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Senior-Friendly Furniture Aids for Mobility-Challenged Seniors

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.30.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

The task of sitting down and/or getting up from soft cushioned furniture is a problem for many seniors who struggle with excessive weight, arthritis or other mobility issues. Here are some different product solutions that can help.

Can You See Me?

Yvonne B Garris | Posted 10.07.2015 | Impact
Yvonne B Garris

Granted the visually impaired population is small. But it is unfortunately growing, and companies need to start to open their eyes and find ways to include this population.

Doubling of Extreme Poverty Belies Welfare Reform Success Claims

LaDonna Pavetti | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics
LaDonna Pavetti

As Congress seeks agreement on overhauling Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), lawmakers must address TANF's dismal failure to help the poorest Americans, many of whom are desperately trying to find work, living on just $2 a day.

What You Don't Know About Aging Could Kill You

Hippo Reads | Posted 09.18.2015 | Fifty
Hippo Reads

Aging is rarely talked about, even though it happens to all of us, every day. Even people who are 70 or 80 don't really think of themselves as aging. Why is it that we're so reluctant to talk about aging and the needs of aging adults? Why do we ignore and cast aside the older adults in our lives?

What if There Were no National Borders?

Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Prof. Dr. Klaus F. Zimmermann

We should all know our limitations. But what we could easily do without is the concept of national borders -- at least as far as they limit the mobility of people. This idea may seem like a naïve utopia, but mobility without borders is already a reality.

How One Man's Trip to Toys 'R' Us Brought Mobility to Hundreds of Disabled Kids

NationSwell | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact

Cole Galloway's workspace at the University of Delaware resembles a ransacked toy store. But he is a physical therapy professor and infant behavior expert whose lab has a very clear mission: to provide mobility to children with cognitive or physical disabilities.

Welcome to Aerotropolis, the City of the Future

John D. Kasarda | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
John D. Kasarda

BANGKOK -- The "Aerotropolis Age," with aviation and airports increasingly determining the urban winners and losers in 21st century globalization, has already commenced. It will have immense ramifications for the business and competitive futures of our major cities and their broader metropolitan regions.

From the Wearable Smart Watch to Athgo's Global Innovation Forum, the Future is Now, so Relax!

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.13.2015 | Technology
Ashley Jude Collie

Resistance is futile, so go ahead, "mobile"-ize us! MWC Shanghai, Asia's biggest mobile industry event (July 15-17), features over 250 exhibitors with the pitch that "from connected cars and wearable tech to mobile payments and smarter cities, mobile is revolutionizing and enhancing every aspect of our lives." Okay, cool.

How To Create Sustainable, Pulsating Cities of rhe Future

Gerhard Schmitt | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Gerhard Schmitt

SHENZHEN -- Today's cities are not sustainable, no matter how we look at them. Here is an optimistic look at how we can turn challenges into opportunities, and create pulsating future cities.

Mobile Is a Lifestyle, Not a Technology

Daniel Newman | Posted 06.27.2015 | Technology
Daniel Newman

With an increasing number of companies investing in deployment and management of enterprise mobility than ever before, it's no surprise it's one of the hottest trends in today's business landscape.

For the Second Time, One Van Offers an Injured Alaska Student the Gift of Mobility

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.26.2015 | Good News
Alaska Dispatch News

A wheelchair-accessible van decorated by his classmates was delivered to the home of West High freshman Aron Fa'afetai on Tuesday -- the second time this year the Ford Windstar has been donated to an Alaska family facing extreme challenges.

Choice Is a Privilege

Michael Beyer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Education
Michael Beyer

In a town like Chicago, "choice" isn't a right, but a privilege based on income, class, and skin color.

Woman Who Has Cerebral Palsy Is Writing An Entire Novel By Typing With Her Toes

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 02.06.2015 | Good News

Hu Huiyuan, who lives the AnHui Province in China, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy when she was a few months old and has little mobility, CNR report...

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2014: 'Change My World in 1 Minute'

Nicole Luongo | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
Nicole Luongo

According to the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF), over 17 million people worldwide have cerebral palsy -- for which there is no cure. I am one of them.

How to Get a Medicare-Covered Power Scooter or Wheelchair

Jim T. Miller | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

What's the process for getting Medicare to pay for an electric mobility scooter or power wheelchair? My 76-year-old mother has arthritis in her knees and hips, and has a difficult time getting around anymore.

The Future of Work Is About Challenging Convention

Jacob Morgan | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

It's no wonder that synonyms for employee, manager and work include words like cog, slave driver and drudgery. We have literally built our organizations from the ground up with the notion that work has to be unpleasant. It's time to challenge convention.

We Have to Drive Tech Innovation to Drive Social Mobility

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
Tiziana Dearing

Technology innovation can help drive social mobility. But that doesn't happen in a vacuum. Real choices about resources, regulations, access -- and even what we define as innovative -- help or hinder.

Yagana Shah

Study Reveals The Best Prescription For Healthy Aging | Yagana Shah | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

The best way to age healthily can't be found in a face cream, pill bottle, or even the fountain of youth itself. The simplest way to age well requires...

The New American Dilemma

Jerome Karabel | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Americans face a genuine dilemma. If they are truly committed to equality of opportunity, then they will have to demand vigorous measures to reduce the drastic levels of inequality that now divide the nation.

Mobility Is the New Black

John Bates | Posted 06.28.2014 | Technology
John Bates

Wearable technology is not just the latest fashion statement; it is becoming one of the biggest tech trends of the decade.

Red Vaya, Lamata, Kopaja, Busetas: How the Urban Poor Commute

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Too many transportation initiatives focus on cars and highways, thus favoring the rich and the middle class. But there are ways to provide safer, more affordable, eco-friendly and reliable transportation to the poor in the Global South, as the following examples demonstrate.

Unnecessarily Dependent: Consequences of Denying the Mobility Challenged

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

Why are we intentionally making things so much harder for those who already have more to deal with because of their disabilities, injuries, and/or limitations? It's just like kicking someone when they are already down!

Accommodating People With Disabilities

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

After two years of deploying every considered option, I was on a road to nowhere, all because I needed to find a way to acquire a wheelchair accessible vehicle now that I am permanently wheelchair bound.

Are the Republicans Serious About Mobility?

Sean McElwee | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Republicans want a strong, upwardly mobile middle class and a weak government, but the two cannot coexist. Given the party's obsession with cutting government spending, "mobility" will remain a hollow mantra, nothing more.

The Cloak of Visible Disability

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

If you have a visible disability, especially if you happen to use any sort of adaptive equipment like a wheelchair, walker and/or braces, chances are you also have experienced this cloak with your disability.