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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...

If the Holidays Don't Feel Good to You

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

Not everyone finds the holidays easy. Holidays are a time when we affirm family ties, bonds of friendship and love of life. But for those whose famil...

Horsing Around With Gangs: Horse Whisperer Meets Gang Advocate

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

In spite of the 9000 miles that lie between them -- both culturally and racially -- after listening to them discuss their passions for their work with troubled horses and at-risk youth, you might think Joe Guy and Ron Johnson were related.

America's Next Failed Conservative Stimulus

Terrance Heath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terrance Heath

Unless something drastic happens between now and the vote on President Obama's tax-cut "compromise" with congressional conservatives, Americ...

What Was The Best Album Of The Year?

Huffington Post | Theo Spielberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

2010, the year The Beatles catalogue finally made it to iTunes. Besides the much anticipated pairing of Apple records with Apple Inc., the year saw th...

It's Complicated: Lessons on Marriage from Hollywood?

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Dr. Tian Dayton

Is it possible that Hollywood is growing a conscience? Hollywood who, for some time now, has been exporting some of America's worst values, seems to b...

Manhood In Four Moments

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

The following four snapshots from my life in transition show a man at his most successful, most destructive, most vulnerable -- and, finally, most at peace.

Crazy Talk Radio Fueling Another "Big Lie"

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Depending on the radio program, we're either about to become a communist or fascist nation (okay, sometimes both), all because of the suspiciously foreign-looking guy in the White House.

The 10 Companies That Will Signal An Economic Rebound

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The recession is, by the standard measurement, over. The National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee said the downturn ende...

How Optimism and Music Saved Her Life

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

The oldest living survivor of the Nazi Camps, Alice Herz-Summer will celebrate her 106th birthday.She credits music and optimism for saving her life ...

Can the Average Person Save Our Economy?

Alice Wood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alice Wood

The answer is "yes." We don't have to wait for financial reform. We don't have to wait for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to come to the res...

America the Money Drunk

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

After inheriting a nice, fat surplus from the Clinton administration, America went on a spending spree - as if our rich Uncle Sam had bequeathed to us...

Why the Stimulus Package Failed

Larry Beinhart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Beinhart

The Obama White House passed a stimulus bill that was 40 percent tax cuts, 30 percent unemployment insurance, and only 27 percent actual stimulus. That's why it didn't work.

Welcome Back to the Future

Jim Worth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The Republicans hold part of our political and economic future in their hands, which poses a question -- what the hell have the Tea Partiers done to our country? We'll soon find out.

Bernanke’s Failure To Speak Out Rankles Some

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Reserve is all but certain next week to begin a multibillion-dollar effort to coax the recovery along, but privately, Ben S. Bernanke, hea...

The Vital Missing Voice in the Economic Recovery Debate Is Someone You've Never Heard of

Les McKeown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les McKeown

To strengthen our barely-breathing economic recovery, a truly brave move would be to appoint not a marquee "brand name" business leader but to turn to successful founder-owners from the SME community.

On Not Having a Romantic Rendezvous in Rome

Lauren Quinn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lauren Quinn

We travel in part to be free of ourselves, the roles and responsibilities of home. Travel allows us to escape those self-constructed constraints of Who We Are and What Our Lives Are, and allows us to live more freely in the moment.