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

Nicole Luongo | Posted 09.30.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

How to Develop a Body of Qualities

Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D. | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D.

If we can improve the quality of our movements, we can better preserve our bodies and continue to do the things we enjoy for a much longer time.

The Mobile Issues of the Disabled

Trisha Lynn Sprayberry | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Trisha Lynn Sprayberry

We need to do a hell of a lot more to help those in the disability community into their own independence. One way to start is accessible, reliable, affordable transportation so that we can dream again.

5 Things You Should Know About Stretching

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Joe Vennare for Life by DailyBurn To stretch or not to stretch, that is the question. At least it has been lately with the science of stretching...

Mr. President, Here's What Your Economy Speech Was Missing

Mauricio Lim Miller | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Mauricio Lim Miller

In his remarks about the current state of economic mobility in the United States, President Obama confirmed something we all know -- that today, the American Dream is simply no longer attainable for many Americans.

This Could Be The Source Of Your Chronic Pain And Stress

Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D. | Posted 10.24.2013 | Fifty
Frank Wildman, GCFT, Ph.D.

Our bodies have an inborn reflex that organizes all our bodily stress. It's called the startle reflex. Everyone experiences it. You've probably observed it in others. You step off a curb that's unexpectedly high and feel yourself beginning to fall. A car zooms by too close to you. Your child suddenly screams at a high pitch. In each of these cases, you will experience the startle reflex.

My Balancing Act

Cindy Auten | Posted 12.07.2013 | Business
Cindy Auten

Friday at 4:45 a.m. - The baby wakes up. The older sibling hears and also wakes up. It's not even close to dawn. Your "I'll work out before the kids wake up" is out the window.

Cruising Through Terrible Traffic Tuesday With Telework RoI

Cindy Auten | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Cindy Auten

As you avoid the fender bender to the left and the five-mile backup to the right, the results page reminds you of the many reasons to offer employees the option to telework.

Reclaiming the Title "Land of Opportunity"

Jon Whitmore | Posted 10.01.2013 | College
Jon Whitmore

Dating back to the days of the Bering land bridge, what we now call the United States has historically been populated by people on the move, seeking t...

Wheelchair Wisdom: You Open the Door Through Gratitude

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

When our hearts are open forgiveness, joy and gratitude evolve simultaneously, each supporting and feeding the others. Rather than focusing on what might have been more, better or different, why not start being grateful for what you've chosen?

Your Income Mobility Depends A Lot On Your Location: Study

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business

The secret to getting ahead in life is apparently the same as the secret to real estate: location. A new paper by economists at Harvard and Berkele...

Cleared for Takeoff: Video Conferencing

Cindy Auten | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Cindy Auten

It will take OMB and congressional oversight to keep this initiative afloat but many hope this bill will propel government collaboration into the new era of travel. Air traffic control, we are ready for liftoff.

How to Choose a Home Stair Lift

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.31.2013 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

A good home stair lift is a wonderful solution for seniors with mobility issues who have trouble with steps.

The Caregivers' Guide to Summer Travel

Marki Flannery | Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

Summer is upon us, and vacation is in the air. But the prospect can be daunting for someone limited by illness, disability or age, as well was for the 65.7 million family caregivers who help a loved one get through the day safely.