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Doctors warn over natural therapies after autistic boy left severely ill

Police investigated naturopath after mixtures left four-year-old vomiting and constipated for three weeks with dangerously high levels of calcium in his blood<p>Doctors from Barts hospital have warned of the dangers of alternative medicines after a four-year-old autistic boy was admitted to hospital …

The 5 stages of trust in every relationship

July 17, 2015 by Dave Willis<p>Trust is the foundation of every healthy relationship. We treat trust like it’s a mystical, undefinable concept, but it’s …

Creating Opportunities

How To Make Turmeric Pain Relief Tea

There might have been a time when all of us decided to treat our headaches, backaches and other body pains with medications, based on ibuprofen …

How Your Body Language Can Tell People You’re a Leader—or Not

Nonverbal communication from executives can speak volumes to employees and others. For starters, don’t tilt your head.<p>For better or worse, C-suite leaders are always on display. And whether in a one-on-one meeting or speaking to a crowd of thousands, they are sending nonverbal messages that shape …

Body Language

10 things to say to your husband when marriage is hard

When your relationship is on unstable ground, it can be hard to know what to say. Every word could be misunderstood and lead to an argument. …

Pancakes

The 7 most useful accessibility features of iOS 8

From the very beginning, Apple has focused its attention on iOS’s accessibility features. In fact, when one turns on their iDevice for the first …

The best adaptive technologies are designed by people with disabilities.

<i>This post is part of Future Tense, a collaboration among Arizona State University, New America, and Slate. At noon on Wednesday, March 4, Future</i> …

The 9 Things People With Learning Disabilities Want You to Know

Many people with LDs are creative and non conventional, it’s really not uncommon to see them as movie stars, entrepreneurs or athletes. Orlando Bloom …

Autism

Google Putting Up Millions For Disability Initiative

Google is looking to address the needs of a billion people with disabilities worldwide and it’s putting big bucks behind the effort.<p>The Internet …

Xbox avatars to get a wheelchair option

Accessibility doesn't just apply to the real world -- Microsoft's Phil Spencer has revealed that Microsoft will soon launch wheelchair avatars for Xbox Live. Following a user tweet suggesting that "wheelchairs might be relatively simple" to do, and another suggesting a petition, Xbox head Phil …

An architect with ALS designs a home controlled by blinks

CHELSEA, Mass. — Steve Saling is sitting in his bedroom at the Leonard Florence Center for Living just north of Boston. He aims his gaze at the …

Assisted Living

This man is traveling 300 miles by wheelchair to push for more accessible nature trails

Ian Mackay considers himself a cyclist and a birder — a nature buff who gets lost on lush trails near his Washington state home for hours every …

Five Ways to Politely Deal With People Who Keep Interrupting You

“I’ve been giving it some thought,” I said in a team meeting at one of my previous jobs, “And I really think the partner listings on our website …

Narcissists may start out popular, but people see through them in the long run

To build a following, narcissism works. Briefly.<p>But if, as they say in this electoral season, you're looking to "grow your base," exercising emotional intelligence — expressing empathy, checking your emotions in a bid to avoid conflict, and investing in personal relationships — is a strategy that …

Steve Jobs’ Widow Gives 2 Los Angeles Teachers $10,000,000 to Start School for Homeless and Foster Kids

Two teachers in Los Angeles—Kari Croft, 29, and Erin Whalen, 26—have won $10 million in XQ: The Super School Project, a high-school-redesign …

7 Reasons to Stop Calling Disabled People Inspirational

For example, I went to an overnight summer camp for children with disabilities every summer for ten years, starting when I was just eight years old. …

A Female Wheelchair User's Online Dating Diary

Let’s face it. Not all online dating experiences are glamorous or successful. Alana Wallace, a wheelchair-user in her 60s, decided to give it a whirl.<p>…

Relationships

Why It's Important To Exercise With MS

When you’re managing a disability or condition like multiple sclerosis or MS, it can be easy to forget the importance of exercise and its impact on …

Never Turn Down An Opportunity To Travel

“What do I do for fun socially?—just about any thing and everything."<p>Ginger has been a quadriplegic since the age of 44. Although she has lots of …

Travel

Solo Traveling Around the World in a Wheelchair

Sabine "Bean" Wagner from Germany traveled around the world in her wheelchair. "It's always been a life dream," Bean shared. "I always wanted to do …

Tips For Booking An Accessible Cruise

“Cruise ships have done a very good job at making things accessible for [wheelchair users] … with larger rooms, wider doors and a helpful attitude of …

Cruise Ships

Airplane Restrooms: Challenges & Solutions

It’s no secret that airplane restrooms are a tight squeeze. And sometimes they are impossible for a wheelchair user to even access.<p>When you’re in a …

Wheelchairs

Comprehensive Questions For Your Hotel BEFORE You Arrive

Figuring out what questions you need to ask to figure out if a hotel room is accessible can be overwhelming, but have no fear!<p>“As a person traveling …

Hospitality

Three Ways Japan Is Wheelchair Friendly

“Japan is a great place for accessibility,” says Josh Grisdale who has made Japan his home for almost a decade. Josh has cerebral palsy and has used …

Japan

10 Tips For Planning An Accessible Vacation

Planning a vacation is always the first step to making any getaway a successful one. When you’re a wheelchair user, planning usually requires more …

Top 10

10 Tips For An Accessible Caribbean vacation

Planning a wheelchair accessible Caribbean vacation is easier than you may think! If you’ve ever wanted to take in the tropical locales offered by …

Caribbean

7 Wheelchair-Friendly Airports in the US

Most airports throughout the US offer accommodations to wheelchair users to make traveling a comfortable experience. But there’s a handful of …

Flying

Airline Reservations: Why It’s an Important Access Planning Step

Ashley Lyn Olson is an expert accessible traveler. She has traveled all around the world with her manual wheelchair, sometimes alone and with other …

Wheelchairs

Mom of 3 (including twins!) with Muscular Dystrophy

Camilla is a mom with muscular dystrophy. She and her boyfriend Jesper are raising three children: a pre-schooler and two young twins.<p>Muscular …

Accepting the Use of Mobility Devices

Mitch was diagnosed with primary progressive multiple sclerosis over fourteen years ago. Three years into his diagnosis, he reluctantly began using …

Pain