IRS Withholding Calculator Can Help Figure Your Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C. — If you have too little federal tax withheld from your pay, you could end up owing a lot of money when you file your taxes. If you withhold too much, you will get a large refund next year, but that means you gave up the use of your money for several months during the year.

Dealing With Debt Collectors

If you’ve ever fallen far behind on paying your bills, you know what it’s like to dread whenever the phone rings: What if it’s another bill collector? Ignoring the call – like ignoring a toothache – is never a good idea. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to deal with the situation.

Westfield Girl Wins Statewide Poster Contest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) met last week with Meghan Johnson, a fifth grade student at Franklin Elementary School in Westfield, whose poster, “Blowing Notes, Not Smoke,” won the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Tar Wars Poster Contest. Her poster was chosen from submissions of fourth and fifth graders from across the state.


Dear EarthTalk: Why don’t we reprocess and re-use our nuclear waste like France does? Would it be possible for us to start doing so? — Albert Jukowsky, Silver Spring, MD

Managing Morning Sickness

Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting is common in early pregnancy and affects an estimated 70%–85% of pregnant women. Often referred to as “morning sickness,” these symptoms can actually occur at any time during the day or night.