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The Transcendent Style of David Bowie

On his 68th birthday we looked back at David Bowie's style and examined what it might have meant.<p><b>When David Bowie first found</b> acclaim with his novelty single "Space Oddity" in 1969, few fans could imagine what would come next. That's because what came next was totally novel, strangely beautiful, …

David Bowie

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

15 Easy Upgrade Ideas For Your House

Is your house ready for a change? Get inspired with these easy and unique updates you can make to your space.<p>1. Paint a piece of furniture Kool-Aid purple.<p>2. Collect seashells to embellish a fireplace surround.<p>3. Hang a wind chime inside the house where it can catch a breeze.<p>4. Set up an outdoor …

Opt out or left out? The economics of stay-at-home moms

Conventional wisdom holds that stay-at-home moms do so because they can afford <i>not</i> to work. Instead, experts say, many moms appear to be staying home with their kids because they can’t afford <i>to</i> work.<p>“They just think they don’t have enough education and skill … where their pay would cover their child …

Demographics

Here's how much Americans think families need to get by

Americans think that a family of four would need to bring in a minimum of $58,000 a year, on average, just to get by in their community, a new Gallup survey finds.<p>That’s more than double the 2012 poverty threshold for a family of four, which was around $24,000 a year, according to the latest data …

Children and Families Need to Be the Number One Priority in Our Society

The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 50th Anniversary Conference just took place in Los Angeles, California from May 29 through June 1, 2013. AFCC is "the premier interdisciplinary and international association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. …

Gameplay

15% of D.C. Residents Worried About Having Enough to Eat

Gwen Bing used to be a secretary for the General Services Administration. But on Wednesday, she was waiting in a line outside a Southeast D.C. church …

Washington D.C.

Bronx Dad Among 1.4M NYers With "Food Insecurity"

When Victor Andrade was growing up in eastern Texas, his father drilled into him the value of self sufficiency: fix your own car, grow your own food, …

New York City

'Distrust is really yet another form of inequality.' When poor moms don't trust anybody

<b>By Barbara Raab, Senior Producer, NBC News</b><p>Beginning in the mid-1990s, when Judith A. Levine was a doctoral student in Chicago writing about low-income women’s lives, she interviewed 95 women about their experiences raising children in poverty and trying to make ends meet. And as she conducted her …

Search

Most Americans aspire to join the middle class, but many are failing to do so. In 2011, there were 36 million working-age (25 to 55), able-bodied[1] …

Nearly 1 in 6 Americans Receives Food Stamps

Food-stamp use rose 2.8% in the U.S. in April from a year earlier, with more than 15% of the U.S. population receiving benefits. (See an interactive map with data on use since 1990.)<p>One of the federal government’s biggest social welfare programs, which expanded when the economy convulsed, isn’t …

Issues

Social Issues

The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Poverty Grows, But Does Anybody Care?

America is awash with money.<p>Yet poverty continues to grow.<p>Does anybody care?<p>The latest government figures show that 46 million Americans live in poverty, more than at any other time in our nation's history. That's 15.1 percent of our population. One in five children live below the poverty line of …

Income Inequality

The cost of child poverty: $500 billion a year

The United States has the second-highest child poverty rate among the world’s richest 35 nations, and the cost in economic and educational outcomes is half a trillion dollars a year, according to a new report by the Educational Testing Service.<p>The report, called “Poverty and Education, Finding the …

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AP: 4 in 5 Americans live in danger of falling into poverty, joblessness

Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.<p>Survey data exclusive to The Associated Press points to an increasingly globalized U.S. economy, the …

Why Do the People Raising Our Children Earn Poverty Wages?

Shanita Hargrove lives in a sunny second-floor apartment in Newark, New Jersey, not far from Mayor Cory Booker’s house and, all too often, an …

New Jersey

The ‘War on Poverty’: Testimony from a low-income mother

Taking up rhetorical arms in what President Lyndon Johnson called the “War on Poverty” fifty years ago, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan alleged that it has …

Social Media, Rape Culture, and How Women Fight Back

The recent suspension and dismissal of FHM editor, Max Barashenkov, and editorial assistant, Montle Moorosi, for having made a joke out of …

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

Self-help

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

5 Benefits of Speaking Less and Listening More

One of the most common complaints in the workplace (and even at home) is a failure to communicate effectively.<p>Oftentimes, people are quite vocal …

The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

5 Differences Between Optimists And Pessimists | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Optimism maximizes potential as pessimism squashes it. Look at these five distinguishing differences between optimists and pessimists and tell me – …