Women have been moving for their husbands' jobs for decades. But today, more men are following in their partners' footsteps — and grappling with the implications for their own careers.
President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.
As U.S. deputy commander in Iraq until January 2011, Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero oversaw targeting for airstrikes during 17 months of the troop surge there. He tells Robert Siegel that for such strikes to be effective, they must be one part of a larger, overarching strategy.
Men, women and children began lining up hours before the new facility opened — only the third Ebola treatment center in a country where the virus is spreading with alarming speed.
The Ebola outbreak has been spreading through Liberia with alarming speed, yet for weeks there have been only two places in the whole country where people infected with the virus could get medical care. Doctors Without Borders just opened a third facility.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visited the White House to brief President Obama on the latest federal response to unrest in Ferguson, Mo. FBI agents are set to finish canvassing for witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown, and more federal peacemakers will arrive to try to ease tensions.
The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
Chances are you know someone in your workplace who refuses to take a vacation. Or maybe it’s you. Research shows that one out of seven workers entitled to paid vacation time didn’t use it this past year.
Some managers prefer when their employees don’t take a vacation.
"Somewhere around 13 percent of U.S. managers are more likely to promote people who don’t take all of their vacation days," says Nancy Koehn, historian at the Harvard Business School.
Other companies want to fix this problem - so, they’re paying for their employees’ vacation expenses. In 2012, the company FullContact began offering their employees about $7,000 a year for a vacation.
"The perception of managers and workers is that somehow people who never take any vacation, or are always doing their job, are somehow better team members and are more productive," says Koehn. "But the evidence on all of that is unambiguous. People who take time off are actually less stressed, more focused and more productive."
James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.
When Dr. Sandeep Jauhar was growing up, his mother held doctors in high esteem.
"She always told us she wanted us to become doctors because she wanted people to stand when we walked into a room," says Jauhar, who went on to become a cardiologist.
Upon donning that hallowed white coat, however, Jauhar says he started to get uncomfortable. He felt like he was compromising some of the ideals of his youth to fit the business model of the American healthcare system. His new book, "Doctored: The Disillusionment of an American Physician", voices his frustrations with today's changing medical landscape.
"What the system has done is forced physicians to behave in ways that they don't want to behave," he says. "No medical student goes to become a doctor to become a businessperson, but the system is so dysfunctional today that it has created this business mentality among doctors."
Jauhar says the system needs to be fixed to accommodate the needs of more ordinary patients.
"The system is wonderful if you have a rare disease or if you require very high-tech care, but if you're a run-of-the-mill patient who has a chronic disease that needs to be managed by multiple doctors, the level of coordination and communication in the American system is so weak, so lacking," he says. "Today, if a politician says, 'we have the best medical system in the world,' he doesn't sound patriotic, he just sounds clueless."
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a burger, Roman-Style. At M Burger, that means two grilled cheese sandwiches replace the bun.