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EnChroma Glasses May Cure Color Blindness

EnChroma glasses may present the cure to color blindness. The glasses work by filtering out some light in the color spectrum to effectively rewire the eye to see light differently. According to initial research, the glasses allow viewers to see colors as vibrantly as those who do not have color blindness.

The glasses themselves are impressive and should be worn by anyone that has color blindness. Researchers note that the glasses are effective, but when the user takes them off, something unexpected occurs. Users note that when they remove the glasses, they can see the enhanced colors just as if they were wearing the EnChroma glasses.

No studies have been conducted on the phenomenon just yet, but experts state that the glasses may be training the brain to see color normally. This would explain why the user is able to see colors when the glasses are removed.

Dr Theodore J Rosenberg, a New Jersey Optometrist practicing for more than 30 years,  theorizes that the brain may be retrained to accept different color perceptions using filters, such as those in the EnChroma Glasses. As the brain is used to distinguishing these colors, the need for the glasses would lessen.

EnChroma Glasses are a risk-free way to correct color blindness and may cure the problem for wearers.

Chances Are Your Heirs Won’t Pay Estate Tax

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Estate tax is a hot political topic. In April, The House of Representatives voted to repeal estate tax 240 – 179. While the matter doesn’t have enough votes to pass in the Senate or hit the desk of the president, the truth is that the estate tax bill does not affect most people.

Often called death tax, estate tax will only affect a person’s heirs when they die.

Estate tax is approximately 40% of the total worth of the estate, but exemptions allow the number of people affected by the tax to be very limited. The exemption amount varies yearly, with the current exemption of $5.43 million and $10.9 for married couples. Less than 1% of all estates will have to pay the dreaded estate tax.

Proper estate planning can lower the burden of estate tax if done early on.

Experts recommend working on estate planning well before death becomes a concern. Assets may be gifted to family members, or sales can occur that would effectively reduce the value of an estate and help families affected by estate tax keep their property.

As political campaigns ramp up, many candidates will be using estate tax as a hot button issue, but very few people will benefit from a repeal.

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Brad M. Micklin’s approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having received numerous awards and accolades. Brad was recently published as a “Top Lawyer in New Jersey” in 2014 in the Legal Network for having the highest ethical standards and professional excellence. Brad was also the recipient of the Martindale Hubble “Client Distinction Award” for excellence in quality of service in 2013 and 2014. He also received Avvo’s “Excellent Rated Attorney” for excellent professional conduct and experience three years in a row: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Is Snapchat A Long Term Play?

A lot of venture capitalists are convinced that Snapchat is the Facebook killer. They look at Snapchat as this upstart technology that has succeeded in robing Facebook of audience growth. Snapchat is much bigger now than at the stage where it was. In talks of being bought out by Facebook, it appears to be the one fish that got away which then proceeded to grow in to a giant whale. It is very easy to fall into this narrative. It is very easy to think that Snapchat is the next big thing and would be a breakaway IPO. I have serious doubts about this.

First, Snapchat is a one trick pony. It is a platform that ensures that your messages to your friends have a short life. That is all it is. While they can add all sorts of bells and whistles, it is still a mobile device functionality that gives you privacy. This is all well and good but it really is just a niche product. It is just a secured form of communication and I am still not convinced that this type of technology is worth billions upon billions of dollars.

If you were to compare it to what Facebook brings to a table, it really is no comparison. Facebook is not just a website, it is not just a device, it is actually a platform that can impact all sorts of other websites and all sorts of other third party mobile and web site functions. This is how Facebook has been positioned.

You are able to deliver a high level of social interaction to your web content by simply adopting easy-to-install Facebook features. Snapchat, on the other hand is just purely a mobile play. It really is no comparison and I do not expect revenues for Snapchat to increase dramatically enough to justify its share price. Once it goes IPO, expect this company to follow the same pattern as Twitter and Facebook. Expect it to start off big and then crash, and then hopefully turn around. If it can turn around, that is an open question.

Family Seeks Missing $504K from Estate

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A family is seeking over $504,000 in missing funds from a late family member’s estate. The decedent’s sister is pursuing legal action in the 4th District Court for money that was withheld by the family’s attorney who was hired to manage the estate of the late Clyde Carzat Tidwell.

Following Tidwell’s death in 2007, his sister, Lauretta Tidwell Robinson, and his siblings hired attorney Clyde Lain II to fulfill Tidwell’s last wishes and to appoint Lauretta as administratrix of the estate.

Lain’s job was to ensure that the succession funds were distributed to the estate’s heirs. When Lain found that the succession was larger than the heirs had anticipated, he gathered the funds and placed them into his client’s trust account for distribution. Once the money was transferred, the heirs lost all contact with Mr. Lain.

The family contacted the Louisiana Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and the office started an investigation. As it turns out, Mr. Lain had deposited the money into the trust, but converted that account to his own rather than distributing it to the heirs. In other words, Mr. Lain stole the money.

Lain admitted to stealing the money in a petition filed with the Louisiana Supreme Court. He requested to resign from practicing law in exchange for the court not taking any disciplinary action. Lain is reportedly now battling dementia.

The case is currently under review and has been assigned to Judge Robert Johnson. Ms. Robinson’s lawyer stated that although Lain has resigned, the family deserves to be repaid the money that went missing from the estate.

 

Editor’s Note: I had to look it up, so I am including the info here for your benefit as well.

ad·min·is·tra·trix

noun

LAW

  1. a female administrator of an estate.
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Brad M. Micklin’s approach and experience has led him to be an award winning attorney having received numerous awards and accolades. Brad was recently published as a “Top Lawyer in New Jersey” in 2014 in the Legal Network for having the highest ethical standards and professional excellence. Brad was also the recipient of the Martindale Hubble “Client Distinction Award” for excellence in quality of service in 2013 and 2014. He also received Avvo’s “Excellent Rated Attorney” for excellent professional conduct and experience three years in a row: 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Intervention Call to Gulf Countries from Yemen

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Yemen Ministry of Foreign Affairs made a call for intervention to Gulf countries in order to stop the Shiite rebels which keep continue towards the south of the country. The United Nations warns that the country was on the verge of civil war. Shiite Houthis made President Abdrabbuh Mansoori overthrow last month. Mansoori went to the port city of Aden which is in the south and established a new management base. At the weekend Houthis captured the Yemen’s third largest city Taiz and approached to Aden a little bit more. United Nations warned that Yemen is on the verge of civil war. Hadi’s Foreign Affairs Minister Riad Yassin spoke to Suudi Asharq al-Awsat newspaper and called Gulf Cooperation Council for intervene which is consisting of six countries. Yassin did not disclose details about the content of the calls made for intervention. Yassin also asked UN and GCC to declare a no-fly zone just after warplanes bombed the presidential palace in Aden at the weekend.