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Cascara 'Tea': A Tasty Infusion Made From Coffee Waste

Coffee lovers may have noticed a new offering in their local cafés. Cascara is a tea-like drink with a fine, fruity flavor and plenty of caffeine, and it's popping up everywhere. For this new addition to chalkboards nationwide, credit Aida Batlle.<p>Batlle is a fifth-generation coffee grower in El …

Coffee

Tiny House Coffee Roasters Has Big Plans for Farmer Compensation

Tiny House co-founder Helen Schafer picking cherries in Nicaragua. All photos courtesy of Tiny House Coffee Roasters.<p>Tiny houses are all the rage …

Coffee

Two MIT Grads Founded A Startup That Almost Exclusively Employs People On The Autism Spectrum

Like many of the estimated 1.5 million Americans on the autism spectrum, Leslie, who has Asperger's syndrome, is at a disadvantage in traditional office environments. There, he could run into unplanned social interactions that can cause anxiety or risk reporting to a boss ill-equipped to …

Autism

JPMorgan, other employers move to cover costly autism therapies | Reuters

Boston (REUTERS) - Michael Giangregorio’s son Nicholas was diagnosed as severely autistic when he was 18 months old. Now 12, Nicholas requires nearly round-the-clock care - special schooling as well as speech, occupational and physical therapy - that can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year.<p>A …

He wrote Cloud Atlas. Now he’s rewriting our grasp of autism

Like many fiction writers, novelist David Mitchell prefers a quiet life. "I don't really like publicity," he says, laughing softly into the phone. "I want to write books and live in my corner of Ireland and basically not meet anyone."<p>But Mitchell's life was thrown into a state of extreme disquiet a …

Autism

High school football star with autism denied extra year of eligibility

A New Jersey high school placekicker with autism who made national headlines with a game-winning field goal in October has been denied an extra year of eligibility by his state's athletic association.<p>The parents of high school senior Anthony Starego had appealed to the New Jersey State …

High School

Autism, Empathy and the Sally-Anne Test

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>Mid-tantrum, my 17-year-old son, Danny, will often turn to me, look right into my eyes, say, "I'm sorry, Mom," and then go right back to his tantrum.<p>Danny was diagnosed with Pervasive …

Autism

Two Fatal Technical Flaws in the DSM-5 Definition of Autism

A poorly written DSM criteria set is useless. The essential prerequisite to an accurate diagnosis is that different clinicians can agree on whether it is present or absent in a given individual. If the definition lacks precision, different people will interpret it in their own different and …

Autism

Rawforvitality

How to Make Plant-Based "Milks"

You can make a variety of plant-based “milks” by blending raw nuts, seeds, and grains with water. Almonds, cashews, macadamias, Brazil nuts, …

What I Wish I'd Been Made Aware of When My Daughter Was Diagnosed With Autism

These are a few things I wish I'd been made aware of when my daughter was diagnosed nine years ago. I wish all those doctors, pediatricians, therapists and people who dedicate their lives to autism had given me this list, but did not. I believe our lives would have changed dramatically had we been …