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.
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?
New standards for lighting in commercial buildings are expected to save the U.S. $15 billion over the next 15 years.
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.
A study on gifted individuals finds men place more value on career and income than women.
The Committee for Economic Development unveils a plan to have women represent 30% of board members in the U.S. by 2018
New poll finds one out of four people think people who are poor don't work hard enough.
The Commonwealth joins Connecticut and California as the third state in the nation to mandate paid sick leave.
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.
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.
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.
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