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Mastering Risk and Uncertainty: Walk Gratefully into the Unknown

Heather Martin | Posted 07.22.2014 | 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 07.14.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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."

Obama Seeks Help From CEOs

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to businesses hiring long-term unemployed workers and is encouraging the private secto...

14 Ways to Land Your Dream Job From Bed

Brian Hanley | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Brian Hanley

8. Diversify your career options. Never put all your eggs in one basket. The job market is one big numbers game. Apply to positions early and often. You're far more likely to miss out on your dream job if you don't know that it exists. Find it before someone else does.

6 Self-Care Tips for Post-Grads

Juliana Schwartz | Posted 03.18.2014 | College
Juliana Schwartz

Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.

How to Stay Competitive and Relevant While Unemployed

David DiGregorio | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
David DiGregorio

You may think being unemployed is license to sit around all day watching marathons of House Hunters and Pawn Stars -- and who could blame you? The problem is that watching TV doesn't give you much to talk about with others.

Millennials Meet World. Who Wins?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What happens when a generation said to be far less conspicuous in its consumption confronts human nature? The personal growth and fulfillment at the top Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs occupies the floor just above esteem -- defined by status, achievement and reputation.

How to Get the GOP to Care About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jason Sattler | Posted 03.02.2014 | Politics
Jason Sattler

What is it about the unemployed, the uninsured and the undocumented that doesn't inspire conservatives to spring into action, as they do when they worry the right to hate may be limited?

Who Will Fight to Help the Unemployed?

Dave Johnson | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Leaving Americans behind like this has a terrible, long-term cost to our society. It erodes people's faith in democracy.

Jobless Thrown Under the Bus on Budget Deal

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 02.18.2014 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

Get them off the dole, this argument goes, and they'll get off their butts. What these (mostly) guys are really saying, if you read closely between the lines -- because they won't say it outright -- is that extending unemployment insurance fosters laziness. Could this line of argument be any more insulting?

Don't Have a Job? Good Luck Finding Love Online

Alissa Fleck | Posted 11.11.2013 | Money
Alissa Fleck

When meeting a romantic contender in the "real world," there's at least a grain of amorous interest that, ideally, keeps either party from running for the door when they discover the other's employment situation is in shambles.

As Furloughed Workers Get Headlines, Don't Forget About the Long-Term Unemployed

Jennifer G. Hickey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jennifer G. Hickey

Furloughed workers wonder how they will pay their bills until they receive back pay. We simply worry about paying the bills. For the millions who have been laid off during the recession, no businesses offered free meals or other discounts the day after the pink slip arrived.

Mark Gongloff

Jobless Claims Hit 6-Month High

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business

While we're all focused on whether or not Congress will raise the debt ceiling in time to avoid a nightmarish government default, the government shutd...

LOOK: The Age Of Financial Independence Is Going Up

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices

America's "Lost Generation" continues to flounder, according to a report released Monday by the Georgetown University Center on Education. And while t...

Watch: Joblessness Is Killing Us

Bill Moyers | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Bill Moyers

What the richest parents want for their children is what the poorest parents want for theirs. Measure their aspiration, however, against the fact that more than 21 million Americans are still in need of full time work, many of them running out of jobless benefits.

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Could Kick 20,000 Off Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Thousands of Kansans could lose food stamps under a new state policy that congressional Republicans hope to implement nationwide. Kansas officials...