The Rights Americans With Disabilities Still Need to Thrive

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Drawing of people with various disabilities including blindness, prosthetic leg, wheelchair user, and people without a visible disability.
Drawing of people with various disabilities including blindness, prosthetic leg, wheelchair user, and people without a visible disability.

July 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. I can still remember watching George Bush, Sr. sign it into law on TV. I was in middle school, and my mother was a local disability activist, trying to improve accessibility and inclusion in our small college town. We were both so hopeful about the future and what my life would be like in an inclusive world. I could never have imagined what the next three decades would hold for me: graduating from Stanford University, losing my mom to cancer, moving around the country pursuing my goals, surviving abuse, finding a rewarding career here at The Mighty, and now reflecting on the past 30 years as my life hangs in the balance during a global pandemic.

I’ve experienced the power

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CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos abandon team name

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Montreal (AFP) – The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos on Tuesday announced they were ending use of the team name amid criticism that the moniker is racist, following in the footsteps of US NFL team the Washington Redskins.

The team’s board of directors “has made the decision to discontinue the use of the word ‘Eskimo’ in the team’s name,” its management said in an online statement.

Use of the term “Eskimo” has been deemed offensive by indigenous peoples and was criticized by one of the team’s sponsors, insurance company Belairdirect, which has urged the team to change its name, according to local media.

“We feel it is important to make this change in response to the findings of our recent engagement and research,” said Janice Agrios, chair of the board of directors.

The team, from the province of Alberta in western Canada, launched a study three years ago, “with an

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7 South Florida attorneys, one accused of stealing $625,000, disciplined by the state

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An attorney charged with ripping off $625,000 and a former Miami-Dade assistant state attorney are among the South Florida attorneys on the latest Florida Bar discipline report.

Also, amid obnoxious behavior in a condominium dispute, an attorney threw in a little religious instruction, with “Take some time this weekend to commune with the Lord, because you will need all the help you can get.”

The Florida Supreme Court, which does the disciplining, frowned on such unsolicited spiritual advice as well as other actions detailed below.

The term “disciplinary revocation” appears a few times in these cases. An attorney can apply for this legal version of throwing in the towel during the discipline process. If disciplinary revocation is granted by the state Supreme Court, the attorney is disbarred, in effect, usually for five years before the attorney can reapply for readmission.

The discipline case goes away without any finding of guilt

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13 Women Reveal How Much They Really Have in Their Savings Accounts at Age 25

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Photo credit: Katie Buckleitner
Photo credit: Katie Buckleitner

From Cosmopolitan

If it feels too weird to ask your friends how much money they have in savings, I get it. Though I believe the world would be a better place if we all were up front about how much we make, spend, and save, we’re not there yet.

So it makes sense if you’re out here turning to Google to figure out whether your savings account balance is within a normal range for your age. But let me clarify something for you real quick: There’s really no magic number of exactly how much cash you should have saved by age 25. “Savings is a very personal thing and varies greatly depending on what you make, what you spend, and how much debt you carry,” says Maria Kapolas-Pollina, financial health digital product solutions lead at Chase.

A good rule of thumb is saving 10 percent of

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NYC Property Mogul Charles Cohen Sticks With Buy-and-Hold Plan in Crisis

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(Bloomberg) — All over Manhattan, trouble is brewing for billionaire Charles Cohen.

Rent collections lag at the Decoration & Design Building, his Midtown showroom palace for interior designers. He’s 60 days delinquent on loan payments for his 42-floor office tower at 3 Park Avenue South.

Even Quad Cinema, his beloved art-house theater in Greenwich Village, is dark — yet another sign of the travails facing the Cohen empire in the time of Covid-19.

If Cohen is sweating, he’s not admitting it. He is, after all, the scion of one of the city’s great real-estate families, with the psychic freedom of a $3.6 billion fortune.

“New York is going to get through this,” Cohen, 68, said during an interview from his Lexington Avenue headquarters. “At the end of the day, there’s no place like New York.”

Still, the pressure is building — and not only for Charles Cohen. The pandemic threatens

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The 25 best CEOs of 2020, ranked by female employees

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai was ranked highly as an effective leader by female employees.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was ranked highly as an effective leader by female employees.

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The past few years have sparked many important conversations around gender in the workplace. 

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s seminal book “Lean In,” sparked discussions around gender and race in corporate America. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shined a light on assault and harassment against women in various industries and across the globe. The coronavirus pandemic made more executives aware of the unpaid household and childcare duties women disproportionately take on, and who was most economically impacted by the pandemic’s economic fallout.

Now, calls for diversity and inclusion from workers amid Black Lives Matter protests are forcing corporations to take a look inward and make changes.

For leaders looking to make change, knowing which corporate leaders rank highly among women can help. It could also help female workers looking to potentially switch companies. Career website

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Hillsborough’s Positive Rate For Coronavirus Reaches 15 Percent

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TAMPA, FL — With positive coronavirus cases continuing to rise in Hillsborough County, the county’s Emergency Policy Group voted to extend the mandatory face mask order for another seven days during its meeting on Monday.

According to Hillsborough County Emergency Management Director Tim Dudley, the rolling 14-day average of cases is 670, an increase of 5.9. The positivity rate based on daily test results is 15 percent.

John Hopkins University of Medicine has issued guidelines recommending that states reach positivity rates of 10 percent or below before they can be removed as “red zone” states.

A document prepared for the White House Coronavirus Task Force said those states in the red zone should maintain stringent protective measures, limit social gatherings to 10 people or fewer, close bars and gyms and ask residents to wear masks at all times.

Currently, there are 11 states in the red zone including Florida, Georgia,

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Tips To Keep Your Finances in Order Without Sacrificing What You Want

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If you’re trying to live on a budget, you might not feel like you can have the things you want. But you don’t have to resign yourself to living a bare-bones existence if your budget is tight — it’s possible to live on a budget and get some of the stuff you want.

Last updated: July 20, 2020 

Create a Budget That Prioritizes Needs

If your income is limited, make sure it covers your needs first. “Food, shelter, clothing and utilities are needs,” said Donna Freedman, author of “Your Playbook For Tough Times. “The rest is just a series of wants.”

Creating a budget can help. List the expenses you have to pay to survive. Add them up, and then subtract them from your income. If there’s not much left over, you might have to make some sacrifices. Don’t think of cutting out wants to cover needs as deprivation, though

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What to do if you need to renew your passport amid current delays

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The new post-Brexit passport is blue, and very behind schedule - afp
The new post-Brexit passport is blue, and very behind schedule – afp

So badly have Covid-19 measures hit the Passport Office, that some families have been forced to cancel their holidays this summer.

The average time taken to process applications is currently around double the pre-coronavirus timescale, but some have been delayed up to four months – forcing cancellations and also making it hard for anyone whose passport is nearing its ten-year expiry date to plan their trips.

Currently waiting times are reported to be averaging 45 days for a first adult passport, 33 days for a first child’s passport, 28 days for a child’s renewal and 23 days for an adult’s. But remember, these are averages and you can’t rely on them. So how do you make sure that you aren’t caught up in the delays?

Here is our checklist.

  1. Do not apply for a new passport or a

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It’s time to start using a password manager: Here’s how

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Password management is basically a nightmare. Making them, remembering them and having to create a new one when they expire when all you want to do is log in. Then there’s always some security disaster making us have to reset our passwords again. On top of all that, it seems like every time we buy a lightbulb we have to make a new account of some kind. Nowadays, remembering every single password is impossible.

This all feels overwhelming, which is why so many people give up on password security before they even start. And old (bad) habits die hard, like using the same password for everything (or never changing them). Worse, many people will make the simplest, most hacker-friendly passwords around, like “123456.” This house of cards is destined to come down in the worst ways, like through hacked video call accounts, identity theft, drained bank accounts, or hijacked

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