The Runner

Each year in October, hundreds of running teams from all over the Midwest gather to participate in the annual Market to Market relay. Teams of six to eight runners start the race in Omaha and run through 78 miles of trails, streets, gravel, sidewalks, and cornfields, eventually finishing in Lincoln. This year, several CLS employees...

Retirement: Painting a Realistic Picture

We’ve all heard the stats: the oldest Baby Boomer turned 65 in 2011 for the next 18 years boomers will be turning 65 at the rate of 10,000 per day 13% of the population today is older than 65 In 2030, 18% of the population will be older than 65 This aging population phenomenon presents...

Get in the Social Media Game

The Cold Hard Facts: A Pew Internet survey found that 65% of Internet users in the U.S. are using social networking sites. Facebook has more than 950 million people using the service in a given month. Twitter now has more than 500 million accounts, 141.8 million in the U.S. 172 million are active users. On...

The Economy’s Gone to the Dogs

When you read my headline you may have thought you’d be reading about one of the Madoffs of our world, but I’m not quite brave enough to tackle that topic. The title is literal, although I’ve never quite understood why so many phrases refer to dogs with negative connotation. I’m a dog lover myself, and...

Inspired by Strength of the American University

I recently tried to quietly join a group taking a guided tour of the Lawn at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I was swiftly detected by someone in the group, who noticed my business dress, Nebraska accent, and height; all of which made me distinct from the typical Virginia third grader. They let me...