Paige Houvener

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Watch: Whistleblower gives Congress emotional warning about Americans being replaced by cheap foreign labor

A whistleblower who helped reveal visa fraud at an Indian tech firm with more than a dozen U.S. locations warned Congress on Tuesday that American workers are routinely being displaced by foreign workers, often with the help of companies who are abusing the visa system.<p>“They call it knowledge …

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More than five years after the end of the Great Recession, and three years since the Occupy movement took on Wall Street, high and growing levels of …

4 numbers that prove America’s economic model is broken

<b>(CURAphotography via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>New data reveal the richest .1 percent are increasing their wealth by an astonishing $10 million per year<p>Paul Buchheit<p>March 18, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There's something perversely wrong with a society that creates $30 …

Mainstream Media

9 Reasons Why the U.S. Economy Is Kicking the World's Butt

It may be hard to believe, but the U.S. economy is giving the world a run for its money. Compared to most major developed nations, the U.S. is …

Economy

Class in America: Identities Blur as Economy Changes

What class are you in?<p>For generations of Americans, that question was relatively easy to answer. If you owned a home, lived in it with your spouse and kids, and supported that family with a solid, well-paying job, you were a member of America’s upwardly-mobile middle class. Book ending that vast …

Income Inequality

President Obama’s Middle-Class Economic Strategy: Building on a Uniquely American Recovery

In his State of the Union address and budget this year, President Obama laid out a vision of middle-class economics. In the weeks since, it has been …

The Biggest Threat to America’s Future Is ... America

On a day when much of the world’s attention is turned to Israel and its elections, I’ve been thinking about another foreign story that has been receiving less coverage but could, in the long run, turn out to be equally significant: the news that Britain, France, Germany, and Italy have decided, …

America’s $100,000 Deal with a North Korean Defector

And how it went awry.<p>I <i>t was September 21, 1953, just seven weeks after an armistice had ended the Korean War. Joseph Stalin was dead, and the Soviet Union had finally stopped its secret support of the North Koreans in the conflict. President Dwight Eisenhower was desperate to hold together the</i> …

North Korea

House GOP Budget: More Money For War, Repeal Obamacare, Cut Food Stamps and Medicaid

House Republicans unveiled their budget proposal on Tuesday, demonstrating that their priorities are still to wage war and to give the rich a helping …

Health Care

Where Do American Students Have The Highest Debt? [Infographic]

Today, the level of student debt across the United States stands at a whopping $1.3 trillion, possibly more than the rest of the world combined. Ballooning debt levels are causing countless economic problems with young couples holding off on buying houses, people failing to pay off car loans, …

Loans

American execution: A brief history of the death penalty in the U.S.

The death penalty in the United States began its life as an import. Brought over from the United Kingdom, it evolved into different versions that …

What Goes Into a Successful Mentor Relationship?

One mentor/mentee pair share their perspective about the tactics to forge a rewarding mentor relationship.<p>The mentoring relationship can be somewhat …

Medical Technology Makes 'Time of Death' Harder to Pinpoint

Advances in medicine can prolong life, but they can also make it more difficult for doctors to know when a patient has truly died.<p>We tried our best, but CPR, an injection of epinephrine, and 360 joules of electricity all failed to restart Mrs. Melnyk’s heart. When everybody on the resuscitation …

Senators Introduce Bill To End Federal Curbs On Medical Marijuana

Bipartisan legislation was introduced yesterday in the U.S. Senate proposing to change federal law such that states could regulate the medical use of marijuana without fear of prosecution.<p>A somewhat unlikely team of Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York), and Cory Booker …

Cannabis

Where's the Conservative Outcry on Ferguson Police Abuses?

The ideological movement needs a better response to governments that violate the Constitutional rights of U.S. citizens.<p>Conservatives are typically eager to disparage politicians and bureaucrats who conspire to seize wealth. So you'd think that they'd be outraged to learn that officials in one …

6 Ways Pushing Past Your Comfort Zone Is Critical To Success

As a women’s career coach and leadership developer, I’ve seen that one of the most damaging things you can do in your career is to stay for years where you’re comfortable. I’ve done it, and what often ensues is that you begin to doubt your value in the marketplace, and wonder if you really have the …

How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity

“Playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout.”<p><i>“Each note rubs the others just right, and the instrument shivers with delight. The feeling is unmistakable, intoxicating,”</i> musician Glenn Kurtz wrote in his sublime meditation on the pleasures of practicing, adding: <i>“My attention</i> …

Flute

12 Issues Facing Women That Are Just As (If Not More) Important Than Body Image

<i>This feature has been specially commissioned by Jameela Jamil as part of her guest editorship of HuffPost UK Lifestyle for International Women's …