Month: March 2010

Sex Offenders In California Face New Regulations

The subject of what should be done with registered sex offenders always leads to a myriad of questions. Should sexual offenders be set free and left alone after completing a prison sentence? Could offenders benefit from long-term rehabilitative treatment? Would residency restrictions that ban pedophiles from living within 2,000 feet of any location where children Read More…

What’s Affecting You? Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has been debated for years, and as of March 2010 a new bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama. A few revisions to the policy have since been approved by the House and Senate, and the modified document is expected to receive the Presidential signature next week. This bill is intended Read More…

Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts. A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According Read More…

Need A Good Reference? Ask A Former Colleague.

Are you out of a job? So is more than 10% of the United States population. It’s a difficult time for people who are actively looking for work, and the situation is not likely to improve anytime soon. Job seekers are well-advised to arm themselves with a full arsenal of tools, including a powerful resume Read More…

Creating Happiness

We all have our own ideas about what it takes to live a happy life. A small group of researchers hope to prove that there are some specific components to personal happiness. According to a recent scientific study that will be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, there are five things people can do Read More…

Talk Your Way To Happiness?

A recent study conducted by the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis showed that people who spend more time talking tend to be happier. The study concluded that happy people have more substantial conversations, not just small talk. Researchers listened in on volunteers over a four-day period and recorded snippets of conversations. Read More…

A Sex Offender Revealed

In 1997, Benjamin Cooper was convicted of sexually abusing a 15-year old girl. He served time in prison and was set free after completing his sentence. By 2010 he had moved into a family-based apartment complex in Buffalo, New York. Marine Drive Apartments is a rent-controlled building with more than 600 units. For about a Read More…