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With smartphones getting even smarter, mobile apps related to health and wellness are turning our phones into the “tricorder” of Star Trek fame. Here’s what’s up ahead in the next frontier of medicine. more...

- - Technology

While serving on a jury has been a civic duty, until now, it’s been a duty enjoyed only by citizens. California is poised to change that, recently passing a bill that would allow permanent legal residents to serve on juries. more...

- - Immigration

The dust’s settled—we know the country didn’t go over the fiscal cliff. Now it’s time to consider how the new tax laws may affect your estate plan. Spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as you might think.  more...

- - Estate Planning Basics

An alarming number of scams perpetrated against America’s veterans have been brought to light in recent months. These cons are wide ranging in their approaches and hide behind the masks of charities, as well as posing as Veterans Affairs—all in an effort to bilk veterans out of their money. more...

- - Government & Politics

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has been one of the most hotly contested election season issues. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling refocused the debate. Now the question has become, is Obamacare really bad for business? more...

- - Running Your Business

Today’s veterans face unique challenges in order to fulfill their dreams. Highly trained and motivated vets are struggling to find employment in today’s economic environment, but a wealth of new federal programs aim to change that and give veterans the chance they rightfully deserve. more...

- - Starting Your Business

A striking deviation in U.S. immigration policy occurred recently, creating an interesting debate over the hot-button issue of immigration. President Obama’s Deferred Action program might drastically modify current legislation already in place in some states, effectively pitting federal might against the rights of individual states. more...

- - Immigration

Not since the 1960s have the youth of America experienced such unstable employment prospects. Yet there’s evidence that young people today are much more optimistic about entrepreneurship than you would think—but how can we help keep up this spirit? more...

- - Government & Politics

No doubt, you’re aware the 2010 US Census is underway. You’ve probably even filled out some forms or answered some questions to do your part. So what’s the point? What is the US Census doing for you? Find out why you should care how many people in Alabama ride bikes to work. more...

- - Running Your Business

An April 2010 decree from President Obama states that hospitals must allow designated loved ones access to a patient even if they aren’t related by blood or marriage. The decree was prompted by a hospital denying Janice Langbehn the right to see Lisa Pond, her long-time partner, before Pond’s death. The decree is viewed as a win for gay rights. more...

- - Living Wills