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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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After-Hours Work Email Has Created a Stressful New Night Shift

By Laura Kiesel

A slew of recent studies find that checking work email from home may be a health hazard, but in some cases more than others.

11:28AM 02/25/15

Horrible Bosses Are Disturbingly Common in the American Workplace

By Laura Kiesel

A new study finds that upwards of 36% of employees suffer from supervisors who range from the inept to the manipulative and malicious.

06:30AM 02/25/15

Americans Have a 1 in 9 Chance of Making It into the 1% -- Staying There Is the Problem

By Laura Kiesel

A new study reveals social mobility into the wealthier class is easier than commonly believed, but is still much harder if you’re not white.

06:45AM 02/20/15

The Price of Bread Will Keep Rising With Increased Climate Change

By Laura Kiesel

A new study finds that global wheat crops to decline 6% for every degree of warming.

09:28AM 02/13/15

Paternity Leave Extension Gives Some Fathers Same Rights as Mothers

By Laura Kiesel

Massachusetts extends unpaid leave to new fathers who work for companies with more than six employees.They finally have their professional leeway.

11:26AM 02/11/15

Dept. of Energy Releases New Standards for Fluorescent Lights

By Laura Kiesel

New standards for lighting in commercial buildings are expected to save the U.S. $15 billion over the next 15 years.

07:45AM 01/29/15

Most Common Surgery in the U.S. For Women is Over-Prescribed

By Laura Kiesel

New study finds one out of five hysterectomies performed in the nation may be unnecessary with costly results. Why aren't doctors discussing alternative treatments with their patients?

07:45AM 01/29/15

New York’s Ban on Fracking: Environmental Boon or Economic Bust…or Both?

By Laura Kiesel

While environmental groups applaud the state’s recent decision to ban the controversial practice, business leaders are calling foul, saying it will hurt the New York economy.

11:39AM 01/28/15

Men and Women Define Success Differently: Who Cares About the Money?

By Laura Kiesel

A study on gifted individuals finds men place more value on career and income than women.

07:00AM 01/21/15

Why We Need More Women Sitting on Corporate Boards: The Economic X Factor

By Laura Kiesel

The Committee for Economic Development unveils a plan to have women represent 30% of board members in the U.S. by 2018

10:29AM 12/08/14

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