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Breathing Through the Rough Times

World-renowned yoga instructors Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee share the following suggestions in this article that they've written. They tell how to use our minds and breathing to bring us a sens…

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Gas Prices and the Hybrid Car

The Internets were abuzz today with Toyota's dramatic unveiling of the next-generation Prius at the North American International Auto Show. The top-selling hybrid hopes to keep its spot with a car tha…

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Ski Green: Ideas for Eco-Friendly Skiing

Itís been snowing like crazy here. The kids (if you can call 20- and 23-year-olds kids) are home for the holidays and many times during this most recent snowstorm here in the Northeast, someone menti…

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12 Ways the Recession is Affecting Your Health

Sales of cosmetics, chocolate and (shudder) Spam are up, but Americans have reined in spending on nearly everything else from cars to clothes to restaurant meals. But as the stock and housing markets …

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5 Ways to Change Your Relationship to Money

It's not just investment bankers who've been hit hard by the financial crisis. Millions of regular people have seen huge holes blown into their personal savings, education funds and retirement plans. …

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Aggressive Capitalism Has Come to an End

These are great times for optimism. You may feel insecure about the immediate economic future; the free fall on the stock exchanges may threaten your pension plans. Yet your future, our future, has ne…

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How Corporations Can Reduce Global Poverty

My career of several decades as a senior executive in the IT industry with GE, Honeywell and others provided me with a solid business perspective of the economy. My six years as president and CEO of …

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How the Economy Hurts Pets

The current economic scenario is creating cause to worry for most of us--but we humans aren't the only ones facing crisis. Many pets are at risk when homeowners are forced to relocate due to change in…

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Uncertain About Certainty: Lessons For Your Children About the Economic Debacle

As I write this, I am in the process of melting down the remainder of my gold into portable and quantifiable gold bricks, as well as draining my 401k to buy stock--livestock, that is. No doubt, things…

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Making Money with Money is a Recipe for Disaster

A couple of years ago we considered buying a house in the Bay Area. My mortgage adviser explained: "As a non-resident, your interest rate will be slightly higher. I estimate around 6 percent. But the …

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