more jobs than expected last month, though the lack of robust labor market growth reinforced the Federal R...

Small Businesses To Lawmakers: Give Us Some Credit!

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small employers are struggling; lack of demand and weak sales are part of it, but one of the key barriers to their success -- hindering their ability to help remedy the economy's malaise -- is the inaccessibility of credit.

An UnTea Party Revolution

Jim Worth | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

Stop the revolution, I want to get off! Revolution is nigh and this time it's not the product of the misguided anger of the Tea Party! This one is '...

10 Non-Jobs: Career Alternatives in a Broken Economy

Peter Z. Scheer | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Peter Z. Scheer

The economy is getting better. Didn't you notice? We're in a "technical recovery," which is economist jargon for "screw you." So here are 10 survival schemes, ranging from adventurous to asinine.

We've Survived Much Worse. This Was It.

Peter Samuelson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Samuelson

Every recession feels like the end of the world to those hurt by it. Sometimes the best thing a struggling society can do is to remember how it was ab...

WATCH: Wounded War Veterans Find Healing And Support In 'Ride 2 Recovery'

Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

When U.S. Army Sergeant Angel Neal was deemed unfit for duty before her intended third tour in Iraq, she felt lost, reports. But Neal,...

10 Major Cities Where Wages Are Rising Most

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

There are some major cities where pay appears to be growing, but not that quickly -- and when you take inflation into account it might not be growing ...

The 4 Most Common Causes Of Addiction Relapse

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

In working for years with both the family and their loved ones' substance abuse issues, I have concluded that even though there are a myriad of reasons for relapse, there are four basic ones that can become an easy switch to flip.

WATCH: How One Farm Will Keep Going After Hurricane Irene

Liza de Guia | Posted 11.27.2011 | Food
Liza de Guia

"I didn't have time to think about being scared." On August 28th, hundreds of farms in upstate New York were destroyed by massive floods caused by Hu...

The Freedom Of Imperfection

Kevin Griffin | Posted 11.23.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

When we make amends, we begin to see the freedom of non-attachment and to see ourselves in more generic terms: as humans, prone to error, but doing our best.

Why Infidelity Is Good For Marriage

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.21.2011 | Divorce
Wendy Strgar

"The cruelest lies are often told in silence." -- Robert Louis Stevenson There is no bigger paradigm shift that a relationship experiences than in th...

Poll Shows Creating Manufacturing Jobs Is Key to Recovery

Michele Nash-Hoff | Posted 11.07.2011 | Business
Michele Nash-Hoff

Despite overwhelming public concern about these issues, fewer voters now believe the president or either party in Congress is focused on jobs than thought so in 2010.

Some Hurts Are More Than Skin Deep

Serita Jakes | Posted 11.06.2011 | Religion
Serita Jakes

We often shy away from things that may help us because of what other people may think. You cannot continue to be tormented on the inside, so that you look perfect on the outside.

Addiction to Fantasy and Daydreaming

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

There is an interesting thing about daydreaming and fantasy: Sometimes it works to manifest what you want in life, and other times it keeps you stuck in your life.

Did Jaycee Dugard "Do Survival Right"? Did I? Did You?

Jane Devin | Posted 10.29.2011 | Women
Jane Devin

When it comes to survival and recovery, not even the popular saying, "Don't judge a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes" goes far enough.