Reclaiming the End of Life
After a freak accident where 11,000 volts of electricity arced from the outside of a passenger train through his wristwatch to his body, B.J. Miller became a triple amputee. As the doctors removed first one leg, then the next, and then his arm, Miller wondered about life after the... »
Seminar: Ethics in the End of Life Decision Making March 9, 2017
Alison Arden Besunder will be presenting at the Suffolk Academy of Law seminar Ethics in the End of Life Decision Making on March 9, 2017. Event description, registration information, agenda and speaker bios can be found below.  Who Should AttendThis program is targeted for general practice attorneys; any attorney who drafts advance directives;... »
A Different Kind of Time Traveling: Send Messages to Relatives 100 Years in the Future
It is only recently that we have been confronted with planning our digital afterlives, yet as technology advances at an alarming speed, there seems to be more and more to plan for. Services like IfIDie have emerged, sending passwords, notes, and even automatic Facebook posts in the event of... »
Nick Loeb Suing Sofia Vergara On Behalf of Frozen Embryos "Emma" and "Isabella"
In early 2013, actress Sofia Vergara and then-fiance Nick Loeb had two of her eggs fertilized by his sperm and then frozen. After an acrimonious split in late 2013, Loeb initially filed a lawsuit in the state of California to preserve the embryos, later amending his complaint to sue... »
Dementia Village Introduces Aging With Dignity
Did you know that one out of three people will suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease? Our odds aren't good. Yet in the U.S., we still lack the infrastructure to care for these individuals and allay their fear, sadness and embarrassment as their once-sharp minds falter. Once again, we have... »
Seminar: Gun Laws In New York, April 7, 2017
Alison Arden Besunder will be presenting at the National Business Institute seminar Gun Laws in New York on April 7, 2017. Event description, registration information, agenda and speaker bios can be found below.  Who Should AttendThis basic-to-intermediate level seminar is intended for attorneys. The content will be useful for law enforcement, government... »
Considering Getting a Dog for the Holidays? Here are a Few Things to Think About First.
Are you considering getting a family dog this holiday season? Or perhaps gifting a dog to an elderly family member or friend with the best of intentions, i.e. to give them companionship? While New York City may be one of the friendlier dog cities in the U.S., with off-leash... »
'Grandma's Spare Room' Scheme Will Open Up Affordable Housing for NYU Students
Housing in New York is a big cost for just about anybody, but imagine if you were a student. The loaded cost of a year at NYU--including tuition, fees, room and board--is about $66,000. At that rate, which would come first, death or the payoff of your students loans?  Using... »
Tips for Discussing Politics This Thanksgiving
Don't.  Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving, from Besunder... »
Post Election Recovery Plan
With the latest popular vote tallying in at 63,649,978 votes for Hillary Clinton and 61,943,670 votes for Donald Trump, America is truly a nation divided. Fortunately there are sources out there offering more than "wait and see." If you are of the more-than-half of the population who voted for Hillary Clinton,... »
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