Author: Brette Sember

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Brette Sember is a former attorney and author of more than 40 books, including The Divorce Organizer & Planner, The Complete Divorce, How to Parent with Your Ex, The Essential Supervisor’s Handbook, The Complete Credit Repair Kit, The Original Muffin Tin Cookbook, and The Gluten-Free Guide to Travel. She writes often about law, parenting, food, travel, health, and more. She blogs at PuttingItAllOnTheTable.com.

How many government services will the elderly lose?

The new budget proposed by President Trump has imperiled a number of that Act’s provisions, most famously, the components that pertain to the “Meals on Wheels” program. But as the GOP-led government continues searching for ways to slash spending, the scope and effectiveness of the Act in general will likely be greatly diminished well beyond just that specific program.

Should First Lady be a paid position?

Some have proposed that because we expect an active First Lady to essentially give up her own goals and career and devote herself to four (or eight) years of service to the country, she ought to get a salary just as the president does.

Should the Supreme Court be televised?

In June 2016, the Government Accountability Office said televising Supreme Court proceedings could give the public more visibility into how the judiciary works. And back in February, the American Bar Association urged the high court to allow cameras, as many state courts already do. There are pros and cons to the idea, however.

Should obesity legally be considered a disability?

As an “oversized” American, you can be legally subjected to discrimination at work, in the examining room, or on an airplane. With one out of three American adults dealing with obesity, the debate over regulations and rights is only going to get louder.

Are arranged marriages the secret to a happy relationship?

In India, where 88.4% of marriages are arranged, there is a miniscule 1.2% divorce rate. Compare this to the overall 40-50% divorce rate in the United States, and the contrast is starkly apparent. Do arranged marriages actually work? Or does the disparity result from other cultural factors?

Why your social security number is so precious

With so many entities requesting it, it’s no wonder that most Americans know their Social Security number by heart. But giving it out to so many people with such frequency puts you at risk of joining the more than 17 million Americans who were victims of identity theft in 2014 alone. How do you protect yourself?