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A New Era of Healthcare For Young Texans with Disabilities

stock-little-girl-tennisGood news for Texans under the age of 21 with disabilities—and for their parents! Beginning November 1, 2016, UnitedHealthcare will offer healthcare services tailored to the needs of young, low-income Texans who are living with disabilities.

“UnitedHealthcare is committed to ensuring our health plan participants have access to not only the necessary health care services they need, but also an approach that puts the patient at the center of the care,” says Don Langer, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas. Read More

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What You Need to Know about the New Federal Rules to Close the Pay Gap

executive-order-2016Earlier this year, President Obama announced a new executive order requiring companies with more than 100 employees to report their salaries, along with their sex, race, ethnicity and job group, to the federal government. It’s understandable if the news left you underwhelmed or the significance escaped you. “Remember that politicians campaign in poetry, but govern in prose,” says Victoria Pynchon, co-founder of She Negotiates Consulting and Training. “There’s not much poetry in an executive order that only requires reporting, but it acknowledges the existence of the pay gap, something many people do not believe exists. It’s an important first step.” Read More

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Filling in Some ‘Blanks’ after Candy Chang’s Talk

Susanne KernsRepublished by permission of Susanne Kerns

Today is my birthday. I had planned on spoiling myself with a spa day, but instead I decided to spoil myself with time to write, which these days is truly a rare treat.  I typically try to stick to humor, but I hope you won’t be too scared off by a more serious post today.

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve been off the blogging and writing radar since this summer. Every day, I promise myself that “today will be the day I sit down and write.” I have an idea-list two pages long, which is coincidentally as long as my list of excuses for why I haven’t been writing, but really, it comes down to two main things. Read More

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Want to Know More about Huston-Tillotson University?

Huston-Tillotson University (HT), the oldest institution of higher education in Austin, has roots dating to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown. HT’s mission embodies a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in 19 areas of study, including business administration, communication, computer science, criminal justice, and education. The university also offers the associate’s degree and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership with Principal Certification. Read More

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Conquer Your Worst Work Habits

Rubin, GretchenEven if you’ve been doing your writing at the 11th hour since college or you can’t stop checking your email to save your life, your bad habits are breakable. The key is not focusing on one fix and giving up when it doesn’t stick (for the proverbial 30 days). “We think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, but different things work for different people,” says Gretchen Rubin, New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. In researching her latest book, Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives, Rubin found 21 strategies that are effective—or not, depending on your personality type. Here, her suggestions for shaking five seemingly ingrained habits. Read More

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