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Autistic New Yorkers Share Their Stim-Toy Stories With 'Aftereffect'

<i>Editor's note: As WNYC Studio's</i> Aftereffect <i>podcast explains, we followed the preference of many self-advocates in choosing to use identity-first language for autism.</i> Here's a post <i>from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network to explain that approach.</i><p>In Arnaldo Rios Soto's North Miami neighborhood, …

Autism

Kobe: 'I Didn't Appreciate Shaq Until I Played with Dwight' | SLAMonline

Dwight Howard’s time in Los Angeles, though brief, was memorable. For all the wrong reasons.<p>Kobe Bryant, whose appearance on Shaquille O’Neal’s …

2017-18 NBA Awards predictions: James Harden favored for MVP, but Rookie of the Year a toss-up

Our NBA experts share their picks for every major award this season<p>You may have forgotten about it, but it's time to hand out some hardware. The NBA …

The Suspects Wore Louboutins

The most audacious burglary gang in recent Hollywood history—accused of stealing more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry from Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, and other stars—appears to be a bunch of club-hopping Valley kids, motivated by vanity and celebrity-worship. Plus: Author Nancy Jo Sales …

How to clean your gross, waxy AirPods

The other day on the metro, I pulled out my AirPods and dropped one on the floor. It bounced over dried and dirty beer stains, and who knows what other filth and bacteria traipsed in on a million passengers’ shoes (and the odd hippie’s bare feet). I gave up on listening to anything on the trip …

This tiny town is the site of Disney's 'lost' park

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may have paid to see gussied-up variations of the quaint town of Marceline, Missouri. The community of about 2,500, two hours northeast of metro Kansas City, was the hometown and emotional lodestone of Walt Disney.<p>His boyhood remembrances of Marceline influenced such films as the 1949 …

Walt Disney Company

As Philippines Shuts Down A Popular Tourist Island, Residents Fear For Their Future

The Philippine island of Boracay is a tourist magnet, with its beaches regularly appearing on lists of the world's best. It's easy to see why.<p>"I think this is an amazing beach," says Frida Roemer from Copenhagen, lounging on the island's White Beach. "The clear water, the white sand ... I extended …

Smush Parker Still Stung by Feud with Kobe but Has Found Peace with His Past

On a crisp, gray morning the Sunday before Easter, Smush Parker is standing on the corner of Utica Avenue and Beverly Road in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, with his hand out. A decade removed from a five-year NBA career that included a starting role on two Lakers playoff-bound teams, Parker isn't …

Philippines closes 'cesspool' tourist island of Boracay

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Philippines has announced a six-month closure of the popular tourist destination of Boracay over concerns the island's famous beaches and clear blue waters have been transformed into a "cesspool" due to sustained environmental damage.<p>The closure, which will begin April 26, was announced …

Asia

Children with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of their younger sisters and brothers.<p>"This study is showing that children with autism and their younger siblings might be …

Autism

Dealing with eczema? These are the foods you should be eating—and the ones to avoid

Take one peek at Karen Fischer’s Instagram and you can’t help but notice her enviable, glowing complexion. But what you <i>don’t</i> see is that the …

The best iPad drawing app just got better

The Iconfactory’s Linea Sketch drawing app for iPad just got updated to version 2.0, and it’s a winner. Somehow, the developers have managed to keep the app’s signature simplicity and ease of use, while adding in some essential new features.<p>Simple is often best<p>Linea Sketch, which is the perfect …

Apple Pencil

Civilization VI complete game now 50% off on iPad: $30 (Reg. $60)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Civilization VI was ported over to iPad as a free-to-play experience by the savvy folks at Aspyr. The game is a complete port of …

How to use Wi-Fi Calling on Apple Watch

Calling Dick Tracy.Sometimes, cellular reception can be weak, spotty, or even non-existent. Regardless of which Apple Watch model you have, you can …

The best toaster oven

<i>By Brendan Nystedt</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter, reviews for the real world. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After more than 50 hours of research and …

How Apple Watch saved one man’s life — and how it’s empowering him after his heart attack

<i>Apple and Stanford are currently conducting a heart study with Apple Watch</i><p>Scott Killian never imagined his Apple Watch might save his life, but that’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when he had a heart attack in the middle of the night. Killian recently shared his personal experience with</i> …

Eight iPads transform lives of students with learning disabilities [Video]

A classical pianist who teaches music at a school in Queens, New York, says that iPads have allowed students with learning disabilities to play music for the first time – and that experience has transformed their lives.<p>One of the students who had never spoken before not only now speaks, but also …

Hacienda La Puente district ordered to pay $2.8 million in school sex-abuse case

A high school student who was drawn into a sexual relationship with her teacher won a $2.8-million judgment Thursday against the Hacienda La Puente Unified School District.<p>A Los Angeles Superior Court jury found that the “negligent supervision” of Los Altos High School Principal Cheli McReynolds …

Twins who met on TODAY celebrate Thanksgiving together: 'It's been awesome'

November may well go down in history as the favorite month of these twin sisters.<p>On Nov. 14, Katey Bennett and Amanda Dunford — identical twins — met for the first time during a heart-wrenching appearance on Megyn Kelly TODAY.<p>It was a deeply emotional and life-changing moment for the sisters, who …

Megyn Kelly

Meet biodynamic, the food approach that goes beyond organic

Food Trends<p>Celebrate National French Fry Day with fries 3 ways!<p>03:59<p>Why this video of a rolling lemon is going viral<p>02:02<p>Get a taste of Harlem with these adobo chicken, collard green salad recipes!<p>06:40<p>Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb celebrate National Ice Cream Month<p>05:12<p>Aimee Olexy makes her …

Food

Weidman responds to viral punchface photo from Gastelum win

Chris Weidman has a unique keepsake from his slump-busting win over Kelvin Gastelum at UFC on FOX 25.<p>A New York native, Weidman defeated Gastelum via …

Martial Arts

Nobuhiko Takada: MMA's Most Important Bad Fighter

Nobuhiko Takada is remembered as a punchline, or a pro wrestler playing make believe, but without him PRIDE FC might not have been possible. We examine the fights and legacy of PRIDE's first headliner.<p>When C.M. Punk was signed to the UFC fans considered it a slap in the face to the many, many …

10.5-inch iPad Pro feels like the future [Review]

I could be the poster boy for Apple’s “iPad problem.”<p>That problem, in a nutshell, is this: Even long-in-the-tooth iPads several generations old continue to work just fine for many everyday tasks. That, in turn, slows the upgrade cycle. iPad sales drop, and pundits pile on to declare that Apple is …

IPad Pro

What people with autism want you to know

Like many autistic people, I have complicated feelings about Autism Awareness Month, which rolls around every April. According to the Autism Society, the initiative was created "to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with [Autism Spectrum …

Autism

From Mars to Earth and the Moon, 127 million miles away

The pale blue dot we call home is back in the limelight again. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter grabbed a shot of Earth and our moon with its High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) from a pretty staggering distance late last year. Now, it might look a little pixelated at first, but you …

6 Perfect Gift Ideas for Apple TV Owners

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>We're kicking off our annual extravaganza focusing on the …

Smart TV

Trump wins and superheroes are in shock

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The howling has begun.<p>The recriminations are reverberating across the web.<p>It was the media's fault. It was smug, complacent and blind. No, it was Hillary Clinton's fault. She was smug, complacent and …

How tech means jobs ahead for kids with cognitive disabilities

<i>This is part of CNET's "Tech Enabled" series about the role technology plays in helping the disability community.</i><p>As a special education teacher at a public high school in Philadelphia, Michele McKeone prepared students with autism for life after graduation. But she quickly discovered a glaring hole …

Autism

How the push for thinner phones contributed to the Samsung Note7 debacle

There's nothing funny about Samsung Galaxy Note7 phones inexplicably exploding and torching cars and burning people. And it's definitely not a joking …

Roller coasters might help you pass a kidney stone

According to an new study from Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, roller coasters can, in fact, do more than just give you a temporary thrill. Specifically, study author David Wartinger and his co-author Marc Mitchell set out to test the experience of one patient who …