For the first time in its 122-year history, the annual Rose Parade will include a presidential-themed float. According to media reports, former President Ronald Reagan will be honored in the 2011 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.
Seven states are set to raise their minimum wage on Jan. 1, which could give President Barack Obama the momentum he needs to increase the Federal minimum.
*How to keep your new year’s resolution. Forget willpower, the experts say. It doesn’t work. (How many of us have learned that lesson how many times?) Instead, try punishments and rewards. Give yourself an extra treat when you achieve a goal for a certain length of time. And a punishment, such as missing a favorite TV show, when you have one of those inevitable lapses. Plan all of this in advance. And most important of all, keep trying until you make that new behavior a habit.
Millions of Americans who experience difficult emotions, such as sadness, fear and anger, often try to find a prescription medication or a doctor’s diagnosis to alleviate their pain.
As we reported yesterday, President Barack Obama is the 2010 “Most Admired Man In America,” according to a Gallup poll. He was followed, in order, by former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, former African President Nelson Mandela and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Interesting choices all, and they demonstrate one of two things. Either there is a dearth of people to admire, or the masses are clueless about who these people really are.
Here we are on the final day of 2010. It’s a time of reflection, as we look back on the past 12 months and look ahead to the next 12. Read on for more about the important events of 2010 and what’s in store for 2011…
Lawmakers in several states have plans to propose immigration laws that are similar to Arizona’s stringent policies.
President Barack Obama has praised NFL team owner Jeffrey Lurie for employing Michael Vick, who served an 18-month prison sentence for his involvement in a dog-fighting ring before returning to play for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The United States now has hundreds of military bases and tens of thousands of troops stationed around the globe. U.S. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that U.S. diplomats pressure foreign governments to do the bidding of U.S. corporatocracy, and threaten retaliation if they don’t comply.
This is a far cry from the type of foreign policy our Founders envisioned.
In a 1775 letter to Patrick Henry, George Washington expressed his views of American foreign policy.
While it is indeed a fool’s errand to encapsulate what many might describe as an annus horribilis, there were some bright spots on the calendar we’re all about to place in the circular file in the kitchen — and not just the cute puppy on the June page. Read on see how a year in review looks from Outside the Asylum…
Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies managed to create a derivative of the curry spice turmeric that may benefit individuals who have suffered stroke or traumatic brain injury (TBI).
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton are the most admired people in America, according to year-ending Gallup polls.
Spokesmen for President Barack Obama have given conflicting reports about upcoming changes to his staff. Last week, Obama's senior political advisor David Axelrod said that "significant changes" will be announced regarding the White House Cabinet when Obama returns from his holiday vacation in Hawaii.
From our “statements we never want to see in an email from a U.S. Representative” file: “We would ask that you not broadcast this accomplishment out to any of your lists, even if they are ‘supporters’… Thus far, it seems that no press or blogs have discovered it… The longer this goes unnoticed, the better our chances of keeping it.” — Rep. Earl Blumenauer, (D-Ore.)
A new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey reveals that a majority of Americans are opposed to the healthcare law that requires all citizens to buy insurance.
A pilot with a major United States airline was confronted at his home in early December by four Federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies who were there to confiscate his Federally-issued firearm and his state-issued permit to carry a concealed firearm.
An article published by Reuters cited a program in rural Nepal where expectant mothers were given folic acid and iron. Ultimately, their children were smarter and had improved fine motor skills over other children whose mothers did not receive the supplements
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has provided a grim forecast for the United States if lawmakers do not reduce the government debt.
Depression is an emotional disorder that prevents millions of Americans from enjoying life’s greatest pleasures. Individuals who suffer from depression typically have low self-esteem and struggle to perform tasks that most people consider routine.
One of the unluckiest entrepreneurs in United States history was born on this day in 1800. His name was Charles Goodyear and he is most noted for inventing vulcanized rubber.
Countdown to 21.12.2012. It is called the end of time; the end of the world, a.k.a. the end of Mayan Long Count. Whether you call it that or just the apocalypse, some say that all of us have less than two years to live. That’s when the Mayan calendar runs out. Read this article and consider what you would do if you knew when the world would end…