Health & Well-being

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

Changes to Obamacare Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has become a polarizing political issue over the past several years. Americans are deeply divided over their views of the law, and while leaders on both sides of the aisle seem to…

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

Why I Quit My Job After Maternity Leave

I had a fairly straightforward, predictable pregnancy. The hardest thing about it was the 45-minute commute to work with a growing baby sitting on my bladder. I was a state employee, a senior editor at UC Berkeley, underpaid but…

Keeping Long-Term Care Insurance Affordable: 7 Tips

Keeping Long-Term Care Insurance Affordable: 7 Tips

Currently, 12 million Americans need long-term care. By 2050, that number is expected to more than double. Long-term care (LTC) can vary widely — it includes everything from home health care and adult day care to residential care in…

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

How to Get Out of Medical Debt

The good news first. More than 16 million previously uninsured Americans are now covered by Obamacare. The bad news: It sure doesn’t cover medical debt. And 70 percent of us are still struggling to get rid of it, according…

The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

The Reality of Having ADHD at Work

I spent my childhood in tony private schools that touted their ability to give students individualized care and attention. The privileged education was wonderful, but my grade reports and parent-teacher conferences were always the same: Ashley is intelligent and…

Guide to Long-Term Disability Insurance

Guide to Long-Term Disability Insurance

A home is likely one of the largest purchases you will ever make, so it may surprise you to hear that it is actually not your biggest asset. The ability to earn a continuous income far surpasses the value of…

Who Needs Life Insurance?

Who Needs Life Insurance?

As the new year begins, it’s customary to take a look at the year ahead and mindfully make resolutions. We think about goals to set, and changes that will make our lives more healthy, productive, and financially stable than…

How Long Should You Power Nap?

How Long Should You Power Nap?

Power napping can improve your performance at work, but it may depend on the length of the nap.

A nap between 45 minutes and 60 minutes can result in an increase in information retrieval, according to a study&nbsp…

The Health Benefits of Being Sexually Active

The Health Benefits of Being Sexually Active

If work is your passion, it may be time to rethink your turn-ons. That’s because frequent sexual activity impacts more than the springs in your bed. It also keeps you healthier, happier, and well-paid, thanks to a…

What Are the Best Health Trackers?

What Are the Best Health Trackers?

With winter over, it’s time to move beyond Netflix marathons and on to healthier binges. Like tracking your health.

We’re not talking about that pedometer gathering dust in your junk drawer. Today’s tracking tools measure your activity…

How To Become A Morning Person

How To Become A Morning Person

Make a resolution to stop hitting the snooze button! Stop being envious of your friend who wakes up naturally (how is that possible?), and try becoming a morning person yourself. Waking up early has its benefits: you get more sun…

Habits That Cause Stress and How to Avoid Them

Habits That Cause Stress and How to Avoid Them

We've all been there: hearts racing, palms sweating, and panic rising when we realize that there is too much to do and just not enough time. Stress can be immobilizing, and it can negatively affect many aspects of…