‘Spinning Ill. like a top’: Gov Quinn jumps on birth control bandwagon

‘Spinning Ill. like a top’: Gov Quinn jumps on birth control bandwagon

I think Illinois’ voters will agree that healthcare is a human right, that means full access to medical treatment for every woman in America — Governor Pat Quinn (@GovernorQuinn) July 6, 2014 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is one of the least popular governors in the country. He is reportedly under two separate criminal probes by the […]

When Children With Autism Grow Up

When Children With Autism Grow Up

I was 23 and needed a summer job; he was 21 and needed full-time support. He’s one of an estimated half million people diagnosed with autism who are soon becoming adults — and who society is entirely unprepared for. The heat that afternoon was intense. Weather maps across Iowa were deep red, and warnings flashed […]

Staples Threatens To Fire Staff For Working More Than 25 Hours A Week

Staples Threatens To Fire Staff For Working More Than 25 Hours A Week

In 2015, an Affordable Care Act provision requiring large employers to offer health insurance to staff working more than 30 hours a week kicked into effect. Now, some part-time staff at Staples say management has become extra vigilant about limiting their hours. View this image › Notice in a Staples store / Via Photo submitted […]

The Invention That Could End Obesity

The Invention That Could End Obesity

A Michigan surgeon invented an apparatus that he believes tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full. His Full Sense Device could be a lifesaver for millions of obese Americans and raises questions about how hunger — our most basic human impulse — even works. Bonnie Lauria was miserable. She was subsisting on liquids […]

10 Biggest Political Lies of 2008

1. Hillary Is A Liar In Campaign, But A Heroine As Secretary Of State

The Democratic primary was brutal, and the attacks on Hillary were relentless. If half of what was said in the attacks were true, and Hillary was so unfit, why is she such a great choice for Secretary of State? We think she is an exemplary selection and the attacks on her were some of the biggest lies and distortions of the campaign.