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David Mitchell: what my son's autism has taught me

The road to understanding autism is unfinished, zigzagging and punctuated by speed bumps, the first of which is the question that transformed my life as a dad in 2008: “What is autism, anyway?” My son was three years old when he was diagnosed, but autism resists definition, vigorously. Google …

Autism

The Addicts Next Door

West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the country. Locals are fighting to save their neighbors—and their towns—from destruction.<p>Michael Barrett and Jenna Mulligan, emergency paramedics in Berkeley County, West Virginia, recently got a call that sent them to the youth softball field …

Nasu Miso (Miso Glazed Eggplant)

Lately, I’ve been making dishes at home that I’ve enjoyed at some of my favorite restaurants, and <i>nasu miso</i> is no different. One of my favorite dishes …

How the Tone Curve REALLY Works, and 5 Ways Adobe Could Improve It

The tone curve is one of the most powerful tools in photo editing, allowing you to change multiple values and essentially doing the job of several …

Want happy kids? Give them more experiences and less stuff

Family outings are more meaningful than the latest toy.<p>Research shows that if you want to be happy, you should spend your money on experiences …

Family Vacations Have Long-Lasting Impact on Kids' Happiness

According to experts, trips with the fam are the gift that keeps on giving.<p>We just returned from a magical four-day trip to New Orleans with our kids. The days were filled with music, laughter, exploration, and sun, which made coming back to Philly during the dead of winter all the more depressing. …

13 Ramen Recipes to Build a Perfect Bowl at Home

These days, a growing number of Americans realize there's a lot more to ramen than the dried bricks you can buy with loose change at the supermarket. Ramen restaurants are popping up all over the country and serving traditional styles, and thanks to Sun Noodle, you can even make instant ramen …

10 Simple Ways to Develop Leadership Skills in Your Children | Inc.com

Every child has the potential to be a leader. Some may have more traits associated with leadership, but any child's leadership ability, at whatever level, can be groomed and nurtured.<p>Here are some simple things parents (and grandparents, teachers, coaches, aunts, uncles, and neighbors) can do to …

Michael Jordan

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

New discoveries about the human mind show the limitations of reason.<p>In 1975, researchers at Stanford invited a group of undergraduates to take part in a study about suicide. They were presented with pairs of suicide notes. In each pair, one note had been composed by a random individual, the other …

Critical Thinking

God Shines Most in Our Messiness

A recent bipolar diagnosis shocks the group. Cancer ravages the health of a young wife and mother. An impending divorce threatens to tear apart a …

Bible

Street Photography in India Through a Wedding Photographer’s Lens

I miss India. The explosions of bold colour alongside subtle, pastel textures and hues. The juxtaposition lurking on every corner. The …

Theology for Life (Ep. 10): Protestant Denominations - Similarities and Differences

Dr. Vincent Bacote is Associate Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. What’s going on with the different denominations—with Baptists, Methodists, …

New Clues on Link Between Aggression and Autism

Some children with autism display aggressive tendencies and some do not. Brigham Young University (BYU) experts report a new study provides clues …

Why Autism Affects Boys More than Girls

While the definition of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has changed over the years, one thing has remained relatively constant: the fact that rates …

6 Places To Capture Incredible Landscape Shots In Grand Teton National Park

<i>By Jonathan Irish</i><p>To say that Grand Teton National Park is an iconic photography destination is almost an understatement. The jagged peaks of the Teton Range, along with the stunning natural beauty and wild animals on the valley floor, have long lured photographers from around the world. In …

20 educational and FUN sensory table activities for kids!

Rainbow Foam Sensory TableTots will love to swirl this rainbow colored foam around or run toys through it. Made with washable, non-staining, liquid …

How Sesame Street Explains The Toughest Parts Of Life

Sesame Street bravely goes where other kids’ media companies don’t, and tackles issues like AIDS, autism, and incarceration.<p>But interspersed with the silliness and alphabet learning, the show also tackled difficult issues. Take, for instance, when the actor who played the shopkeeper Mr. Hooper died …

Here's why premature babies may face learning disabilities later in life

Babies born prematurely show abnormal responses to new experiences and difficulties in using past experiences to predict what is likely to happen. …

Nicotine shown to reduce symptoms of schizophrenia

For years researchers have noted an unusual association between smoking and schizophrenia. Across multiple studies it was identified that people with …

Family - Adrian C. Murray

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't) | Inc.com

If you're like most parents, you'll do just about anything you can to increase the odds that your kids will be successful.<p>So, what if I were to tell you there's a simple thing you can to do to make it more likely that they'll be successful in life -- specifically by increasing the likelihood that …

Self-improvement

10 best luxury safaris for 2017 | CNN Travel

Travel

A Birth Photographer Shares Her Favorite Images From 2016

After capturing 65 births, here are the ones that stood out.<p>In 2016 alone, Denver-based birth photographer Monet Nicole attended 65 births, capturing an incredible range of intimate moments.<p>Nicole began specializing in birth photography in 2013 after the birth of her first daughter (she now has …

Pregnancy

Love Might Win the Wayward in Your Life

If you are paired with a prodigal, you know pain. Few trials slice as deeply as the spouse who goes rogue, the child who rebels, or the sibling who …

A mother's devotion to her disabled daughter

<b>(CNN) —</b> A single photo assignment for a newspaper in his hometown of Padova, Italy, opened photographer Alessandro Rampazzo's eyes to the story of a mother's devotion to her disabled daughter.<p>Maria and her husband, Antonio, were deeply in love. She called him Toni as an endearment. They tried to …

Empathy

Inside the world's most beautiful places to read - CNN Style

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I can feel Japan calling me back

ON A FORESTED hilltop in Japan, I once observed an old man deep in prayer at a Shinto shrine. Clap, clap, went his hands, followed by a moment of …

Incredible Owl Photography

What do you think of when you imagine an owl? Do you picture a white bird perched on a branch in a snowy field? Or maybe you think of a cartoon …

20 Great Ideas for Arranging Things at Home in Perfect Order

Provided you organize your living space wisely, it will be comfortable to live and work in, even if you live in the most humble abode. Plus, you’ll …

Neat

Singapore's migrant domestic workers face food rationing, long hours and sexual abuse

Jocelyn Mompal's eyes filled with tears when she recalled her first visit home to the Philippines after working in Singapore.<p>"My two younger kids did …