We need to look beyond the ugly surface manifestations of young black men being shot in the back and consider the deeper socioeconomic plight of this demographic in this country in 2015. The truth of the matter is that people of color are disadvantaged by the current socio-economic system from the very beginning of their lives. Continue reading
The almond, America’s most popular nut and California’s most lucrative agriculture export, is also a water guzzler. It takes approximately a gallon of water to grow a single almond. While prices are at record highs due to global demand, the Golden State is also in the middle of a historic drought, which is hurting farmers and residents. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. Continue reading
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s U.S. visit came at a critical moment in the fight to establish a sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership. An agreement could mean hundreds of billions of dollars in business, exports and profits, but opponents warn it would cost American jobs and give foreign corporations too much legal power. Gwen Ifill talks to Edward Alden of the Council on Foreign Relations. Continue reading
While your wife can now be covered under your employer plan, her transition off Medicare and then, when you retire, back onto Medicare, could be tricky. Continue reading
It isn’t a perfect world, so we’ve got to scrutinize jobs and employers closely. How do you examine a company’s culture and politics before you accept a job offer? What questions can you ask to determine what a place is really like, as opposed to the happy faces you get in an interview? Continue reading
We’re likely in the midst of a gluten-free bubble; one that seems poised to burst.
People with dementia, more often than not, do not receive appropriate care. But we can establish care practices that maintain dignity, stimulate independence and cultivate consideration for the person within. Continue reading