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Brian Griffith (left), shown here in 2009 at age 26, moved home with his parents, Jay and Jennifer Griffith, after losing his job. The tight job market, especially for college grads, has prompted many young adults to move back in with their parents. Robert Lahser/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Parenting Advice For The 20-Something Years

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Report: Wealth Gap Widens Between Old And Young

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney works the crowd as he marches in the Fourth of July parade in Amherst, N.H. Members of Generation X supported GOP candidates by a small margin in 2010. Now they are split between Romney and President Obama. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Generation X Divided Over 2012 Candidates

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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.

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Corporations Offer Help In Trimming The Waist

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This office chair was custom-built by a company called ErgoGenesis for a client who exceeded the 600-pound limit of its other chairs. It cost $1,800.

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Workplaces Feel The Impact of Obesity

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Students attend graduation ceremonies at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Two-thirds of college students now graduate with debt, owing an average amount of $24,000.

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School Debt A Long-Term Burden For Many Graduates

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More than half of Americans are at risk of not having enough money for basic expenses in retirement, experts say. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Saving For Retirement: How Much Do You Need?

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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. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Retirement: Reality Not As Rosy As Expectations

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Study: Thousands Of Immigrant Women Forced Into Marriage

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Donor-Conceived Children Seek Missing Identities

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A New Openness For Donor Kids About Their Biology

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Study: Are Cohabiting Parents Bad For Kids?

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AARP Finds Toll On Family Caregivers Is 'Huge'

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Workplace Atmosphere Keeps Many In The Closet

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