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Photo by Flickr user ThreeErin. Boston University economist Larry Kotlikoff has spent every week, for over two years, answering questions about what is likely your largest financial asset — your Social Security benefits. His Social Security...
Should you engage in the Santa myth with your children? Here’s a look at both sides of the question. Photo from Flickr user Rob Briscoe. When I became a parent nine years ago, I made this deal with myself: No matter how uncomfortable it might...
Sexual assaults on college campuses have been a topic of national interest recently, in large part because of the explosive allegations, and subsequent inconsistencies, from a student at the University of Virginia. Photo by Flickr user Phil Roeder...
The homepage at Healthcare.gov warns visitors that they must sign up by December 15 for 2015 coverage.WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s push to cover America’s uninsured faces another big test Monday. This time, it’s not only...
A display of 7-round .45 caliber handguns are seen at Coliseum Gun Traders Ltd. in Uniondale, New York. Two years after the Newtown shootings, Americans siding with gun control have made few inroads. Photo by Shannon Stapleton/Reuters Today in the...
One of the hostages runs toward police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on Dec. 15. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images The man who held more than a dozen people hostage in a café in Sydney is believed to be self-described...