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Can Money Really Buy Happiness?

Tammy Bleck | Posted 09.04.2013 | Fifty
Tammy Bleck

I admit that I go to whatever lengths I need to go to, to make the money find me. I do not call that greed. I call that good business. I am left to wonder if I would be receiving this criticism if I were a man.

Crap: A Philosophy of Sh*t

Kenya (Robinson) | Posted 09.02.2013 | Arts
Kenya (Robinson)

On high authority I've been informed that my work is shit. Mostly I've been desensitized to such proclamations -- I can thank the Art School Critique framework for that -- but its ill-timed delivery, six days before graduation, left me shaken and stirred.

Calling Out Celebrity Christianity & Counterfeit Justice

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 09.02.2013 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

It's the age-old prosperity gospel bait and switch. And really, it's "We wanna be the 1 percent!" Christianity, with the cheering crowd ironically widening the economic gap between themselves and their leaders even as they strive to obtain their celebrity status.

Big Lie: America Doesn't Have #1 Richest Middle-Class in the World... We're Ranked 27th!

Les Leopold | Posted 08.28.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

America is the richest country on Earth. We have the most millionaires and the most billionaire. This opulence is supposed to trickle down to the rest of us, improving the lives of everyday Americans. Unfortunately, it's a lie.

New Gallup Poll Shows 70 Percent of Americans Are Disengaged From Their Jobs

Steve Siebold | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

The consequences are many, but Gallup estimates that actively disengaged employees cost the U.S. as much as $550 billion in economic activity each year.

The Very Best Version of You

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Nate Holzapfel

Sometimes in life we become someone we never imagined possible or that we never knew we were, even though we have always been that person from the very day we were created.

Health Sucks

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.07.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We could manage our weight and our health with at least as great and reliable a ROI as we can get by managing our money. We could eliminate 80 percent of our lifetime risk of chronic disease. The grim landscape of modern epidemiology is not for want of knowing -- it's for want of doing.

'Wellthy': Possessing the Resources and Resourcefulness to Thrive in All Life Domains

Ulrick Graham | Posted 08.07.2013 | Black Voices
Ulrick Graham

Being "wellthy" is a holistic approach to being, thinking, feeling and doing. It is a revolutionary model with implications for all our cultural systems.

Christina Mace-Turner: A Meaningful Life

Christina Mace-Turner | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women
Christina Mace-Turner

My parents disagreed about many things, but on the topic of success they were surprisingly united. Wealth was, if not the ultimate measure of success, a very important component of getting there.

Wealth

Christine Eilvig | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

It's really not about the money. Our relationship with money and wealth is a reflection of the issues we have going on inside about ourselves and the world in general. The world is as we are.

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.