Nana Calvert

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Autism genes are in all of us, new research reveals

New light has been shed on the genetic relationship between autistic spectrum disorders and ASD-related traits in the wider population. Autism …

Is Digital Technology Making Us Any Better Off? One Prominent Economist Says No And He May Be Right

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley from his lofty position as CEO at Pepsi to Apple, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” The ploy worked and Sculley became the first major CEO of a conventional …

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15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

This Is the Most Pinned Pie Recipe on Pinterest

No one can resist this savory maple bacon breakfast pie!<p>The pie gods have smiled down upon us and graced us with this savory, cheesy, bacony treat just in time for March 14, also known as "Pi Day" (because it's 3.14 — get it?). Praise be!<p>Not only is this breakfast pie crazy-out-of-this-world-good, …

Kicking It With Kelly

This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated. However, all opinions are 100% mine. When it comes to successful schooling, I think a large …

IKEA SIGNE Rug Hacks: 7 DIY Ideas

IKEA's SIGNE rugs are a bargain at $3.99 each, and are a durable (and washable) material that's handy for tons of DIY projects. See how easy it is to …

A Creamy Mushroom Pasta for When Nothing Else Will Do

When all you want is a bowl of creamy pasta, adding a pile of golden-brown mushrooms makes it feel virtuous.<p><i>Welcome to Cooking Without Recipes, in which we teach you how to make a dish we love, but don’t worry too much about the nitty-gritty details of the recipe, so you can create your own spin.</i><p>If …

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Five techniques to calm an angry child with ASD

A few years ago, I watched Brene Brown’s TED Talk on Vulnerability. Her story, her research, her authenticity, and yes, her vulnerability resonated …

Apparently, Ted Cruz Thinks Celiac Disease Is A Liberal Conspiracy

#TedLovesBread<p>Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz on Tuesday pledged to not provide gluten-free meals to the military if elected president.<p>Appealing to military voters in South Carolina, Cruz said in a speech aboard the USS Yorktown that he'd wipe out cases of "political correctness" in order …

Should All Babies Be Screened for Autism?

Correction appended, Feb. 16, 2016<p>After reviewing the existing studies on autism screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), a group …

US military burn pits built on chemical weapons facilities tied to soldiers' illness

Though the US government disputes it, new evidence shows a link between service in Iraq and Afghanistan and cancers and untreatable bronchial illnesses<p>In 2007, shortly after vice-president Joe Biden learned that his eldest son would be deployed to Iraq, the then-presidential hopeful turned to a …

French scientists have found where autism hides in the brain – and it could help diagnose 2yo kids

Autism is hiding in one of the brain’s folds, and a new biomarker discovered by French scientists can be detected in children as young as two. The …

24 Pictures That Prove Kids Invented Being Assholes

"Did I do that?"

College & University

If you could teach people one thing about autism, what would it be?

Last month I ran an autism survey, inviting anyone associated with autism to fill out: whether they were autistic, cared for someone with autism, or …

Nobody Knew My Nonverbal Autistic Child Could Read, Until He Surprised Everyone

Sometimes, the cover tells us very little about the story within. These can be some of the best reads.<p>Autistic children, especially those who …

26 recipes under 500 calories. And we're talking cupcakes, not salad

It's time to make a bunch of resolutions you may or may not keep after the second week of January. And chances are, this year, you'll vow, once again, to be more healthful.<p>If you're looking to eat better, but you're not looking forward to an endless parade of salads, we've got 26 recipes, each with …

Heritability of autism spectrum disorders: a meta-analysis of twin studies. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>The etiology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been recently debated due to emerging findings on the importance of shared …

Modern Sampler QAL Tutorials

This is a summary of the tutorials written by myself and Jess of Scrappy n Happy for the QAL we co-hosted. The finished quilt looked like this:<p><b>Fabric</b> …

How to turn a shoebox into stylish storage

Some of us are pile-people, not file-people. Because of this, long ago I opted for embracing my "organized piles" by stashing them in sturdy, …

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The Dark Side of Melatonin

Twenty-one years ago, MIT neuroscientist Dr. Richard Wurtman introduced melatonin as a new solution to sleep problems. His lab patented supplements in hopes of curing insomnia in the older population, whose melatonin receptors calcify with age.<p>“Researchers say pills of the natural hormone...will …

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7 No-Bake Desserts to Satisfy Late-Night Cravings

The incredible scent of cookies baking in the oven is well worth savoring. But this roundup isn't about that. It's about getting what you need the …

These Single-Serve Recipes Will Make Your Life Easier

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Holiday cookie recipe: The ultimate wedding cookie

Perhaps you know them better as butterballs or tea cakes — even crescents if the cookies are simply shaped another way. Whatever you call them, wedding cookies are a longtime holiday favorite. Rich, crumbly and packed with chopped nuts, the cookies are rolled in powdered or granulated sugar before …

A Quaint Craft Room Gets an Unbelievable Makeover

This year, one of our 12 Months of Martha bloggers, Jen from Something Turquoise, told us she wanted to make over her craft room, and we were happy to help! We sent over our craft furniture from the Martha Stewart Living Craft Space collection at Home Decorators Collection and craft products from …

Scrambled Egg Brunch Bread Recipe - Genius Kitchen

Preheat oven to 375.<p>Lightly grease large baking sheet.<p>Carefully unroll each tube of crescent dough onto prepared baking sheet, without separating …

The Best Banana Bread Recipe

"This is the most successful and versatile quick bread recipe I've found! You can also use chunky applesauce or a 15 ounce can of pumpkin for …

Perfect Chocolate Cake

<b>Author Notes:</b><p>This cake is ideal for a simple layer cake for birthdays and parties, but is also delicious on its own without frosting.<p>Adapted from Hershey's.<p><b>Makes: two 8-inch layers</b><b><br>Prep time: 30 min</b><b><br>Cook time: 35 min</b><p><b>For the cake:</b><p>2 cups sugar<br>• 1 3/4 cups flour<br>• 3/4 cup cocoa (not Dutch-processed)<br>• 1 1/2 …

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