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Laura Kiesel

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Laura Kiesel is a freelance writer, editor and consultant specializing in the fields of climate/environment, energy, health, education and wage/labor issues. In addition to writing for The Street and Main Street, Laura's articles have also recently appeared in Al-Jazeera America, BioScience, Salon, Earth Island Journal, and InsideClimateNews.com. She holds a Master's degree in natural resources and environmental policy from the University of Vermont and a Bachelor's in English and journalism from the State University of New York at New Paltz.

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Many Americans Think that People Who Are Poor Deserve to Be

By Laura Kiesel

New poll finds one out of four people think people who are poor don't work hard enough.

01:30PM 11/25/14

Massachusetts Approves Sick Leave Law--Guarantees Some Businesses Paid Sick Time

By Laura Kiesel

The Commonwealth joins Connecticut and California as the third state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave.

02:14PM 11/21/14

Poor Kids Face Many Obstacles When They Try to Get Ahead--Even if They Go to College

By Laura Kiesel

New research finds children from poor families will have a tough time catching up to their more affluent peers, despite working hard and getting a college education.

10:07AM 11/11/14

Women Are Lied To More Often Than Men During Negotiations

By Laura Kiesel

According to a new study, women are targets of deceit at over quadruple the rate as men, which may make them more vulnerable during business deals.

06:10AM 11/04/14

Medical Debt Is Responsible for the Majority of Bankruptcy Claims in the U.S.

By Laura Kiesel

Despite the preoccupation in the news with credit card debt, it is actually medical debt that is responsible for the majority of bankruptcy claims in the United States.

01:27PM 10/29/14

The Best and Worst Cities for People Workers With Disabilities

By Laura Kiesel

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and honors American workers with disabilities. The results may surprise you.

09:02AM 10/17/14

Fracking Growth Moves Too Rapidly for Environmental Caution

By Laura Kiesel

Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a popular method for extracting natural gas, has been increasingly controversial. And moving at an unsustainable clip.

07:22AM 10/17/14

Wealth Divide in the United States Is Becoming Unsustainable

By Laura Kiesel

Though many may claim that improvement in United States economy would be a boon to citizens from all socio-economic echelons, new research suggests otherwise.

07:21AM 10/17/14

Variation in Hospitalization from ER Visits Costs Us Billions

By Laura Kiesel

To admit or not to admit patients for overnight stays can be a costly decision, especially with variation in pricing.

11:12AM 10/02/14

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