Workers Want Say in More Flexible, More Certain Work Hours

July 20, 2014
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Workers Want Say in More Flexible, More Certain Work Hours

The Great Recession began in 2007. It is over, but the damage it did remains. Nowhere is the damage greater than in the number of workers working part-time.

More than 27 million Americans work part-time. Part-time workers average between 17 to 28 hours a week. One-third of them would like to work full-time.

Almost half of part-time workers get a week or less advance notice for their work schedule.

The problem is...

Dads Are As Important As Moms Are

July 20, 2014
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Dads Are As Important As Moms Are

In the past, fathers were not talked about much in books on “how to” raise children. The mother was the important person.

That changed when more women went to work. Men began to play a bigger role in the lives of their kids.

A new book...

Basketball Superstars Announce Where They Will Play

July 20, 2014
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Basketball Superstars Announce Where They Will Play

The World Cup is over.

It is the middle of the baseball season. Football will not start until the fall. Professional basketball is ever further off. Why are we talking about it?

For one thing, basketball has become an international sport. Popular players come from central...

Government Trying to Stem Surge at Border

July 13, 2014
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Government Trying to Stem Surge at Border

President Obama is trying to change the momentum at the border. Children are entering the country without their parents. U.S. law says they must be taken care of. They...

Looking for Surrogate Mothers in the United States

July 13, 2014
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Looking for Surrogate Mothers in the United States

What is a surrogate mother? A surrogate mother carries the fertilized egg of the genetic biological mother and father.  The biological parents of the infant become the parents of...

Germany Wins World Cup

July 13, 2014
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Germany Wins World Cup

The World Cup ended yesterday in a glorious final.

Germany prevailed over Argentina 1-0.

Mario Goetze scored the game winner in the second half of extra time. It was only minutes...

Many Reasons for Surge in Child Migrants

July 6, 2014
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Many Reasons for Surge in Child Migrants

What is the reason for the surge in children coming across the border? Is it a 2008 law? Is  it the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program which allows...

Diet the Key to Fatty Liver

July 6, 2014
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Diet the Key to Fatty Liver

Studies are showing that fatty liver is linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. It also may cause liver failure. There are no official diet guidelines to treat...

Ramadan Dilemma for World Cup Muslims

July 6, 2014
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Ramadan Dilemma for World Cup Muslims

The 2014 World Cup is the championship of soccer. Teams from around the world play for this trophy. It is the dream of many players to participate. The World...

In Brief

A Spoonful of Medicine May be Too Much

What is it going to be: a milliliter, a milligram, a teaspoon, a tablespoon, a dropper?

Every year about 10,000 people contact a poison center....

Reducing Your Digital Costs

We have become addicted to being online and in touch. Collecting, streaming and downloading movies, music, TV shows and photos is simple. But is...

Look Again at Credit Card Offers

The news is good and bad. Credit card companies are sending consumers a minefield of offers. The number of offers is skyrocketing. That is...

Eat Real Food: Become Healthy

A food expert says that eating real food will make us healthy. By real food he means food that is not highly processed. He...

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