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Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber and Lyft must improve access for disabled riders, advocates say

09/09/2015 The conference Andy Arias planned to attend on a recent weekday was less than a mile from his apartment in downtown Los Angeles, but he called an Uber to stay out of the oppressive summer sun. As Arias approached the sedan, the driver saw that he was in a wheelchair. He recalls telling her that he could slide into the back seat on his own, and she would only need to stow the folded, 10-pound wheelchair frame in the trunk. But she refused to get out of the car. Eventually, a bystander lifted the wheelchair into the trunk. “It was a teachable moment, and that’s putting...

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NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats

To view the entire article click here >>>> WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the food industry three years to eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, a long-awaited step that capped years of effort by consumer advocates and is expected to save thousands of lives a year. Trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods, but they still lurk in many popular products, including frostings, microwave popcorn, packaged pies, frozen pizzas, margarines,...

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NY Times: Disables Vets Challenge is Navigating the Benefits Maze

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: Disables Vets Challenge is Navigating the Benefits Maze

Sergeant Sanders was 23 when he was paralyzed on Dec. 4, 1969, while on patrol in Cu Chi, outside Saigon, when his platoon came under heavy fire. While trying to call in a helicopter airstrike, he was shot in the back. He spent the next year in and out of military hospitals before returning to the Panama Canal Zone, where he was born, to live with his parents. When his parents took early retirement, they all moved to Florida so Mr. Sanders could get better medical care. Continue reading the main story >>>>> Source:  New York Times “Disabled Vet’s Challenge is to...

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NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on NY Times: How to be emotionally intelligent

Source:  New York Times: “How to Be Emotionally Intelligent” April 07, 2015 What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such “emotional intelligence” distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world, according to Mr. Goleman, a former New York Times science reporter, a psychologist and co-director of a consortium at Rutgers University...

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