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Growing Bolder: James Patterson's The Black Book

James Patterson returns to Growing Bolder and discusses his newest release THE BLACK BOOK with hosts Marc Middleton and Bill Shafer.

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How to Care for a Loved One After Same-Day Surgery

Not all caregiving for loved ones is a long-term commitment. With the growth of outpatient or same-day surgery, caregiving may now mean a commitment of several days or just one evening. Over the past 40 years, modern medicine has made remarkable advances transforming common surgeries — tonsillectomies, hernia repairs, gallbladder removals and knee surgeries —…

The Retirement Crisis Facing African Americans

There’s a saying: When white America catches a cold, black America catches pneumonia. So, if there is an impending retirement crisis in America, what does that mean for African Americans? The answer to that question is discouraging. There is a huge gap in retirement preparation of African Americans compared to white Americans, generally speaking. According…

6 Smart Money Moves When You Start a New Job

Finding work takes work — sending out well-crafted resumés, going on interviews, networking like mad… But experts agree there’s something else all new hires need to do, even ones who’ve been in the workforce for decades: make key financial moves related to the new job. “Starting a new job is like starting a new school…

What Loneliness Is Doing to Your Heart

You may have heard that loneliness is hazardous to your health — and can even lead to an early death. Now, an analysis of 23 scientific studies gives us numbers that reveal just how sick it can really make you. People with “poor social relationships” had a 29 percent higher risk of newly diagnosed heart…

How I Finally Found the Right Volunteer Experience

In 2011, social entrepreneur Nancy Lublin had an aha moment: Millennials don’t dial into help lines when they’re in crisis because they hate speaking on the phone. Two years later, Lublin launched the Crisis Text Line, a 24/7 crisis-intervention hotline that enables people to reach out for free help via text messaging — a communication…

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