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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 ...

As First Aid Mission Fails, What Next For Haiti?

Danny Schechter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Schechter

What Next For Haiti As "Recovery" Replaces Relief? Haiti is already fading from the headlines. The desperation of the population in what was called t...

Private-Sector Sheds 22,000 Jobs In January, Smallest Drop In Two Years | KATHLEEN MADIGAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The labor market showed positive signs of recovering in January. Private-sector jobs in the U.S. fell by 22,000 in January, the smallest d...

Be-ism Or Theism: How To Have A Higher Power As A Buddhist In Recovery

Darren Littlejohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darren Littlejohn

To God or not to God. That is the question. At least if you're trying to work a 12-Step program anyways. At the crux of any decision, from the most tr...

10 Reasons I Quit Smoking

Therese Borchard | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

You're almost there. You want to quit. In fact, 80 percent of your brain is sure you can. But 20 percent insists that you can't. How do you make it over to the other side without falling SPLAT on your face?

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

Recovery For Introverts

Dr. Andrew Lange | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Andrew Lange

We often think of introversion in the negative sense. However, introversion produces the results similar to finely cooked meal. A meal that has been carefully planned.

Ending the Great Recession: It's Going to Take More Than Just Stimulus

David Adkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Adkins

As we debate what government's response should be to combating a still-growing unemployment rate we might want to take a page from our international competitors.

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.