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  • Yoga teacher at front of class, hands in prayer position above head
    Yoga may be beneficial for bipolar disorder
    Yoga benefits mental health but does carry some risksAlthough hatha yoga has frequently been recommended for patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and there is preliminary evidence that it alleviates depression, there are no published data on the...
  • Charlie Haden
    Healdsburg Jazz celebrates Charlie Haden's life and legacy
    Healdsburg Jazz enjoyed a fruitful association with Charlie Haden over the years, most recently through a two-day tribute to the bassist-composer that anchored the 2013 festival. Haden died in Los Angeles in July at age 76.The organization will...
  • Jamie Davis
    Jazz fights the power and enlightens lives
    Jazz features prominently in two North Bay events this fall.November 1 bring the opening of an exhibit, “The Hole in the Head: The Battle for Bodega Bay and the Birth of the Environmental Movement,” at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa...
  • Florence Henderson
    Florence Henderson takes the stage at Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation gala
    There is a basic contradiction at work with regard to “The Brady Bunch.”Ask Florence Henderson, who portrayed mom Carol Brady through five seasons in the 1970s, to ascertain the roots of the shows appeal and she speaks of the unabashed...
  • Two trillion in federal benefits paid in 2013 - America is dead broke
    Two trillion in federal benefits paid in 2013 - America is dead broke
    A dip in the national deficit or even a balanced budget will never be possible until federal spending is brought under control. The government is clearly out-of-control with $2,007,358,200,000 in benefits and entitlements paid out in fiscal year...
  • John Santos
    Two East Bay shows not to miss at the Bellevue and Yoshi's
    The East Bay jazz scene remains vibrant as we head toward the end of summer 2014. Two upcoming events are particularly of note.This Friday, ALICE Arts launches Live at the Bellevue, a concert series designed to mark the organization’s 10th...
  • Foss Post Office
    So you can't find a job? Try the Post Office.
    If you live in western Oklahoma, you can count on finding a job in the oilfield or McDonalds. That’s about the size of job opportunity in these parts.Or is it?There are HELP WANTED signs at almost every business, but most of those seem to be...
  • Hormone replacement therapy begun at menopause has benefits and is safe
    Hormone replacement therapy begun at menopause has benefits and is safe
    The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) dropped after significantly after 2002 when the large government study, the Women's Health Initiative, reported it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke in older women. However, a large...
  • Benefits Administration
    Benefit Express brings effectiveness to benefits administration
    Benefit Express is on a mission to make the lives of business owners and CEOs a little easier. The Illinois-based company offers businesses a range of services related to employee benefits, communications, and human resources. Benefit Express...
  • Ramsey Lewis
    Ramsey Lewis headlines Jazz on the Plazz fund raiser
    Los Gatos Music & Arts’ venerable summer series, Jazz on the Plazz, continues tonight with a performance from the Perry Beekman Trio.Hundreds of people will crowd Los Gatos Town Plaza for two hours of music beginning at 6:30 p.m. The...
  • Livermore Performing Arts
    Jazz-blues legend Barbara Dane headlines Livermore fund raiser
    There are two overriding reasons to make plans now to attend the House Rent Jazz Party on July 19 in Livermore.The first is that the event serves as a fund-raiser for the city’s Bothwell Arts Center. The facility “serves as an arts...
  • Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble
    Music Unites and KIIS FM’s DJ Skee host 1st Annual 'Salon Series'
    Music Unites and KIIS FM’s DJ Skee hosted their first ever “Salon Series” recently. Started by Music Unites Founder and Executive Director Michelle Edgar, the series raised awareness for music education featuring special...
  • How to achieve and maintain good moods, part 2 of 2
    How to achieve and maintain good moods, part 2 of 2
    Our temperament affects our mental and physical health, including performance, acuity, and social well-being. Usually, persistent negative thoughts signal several types and levels of depression. This affects the elderly more than any other age...
  • Workplace Joy
    Want to offer some awesome perks to your staff that won’t cost you anything?
    There are some things that won’t cost you anything to provide that can help to energize and help show your staff that they are appreciated. There are things that are more important to people than money that can help foster dedication,...
  • Looking for Work
    Weekly jobless claims tick up unexpectedly
    Last week, the number of Americans filing for first time unemployment benefits rose unexpectedly by 4,000 indicating little change in a gradually improving U.S. labor market. According to the Labor Department's June 12 Unemployment Weekly...