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Struggling To Maintain A Part-Time Job While Dealing With Mental Illness? Can You Receive Disability Payments?

If you suffer from bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, or one of any number of mental health conditions that can cause fatigue and lowered motivation, you may find the mere act of rousing yourself from bed or getting dressed to be exhausting. In these situations, the thought of holding down a full-time job while battling your mental illness could seem tantamount to running a marathon. However, subsisting on a part-time income in a high cost of living area may be enough to leave you homeless or bankrupt in short order.

Three Types Of Injuries To Watch For After A Car Accident

With nearly ten million vehicles involved in traffic accidents in 2013, that's a lot of potential injuries. If you've never been in a car accident before, not only are you lucky, but you may also not know what to expect in the event that one does happen. Understanding the most common injuries that you're likely to experience can help you determine your overall condition after that first accident. This is important, because it will help you recognize when you need to seek not only medical care but also legal support.

What To Do After You're Hit By Someone On Legal Marijuana

Seventy-eight years after the prohibition of marijuana, it's legal in four states--Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Colorado, along with Washington D.C. According to NORML, 11 more states might be joining the cause. These include California, Nevada, California, Minnesota, and several New England states. While many people don't seem to have an issue with marijuana, there is one seriously problem that it can cause. More people are driving under the influence. If you live in a state with legal marijuana and someone crashes into you while under the influence, is there anything that you can do about it?

Grocery Shopping Safety – Tips For Preventing Injury And Illness While Food Shopping

Slipping and falling aren't the only issues you can face while buying food, but they do add to the reports of 25,000 people who slip and fall on a daily basis. Grocery stores sometimes have issues with food safety that can cause customers to become ill. These aren't the only dangers; read on to learn more about what could happen at the grocery store and how to keep safe. Physical Safety

5 Steps You Can Take To Avoid Home Foreclosure

The prospect of having your home foreclosed on is terrifying, and if you are close to foreclosure you might feel helpless about the situation. Don't fear, however. Even if you are close to foreclosure, there are a number of things you can do that might save your home from foreclosure. Workout An Agreement The fact of the matter is, most lenders want to work with you regarding a foreclosure. The reason for this is that it is ultimately within their best interest to do so.

Awake During Surgery? What Are Your Legal Options?

Although hundreds of thousands of surgical operations and other procedures requiring the use of general anesthesia take place each day without incident, in a number of cases (about 1 or 2 in every 1,000 operations), a patient may wake up mid-procedure, or be aware of what is happening but unable to move. This phenomenon, called "anesthesia awareness," can have devastating consequences for your physical and emotional health. In some cases, you may even hear unflattering or untrue comments made by doctors who believe you are unconscious.

Should You Buy A Property With Leased Mineral Rights?

If you're browsing for your family's next home and live in one of several areas of the U.S. known for rich mineral deposits -- crude, coal, copper, or natural gas -- you may find that certain properties in your search include a disclaimer that they are sold subject to an oil or gas lease. These leases can provide regular income to the property owner (often used to help pay down a mortgage) by giving away the right to mine the property for valuable minerals beneath.

3 Important Legal Tips For Small Business Startups

Starting a new business means navigating through uncharted waters, and sometimes those waters can get pretty rough. You can expect to operate on a shoestring and face unexpected expenses during your early days as a business owner. However, those unexpected expenses don't have to include a lawsuit or legal fines. While it can definitely be tricky to avoid certain legal conflicts, knowing what to expect and where the most common mistakes are made can help you avoid a lot of financial trouble and heartache.

Getting Divorced? 2 Things You Need To Stop Doing On Social Media Immediately

When your spouse starts talking about divorce, you might be more concerned about your kids or your physical assets than you are about your social media account. Unfortunately, social media is gaining popularity in the courtroom. In fact, according to one study, 81% of Matrimonial Lawyers have used or faced evidence from social media in court. Here are two things you need to stop doing on social media immediately, and how your actions could affect your divorce proceedings:

Divorcing A Military Member? What Should You Know?

If you've recently made the difficult decision to file for divorce from your spouse, you're probably feeling unsettled and wondering about what will happen next. These feelings and questions can be compounded if your spouse is a member of the military. You may be concerned about your ability to relocate away from your spouse's station, or whether you and your spouse will be able to successfully co-parent your children. You might also have financial concerns, particularly when it comes to retirement decisions.