Mike van Hofwegen

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Chicago sues Justice Department over new police grant rules targeting sanctuary cities

Chicago officials on Monday filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Justice Department over a plan to withhold federal public safety grants to jurisdictions with so-called “sanctuary city” policies.<p>The lawsuit, announced by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is the latest strike in an ongoing legal battle …

Immigration

Pope: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

Vatican City, May 31, 2017 / 05:54 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of …

The healthiest way to improve your sleep: exercise

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're one of the third of all Americans who suffer from insomnia -- roughly 108 million of us -- put away your sleeping pills. Science has a much safer solution.<p>"There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia," Rush University clinical …

Sleep

2017 IRA RMD Table: What It Is and How to Read It

If you have to take distributions from an IRA, you'll want to know how this table works.<p>Saving for retirement is important, and IRAs can help you …

The problem with millennials isn’t millennials—it’s how you’re leading them

Lazy. Entitled. Narcissistic.<p>At both the popular and academic level, those three words pretty well sum up <i>the problem</i> with millennials. But why stop …

I'm a financial adviser — here are the 15 biggest retirement saving mistakes I see people make

In this article, I would like to share my experience and guide you through some of the major mistakes in personal retirement planning.<p>1. Complacency<p>Complacency is one of the worst enemies when planning for retirement. Feeling that you are all set and do not need to change anything can cause you …

Retirement

Sheriffs are enthusiastic about enforcing U.S. immigration law. That makes a big difference.

A week ago Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that any city that refuses to share information with the federal government about immigrants could lose federal funding. Called sanctuary cities and states, these geographic entities resisting the Trump administration’s efforts to increase …

Immigration

What Most Historians Have Gotten Wrong about the History of Pro-Life Activism

Historian Daniel K. Williams, in <i>Defenders of the Unborn: The Pro-Life Movement before Roe v. Wade</i> (Oxford University Press, 2016):<p>Most histories of …

WATCH: Trump administration’s lack of shovel-ready projects hurting American middle class

“Vanishing Middle Class” author Peter Temin says Trump lags on the right kind of infrastructure spending<p>Peter Temin, an economics professor at MIT, tackled the causes of poverty in the United States in a new book, "The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy." Temin examines …

The best hikes nearby 5 of America’s biggest cities

Over the past decade or so, much has been made about the U.S. (and global) trend of more people moving into urban areas.<p>Sure, there are bonuses to …

America’s inequality crisis is about so much more than money: The ugly realities that elude our politicians

The growing chasm between the rich and the poor is a crisis of our own making — and a threat to our very liberty<p>Inequality is about much more than the growing chasm of income and wealth between those at the very top and everyone else in America. It's also about education, environmental hazards, …

10 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine

<i>Follow</i> <i>Entrepreneur on Facebook</i> <i>to join the discussion on hot topics.</i><p>If the sound of your morning alarm is worse to you than nails on a chalkboard, and if the thought of sunbeams through your window is cringe-inducing, this article’s for you.<p>Just because you’re not a morning person doesn’t mean you …

Overwhelmed? Overworked? The Cure for Work Overload.

This story originally appeared on BBC Capital<p>Feeling overworked? Overwhelmed? Unhappy? These have become such common refrains in the workplace these days that it’s hard to remember what it was like to feel just… normal.<p>Despite the faster pace of business these days, there are ways to take back …

Productivity

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

Time Management

9 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Work-Life Balance

No matter how good you are at your job, you probably often think: <i>I could be doing more</i>.<p>Call it work-life balance, work-life coexistence, or simply life, but balancing responsibilities can be stressful in an always-on world. Phones and connected devices make it easier than ever to stay entangled in …

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