The exhibit at the Legion of Honor featuring the work of 19th century avant-garde painters such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Vincent van Gogh. The exhibition includes nearly 70 paintings from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and features a selection of intimately scaled impressionist and post-impressionist still lifes, portraits and landscapes, whose charm and fluency invite close scrutiny.heir intimate effect also extends to the paintings’ themes — many are studies of the artists' favorite places and depictions of people familiar to them, and the works often became gifts shared among friends. more »
Editor's Note: We have, for decades, watched Consuelo Mack's informative business programs on Public Television, helping investors to build and protect wealth over the long-term. During her tenure hosting the Wall Street Journal Report it won the Overseas Press Club award, the Gracie award and was nominated for a News and Documentary Emmy award for excellence in background and analysis. These series of videos may aid you in future tax years prepare for both planning and investing. more »
Rose Mula writes: I usually start my day with isometrics, or tensing of the muscles — in my case, the calf muscles. Actually this tensing is completely involuntary. I guess a more accurate term is leg cramps. They propel me out of bed, whereupon I jump up and down and shake my legs vigorously to relieve the cramping. This often results in floor exercises, or falling down and trying to get up — which involves straining of every muscle in the body to pull myself upright. more »
Longer-Term Challenges for the American Economy: "The overall economic pie is expanding more slowly than before"
There is no single explanation for the rise in inequality and the decline in the share of jobs that provide a middle-class standard of living. Economists generally agree that technological change and globalization have played a role. Both of these forces have reduced the demand for workers whose jobs had involved routine work that can easily be mechanized or offshored while, at the same time, increasing the productivity of higher-skilled workers. However, it is less clear whether technology and globalization are sufficient explanations for the increased share of income going to those at the very top of the income distribution. more »