Hayley Scanlan

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Why an inclusive classroom isn’t the best fit for my autistic daughter

“I wish I got to spend more time with Charlotte,” the teacher told me with a slight frown. “It’s hard for her to make friends when she’s not here very much.”<p>We were sitting at a child-sized table, perched awkwardly on small blue plastic chairs. It was parent-teacher conference day, and I shivered a …

Autism

4 Week Jumpstart Workout Program

You know that if you want to lose weight, you have to exercise, but finding an exercise program you can stick with isn't easy. In fact, some experts …

You're One Short Walk Away From A Better Mood

It’s official ― you really <i>can</i> walk it off.<p>The simple decision to get up and take a stroll can significantly lift your mood even when you think it won’t, according to new research.<p>The study, published in the journal Emotion in August, showed that simply moving for approximately 12 minutes helped …

Neat

5 Ways to Cultivate Purpose and Intention for an Authentic Life

Are you going through the motions of your life mindlessly? Is your life dictated by routine and 'sticking to a schedule,' with little room for spontaneity? It's easy to have a wish for the kind of life you don't yet have -- the body of a 20-year-old athlete, healthy and supportive relationships, or …

Happiness

The happiness of boredom

Last night my phone ran out of internet data.<p>Imagine it: I was waiting for a night bus, and suddenly all my conveniences melted away, leaving me with …

Employees with Disabilities Get the Job Done

During <b>National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)</b>, it's important to remember the value that employees with disabilities bring to the workplace, in addition to our communities, our country and our economy.<p>People with disabilities not only represent the largest and most diverse minority …

Disability

5 Ways to Have a Worry-Free Day

Most of us are worrying too much on a daily basis. Worrying is not productive, and most of this worry limits our ability to think, produce, perform, and live life. I have several simple and effective strategies for managing daily worries that work for children, tweens, teens, and adults alike.<p><b>1.</b> …

Mindfulness

The Morality Workout: Exercises to Be More Ethical

Donna Hamlin has seen it over and over, so often that she's rarely surprised anymore. Someone at work suggests doing something unethical, and instead …

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

Being more productive means first learning what and how to manage on a daily basis.<p>There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks?<p>I think productivity comes from a combination of …

Time Management

A Radical New View of Mindfulness

A controversial article published this week in <b>Psychological Inquiry</b> by <b>Eric Garland, Barbara Fredrickson, Philippe Goldin and Norman Farb</b> claims to be offering a solution to what the authors maintain is a vacuum in the study of mindfulness. Their contribution, the <b>Mindfulness-to-Meaning Theory</b> …

Mindfulness

Putting the fun back into fitness

<b>No pain, no gain. It's a mantra to push exhausted runners through that extra mile or swimmers down one last length of the pool.</b><p>It'll all be worth it, won't it? It's a theory Charlotte Roach tested to its limits - and rejected.<p>The former Olympic hopeful, whose chance of going to the London 2012 …

Leicester Tigers

The Fascinating Science of Belief

A performance-enhancing supplement that actually works, from marathons to math.<p>Marathon season is here, which means runners across the country are …

Marathons

GoNoodle Is Creating A World Where Kids Use Technology To Unplug

A 2015 study, published in the Pediatrics journal, revealed that 97% of children in the U.S. under four years old have used a mobile device. The findings also established a universal exposure to mobile devices amongst kids as young as six months old, regardless of household income or socioeconomic …

Education Technology

Shopping centers look to entertainment, recreation to fill empty anchors

At Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, shoppers can take in a comedy show, let kids burn off energy at the playground, get a manicure, peruse fine art and dine at a Pac-Man-themed restaurant where dishes are punctuated by bowling, arcade games and table tennis.<p>Oh, and there are stores, too.<p>"We want to …

Real Estate

A Powerful PSA Shines A Strong Spotlight On People With Learning Disabilities

<b>WHAT:</b> Striking new campaign, “Here I Am” from U.K. charity Mencap, is a rallying cry for people with learning disabilities.<p><b>WHO:</b> Mencap, The Corner<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> What’s great about this campaign is that it does not apologize for itself or seek pity. Rather, it unashamedly forces the viewer to …

Disability
Design

Self-Reliance Is The Secret Sauce To Consistent Happiness

Do you rely on others for your happiness?<p>Modern society has not advanced one bit ever since it started. Sure, technology has advanced. And the world …

The ‘One Exercise Workout’ for Anytime You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

Ever had one of those days when your body is willing to work out, but your mind is not? The reason doesn’t matter: it could be a stressful day at …

How to Raise Happy Kids

©JGI/Jamie Grill Getty Images<p>The 5 things children need to flourish and be successful all their lives.<p>Ask parents what they want most for their …

Parenting

20 Motivational Posters to Get You Through a Slump [with Free Templates]

<i>Dream big. Success. Walk the talk. Challenge yourself.</i> When it comes to designing a motivational poster, the slogan is key. If you’ve spent any of …

Graphic Design

Worth the wait: Boy with autism finally gets service dog to help him thrive

As the mother of a child with autism, Shanna Niehaus wants her 5-year-old son, Kai, to not only function with the disorder, but to thrive and live life to the fullest.<p>With the help of a recent addition to the Niehaus family — an autism service dog named Tornado — Niehaus says she now feels …

Autism

Racism in medicine: An 'open secret'

<b>(CNN) —</b> What happened on a hot summer day two years ago still shakes Dr. Emily Whitgob to the core.<p>The Palo Alto, California-based pediatrician had just started supervising interns at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She was sitting in the doctors' workroom, listening to one of her …

New Jersey

The Broccoli Point: Why Creating Habits Is Hard

Read the below with this caveat in mind: <b>Constant learning and self-improvement can and must be done for great life results.</b><p>It’s a wonderful idea to …

People with Autism May See Motion Faster

Most people do not associate autism with visual problems. It’s not obvious how atypical vision might be related to core features of autism such as …

Autism

Why Intelligent People Might Get More From Solo Travel

If you prefer traveling alone to going around with a big group, it might be because you're smart.<p>According to a study from the British Psychological …

Solo Travel

Lawsuit: Disability Rights Group Claims Uber Violates U.S. Wheelchair Accessibility Laws

A Chicago disability rights group is suing Uber in federal court, claiming that the transportation company doesn’t provide reliable access to …

Disabled Accessible Taxis

Disability Campaigners analysed that the wheelchair users are being left to feel like prisoners in their own homes because of a lack of Disabled …