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.
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.
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a popular method for extracting natural gas, has been increasingly controversial. And moving at an unsustainable clip.
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.
To admit or not to admit patients for overnight stays can be a costly decision, especially with variation in pricing.
A new report released for the Government Accountability Office finds the elderly now account for $18.2 billion in student loan debt.
When the topic of student loan debt is brought up, most people think of stressed out Millennials or Generation X-ers. However, the problem is also increasingly impacting older Americans.
The stress on STEM curricula in schools is heightening high school drop-out rates -- a trend that could actually have adverse effects on the economy.
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with over 2 million people behind bars. There have been many studies on how this adversely impacts the economy.
On September 15, the Paycheck Fairness Act was again voted down for the fourth time since 2011, including just this past April. Female workers just can't catch a break.
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