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Helping The World Through Meditation

AUT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_300x250<p>At the age of 2, it was like a light switch was turned off and Joey Lowenstein stopped answering to his name and lost …

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Healthy Diet and Exercise: Natural ADHD Therapies

A healthy diet and regular exercise should be part of every child’s upbringing. Diet and exercise may not take the place of medications in children …

Nutrition

Who to watch in the SEC bowl games

Now that we’ve opened all of our Christmas presents and spent some quality time with family, it’s full speed ahead to the bowl games.<p>We know who the …

These Are the 16 Best Burgers of 2013

Twinkie, ramen, and Cronut buns. Pockets of deep-fried PBR. More bacon than Louie Anderson eats for second breakfast. 2013 was more than a slightly ridiculous year in the burger creation game, and we were there to greasily chronicle it all. While it was a torturous task, we picked out the 16 finest …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

'Always a Marine': Homeless vets weather the holidays as national numbers dip

LOS ANGELES – The Navy veteran keeps his few possessions in shipshape order. Hidden on a girder ledge, five cans of chicken-enchilada soup flank an alarm clock, a stack of hardcover mysteries and a plastic jug of water - half empty - scrawled with black marker to clearly designate ownership: …

What does it take to escape poverty? Ask Karvel Anderson, American success story in the making

<i>By Tony Dokoupil, Senior Staff Writer, NBCNews</i><p>MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pom-poms shimmied and the fight song boomed on a recent Thursday night as Robert Morris University battled the University of Texas at Arlington, a ten-point RMU lead dwindling to two late in the second half. Karvel Anderson, RMU’s …

Student loan debt hits a new high as millennials take 'poverty-wage' jobs

Graduates of 2012 left school with almost $30,000 in student debt, leaving young people to reconsider their options<p>The class of 2012 has the highest student loan burden of any graduating college class in history, continuing a five-year trend of rising debt loads on millennials just coming out of …

Who's the biggest barrier to income inequality? The '2 percent'

It's not just the wealthiest 1 percent.<p>Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding outsize influence on America's economy and politics. This little-known group may pose the biggest barrier to reducing the nation's income inequality.<p>The growing numbers of the U.S. …

Income Inequality

3 Charts That Prove Anti-Poverty Programs Actually Work

Look at the stats: America resembles a poor country

We’re number one, sure, but in things like early onset diabetes and per capita incarceration<p>Last week, President Obama gave one of the most important speeches of his presidency when he spoke about the rapidly growing deficit of opportunity in this country. It was the president’s most focused and …

Poverty Hinders Kids' Early Brain Development

A new study shows that poverty may have a direct impact on the early development of the brain, with children from poor families lagging behind in two …

The Bus Ride That Sparked a Journey Out of Poverty and Into Yale

Perhaps the American Dream is more than just an ideal after all. Two years ago, <i>Boston Globe</i> reporter Billy Baker wrote the touching story of two …

The 49 states of rising child poverty

Children in North Dakota were the only ones in the nation to have weathered the Great Recession generally unscathed. In every other state in the nation, at least one county saw poverty rise among school-aged children between 2007 and last year, according to new Census Bureau data.<p>The Great …

SNAP Benefits Are A Critical Safety Net for Millions in Need

Recently, I traveled to San Antonio, Texas to interview Virginia, whose story illustrates the important role SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) plays in the lives of 48 million Americans.<p>This program, formerly known as the Food Stamp program, is the federal government's first line of …

Rutgers-Camden study: Concentrated poverty in US higher than ever before

CAMDEN — A new report published by a Rutgers-Camden professor on Wednesday states there are more areas of concentrated poverty in the United States …