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When Does A Boy Really Become A Man?

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 08.03.2013 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

Of course, there are mothers who will never see their boys as men, just as there are boys who never want to grow up -- who don't understand the fine line between being childish and maintaining a child-like quality. One is sexy, the other, not so much.

Recession Still Devastating American Households

AP | By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 07.30.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The average U.S. household has a long way to go to recover the wealth it lost to the Great Recession, a report by the Federal Rese...

A Case for Cultural Change

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

Without a willingness to face uncertainty, it is difficult to create well-capitalized companies. This apparently contradicts the view that we are a country of entrepreneurs. We are a creative people, but we are not willing to risk what we have in order to achieve goals.

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

The High Cost of Opportunity

Yvahn Martin | Posted 06.29.2013 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

The very definition of poverty is to be lacking the money to cover the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and healthcare. If you can't do that, how can you choose to spend money to start a business?

Education and Wealth

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Early cognitive development is so determinative of what happens later that to continue the tired squabble about who to blame -- teachers, schools, or the income distribution -- is to waste valuable time.

The Path to Sustainable Economic Growth

Gary Reber | Posted 06.23.2013 | Politics
Gary Reber

The notion that the economic benefits flowing to a wealthy class will "trickle-down" is a non-sensible theory and only results in "trickle" menial, low-pay jobs, private charity, and public taxpayer-supported welfare, in plain view and disguised.

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

New Report Connecting Intelligence to Wealth Is Nonsense

Steve Siebold | Posted 06.22.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

This report is irrelevant because the only way it determined someone's level of intelligence was looking at the college they attended.

The Rich Are Differently Moral

Matthew Hutson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Science
Matthew Hutson

New research shows that upper-class people have less empathy than lower-class people, but that sometimes this can lead them to do the most good for the most people when their bleeding-heart compatriots won't.

Profit Shares Hit New Highs, Washington Focuses on Disability

Dean Baker | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Dean Baker

The downturn caused by the collapse of the housing bubble was the key factor behind both soaring profits and rising disability rates. In terms of their relative importance to the economy, soaring profits swamp rising disability payments.

The Air We Breathe: China, Pollution and the EPA As it Awaits a New Director

Paul Gunther | Posted 06.01.2013 | Green
Paul Gunther

Any thought to the strategic trajectory of China and its according infrastructure must take into essential consideration the bleak reality of its environment. Polluted air is a threat to its widely perceived inevitability to equal and then surpass the economic and social edge of America.

Surprising Studies Find DC Does What Wealthiest Want, Majority Opposes

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Amazingly, the priorities of the 1 percent match up with the priorities of our political class, while the priorities and needs of the vast majority of us are ignored.

The Crisis Isn't Just in Cyprus

Terry Savage | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Terry Savage

Could it happen here? It's unlikely that in America you'd see that kind of outright grab on the part of the government, for any reason, (unless you think back to the gold confiscation of the 1930s). And in America, we're very aware of our deposit insurance limitations.

Marriage Equality And The New American Caste System

Sean Santiago | Posted 05.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Sean Santiago

As a young gay male looking for LGBT success stories in the media, I have to wonder if the success of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge is really a victory for a collective "us." My fear is that the media will exploit their story as something more representative of LGBT issues than it really is.

Qatar's Cultural Crisis: Wealth, Health, Wisdom, and Opportunity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Qatar is the richest country in the world. As such, it provides a vivid demonstration that money can't buy you health any more than it can buy you love. The converse, in fact, appears to be true: The wealth of Qatar is being purchased at the cost of its people's health.

Wanted: One Sperm Donor -- Must Be Financially Secure

Daylle Deanna Schwartz | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

A woman I'm friendly with showed me her personal ad. I was surprised to read what she was looking for-- someone who wanted marriage and kids and who was financially secure enough to support her in an upscale lifestyle. Everything was about money, marriage and kids.

The Loaded Goal

Michael Neill | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

The loaded goal is that goal that seems to be your most important and longest-standing one -- it's the one that "for some reason, I don't seem to be able to make any real progress on," and "this year, I'm finally going to handle."

210 New Billionaires on The Forbes List -- How Can You Get There?

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

Anyone can adopt the thoughts and beliefs of the rich and overcome years of negative programming. While you might not ever land on the Forbes Billionaires list, you can substantially increase your wealth.

From Rome With Love? The Three Issues to Watch for Italy and Global Markets

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The possible loss of eagerly anticipated labour reforms, financial restrictions and market contagion provide shorter term sources of turmoil. However, existing reforms are likely to continue, market retrenchment is healthy and to be exploited for longer term opportunities.

Racial Wealth Gap Tripled Since Reagan Era As Whites Increase Large Lead Over Blacks: Study

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 02.27.2013 | Business

The wealth gap between blacks and whites has ballooned since the middle of the Reagan administration, nearly tripling between 1984 and 2009, according...

Family Members in Need: Why Middle Class Blacks Can't Get Ahead

Lisa Wade | Posted 04.22.2013 | Black Voices
Lisa Wade

The gap between the household wealth of black and white families is massive. There are lots of reasons for this difference and a new study offers great data on one of them: the need to assist poor relatives.

How The Filthy Rich Travel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.19.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Six members of the Russian parliament, their wives and adult children had planned a monthlong, $1 million vacation in Canada fishing, hunting, and stopping in Montreal for plastic surgery.

The Definition of Wealthy Part II: The Good-Enough

James Berman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
James Berman

How does it feel to have the good-enough? Not quite as good as having the best. "The Best" is an American icon.

Exclusive: DC Comics Reveals Two New Politically-Charged Books

Bryan Young | Posted 04.09.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

With these two brand new titles, DC Comics is taking the themes and issues that came to the surface with the Occupy Wall Street movement and are bringing both sides of the coin into the world of superheroes.