Laura Kiesel

Laura Kiesel is a Boston-based 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 The Guardian, Al-Jazeera America, BioScience, the New York Daily News, 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.

 

Recent Articles By The Author

Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge, Younger Workers Are Better at Learning New Skills

Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge, Younger Workers Are Better at Learning New Skills

Study finds that while older workers bring more wisdom to the table, younger workers are more skilled at abstract reasoning.

Your Annual Income and What It Means to Be Wealthy in the US

Your Annual Income and What It Means to Be Wealthy in the US

A recent study finds that being part of the 1% can vary widely from state-to-state--ranging from $228,000 for Arkansas to $678,000 for Connecticut.

The 1% Will Own Half of Global Wealth by 2016, but Oxfam Has a Plan to Even Things Out

The 1% Will Own Half of Global Wealth by 2016, but Oxfam Has a Plan to Even Things Out

Less than a 100 people will own more wealth than 99% of the world population starting next year, and some policy experts say that isn't good news for the economy.

The State You Live in Determines What Income You Need to Make it into the 1%

The State You Live in Determines What Income You Need to Make it into the 1%

A recent study finds that being part of the 1% can vary widely from state-to-state--ranging from $228,000 for Arkansas to $678,000 for Connecticut.

Workers Who Don’t Feel Appreciated Suffer from Extra Stress and Discontent with their Jobs

Workers Who Don’t Feel Appreciated Suffer from Extra Stress and Discontent with their Jobs

A new survey finds being valued at work can make a big difference in worker satisfaction, with supervisor and self-employed people having the upper hand.