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Even in Florida, a Little Girl's Wish Is to Be 'Frozen'

Tamar Abrams | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Tamar Abrams

What 4-and-a-half-year-old girl wouldn't want to spend a day with Elsa from Frozen? Certainly not Ariel Shipp of Jacksonville, Florida. And luckily for her she had the opportunity to do just that last month, though Elsa bore a startling resemblance to her mother, Amy.

Unemployment Benefits Applications Fall To 14-Year Low

AP | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengt...

How to Stay Positive When You're Unemployed

Kayla Matthews | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Kayla Matthews

You are definitely more than just a job title. Focus on the aspects of who you are that you like the most and seek to fulfill them on a daily basis. You'll feel better about yourself and your situation, and maybe you'll even develop a healthier perspective about your identity than you had when you were working full time.

John Boehner Is Sick Of Unemployed People That Would 'Rather Just Sit Around'

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high...

Free Dry Cleaning Offer Changes Lives

Nadine Cheung | Posted 09.12.2014 | Good News

Aol's BeOn group creates custom editorial content that is sponsored by marketing partners. The sponsoring partners do not exert editorial influence ov...

AARP "Ideas@50+" San Diego Review

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.11.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Baby Boomers, I have finally caught up from our wonderful trip to San Diego last weekend to attend the AARP "Ideas@50+" convention. First of all, I ...

Unemployed and No Income. Will Creditors Come After My House?

Steve Rhode | Posted 09.03.2014 | Money
Steve Rhode

Huffington Post Reader Question Dear Steve, I lost my job (no advance notice) in June 2007. I was unemployed for 75% of the next 5 years. I worked f...

7 Reasons Not To Celebrate Labor Day

Ann Brenoff | Posted 10.28.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

As companies focused more on the bottom line, they began to refer to workers as "assets" and when times got tough, they looked at which "assets" to cut. "Do more with less," "Get rid of the fat," and "leaner and meaner" were the propaganda slogans that sent chills down workers' spines. Older workers quickly read the writing on the wall.

Top 10 Tips For Finding Work When Work Won't Have You

Janice Harper | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Janice Harper

It never occurred to me that I would be unemployed in mid-life. Well, yes, it had occurred to me when my tits were still perky and my mind malleable, so I went to grad school, got a Ph.D. and embarked on what was once a promising and stellar career. But after I found myself in the cross-hairs of those in institutional power, my carefully-constructed career came tumbling down.

A Long Job Hunt? Stop Depreciating in Value

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Job hunters are like houses waiting to be sold; the longer they are on the market, the harder it is to sell them. In the case of houses, real estate agents change their strategy or update a property's details to generate leads.

Next Tech Boom May Be Fueled By Grandpa Power

Daryl Rowland | Posted 10.04.2014 | Technology
Daryl Rowland

Programs Provide Help For Gen-X and Boomer Entrepreneurs CLEVELAND: When we think of tech entrepreneurs, we tend to envision 20-something coders wit...

Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That 'Perpetuates Poverty'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) took a shot at the federal government's approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsi...

Using Competitive Intelligence to Land a Job, as Told by a Former Insider within the CI Unit for a Fortune 500 Firm

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Competitive intelligence spend is increasing among organizations on the rise. It's proven to gain an edge on competitors, but it is not just for Fortune 500 firms.

Health Care Professional With Master's Degree, Laid Off And Moving Back Home

Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Evangeline Yvonne Samples, MS, RDN, LD

I am the last person you would expect to be among the long-term unemployed. Now I've moved in with my mother, back into my childhood bedroom.

Mastering Risk and Uncertainty: Walk Gratefully into the Unknown

Heather Martin | Posted 09.21.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

We can push the limits of our existence, but there is never any guarantee it will work out to our expectation. But if we take what life gives us without any fight, we may or may not like what we get either, yet in this case we have no input in actively shaping our lives.

Unemployed and Looking for Work? Here's How to Avoid Losing Your Mind

Heather Martin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

You need to stay busy, ground yourself (meditation and exercise) and stay engaged with real friends (only the positive ones) so that you can go out into the world with confidence and let an employer know why you will be their next great hire.

Humility and Growing Old

Jay Lickus | Posted 08.30.2014 | Fifty
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Jay Lickus

Have you gotten tired yet hearing how broken down and dysfunctional we have all become in our advancing years? If we are smart, we except our shortcomings, find a way to overcome them and move on with living our lives to the fullest.

The Worst States To Be Unemployed In

24/7 Wall St. | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business

Late last year, the federal government allowed its emergency unemployment compensation benefits program to expire. This decision has left much of the ...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

This Is What Barely Making Ends Meet In America Sounds Like

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Starting last year, The Huffington Post asked people surviving on wages near the federal minimum, as well as those struggling to even find a job, to c...

Why Many Unemployed Workers Will Never Get Jobs

Ira Wolfe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

The problem with traditional job skill training in many cases is that you can walk a horse to water but you can't make it drink. Far too many workers -- employed and unemployed -- don't seem interested in finding water on their own.

State of the US Workplace: Good and Bad News

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 06.29.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

The ongoing National Study of Employers -- a study of employers with 50 or more employees conducted by the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in partnership with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) -- reveals five surprising trends between 2008 (and in some cases 2005) and 2014.

You're Unemployed? Congratulations from LinkedIn!

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 06.03.2014 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

One of our writers received the following friendly message from career savior LinkedIn.

New Report Paints Bleak Future for Long-Term Unemployed

Ira Wolfe | Posted 05.24.2014 | Business
Ira Wolfe

For the unemployed, the road back to employment is littered with potholes and landmines. For many, the roads have simply collapsed or disappeared.

Before You Apply, Ask Yourself These 4 Questions

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Conserve your "A game" energy and efforts for jobs that are a good fit for you. Carefully read the job description, and then, ask yourself these four questions.

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Aren't?

Scott Shigeoka | Posted 04.08.2014 | College
Scott Shigeoka

I scraped by living in Washington, D.C., one of the most expensive cities in America, for nearly eight months with no steady income. I kept telling myself, "This is the city of opportunity. You can make this work."