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Congress can end the marriage penalty for people with intellectual disabilities

We both have Down syndrome — but we haven’t let that stop us from succeeding in our careers or living life to the fullest. One of us works as a lobbyist who recently helped pass a bill that allows Americans with disabilities to save for retirement or college without jeopardizing their healthcare benefits. The other… Read More »

New Zealand wants to make people happy, not rich – will it work?

New Zealand’s priorities are changingREX/Shutterstock By Ruby Prosser Scully New Zealand’s latest budget, unveiled this week, is being touted as the first in a Western country to put well-being over economic pressures. The country’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern promised billions of dollars in additional funds to address mental health problems, suicide and child poverty. Almost… Read More »

This Vaccine Is Making Some People Sick

According to the Center for Disease Control, Zostavax is a medication that was licensed in 2006 to treat shingles. It is administered through a shot and only one dose is given to protect individuals from acquiring shingles. While the product is marketed as a safeguard against the shingles virus, the vaccine has caused adverse effects… Read More »