Thursday, March 26, 2009

PORTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TAX FREE



IR-2009-29, March 26, 2009

WASHINGTON — All or part of unemployment benefits received in 2009 will be tax free for many unemployed workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service.

“This morning we learned that a record 5.6 million people were receiving unemployment benefits in the middle of March.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says: Scientific American


Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says: Scientific American "Three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are deficient in vitamin D, the so-called 'sunshine vitamin' whose deficits are increasingly blamed for everything from cancer and heart disease to diabetes, according to new research."

Sunday, March 15, 2009

NECK FAT AND HEART DISEASE



But no matter where the excess fat is located, it's best to lose it.

Everybody who has a body-mass index over 25 increases the risk of coronary events, regardless of where they are carrying their weight.

More information from the American Heart Association.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

OREGON PROPOSING TAXING MARIJUANA


Oregon voters approved the use of Medical Marijuana more than a decade ago, deciding chronically and terminally ill patients should be allowed to use the drug to ease pain. Roughly 21,000 Oregonians now have cards authorizing them to use it for medicinal purposes, according to the state Department of Human Services.
A bill co-sponsor, Rep. Chris Harker, D-Beaverton, told the Statesman Journal newspaper that the measure "takes medical marijuana off the streets and into a safer and more secure environment."

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

HOW IS THE NATION WELL BEING ?

The Well-Being Index

This system provides a comprehensive, real-time view of the public's well-being in the United States and abroad, giving governments, health plans, employers and communities unmatched insight into the health and prosperity of their populations. Thi Index is today's "voice of the people" and the most ambitious effort ever undertaken to measure what it is that people believe constitutes a good life, who is feeling good about life, and who is in need of a helping hand.

With the goal of providing the world's most up-to-date measure of individual and Collective Health and well-being, it tracks the well-being of U.S. residents 350 days out of the year interviewing no fewer than 1,000 U.S. adults nationwide each day.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

TAX FRIENDLY CITY TO LIVE



Your next move could be motivated by the simple fact that, there are still some cities with very low Tax Rate or no tax at all. Very often , it is what you keep that dictates your standard of living.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

26.6 Billion Hits the Street Today


On Tuesday, March 3, 2009, President Obama and Transportation Secretary LaHood announced the release of $27 billion in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to help states create a 21st century infrastructure.

THE US GOVERNMENT IS HIRING




Despite the economy, Uncle Sam is hiring
Economists say government employment can be a stabilizing force.

Monday, March 2, 2009

AIRPORTS AND HOTELS DIRECTORY



Weather at the Airport
Check weather conditions and get Airport and Hotel Information for major US and international airports.

RACHEL RAY RACY PICTURES



Rachael Ray's mother was furious when she stripped down for a racy 2003 FHM photo shoot, but the 40-year-old Hollywood talk show host has no regrets.

"I think I was 35 at the time," said the Star

AFRICA GUINEA BISSAU PRESIDENT GUNNED DOWN GANG STYLE


The assassinations were committed gangland style – a bomb in a stairwell, and a rapid fire shootout – which is perhaps not so surprising in a country that has swiftly become a major transit hub for narcotics.