But it’s not just the job. Experts agree that lawyers in general are wired in such a way that makes them more inclined to suffer the ill effects of stress. “Lawyers tend to have personalities in which they are not as aware of their feelings,” says Dr. Steven A. Ager, a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of lawyers through his practice, the Lawyer Stress Center, in Cherry Hill, N.J., and Philadelphia. “I give talks to bar associations and law firms about stress, and I once got a question from a lawyer at a company who asked, ‘How do you know if you feel stress?’ This person was so divorced from her feelings that she didn’t even recognize stress.” … [Read more...] about Stressing Yourself Sick
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There is still much that the members of the legislative branch must do before the November election, particularly as it relates to budgeting and appropriations. Then there are things that they should be doing, like addressing the ongoing debacles surrounding immigration and health insurance. th Congress. In our post-shame era, there’s not much to do about such dereliction. … [Read more...] about What Congress does instead of its duty
“Part of the reason it was so easy for the outrage to be manufactured in the first place was it was completely decontextualized and ahistorified,” said Nolan L. Cabrera, an associate professor at the University of Arizona who will publish a book in the fall about racial attitudes held by white college students. “Then it was easy to drum up anger and say it looks like she hates white people. That only makes sense if you are willfully ignorant of 400 to 500 years’ history and contemporary social context and also the context from which the tweets were sent.” … [Read more...] about An Asian American woman’s tweets ignite a debate: Is it okay to make fun of white people online?
In a shared run, Neter said, a bus driver picks up students who are farthest from a school and gets them to the campus 30 minutes before the start of classes. The driver then does a quick run to pick up riders who live closer to the school. The order is reversed in the afternoon. … [Read more...] about Wake County says its school bus service is getting better. Some parents aren’t so sure.
$470,000 VERDICT: Florence County, South Carolina nursing home inadequate care case. This case was unique because it involved a nursing home contractor and not exactly a nursing home per se. However, it occurred on the premises of the nursing home and at the behest of the nursing home because it called the vendor to come get the resident that got injured. The victim was an elderly woman who had been living at the facility for a long time. What happened was that as they were moving here from the home to the hospital, she tripped over one of them and fell. The damage was much more severe than what you might expect from a normal accident. She broke her ankle and tore a ligament in her knee. Since that incident, she continued to experience a lot of pain and had to work with physical therapists on the new disability. She sued the people who were moving her as well as the nursing home. Under the doctrine of respondeat superior, she claimed that the home was responsible since … [Read more...] about South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Settlements