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.
Plan for the best, prepare for the worst. We've all heard it and probably had varying levels of success with its implementation. It's difficult not to go too negative and always assume that the worst will ensue, and it can be equally hard to not feel ready if problems actually arise.