This Video Reminds Us Why We Should Be Kind to Others

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May we always treat others with the benefit of the doubt, courtesy, compassion and respect.

Fully Unfinished Business

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As we approach 2014, Ken Goldstein has four areas of concern that are nasty, messy, murky and looming in the business world: inequality, privacy, healthcare, and government gridlock. What are yours?

Ordeal by Military Healthcare

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After mysteriously falling ill while on a tour of duty in Korea, Brad Christy was put through the ringer of medical tests. The military healthcare system couldn’t find anything wrong with him, but slapped him with a sizable medical bill anyway.

Have We Lost the Art of Medicine?

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An experienced caregiver shares three tips for injecting humanity into an often cold & arbitrary heath-care system

Minimum Wage, Minimum Life

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Busting myths about who will benefit from raising the minimum wage.

NEW STUDY: The Financial Cost of Gun Violence

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Emergency room and inpatient procedures related to firearm injuries cost $629 million in 2010 alone.

Book Review: “Shoes of the Dead” by Kota Neelima

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Shoes of the Dead may be set in India, but the problems it addresses are taking place all over the world.

Republicans Continue to Orchestrate Disaster for U.S. Postal Service

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USPS provides essential services despite manufactured obstacles; delivery innovation and cost-savings being blocked by ulterior motives.

I Didn’t Elect to Have Cancer: When Politics Work

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Toar Winter got a crash course on how the politics of his state affected him on a very personal level.

Going with the Alternative: Supporting My Mother’s Healthcare Choices

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When his mother’s cancer returned, Joe Barton learned how oncologists might regard alternative therapy: as competition, rather than complement to their care.

The Dying Game

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Can a merciless marketplace be entrusted with caring for people?

Moving Story of a Health Care Convert

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Check out this CNN article about a man moved by faith to abandon his career, and do the right thing instead.

Dear John: Nosy Coworker Smells Booze

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This week Dear John addresses a boozy colleague, a socially aggressive wife, and meds for chronic depression.

“So then the morbidly obese would be best since they die off quicker? People living longer costs more money.”

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These are comments by Mike L and Archy on the post “I Don’t Need to Explain My Fat to You”.

Man-to-Man With John Heard

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Actor John Heard talks love, devotion, honesty, and the privilege of playing a character that embodies all of those traits in a Hollywood world that obfuscates what’s really important.

Living Longer Is Killing Us

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Tom Matlack looks for a reasonable solution to America’s old age problem.