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Stiletto Stoners: Is Their Habit Really Harmless?

Deni Carise | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

In today's society, so many of us work like dogs. When it comes to winding down, we want instant gratification. So, I wasn't surprised that more and more career women end the day with a few hits of pot.

Obama's Second-Year Potential

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are quite a few positive things scheduled for 2010. This doesn't automatically mean the president is guaranteed to have a great year, but it certainly sets the scene.

Shopping At Home: Life After An Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jenni Schaefer

After Ed (aka "eating disorder") and I broke up, I have to admit that I splurged a little. I am not usually much of a shopper, but I was so excited about my life without Ed that I wanted to explore some new things.

Communicating With An Addict: Hitting The Pause Button

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

When you stay neutral, you turn the decision over to the addict; you are empowering them with their own choice, and at the same time empowering yourself with a commitment to neutrality.

America Needs a Jobs Bill, and the Federal Deficit Shouldn't Stand in the Way

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Last month's drop in the unemployment rate is certainly good news. But without additional action, there is little likelihood that the economy will return to anything resembling full employment.

Colorado's Recovery Requires More Lending to Small Businesses

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

We don't need to resolve a complex national debate on health care to help small companies. Easier access to cash will enable emerging companies to start hiring and our Colorado economy to start climbing.

Economists Predict Job Losses Will Stop In Early 2010

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Economists expect the joblessness that has weighed down the nation's economic recovery will start to slowly abate in 2010, but they predict consumers ...

AA: The Magic Of Bill Wilson

Jeff Witzeman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeff Witzeman

Many know Bill Wilson as the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, but few realize his brilliance as it relates to healing the human condition, alcoholic or not.

Robert Shiller: Address Income Gap, Tie It To Tax Rate (Video)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The US might be in the midst of a second housing and financial bubble, according to economist and Yale Professor Robert Shiller. Shiller and Financial...

Bloomberg: US GDP Probably Grew 3.2% As Stimulus Took Hold

Bloomberg | Timothy R. Homan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy in the U.S. probably grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in two years as government stimulus helped bring an end to the worst re...

A Happy Day in Businessland!

Fortune's Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
<i>Fortune</i>'s Stanley Bing

The Dow is about to go over 10,000 again. Won't that be nice? Yay for those cockeyed optimists! They make the world go 'round!

Among Other Obstacles on the Road To Recovery: A New Consumer Behavior

Prune Perromat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Prune Perromat

The future of the American economy will depend to a great extent on consumers' attitudes, which have changed deeply and perhaps permanently in this recession.

The Benchmark For A Jobs Recovery: 300k New Jobs Per Month

New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Here we are, having suffered huge job losses, and needing to make up the lost ground -- and a report showing that we're still losing jobs, but not as ...

A Media Failure Compounds Our Financial Crisis

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

We know that Wall Street has not learned much from the crash it helped instigate. We know that our government, whatever its stated desire to clean up ...

Economist Predicts Just 2% Growth In 2010

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Robust economic recovery in 2010 is certainly on most investors' wish lists as this year draws to a close. A return to prosperity would not only mea...

Pelosi Shifts Focus To Unemployment After Push For Health Care Bill

The Hill | Mike Soraghan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Democratic leaders, worried they've appeared unresponsive to rising unemployment because they were absorbed by healthcare, are aiming for a legi...

Banks' 2008 Stock Options Turning Out To Be Most Lucrative Payouts Ever

The New York Times | LOUISE STORY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Banks cut bonuses last year and shifted more pay into stock and options from cash, a tactic that lawmakers supported for its emphasis on long-term per...

Layar App Maps Stimulus Money Onto The World Around You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Layar's new augmented reality app allows iPhone 3G and Android users to see where contract dollars are going in the world around them. S...

The Art Market -- One Year Later

Stephanie Adamowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephanie Adamowicz

When the Dow closed above 10,000 points last week and the Frieze art fair opened in London, art market observers were presented with an opportune time to take stock.

The Kids Are All Right -- They Didn't Become Addicts

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The Kids Are All Right is a joint memoir by four Welch children after their parents died in the 1980s. The book is spearheaded by the second eldest daughter, Liz, a journalist who now lives in Brooklyn.

How Happy Is... Losing A Baby

Sophie Keller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

Many of you reading this will have experienced something similar or know of someone who has. The question is how can you get through the turmoil of losing a baby and turn it in to a healing experience?

The Scariest Jobs Chart Ever

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

Regardless of what the jobs recovery eventually looks like, it hasn't started yet. The economy is still losing 250,000+ jobs a month.

Communicating With An Alcoholic/Addict -- Part 2

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

Whether your loved one is in their addiction or new to recovery, sometimes a well meaning, simple discussion can turn futile. Too often you can't help but get sucked into a conversation that turns heated.

Dems Want Unspent TARP Funds For Main Street Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in Congress want to use unspent TARP funds to support homeowners and struggling workers, according to The Hill. More than half of the Democ...

White House Looking To Cut Deficit With Extra TARP Cash | By DEBORAH SOLOMON and JONATHAN WEISMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama administration, under pressure to show it is serious about tackling the budget deficit, is seizing on an unusual target to showcase fiscal r...