[caption id="attachment_5557" align="alignright" width="300"] A view on Monday of 70 Christopher Columbus Drive, a 50-story apartment building under construction in Jersey City[/caption] While delivering sheet rock to a high-rise building under construction on Monday, Gary Anderson, 58, was hit i...
With graduation season upon us, many students are reflecting on the value of their diplomas. Not surprisingly, today’s college grads have a huge advantage over high-school grads when it comes to earning -- but this is primarily because the value of high-school diplomas has nearly bottomed out. Wh...
[caption id="attachment_3565" align="alignright" width="300"] A natural gas derrick rises from the countryside near family homes in North Dakota.[/caption] The American (GDP) increased by 2.5% in 2012, a full point improvement over the 1.6% rate in 2011, and the greatest rate of economic grown sinc...
Last week ESPN surprised followers by removing its logo and official affiliation from the PBS documentary project, "League of Denial,” which looks into brain injuries in the National Football League. Many suspect that the network caved into pressure from the league to back out.   The ESPN t...
According to federal government reports, the rate of workplace injuries has fallen by 31% over the last 10 years. However, that improvement may not exactly be the great news it appears to be if you ask the swelling ranks of workers who experience retaliation from their employers as a result of repo...
For more than three decades, firefighters like Larry Newberry risked their lives saving residents and buildings from fires in Detroit. But now, with Detroit declaring bankruptcy, the city could drastically cut the pension he lives in order to reduce its debts. Workers' compensation attorneys say th...
A lot of Americans wouldn't dream of missing medical appointments or their annual physicals. And yet those same individuals repeatedly compromise their health – and may even shorten their life-span – by skipping annual vacations! This lack of R&R can put us at risk of many ailments and diso...
Over 40 million American workers receive no paid sick leave. These individuals must work when ill or take unpaid days off, which can cause financial hardship, and, sometimes, dismissal. As a recent editorial in the New York Times argues, “the best way to address this workplace and public health pr...
While many professions in the U.S. are shrinking today, personal training is one of the fastest-growing occupations. Once stereotyped as the field of bodybuilders and gym fanatics, personal training today draws both educated and uneducated; young, old and middle aged; guys and gals; recent grads and...