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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.

Change, Not Recovery

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Tuesday's elections show Americans are still looking for change. They are casting protest votes in both parties. But the real battle about direction has only just begun.

Should You Reward The Alcoholic/Addict For Clean And Sober Behavior?

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

Professionally, I would like to think that the real reward is in and of itself the practice of a clean and sober lifestyle and all the riches that come from that.

Recovery Act in Action: Tracking the Ripples

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Thanks to the Recovery Act, there are hundreds of thousands of teachers in classrooms, police on the beat, construction workers fixing our infrastructure, engineers building the the smart grid, and much more.

Business Economists: Fed Rate Hike "Likely And in 6 Months

CNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A majority of economists in the National Association of Business Economists' semiannual survey found the Fed's current stance of rates near zero perce...

Ryan Grim

Bill To Cancel Haiti's Debt Clears House Hurdle | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A House subcommittee approved a measure on Thursday to press major international financial institutions to completely cancel all debts owed by Haiti, ...

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Why Soldiers Drink

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

Researchers found that, contrary to current practices, intense treatment of PTSD helped to sober up the subjects battling substance abuse.

Sen. Grassley Grills Goldman Sachs Over Hefty Fees For 'Build America' Bonds

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sen. Chuck Grassley (D-Iowa) is concerned that Goldman Sachs will collect sizable fees from its role as an underwriter of the 'Build America' bonds th...

Rescuing The Alcoholic/Addict: 14 Reasons Why It's Hard To Break The Cycle

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

So, why is it so hard to do, when we know that rescuing our loved one (the alcoholic/addict) is truly detrimental to not only their well being, but to ours as well?

Year Of The Iron Tiger: Sex Addiction, Celebrity And 12-Step Buddhist Recovery

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

If the Buddha were to speak to you he might say, "Bring me your suffering." If you show up in a 12-step meeting, we'll surely say, "Welcome home," and when you walk out the door, "Keep coming back."

Haiti Weather Report: Mostly Foggy With Rain Storms Expected

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Hyman, MD

Imagine all of the Federal buildings in Washington collapsing in less than a minute killing 30-40% of our government workforce, crippling the tax collection system leaving the government no money to pay salaries or overhead.

The Sweetest Sound: A Story Of Addiction And Redemption

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

From age 17 to 27 I was in a blackout. I experienced moments of freedom rowing boats in college, crushing opponents in our wake, but the main focus was all-out drinking

Tiger's Shout Out For Realness And Psychotherapy

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

When the question is asked about whether or not Tiger is being authentic, the answer isn't yes or no. It lies in the question inquiring about the degree to which he may be more real than he has otherwise been.

Happy Belated Birthday, Stimulus Package!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Just a little note today to say that I'm sorry I missed the birthday yesterday of the stimulus package that saved our economy last year. Just because I missed it doesn't mean I don't love it!

Happy Anniversary, Recovery Act

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Cesca

Regardless of the inability of the Democrats to sell their most successful policies, along with the inability of the Republicans to tell the truth about all of those check-cashing ceremonies they're attending, the recovery act has worked.

Addiction: Tough Love Or Tough Luck? Empathy Works Better

Maia Szalavitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Maia Szalavitz

As a former heroin and cocaine addict, I was horrified by what I learned about treatment before I sought help: the idea was that addiction is cured by "tough love," by breaking people in order to fix them.

Want Cheese With That Whine? -- Transform Negative Self-talk

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

Even with years of recovery, the shadow voice of self-loathing can still whisper not-so-sweet-somethings into our minds at crucial times--during a job interview or on a date.

Simon Johnson's Analysis: Economist's Testimony Predicts Changes In 2010

Baseline Scenario | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In recent months, the US economy entered a recovery phase following the severe credit crisis-induced recession of 2008-09. While slower than it shoul...

We Need To Remain Concerned About Haiti's Recovery

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Danny Schechter

As predicted and feared, the media coverage from Haiti has shrunk at the very time that people there are facing their most serious challenges.

Global Market Turmoil Hints That U.S. Recovery May Founder

McClatchy | Kevin G. Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Conflicting U.S. jobs data and mounting concerns about debt defaults abroad that threaten global economic growth triggered a worldwide ...

Jobless Claims Rose Unexpectedly To 480,000 Last Week

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week, evidence that layoffs ...