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Veterans' Health: Beyond PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

Margaret Stone | Posted 09.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Stone

Countless veterans have suffered for decades with PTSD, pain and addiction, afraid to ask for help. Whether they served in Vietnam, Desert Storm or Iraq, these veterans need compassion and comprehensive treatment for these serious wounds.

The Social Capital Generation Machine

David Brancaccio | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact
David Brancaccio

A better economy may start with the relationships that are forged within communities. It is these kinds of links that can lead to wider policy changes that are also necessary to create a new kind of economy that lifts up the well being of more people.

Watch What You Pray For, Mitt

Mark Olmsted | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

The obstruction of the Obama recovery may be tactically effective in the political short-term, but as a long-term strategy, it is nothing short of Republican murder-suicide on the grandest scale imaginable.

Lessons From the Side of the Sea

Janice Harper | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Janice Harper

They say if you're lucky enough to live on the beach, you're lucky enough. And I have to agree, living so close to the side of the sea that if I fell out of bed I'd drown.

A Holistic Approach to Health in Early Recovery: Diet and Nutrition

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

I've found that the proper diet, along with targeted vitamin supplementation, can work miracles in the lives of early recovering addicts and alcoholics.

The Case for Better Alternatives

Howard Meitiner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Impact
Howard Meitiner

I applaud politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who have recognized the need to invest in halfway houses and other treatment programs versus prisons. That being said, a treatment program is only viable as an alternative to incarceration if it lives up to its promise.

Are We Addicted to Being an Enabler?

Carole Bennett, MA | Posted 08.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Carole Bennett, MA

We are not doing our loved ones a service by living in fear of their threats, trying to be best buds, believing this time will be different or too lazy to do anything about their actions.

Removing The Anesthesia: A Reflection On Step 6

Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley | Posted 08.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Paul Bradley

We can't and shouldn't demand perfection of ourselves, but we must always keep moving ahead, challenging ourselves to move past our personal zones of comfort.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Bud Clayman on OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie

Dan Persons | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

You could say that a documentary with the title OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive Major Depression Bipolar Asperger's Movie is maybe biting off more than it could chew, but no more so than the filmmaker who found himself coping with all those afflictions.

A Holistic Approach To Health In Early Recovery: Withdrawal And Insomnia

Maura Henninger, N.D. | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Maura Henninger, N.D.

For the alcoholic or addict who's just put down their drink or drug of choice, it seems like life is about to end. What they will eventually realize, if they stay sober, is that life is just beginning.

Why We Sweat The Small Stuff (And How To Stop)

Ellie Knaus | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ellie Knaus

Some of us would rather pretend our hard battles don't exist and invent a war over the trivial instead. Half the time, we don't even know we're doing it. But there's hope.

Too Sexy For My Shirt

Ethlie Ann Vare | Posted 07.29.2012 | Women
Ethlie Ann Vare

I am not a member of the Mile High Club, but I once made a crash-landing because I was making out with the man who was supposed to be manning the controls -- not man-handling the passenger.

The 'Very Sluggish' Housing Market Recovery

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | Business

(Adds details, market reaction, quote) NEW YORK, May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. single-family home prices edged higher in March, the second m...

How Well Will I Get?

Dr. David Herzog | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Herzog

Even adults who have struggled with anorexia nervosa for years can get better -- but do they ever recover completely?

Never Fear, the New DSM Won't 'Create More Addicts'

Deni Carise | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Deni Carise

The new DSM will not cause more people to be diagnosed with addiction. Instead, more people who may not yet be addicted (but whose substance use is nonetheless unhealthy) will be able to access very inexpensive but proven effective treatment earlier and more easily.

How to Pick Up The Pieces Of Your Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every so often, whether it's after a long hard spate of work, finishing a big project, ending a relationship or recovering from a crisis (big or small...

Life After Death (Almost): An Inspiring Story of Recovery

Kaylee Scottaline | Posted 07.11.2012 | Denver
Kaylee Scottaline

Last year, Rachael Popejoy, now 28, bought her first house and a new car. While these might not seem like extraordinary accomplishments, it was only five years ago that doctors told Rachael's family she wouldn't survive the weekend.

Gold Prices Hit Lowest Level Of The Year

AP | SANDY SHORE | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

-- Gold prices hit the lowest level of the year Wednesday as uncertainty about Europe's political and economic future dominated world financial marke...

Why 'Jewish Guilt' Is A Paradox

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 07.07.2012 | Religion
Shira Hirschman Weiss

So there you have it. For years we've been hearing about "Jewish guilt," and guilt is not even a Jewish concept!

Lady Gaga, Naso-Gastric Tubes, and My Commitment

Shannon Cutts | Posted 06.30.2012 | Celebrity
Shannon Cutts

I have tried so hard to keep quiet in the recent spate of news headlines targeting the use of feeding tubes for pre-wedding diets, Lady Gaga's controv...

Is Productivity Growth a Different Animal in Times of Slack Resource Utilization?

Evan Soltas | Posted 07.03.2012 | Business
Evan Soltas

We are moving into the medium-run period of recovery from recession, and the path of productivity during this recession is visibly different from the past.

Selective Amnesia and the Rogue Elephant

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Surely, since according to the far right Obama was to blame for the declining economy prior to taking office, he must also then be credited with the growing economy. No amount of twisted logic and ideological contortion can get around that conundrum.

Finding the Right Balance to Adjusting Public Spending

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

When it comes to adjusting public spending, getting the balance right is important. Fiscal adjustment is taking place in economies around the world, but risks remain high.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Philippe Falardeau on Monsieur Lazhar

Dan Persons | Posted 06.13.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar finds finely-shaded drama in a venue that has defeated many a filmmaker: a classroom full of children.

8 Reasons to Love Bars

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

When you're at a bar, people don't want to hear that you're doing "great." They want to hear a story.