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  1. A new Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    Hotel List: beds without platforms, low beds, adjustable-height beds

    There are ADA rooms, and there are accessible rooms ? and often those are two different things.

    27 years after the landmark Americans With Disabilities Act, most hotel rooms are completely unusable to many disabled Americans. Hoyer lift users are shut out by box platforms beneath beds, i.e., almost all hotel beds. Independent travelers in chairs are shut out by beds too high to transfer. Beds and sinks ...
  2. Learn FAST

    John Singleton and Luke Perry suffered strokes in their early 50s, but my bud Vanita Whitsell survived a severe one at 38, and even teens have them, so please learn. Miss you, Uncle Mike.

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  3. Big mo for Medicare For All

  4. Down the Escalator: Why escalators in O'Hare Airport's terminal of the future?

    Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin takes star architect Jeanne Gang to task for heavy reliance on escalators in her $8.5 billion O'Hare terminal redesign. Gang creates brilliant structures, including this one, and her multilevel airport design lets plenty of natural light into the airport experience. Kamin, however, argues that the escalator plan complicates and frustrates travelers, and with breakdowns like what occurs at other airports, could even put pressure on national traffic patterns.
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  5. A Bill, a Bill and a Can of Beans

    My friend had an old basset hound named Florence. She was a little thing, but she ruled the house. If Florence didn't get what she wanted, she could howl like the Big Bad Wolf until the rafters shook. So, every day Florence had this thing. She had to eat a can of green beans. Seriously. Every single day, for years. And if she didn't get it, well, you can guess what happened. A case of beans is a small price to pay to keep a roof over your head.


    Then one day, Florence waited while ...
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