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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.

Breaking Free From the Myth of Independence

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

One of the greatest gifts available among the many that great relationships offer, is the assistance that our partner provides in the face of the challenges that life inevitably serves up to us. We can meet those challenges with confidence, and can afford to take on those that are bigger, grander, and more exciting, resting into the assurance that we are fully supported.

Get Over Yourself and Start Living an Awesome Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Knowing how to take care of yourself, learn new things and gain life skills is essential to living an awesome life, but once you cross that line into being prideful for the sake of proving something to the world, you start to do yourself a great disservice.

The Road to Smart City: It Starts Here, It Starts Now

Eric Dresselhuys | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology
Eric Dresselhuys

Cities today face unprecedented pressures. From the continued impact of a sluggish economy to budget shortfalls to rising sustainability challenges, they are competing more than ever before in a global market for business investment and talent.

What Do the Experts Say About Boomerang Kids?

The GypsyNesters | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

The economy could be considered a viable reason for helping a young adult get on their feet. But let's take a look at the other half of the experts' scenarios.

60 Years of Marriage: A Gift My Parents Gave Me

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

This week, our family will be celebrating a remarkable event; my parent's sixtieth wedding anniversary. Only an extraordinary mixture of love, trust, faith, hard work and -- yes -- luck could have made this event possible.

Mom, Stop Coddling Me and Let Me Grow!

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Strong parenting, even if it sometimes takes the form of helicopter parenting, can lead to happy, independent, self-sufficient young adults.

A Mummy in Chicago

Elio Leturia | Posted 08.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Eugene Davis could never have thought he would end up like an Egyptian. Mummified. This citizen of Blue Island, 17 miles south of Chicago, was found dead last May 22 on the floor of his home, near his bed, mummified--without being embalmed.

WATCH: Jaw-Dropping Vertical Forest

Posted 05.10.2013 | Arts

Milan, one of the trendsetting capitals of the world, is applying their avant-garde tactics off the runway as well with 'vertical forests'. The ci...