Health

Organic’s Dirty Little Secret

Organic’s Dirty Little Secret

Remember when Victoria’s “Secret” came out last December? The lingerie company had been buying cotton for its “fair-trade, organic-cotton” underwear line from a farm in Africa that used child labor.
This infuriated…

The Economics of Birth Control

The Economics of Birth Control

Despite the roiling debate over the new health care law, which would offer greater insurance coverage for women’s birth control, one vital point is largely being ignored. We’re referring to the outcry over the Affordable Care…

Raising $ for Medical Musts

Raising $ for Medical Musts

Know someone with sky-high healthcare bills? You might. Three million households spend 18% of their incomes on out-of-pocket medical expenses. It’s an awful burden, on top of a crisis or chronic illness. Now you can…

Why Companies Pay You to Get Fit

Why Companies Pay You to Get Fit

Hey you, working at your computer, sitting for eight hours straight. Want to make some money for becoming healthier?

“Wellness programs” are increasingly available as part of employee benefits packages—and before open enrollment season ends, you might want to…

Health Coaches Can Promote Wealth, Too

Health Coaches Can Promote Wealth, Too

Do you have a spare $100,000 in your retirement account? That’s the average amount a retiree will likely spend on healthcare as they age, according to recent research from Boston College’s Center for Retirement Research…

Burn Calories, Not Cash

Burn Calories, Not Cash

Spring is coming, and you feel angst every time you look at all those fit babes in the Athleta catalog.

Right?

Before you sprint to the nearest gym, crunch the numbers: one national chain charges a $250 enrollment fee, plus…

Flex Your Muscle

Flex Your Muscle

So you’re bench-pressing 80 pounds at the gym. So what? It doesn’t mean diddly if you’re letting your colleagues call all the shots. Being powerful means knowing when to negotiate and when to walk away. Be…

Do You Have Back Pain?

Do You Have Back Pain?

Perhaps you thought your back pain was attributed to carrying too many groceries or toting your toddler on your hip. Did you know that it could be a result of high financial stress as well? An AP-AOL poll found…