International Day of Persons with Disabilities & “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want — Celebrating Individual Abilities — Ask a Teenage Aspie

Thanks to dlberek for posting this, an important post about an important issue. Although most awareness months and days are on a national scale, this December will feature a global undertaking to raise awareness and promote advocacy. December 3 is the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is an effort to “promote […]

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Tobacco — Surrealist

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The Rising Prevalence of Tobacco Use in Developing Countries … TOBACCO & MORTALITY “Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers” (15). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is responsible for six million deaths each year. (15) This includes an estimated […]

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Why cooking deserves more attention — ACCESS Coalition

By Eco Matser, Hivos One fifth of women around the world cook on wood or charcoal stoves. This is not only bad for their health – it causes 4.3 million premature deaths per year according the World Health Organisation – but it is also the single biggest source of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. Over […]

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Fall Prevention – Four Ways for Senior Citizens to Reduce Falls —

Each year, one in three people over the age of sixty-five will experience a fall. This is an eye-opening statistic for many. The question is, are you doing anything to prevent falls? If not, you should. Here are four things you can do now to help reduce your chances of falling. Step One: Visit Your […]

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7 Social Security Facts you Need to Know —

(BPT) – Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement benefits suggests many may be leaving Social Security retirement […]

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Put Yourself In Our Shoes: Using Empathy to Build Walkable Cities — Robin Mazumder

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About a year ago, I wrote a post about how urban design can impact a person’s sense of dignity. The issue has been on my mind regularly since. I think about it every day, actually. My research involves understanding how people perceive urban environments. A study I wrapped up this semester examined how being in the presence […]

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5 Ideas for Celebrating Grandparents and forging Deeper Bonds with Family —

(BPT) – There’s no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours’ drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn’t dissolve this bond. National Grandparents Day happens every September, but grandparents and families shouldn’t have to limit the celebration to just one day of the year. Here […]

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