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Study: Open relationships as happy as couples

Study: Open relationships as happy as couples

BY MATT HELMS DETROIT FREE PRESS/TNS A new study finds that people in open or polyamorous relationships report being just as satisfied as those in monogamous pairings, according to the University of Michigan. The study found that while monogamy is widely considered the way to build trusting, committed heterosexual relationships, people in open relationships — […]

College graduates see slim-to-nothing wage gain since recession

College graduates see slim-to-nothing wage gain since recession

BY AUSTIN WEINSTEIN BLOOMBERG NEWS/TNS WASHINGTON — The bachelor’s degree — long a ticket to middle-class comfort — is losing its luster in the U.S. job market. Wages for college graduates across many majors have fallen since the 2007-2009 recession, according to an unpublished analysis by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce […]

Guidelines for building a successful budget

Guidelines for building a successful budget

FAMILY FEATURES Whether you’re trying to pay off bills, save for a dream vacation or create a nest egg for retirement, having a sound budget is often the first step toward bringing your financial goals to fruition. While budgeting is often associated with finding places to curb your spending, creating and sticking to a budget […]

Venmo now used for more than paying friends

Venmo now used for more than paying friends

BY JAMES RUFUS KOREN LOS ANGELES TIMES/TNS Mobile payment apps are easy ways for people to send money to each other — digital replacements for the cash used to pay back a friend for beers or the $50 birthday check to your granddaughter. But some peer-to-peer, or p2p, payment systems are looking beyond payments between […]

Narrative provides riveting detail of Jonestown murder-suicide

Narrative provides riveting detail of Jonestown murder-suicide

BY DR. GLENN C. ALTSCHULER SPECIAL TO THE FLORIDA COURIER In September 1975, at the Peoples Temple on Geary Street in San Francisco, Jim Jones told members of the Planning Commission of his church that it was all right, this one time, to drink some wine.  When they had emptied their cups, Father Jones informed […]

A home for Maurice

A home for Maurice

A home for Maurice One Church One Child of Florida is reaching out to families and individuals in communities across the state in efforts to help find permanent homes for children. Daily, over 700 children are in need of a family to call their own; many of them are minorities.  April is National Child Abuse […]

A Decade of Dreams

A Decade of Dreams

For 10 years, Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine have partnered with Walt Disney World to host the Disney Dreamers Academy. Florida was well-represented with 14 students from 100 selected nationwide. BY PENNY DICKERSON FLORIDA COURIER “You don’t let other people stop your dreams because it’s not theirs, it’s yours. My mind has been expanded, and […]

Jazz in the Gardens

Jazz in the Gardens

Not just another music festival BY LISA ROGERS CHERRY FLORIDA COURIER When asked why they came to the 12th Annual Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival, attendees of the Miami Gardens event had many different responses. As in past years, some were there for the incredible lineup of artists. Whether it was Will Downing, Robin […]

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Study: Parenthood can boost your longevity

Having children more beneficial as you age and greater for men than women BY ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ MIAMI HERALD/TNS Want to live longer? Have children. If you don’t die early from child-rearing stress, parenthood will boost your longevity chances, according to a new study out of Sweden. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute used national registry data […]

Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage

Trump travel ban could worsen doctor shortage

BY JEREMY REDMON ATLANTA JOURNAL- CONSTITUTION/TNS ATLANTA – Dr. Heval Kelli has treated all sorts of patients while studying in Atlanta to become a physician: Young and old. Rich and poor. Black and white. Civilians and U.S. military veterans. Unlike most of his patients, the Morehouse School of Medicine graduate was not born in the […]