Estate Planning For Your Digital Assets

Estate planning for your digital assets by  Natalie Banta, Drake University What will happen to your Facebook account when you die? What about all your photos shared on social media, your texts with loved ones, or documents on cloud storage systems? In just the two-year period from 2012 to 2014, humans produced more data than … Read More

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People With Disabilities At Risk Of Being Wrongly Deemed ‘Incompetent’ By Health System

People with disabilities at risk of being wrongly deemed ‘incompetent’ by the health system, by Elizabeth Mohler, Western University As an individual with a disability, I live in fear that if admitted to the hospital, a healthcare provider may deem me incompetent based on my disability. This may seem unlikely, but I lived, academic and … Read More

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Summer School 2021: Bringing Joy Back to the Classroom and Supporting Stressed Kids

Summer. Bringing joy back to the classroom and supporting stressed kids – what summer school looks like in 2021 by Raphael Travis Jr., Texas State University; Kathleen Lynch, University of Connecticut; Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University; Naomi Polinsky, Northwestern University, and Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware Already 62% of parents believe their children are behind in … Read More

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Elder Abuse Increasing, Without Increased Awareness

Elder abuse increasing, without increased awareness by Linda R. Phillips, University of Arizona and Lisa Marie O’Neill, University of Arizona About 16% of older adults are victims of some form of mistreatment and the number of reported cases of elder abuse is steadily increasing. Because of poor record-keeping, however, those of us who study elder abuse … Read More

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Finally, Some Changes To Health-Based Discrimination In Canadian Immigration Law

Finally, Some Changes To Health-Based Discrimination In Canadian Immigration Law by Laura Bisaillon, University of Toronto As it currently stands, there is health-based discrimination in Canadian law. The system disadvantages the diseased and disabled. Restrictions preventing people with disease and disability from permanently immigrating are longstanding features of how Canadian borders have been and are … Read More

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Beating Coronavirus Requires Faith Leaders To Bridge Gap Between Religion And Science

Beating coronavirus requires faith leaders to bridge the gap between religion and science by Katherine Marshall While many religious communities have embraced physical distancing measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some still encourage gatherings despite strong public health messages that large groups run a significant threat of disease transmission. Some ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities … Read More

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