Dream majors or major dreams?

Report says majors in arts and humanities are ‘career-killers’

Not all college majors are created equal. So says the Washington, D.C.-based business forecast publisher and personal finance advice company Kiplinger. Based on its research of the employment rates of graduates, it has identified the top 10 majors least likely to get you a job.

Landmark torture case heads to trial

Will the colonial powers finally ‘get theirs’?

It took almost exactly 60 years to the day for three Kenyans to hear the words they’d spent most of their adult lives waiting for—the words saying that the tortures they experienced at the hands of the British colonial government were “arguable cases in law.”

I just tweeted…to say I’m sorry

Celebrities stoop to new social media lows

We all know that Twitter is a marketer’s dream. Who would have known a few years back that in 2012 a celebrity’s public relations strategy would entail typing a sentence about where they just picked their nose, and as a result gain a couple hundred new fans.

Jefferson Smith faces his spotty past

Will it prove too messy?

A shame-faced politician in a well-tailored suit walks up to a podium with his wife and supporters dutifully lined up behind him—it doesn’t bode well. It’s usually a sign that an explanation or apology of sorts is imminent. Anthony Weiner, Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, Richard Perry…the list is endless.

Deadline looms and numbers are low

Change means showing up

The other day someone said to me, “As a voter, I feel impotent.”

We were reminiscing about four years ago, when there seemed to be so much hope in the air—hope that things could and would change and that our vote was part of making that happen.

We’re not lazy, just inspired

Study takes Portlandia seriously: Is Portland really the place young people go to retire?

It’s safe to say most of us are sick of hearing, “Portland is where young people go to retire.” Problem is, anyone who has watched the show Portlandia, which coined the overused phrase, will inevitably ask you if it’s true when they find out you’re from the city. As with most jokes, there are always people who think you couldn’t possibly have heard it before.

Romney reveals his math skills

47 percent don’t figure into the equation

It’s all about percentages.

For more than a year, we’ve been a country of the 99 and the 1 percent. If you count yourself among the 99 percent, you’ve proudly worn the label as a badge of honor because, heck, it sets us apart from immoral, corporate greed. If you land in the other category, it’s been easier to just not advertise the fact and hope no one notices.

The act of remembrance

Anniversary of 9/11 reminds us to cherish what we have

As our nation commemorated the 11th anniversary of the attacks, it marked another year of remembering the most traumatic national event our generation has seen. Flags flew at half-mast, the president spoke to us, we saw the footage of Ground Zero again and…we remembered.

Made in the USA

Issue surrounding Olympic uniforms snips at excess thread The Olympic Games are almost over and, as we root for our nation’s gold medal tally to keep rising, distraught members of…

Counting the cost of health care

American women most likely to skip doctor visits

In a study of 11 industrialized countries, it was discovered that American women are most likely to skip visiting a doctor because of the cost. The survey, conducted by the Commonwealth Fund, revealed that in 2010, 43 percent of American women between the ages of 19 and 64 did not see a doctor or take medication for financial reasons—compared to 7 percent of women in Great Britain and 8 percent in the Netherlands.