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Children with learning disabilities 'more vulnerable to abuse'

<b>Children with learning disabilities are more vulnerable to sexual exploitation, new research suggests.</b><p>A coalition of children's charities say they have the "same vulnerabilities" as all children but face extra "barriers" to getting protection or support.<p>Their report calls on UK authorities to offer …

My Mission to Help Disabled Children In Haiti

<i>By Audrey Ortiz</i><p>Children at the Autumn Marshall's Miriam Center Clinic in Haiti<p><b>The Plumfund Story: Helping the "Cocobai"</b><p>"Cocobai" is the creole word used in Haiti to label those with disabilities. It means "worthless." When a child is born with disabilities, the family believes they've been cursed …

Autism

Parents Of Kids With Disabilities Buck Divorce Trend

Parents of those with developmental disabilities are no more likely to divorce than other moms and dads, new research suggests, but different factors …

Mom Fights for Playground for Kids With Disabilities

There are more than 300,000 children with disabilities in California, but not very many places for them to safely play with other kids.<p>One Pasadena …

Why we have to create more disabled characters in children's fiction

Children and teenagers,Children's books: 8-12 years,Teen books,Disability,Books,Culture,Jacqueline Wilson<p>Author Susie Day grew up in 1980s when her personal experience of people with disabilities was Joey Deacon on Blue Peter. Disability in books was a cautionary tale where you’d usually ‘recover’ …

Books

Why I want more disabled characters in books

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Teen books,Disability,Marcus Sedgwick,Jacqueline Wilson,Rick Riordan,Mark Haddon<p>Teen blogger Megan The Book Addicted Girl kicks off a day of celebrating disabilities diversity in children’s books – and calling for more

Books

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Little Girl in the Streets of Morocco

Child Labor in Tech, Auto Supply Chains Detailed in New Report

A number of major tech companies and car makers were recently linked to child labor. <b>Apple</b>, <b>Samsung</b>, <b>Microsoft</b> and <b>Volkswagen</b> were just some of those …

Burkina Faso counts cost of child labour

Ouagadougou - Covered in dust and without protective kit, two seven-year-old boys gather stones in cups.<p>One of them, standing in front of a pile of …

Africa

How To Create a Culture of Mindfulness

The tech space, it turns out, has an especially acute need for the practice because, well, it isn't exactly synonymous with Zen.<p>If there were a scientifically proven, free way to improve your employees' performance and sense of well-being, wouldn't you do it? Enter: meditation.<p>No, it is not …

Mindfulness

Secrets Of Chelsea Bridge

1. Julius Caesar crossed the Thames at the same point<p>When the first Chelsea Bridge was being constructed, the excavators found an amazing number of …

England

America's snub of the African Union should spur regional powers into action

In April 2017 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood up one of Africa’s most powerful people, African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa …

Africa

White House to let McConnell do his thing on health care

The White House is indicating it will take a hands-off approach to the Senate's healthcare work, entrusting Mitch McConnell and his team to come up with the 50 votes needed to replace Obamacare, according to GOP officials and lawmakers.<p>Whereas President Donald Trump and his emissaries negotiated …

Is Trump's Campaign Act Wearing Thin?

The more his presidency stalls, the more he turns to his old tricks. But there are signs those worn tactics are losing their power.<p>Usually, the first 100 days of an administration are when a president starts to figure out the job and feel at home. Sometimes, he accomplishes much during that period; …

Donald Trump

The Russia Investigations Are a Joke

The Kremlin messed with American democracy, and Congress can’t be bothered to get to the bottom of it?<p>What if they gave a probe, and nobody probed?<p>During the 2016 elections, America was subjected to the most serious cyberattack in our nation’s history: a methodical assault by a hostile foreign …

Donald Trump

This Chart Shows How Trump's Stock Market Gains Compare to the Last 13 Presidents

A look at the first 100 days under each.<p>Just days after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, the Dow Jones industrial average climbed above the …

Stock Markets

Earth’s newest cloud is terrifying

In 2014, I spoke with Gavin Pretor-Pinney, the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society, about his quixotic mission: to get recognition for a new category of cloud called the “undulatus asperatus.” For years, individuals from across the world had been sending him pictures of the unusual …

The Latest: UK honors lawmaker who tried to save policeman

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the attacks in London (all times local):<p>8:20 p.m.<p>A lawmaker who battled to save the life of a police officer stabbed in …

Brand New Dragon Experiments Activated on Station – Space Station

The Expedition 50 crew began activating new science experiments delivered last week aboard the SpaceX Dragon. The various life science studies will …

Intelsat announces a "conditional combination agreement" with OneWeb

Under the agreement, the two companies would merge in a stock transaction, with Japanese technology company SoftBank investing $1.7 billion to reduce …

TrumpBeat: Is Trump Already Messing With Government Data?

<i>Welcome to TrumpBeat, FiveThirtyEight’s weekly feature looking at how developments in Washington affect people in the real world. Want to get</i> …

Health Care

Cloudflare security breach exposes data from Uber, Fitbit, OKCupid among 3,400 websites; password changes recommended [U]

<i>Update 1: See list of sites below.</i><p><i>Update 2: We received a brief statement from Uber</i><p><i>Very little Uber traffic goes through Cloudflare. Only a handful of tokens were involved and have since been changed. Passwords were not exposed.</i><p><i>Update 3: OKCupid has made a similar statement</i><p>Cloudflare alerted us …

Trump tells conservative gathering that his supporters are the GOP’s future

The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities.<p>The Conservative Political Action Conference is an annual gathering of conservative politicians, journalists and celebrities.<p>In a freewheeling speech with echoes of his …

Psychology Says This Is the Top Contributor to Happiness (It's Not What You Think)

The biggest contributor to happiness might surprise you--and here's how to foster it.<p>According to a report by <i>The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i>, the No. 1 contributor to happiness in life is not money, popularity, good looks, or even a good sex life (too many...jokes...can't …

Employee Engagement

I tried this trippy healing modality for mental clarity—and still can’t believe how it made me feel

A few years ago, a friend told me about an underground breathwork circle she’d attended in Venice Beach—back when breathwork outside of yoga studios</i> …