Updated at 11:35 on 6/6/2012We've all had the co-worker on a diet. They pass up the birthday cake or going-away cupcakes and pop carrot sticks at lunch. Broadcasting your weight goals at the office can be a mixed bag.
With unemployment at almost 8 percent it's become all too routine for workers to get the pink slip. Friends and colleagues facing the same fate can offer a shoulder to lean on, but that only goes so far.
Do mega-events like NATO, the Olympics and political conventions always result a net gain for the city? Sometimes it's more than just a question of who's coming into the city; it's also about who's not.
With same-sex couples marrying in some states, married couples not having children and couples co-habitating and raising children, there are many ways to define a family, says sociologist Brian Powell.