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February 2020 Archives

Walking and cycling become increasingly dangerous activities

What's the best way to help control traffic congestion, pollution and weight gain? Get out there and use your own two feet or a bicycle to get around. These low-cost exercises have numerous health benefits, and many people, perhaps you included, are already taking advantage of them.

Wells Fargo ends mandatory arbitration in sexual harassment cases

One of the outgrowths of the #MeToo movement has been calls for employers to stop requiring alleged victims of sexual harassment and assault to take action via arbitration rather than in court and then to sign nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent them from speaking publicly about their experience or their settlement.

Some drivers may be addicted to distractions

Car accidents happen every day. Most people hope to avoid this outcome, but more and more people put themselves and others at risk of serious injuries by using their cellphones or participating in other activities while driving that take their attention away from the road. You have undoubtedly witnessed your fair share of drivers who were not even looking at the road as their vehicles moved.

Did John Bolton steal Lin-Manuel Miranda's song title?

When former National Security Advisor John Bolton announced that his memoir would be published soon, the news was met with considerable media hoopla. The title alone -- The Room Where It Happened -- created a lot of buzz on Twitter.

How to avoid unscrupulous tax preparers

The last couple of years have brought a lot of tax changes thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA, signed in to law at the end of 2017, prompted a lot of people to seek the help of a professional in preparing their taxes for the first time. When life changes mean tax changes, it can also be reassuring to have professional help beyond a tax preparation software program.

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