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Exploiters of disabled parking placards make life difficult

Many disabled people’s conditions make it difficult or impossible for them to walk long distances. In Missouri, the law recognizes this and attempts to deal with the problem by designating certain parking spaces as disabled parking only.

The Social Security Disability process, explained

Those in Missouri who are dealing with a severe long-term injury, condition or illness that forced them to stop working probably know that they may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. But if they have no experience applying for SSD, the process may seem confusing and overwhelming.

Mother urging Disney to create 'princess' with Down syndrome

Though Walt Disney animated films remain hugely popular in Missouri and, indeed, around the world, some people criticize the media giant of not being inclusive enough in its characters. For example, they point to the lack of racial diversity among its heroes, and note that many of Disney’s “princess” characters portray an unrealistic body type.

Obsessive compulsive disorder can take over your life

There is a difference between relatively minor compulsions and obsessive compulsive disorder. This mental disorder causes intrusive and disturbing thoughts that are impossible to ignore. In the grip of these thoughts, patients turn to irrational rituals that provide some relief from their anxiety.

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