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Haiti Rebuild: The Last Responders

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Today we will hear from many Monday morning quarterbacks over what should have happened and what we should do for Haiti. In fact, expect a whole stadium full of them -- none of whom have spent a night there this year.

The Secret Is Forgiveness: 9 Helpful Hints

Barb Rogers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barb Rogers

We must tell ourselves when circumstances arise that it's not always about us. That helps us step back, attempt to look at things from a new perspective and really think before we act or react.

Struggling States Seeking More Aid from Washington

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Governors hamstrung by the sluggish economic rebound in their states and bound to balance their own budgets are pressing anew for Washi...

Nashville: Not Just Flooded with Water; But Civil Rights Memories

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

This week as Nashville struggles to deal with ferocious floods -- that so far have taken 10 lives -- I am am reminded of the markers of time which are currently submerged in water.

Nashville Floodwaters Recede, Crews Search For Bodies

AP | KRISTIN HALL and SHEILA BURKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Cumberland River finally began receding Tuesday, exposing mud-caked homes and submerged cars as officials searched door t...

Recovery Act in Action -- In the Right Place at the Right Time

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Electronics firm SBE, Inc. is a great example of the Recovery Act making the right investment at the right time. The result is an American company keeping good jobs here while building the clean energy infrastructure.

U.S. G20 Message: Stimulus Money Vital To Economic Recovery, Don't Pull Back Yet

AP / Huffington Post | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TORONTO — World leaders must work together to make sure the global recovery stays on track, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday. ...


Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

A young 33-year-old woman stands before a Florida judge to whom she has been summoned because she peed on someone's lawn. She is sentenced to a year ...

World Faces Serious New Economic Challenges

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Achieving strong, sustained and balanced growth will not be easy. It will require fiscal consolidation in advanced countries, exchange rate adjustments, and a rebalancing of demand across the world.

Obama: G-20 nations should take action to seal economic recovery

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Barack Obama is appealing to the world's major economies not to waver in their efforts to support a su...

A Grace Forged

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kenneth Kales

If you're rich and recovered now, don't gloat. If you're reporting on the rich and recovered, don't hold them up as standard-bearers. It's in poor taste. The trickle-downs haven't reached most of us.

Our False Recovery: Why Wall Street Is Up and Everyone Else Is Down

Bob Samuels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Samuels

Obama's stimulus plan has only exaggerated the fake recovery by funneling money into tax breaks and the short-term alleviation of state deficits. Massive State layoffs have only been delayed, not prevented.

Tiger's Big Question: Did You Learn Anything?

Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks

In his recent Nike commercial, a stone-faced Tiger Woods stares into the camera as he listens to the voice of his late father, Earl. The commercial closes with the question, "Did you learn anything?"

Americans are Spending Less: U.S. Economic Recovery Is Expected to Slow Down

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Americans are pulling back on their spending, a trend that could slow the economic recovery if it continues. A sharp drop in retai...

Getting Unhooked from Addictions

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

Millions of Americans are in the grip of addictive substances (alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, sugar) or addictive activities (gambling, shopping, sex, internet porn).

'Life's That Way': Grieving Change

Jim Beaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jim Beaver

So how to deal with this grief? By sitting in sackcloth and ashes, bewailing fate and cursing one's betrayers? I find nothing helpful there. To me, life is not back there, with death and loss.

7 Ways to Recover From a Relapse

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

I prefer to use the term "set back" when I get sucked back into the Black Hole. Because it's certainly not the end of recovery. From depression or any addiction. A relapse merely gives you a new starting place.

Is Port au Prince Functional?

Rowan Moore Gerety | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rowan Moore Gerety

My mother wrote me after watching a piece on the News Hour. "This report makes Port au Prince looks as if it's actually a functioning city -- do you get that impression?" Functional, perhaps not. Functioning, without a doubt.

12-Step Program for America: Step 3

Jim Selman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Selman

The road to recovery for any addict--whether we are speaking of an individual or a nation--happens one day at a time.

Recession Over? Economic Activity Fell In Over Half Of The U.S. In Last Three Months (CHART)

Huffington Post | Grace Kiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Despite widespread hints that the recession has ended and a generally rosy outlook for tomorrow's job numbers, economic activity fell in half of U.S. ...

Never Short the United States

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

Official figures point to optimism and job creation. The most critical job creation policy depends on the U.S. Treasurer's report on China's heavily subsidized currency.

Survivors Use Their Voice to Help Others Heal

Michelle Renee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michelle Renee

In a family driven system of care, where the voices of survivors are heard, valued and shared with other survivors, we can listen, understand and stand by one another.

7 New Tax Credits Now Available Through the Recovery Act

Rep. John B. Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rep. John B. Larson

Tax cuts were the biggest individual component of the Recovery Act. Even though only half of taxpayers have filed so far this year, tax refunds are already up nearly 10% from last year due to the Recovery Act.

World Class Performers Unplug Differently

Michael Gervais, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Gervais, Ph.D.

Learn from world class performers how to be mindful of ways to negotiate stress and convert common complaints and roadblocks into challenges and opportunities.

'Soul Of A Citizen': How A 17-Year San Quentin Inmate Helps To Heal His Community

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

It's tempting to dismiss the criminals in our jails as irredeemable problems. Yet when they transform themselves and help heal the wounds that they've helped create, they can offer powerful lessons.