Much of the media focus on work-life balance has covered how to juggle a career and raise children, but similar personal and professional sacrifices can be required of those who support aging parents.
For children living in poverty in rural communities around the globe, the simple act of getting to school can be a dangerous journey.
Forbes recently released its list of individuals who gave the most to charity in 2012, but there is more than one way to measure generosity.
President Obama’s announcement that Americans will be able to keep their plans that don’t meet the Affordable Care Act’s requirements may create turmoil for states and insurance companies and may mean an increase in prices for some consumers.
The Obamacare required maternity and newborn coverage has caused a firestorm of debate over whether such a requirement is fair to those who choose not to have children or men who won’t need the coverage.
Research is revealing how racial diversity and reducing racial inequities is good for business and American economic growth.
Some argue that the economic burdens and room for error in the E-Verify system, which would become mandatory under the Senate’s immigration reform bill, make it a bad bargain.
As Veteran’s Day approaches, companies are pledging and amping up prior pledges to hire more veterans.
Beginning last Friday, Nov. 1, 48 million Americans who receive vouchers to buy food under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as “food stamps,” will see a cut to their monthly benefits.
The costs of child care are rising, and many American families are spending more on child care than the cost of rent, food or college education, according to a new study from Chid Care Aware of America.
A small but growing movement of budget-conscious consumers are saying goodbye to their monthly cable subscription in favor of Internet subscription services like Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and Netflix.
Sixty percent of Americans support the death penalty for convicted murderers, the lowest level of support since November 1972, according to a new Gallup poll.
A survey released Friday found that while both men and women want work-life balance, men are more likely to include having a strong marriage and family life in their definition of “having it all.”
John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has taken aim at some of his fellow GOPers for their attempts to chip away at the social safety net, according to Trip Gabriel at the New York Times.
George Washington University represented that it did not consider students’ ability to pay in its admissions policies while effectively rejecting poorer students in favor of richer ones.
A new report from GMI ratings found CEO pay reached record levels this year, especially for the top executives.
JPMorgan Chase and the Department of Justice have tentatively agreed to a record $13 billion settlement of civil investigations into possible fraudulent sales of mortgage-backed securities before and during the 2008 financial crisis.
The fast-food industry’s practice of paying low wages and providing few benefits is costing the American taxpayers $7 billion a year in the form of public assistance, according to a new study from UC Berkeley and the University of Illinois.
New research shows that poverty itself may use up people’s limited mental bandwidth, causing them to make worse decisions that contribute to their poverty.
Larry Summers, former Treasury secretary and economic adviser to President Obama, argued that the showdown in Washington over the budget and debt ceiling ignores the bigger issues of GDP growth facing the economy.
Individuals are increasingly turning to Internet crowdfunding sites to finance personal expenses, from college education to infertility treatments to honeymoons.
The 2013 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a group that has been working since 1997 to eliminate chemical weapons worldwide.
In 2011, the United Nations established Oct. 11 as International Day of the Girl Child, and this year’s theme is Innovating for Girls’ Education.
Switzerland will vote on whether to have an unconditional guaranteed basic income of 2,500 Swiss francs per month from the state. Thinkers as varied as MLK and Nixon supported similar proposals in the late 1960s to alleviate poverty.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Thursday that it will not be releasing a jobs report on Friday due to the government shutdown, so economists have been looking to other indicators with mixed messages about the health of the American economy.
The government shutdown has cut off federal funding for WIC, leaving low-income moms and babies across the country who rely on the program vulnerable.
The stock market rallied slightly on the first day of the government shutdown.
While it is going to take balance to create financially stability, experts say there are positive signs that Americans have learned financial lessons from the recession.
Americans are inclined to think that those who make about the same money as they do are “middle class,” according to a recent poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News.
For one week, Ron Shaich, the CEO of Panera Bread, lived on the average SNAP benefit amount of $4.50 a day to raise awareness about hunger in America.