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Hollywood: Stop the Deadly Spin

Dr. Howard Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Dr. Howard Samuels

Actor Corey Haim lost his long battle with drugs and alcohol, and now he's dead at 38. The world has watched the progression of his disease for a decade.

What We Can Do Now For Japan

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I urge the donating public to take it slowly and deliberately. Better to carefully sort through relief agencies' descriptions of what they plan to do over the next month to two years in Japan to help it recover.

WATCH: Don't Read Into PIMCO's Debt Dump

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

News of the world's biggest bond fund dumping U.S. government debt sparked fears on Wednesday that investors may have little faith in the recovery. ...

Charlie Sheen: Not Emotionally Sober

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Physical sobriety can take around 72 hours to achieve. Emotional sobriety, or learning to balance feeling states, thinking and behavior, takes a lot longer.

Explaining Charlie Sheen

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

I was no sitcom star, nor was I wealthy or famous. But I was well-educated, talented, loved by family and friends. Despite these blessings, I could not stop using crystal meth.

Economists Warn of 'Irrational Fears' of the Deficit and Stymied Recovery

James K. Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James K. Galbraith

Economists for Peace and Security has issued the following statement on current budget debates, pointing out that the entire premise is false and that...

So... Am I An Alcoholic?

Limari Colon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Limari Colon

Alcoholics Anonymous, the largest 12-step program in the world, states alcoholism is a disease. They consider it a dual problem: a physical allergy and a mental obsession.

It's Time To Talk About It: Everyone Can Do... Just One Thing

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

Eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. They don't discriminate by size, weight, ethnicity, gender, culture, age, or anything else.

What We Can Learn From Central Banks About Managing Our Wealth

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

These trade wars are turning into foreign exchange market turbulence. So what are these so-called "currency wars"? And what can we learn from them?

Oil: Mucking Up the Recovery

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

Why is the government subsidizing an industry that is making record profits? How long can hard-working Americans tolerate the manipulation of the commodities their survival is reliant on?

'Troops Need You' Keeps Wounded Service Members On Path To Recovery

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When a former CIA operative tried to offer financial help to recovering troops, and bureaucracy got in the way, he did as he was taught: "I ended up u...

What is an ACOA

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

In 1980, when the term adult child of alcoholic, ACOA was coined, ACOAs literally came out of the woodwork, testifying in droves to confusion, resentm...

Researchers Say:Adults Need to Play More!

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Almost every species of animal engages in some form of play. Play helps all species, animal and human alike, to learn the adaptive behaviors that incr...

Educating Yourself About Your Loved One's Addiction

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

I recommend to clients that they educate themselves about substance abuse to discover as much as they can on a personal level. We all know knowledge is power.

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': When It Comes To Eating Disorder Recovery, Avoid The Endless 'Whys'

Troy Roness | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Troy Roness

To have a disease that is invisible to the outside world, yet almost completely deafening on the inside is extremely challenging. But to have insight to one's own personal strength is eternally rewarding.

Another Big Kiss for Big Business? Volcker out, Immelt in

Lynn Parramore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lynn Parramore

Today, President Obama welcomes Jeffrey Immelt to his White House inner circle as chair of a newly created jobs council after saying good-bye to econo...

Hiding America's Real Economy

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Worth

America's economy seems to be recovering, but is that the 'real' story? Some fourth quarter economic indicators -- retail sales, manufacturing, stock...

Haiti: Pointing Fingers and Embracing Failure

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Many have been quick to point fingers and assign blame for the slow speed of recovery in Haiti. This can dangerously lead to a poorly-informed public and a skewed set of incentives for donors and NGOs.

A Family's Struggle Through Anorexia

Aimee Liu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Aimee Liu

I thought I'd share with you a conversation I had recently with some friends who caught their daughter's eating disorder early, took action quickly and participated fully and effectively in restoring her to health.

Rehab For "Terminally Unique" Lawyers

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Iris Erlingsdottir

Whether it is because they are members of a stressful profession or because personalities with a penchant for addictive disorders are drawn to the law, lawyers have twice the addiction rate of the general population.

Electronic Addiction And E-scape: Have You Logged Out Of Real Life?

Barb Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barb Rogers

While the majority of people use electronic devices to open the world to them, the addict's world gets smaller and smaller until it is contained in various-sized boxes.

Weekly Audit: We Welcome Our New Plutocratic Overlords

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Meet the new global elite. They're pretty much the same as the old global elite, only richer and more ...

What Doesn't Kill You Actually Does Make You Stronger

The New York Times | Benedict Carey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New research suggests that resilience may have at least as much to do with how often people have faced adversity in past as it does with who they are ...

4 New Year's Resolutions For Supporting Your Alcoholic Loved One

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

If there is a loved one in your life with a substance abuse issue, this may be a good time to reinforce or incorporate a few new resolutions regarding your involvement in their life.

Happy New Year!

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Timing is everything... As I am wishing my friends, family, readers and fans a happy New Year, I am also so pleased that a wonderful film of the sam...