Karen Sandoval

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What This Starbucks Employee Did For a Boy With Autism Will Fill Your Heart With Happiness

Sam Forbes is a 17-year-old Starbucks barista who has autism, and dancing is one of the ways he stays focused at work. After a video of his savvy moves went viral, Ellen called upon him and his boss, Sam Ali, to appear as guests on <b>The Ellen DeGeneres Show</b>. In the clip above, the duo tells the story …

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

Scientists invent chocolate so healthy 'it could be eaten as medicine'

Chocolate so healthy it could be eaten as medicine has allegedly been invented by scientists.<p>Scientists at an American chocolate company specialising …

Watch the Trailer for Ronaldo: The New Film About the World's 'Best' Soccer Player

It’s more difficult than not these days to find someone who doesn’t know who he is, but soccer’s global icon Cristiano Ronaldo was once a …

Obama defended the kid who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock that 'looked like a bomb' to school

President Barack Obama on Wednesday invited Ahmed Mohamed — the 14-year-old from Irving, Texas, who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock that "looked like a bomb" to school — to bring the clock to the White House.<p>Obama tweeted from his account on Wednesday:<p>In his tweet he also said the US …

Social Media

Trump calls big CEO salaries 'disgraceful'

Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump says it’s “disgraceful” how much money CEOs of big companies are making, but there's not much you can do about it.<p>Calling into CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Trump was told by host John Dickerson that CEO pay is now 350 times the average worker.<p>“It …

Donald Trump

An American family saved their son from joining the Islamic State. Now he might go to prison.

<b>CONFRONTING THE CALIPHATE</b> | This is part of an occasional series.<p>SPRING, Tex. — Asher Abid Khan sat in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport and considered his next move — forward to Syria and enlistment in the Islamic State, the militant group that had drawn him to the possibility of dying for Allah, or home …

Islam

These are the 7 emerging cartels Mexico just recognized

The new organizations are smaller, less entrenched, and are less powerful than the older generation of Mexican cartels, which were massive criminal enterprises.<p>Instead the new cartels, Insight Crime notes, have largely spawned from mid-ranking members of former Mexican cartels, such as the …

The man who wants us to embrace autism

Fifteen years ago, Steve Silberman was working as a journalist for Wired magazine in San Francisco, as the digital revolution was really taking off. He was sitting in a cafe, telling a friend how he’d recently met two Silicon Valley power couples, each with a profoundly autistic child, when a …

Autism

An Open Letter to Marco Rubio (and Other Deriders of the Humanities) From a Fellow Cuban-American

Querido Señor Rubio:<p>I am not a Republican. However, after years of studying Plato, I have taken to heart his message from The Republic, and consider it my personal responsibility, as a member of a democracy, to educate myself about the relevant issues in our society. And so I tuned into the recent …

Marijuana marathon races look to break stoner stigma

Marijuana users on the west coast are running, or walking, away from the popular image of the Jeff Spicoli-like pot smoker.<p>420 Games is a Marin …

Associated Press News

2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship Will be Played in Dallas and Houston

CHICAGO (August 12, 2015) – The United States will host the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship from Feb. 10-21 in Dallas and …

This beautifully designed toy uses music to help autistic kids communicate

For autistic children struggling with sense of touch, verbal communication, or expressing emotion, Synchrony might just become their favorite toy.<p>Coated in a silicone skin, the wooden drum-like device comes with no instructions — because they aren't necessary. All a parent and child need to do is …

Cycling to Extremes: Cardiac issues a concern for endurance athletes

<i>Editor's note: This article originally appeared at VeloNews.com</i><p>The sun was bright on the upturned red rock Flatirons above Boulder, Colorado. It was …

High Blood Pressure

Anticipation High Ahead Of Special Ed Camera Mandate

Texas special education advocates say a new law requiring video cameras in some classrooms will protect those students most at risk of being …

Education

A new documentary tells how a comedian-turned-activist raised one of the darkest issues of our time

He's not a household name; his work has never been plastered all over Comedy Central; and you won't find a catalog of his hits on Spotify.<p>But in the comedy world, Crimmins is a prolific figure. A Golden God. And his fearless comedy is just the tip of the iceberg — he's also a political activist …

Comedy

Athletics hit by fresh doping crisis as shock report claims 'at least one third' of distance running medal winners are using drugs

• <b>New TV documentary claims drug use is prevalent in distance running</b>• <b><br>Explosive claims based on blood values obtained from IAAF testing</b>• <b><br>Ten medals at</b> …

Doping

The Workout That Burns More Calories Than Running

For the 2013 study, 16 fit adults participated in a 20-minute bodyweight circuit, which included exercises like pushups, burpees, squats, and lunges. John Porcari, the lead researcher and head of the university’s performance lab, says the participants burned an average of 15 calories per minute, …

The Best Superfoods to Eat For 5 Common Health Problems

You’ve heard about superfoods–those wondrous fruits, veggies, and ancient grains that wellness insiders claim can work miracles when it comes to your …

Wellness

A New Exercise Method Proven to Make Workouts Fun

If somebody told you that there was a workout that didn't require much effort but was fun and yielded awesome results, you'd <i>probably</i> have some doubts . . . and understandably so, because it sounds way too good to be true! But according to <b>The New York Times</b>, there's a new exercise method that is …

The Smart Way to Increase Mileage

Follow these steps to avoid injury as you start adding in longer runs.<p><i>Alex asks: I'd like to increase my weekly mileage, but I'm concerned about getting hurt. Unfortunately, I have had several running related injuries already. Right now I'm running between 12 to 15 miles a week but would like to</i> …