Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year

The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. A study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when…

3 Small Business Finance Predictions for 2015

The turning of the calendar often serves as time for small business owners to benchmark overall performance and assess their prospects for moving forward in the new year. In many ways, 2014 was a year of change in small business lending. Big banks re-emerged in the marketplace. However, their focus remains on larger amounts–loans of…

What to Know About Google’s Fight With Europe

The search giant faces charges of anticompetitive behavior in Europe A new antitrust complaint filed against Google by the European Union Wednesday could force the company to pay huge fines and change the way its search engine operates in Europe. In the complaint, EU regulators say Google has abused its dominance in online search to…

At Home With The Late Poet Claudia Emerson’s Memory

RICHMOND, Va. — The ceiling fixture in Claudia Emerson’s study only weakly puts out light. Her husband, Kent Ippolito, apologizes for it, but it’s no bother. The room isn’t oriented toward the house. High atop the second story in a quiet neighborhood in Richmond, with sunlight streaming in on three sides, this is an observation…

5 Tips for Moving Back In With Your Parents

Moving back home with your parents after graduation doesn’t have to be as demoralizing as today’s twenty-somethings think it is. If you set some clear ground rules, you could actually end up enjoying the experience. Check out this article to find out what steps to take to make the experience less painful. If you’re considering…

Common Challenges Freelance Writers Face

Making the transition from amateur writer to full-time freelancer is no walk in the park. Dealing with clients, setting rates, and learning how to work efficiently can be difficult, to say the least. Check out this article for a list of common challenges freelancers face and tips on how to overcome them. Gone are the…

Threats abound in ‘Walking Dead’ finale

The threats come from inside and out as AMC’s The Walking Dead, cable’s top-rated series, closes its fifth season Sunday (9 p.m. ET/PT). The survivors’ stay in the Alexandria community is imperiled, and so is their existence as a group, after leader Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) went on a bloody, gun-waving rant at the end…