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What It's Like To Be A Legally Blind Illustrator And Graphic Designer

I’m a freelance illustrator and graphic designer. I’ve made art my entire life ― paintings, illustrations, album covers, comics, fanzines, novels. People seek me out to create something for them, and I’ve got a client list that I’m profoundly proud of.<p>The thing is, I’m an illustrator and graphic …

Graphic Design

An Apple Shows Just How Broken Our Food System Is

Buying and eating apples seems a pretty healthy thing to do. But a new study has found that every 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of conventionally grown apples creates health effects costing 21 cents due to the effects of pesticides and fungicides, resulting in sick leave and eventually shorter life …

Agriculture

One day, two students: What college looks like from opposite ends of the income gap

A college degree has long been touted as society’s great leveler, essential for entry into the middle class. Nearly 20 million students enrolled in an undergraduate program in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Movies and television tend to portray an idealized college experience, …

College & University

The subtle art of forming valuable, life-long friendships

The late George Carlin is probably one of my favorite comedians.<p>I always found him to be raw and honest, and like most great comedians, there was a sense that he wasn’t there to just make you laugh. He had a subtle truth to share and that truth was best delivered as a joke.<p>In this way, towards the …

Disability Is No Reason To Strip A Person's Voting Rights

Right now in the U.S., people with disabilities can be stripped of their right to vote in 39 states and the District of Columbia.<p>It happens like this: In families that include an adult with a developmental disability or mental illness, a guardian may be chosen to assist with management of their …

17 Children's Books That Promote Understanding Of Autism

These books foster awareness and empathy for kids on the spectrum.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 1 in 59 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Yet despite improvements, people with autism are still relatively underrepresented in …

Autism

8 Stats That Prove Social Anxiety Needs To Be Taken Seriously

The disorder is often misunderstood.<p>Social anxiety disorder is more than a fleeting feeling of shyness. It’s a mental illness that can disrupt the regular flow of life, making everyday tasks and responsibilities seem impossible.<p>“When someone has social anxiety, they can experience it so severely …

Disabled People (Might) Finally Get Emojis That Represent Us

There are currently 2,666 emojis in the dictionary we all have access to on our phones and computers. <b></b>You know, those tiny, colorful symbols that we use to punctuate our texts and tweets.<p>Of those 2,666 emojis, exactly one represents disability.<p><i>One.</i><p>That’s a measly 0.04 percent of all emojis that …

An Artist Sees Data So Powerful It Can Help Us Pick Better Friends

There has been a lot of scary news about big data — about corporations or government invading your privacy. But imagine if we could use our data to make our lives better.<p>That is at the center of artist Laurie Frick's work — she wants to help create a future in which self-delusion is impossible. In …

Personal Data

How a new technology is changing the lives of people who cannot speak

Millions are robbed of the power of speech by illness, injury or lifelong conditions. Can the creation of bespoke digital voices transform their ability to communicate? By Jordan Kisner<p>Last November, Joe Morris, a 31-year-old film-maker from London, noticed a sore spot on his tongue. He figured …

How To Stay Updated On The News Without Losing Your Mind

Because it's only becoming more of a struggle.<p>Who’s ready to chuck their phone into the sea and never read another media alert again?<p>That solution may be a bit dramatic, but news fatigue is real ― and it’s likely wrecking your well-being. Research shows constant exposure to negative news can affect …

University of California

What I’ve learned from my tally of 757 doctor suicides

Five years ago, I was at a memorial. Another suicide. Our third doctor in 18 months.<p>Everyone kept whispering, "Why?"<p>That was when I decided I had to find an answer.<p>So I started counting dead doctors. I left that memorial service with a list of 10. Today I have 757 suicides on my registry.<p>And I …

Mental Health

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

18 Genius Things To Do With Your Used Tea Bags

For many people, tea bags are a one-use item. One bag equals one cup of tea. Then the used bag goes in the trash bin, right?<p>Well… not quite. While …

No-Bake Treat Ideas

Whip up a few of these simple sweets from Food Network Magazine for the holidays.<p>Rocky Road Bark (No. 1)<p>Chop 1 pound semisweet chocolate; melt …

27 Custom Gifts Pet Owners Will Love *Almost* As Much As Their Pets

Chances are they like their pets more than they like you — that is, until they get one of these gifts!<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

The Best Gifts for Kids

No kid likes a boring gift.<p>The problem with buying gifts for kids is that everyone tends to visit the same stores and the same toy aisles. That means …

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What is dyslexia in adults?

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that can cause many difficulties, including problems with reading and writing. People with dyslexia have trouble …

This Is The Side Of Parenting Others Don't See

This is real life.<p>This was me, two nights ago. My hair is frizzy from being interrupted by a screeching baby mid-blow-dry. This is me wearing a …

A revolutionary tool is transforming the lives of children with autism

Too Bright, Too Loud<p>When my little brother was born in 1993, I don’t think my parents were the only ones who didn’t know much about autism. For the …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

10 Showstopping Desserts to Bring to Friendsgiving

When it comes to Friendsgiving, desserts like classic apple and pumpkin pie are just the tip of the iceberg. And in fact I'd argue that these pies, …

Man With Down Syndrome Silences Entire Congress With 5 Sobering Words

A young man with Down syndrome delivered a powerful testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, and it was five words in particular that perfectly …

15 Gifts For New Moms That Aren't For The Baby

Because she probably has enough onesies and bibs.<p>When it comes to gift-giving for a new mama, we (naturally) think to get her something for the baby. The truth is, though, that everyone else thinks the same way, so she <i>probably</i> has an plenty of diapers, bibs, pacifiers and onesies to last a lifetime.<p>…

Your Dog Making A 'Sad Puppy Face' May Be Trying To Tell You Something

A new study suggests dogs use facial expression to communicate with people.<p>It might seem pretty obvious to dog lovers, but researchers have found scientific evidence suggesting that dogs use facial expressions intentionally to communicate with humans.<p>That’s according to a new study was published …

Pets

These Fitness Gifts Will Come in Handy for the New Year Health Kick

When it comes to Christmas presents, a fitness gift might not have crossed your mind as a possible option—it is the season for pure gluttony after …

10 thoughtless things you do that make you less likable

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Travis Bradberry published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It's easy to …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Essential Products Every Female Traveler Needs

Traveling is never easy for females, what with all the individual beauty products, outfit planning, and millions of pairs of shoes that yes, we do …

Two Mothers Open Up About What Happens When Kids With Autism Grow Up

Moms from Los Angeles and small-town Indiana share their parenting journeys.<p><i>Welcome to ”</i><i>The Story We Share,” a series of Q&As that profile two people with similar identities ― but who live in very different places. As part of HuffPost’s Listen To America tour, we’re exploring how people’s lived</i> …