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To encourage healthy choices, Dow's corporate cafeteria features color-coded utensils. Healthy foods like broccoli, spinach and beets have green handles. Yellow handles mean caution, and red is for temptations like bacon bits and high-fat dressing.
According to a new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, life in retirement is better or the same as it was before, but it is worse for a substantial minority in key areas, including health and finances.
School bus driver Jamille Aine, shown here in 2008, worked for an employer in Connecticut that didn't offer paid sick days; a prolonged illness could have imperiled his ability to pay bills. A bill the state's governor has promised to sign would give workers in companies with 50 or more employees a week of paid sick time.