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What I’m really thinking: the adult with autism

I don’t want a cure: I value the unique insights, talents and attention to detail<p>Last year I took some tests at my local adult autism centre and it emerged that I tick all the boxes for Asperger’s. I am in my 40s, and I am not alone. There has been a huge surge in adults, especially women, tested …

Autism

400-Calorie Dinners

Every diet begins with watching what you eat. Counting calories is key whether you're maintaining a healthy weight or working to shed a few pounds. …

Cooking

20 Books Every Parent Should Read ASAP

Parents, you are NOT alone.<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

The Ultimate Avocado Toast

Just when you thought your much-loved avocado toast couldn’t get any better, along comes this version that’s topped with a perfectly fried egg and pickled red onion. A spiralizer makes fast work of cutting the onion into thin strands, and you can prepare the pickles up to a week in advance, so your …

Avocado Toast

Fire-Roasted Tomato-Basil Soup

Start with canned fire-roasted tomatoes to give the soup some smoky depth. Serve with sliced toasted sourdough and steamed broccoli from your list.

Food

'26 Time Management Tricks I Wish I'd Known at 20'

Always know the one thing you really need to get done.<p>Most people learn time management the hard way: by trial and error.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a …

7 Perennials That Will Bloom Multiple Times This Summer

With a little extra care, these flowers will bloom two times or more.<p>We put up with perennials — and their fleeting blooms — because we love the way they reappear, year after year. But with a bit of extra effort — namely, judicious pruning — the perennials here will offer a repeat performance. (If …

For Children With Autism, No More Being Hushed

For autistic children, Dorothy Siegel does not believe in paraprofessionals, the teaching assistants sometimes assigned to shadow students in class.<p>To show you why, Ms. Siegel, 70, a longtime special education advocate, grabs your arm, pokes you and forcibly turns your head toward the teacher, the …

Education

15 Tasty Teriyaki Recipes for Easy Weeknight Dinners

If you’re obsessed with takeout like we are, you’ve probably had your fair share of teriyaki chicken. And while you’ve learned to make some of your favorite restaurant foods at home, mastering the art of dumplings and deep dish pizza, there’s always room to expand your culinary knowledge. Teriyaki …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Sayspring raises $1.5M for software that lets designers prototype and test voice apps without coding

Sayspring, a startup that enables designers to create voice-enabled apps without code ahead of handing over projects to development, has just raised $1.5 million in funding for its efforts, the company is announcing today. The round was led by Compound (formerly Metamorphic Ventures), with …

A family therapist says too many parents make the same mistake and end up with spoiled kids

Having kids of your own complicates the situation somewhat. You hate to see them upset, but you also hate being glared at. You're frustrated, but you also know that you'll be even more frustrated in the future if you give your kid exactly what they want when they want it.<p>But if there's one …

Know shrubs: an idiot’s guide to recognising plants

Rhododendron, deutzia, lilac, mock orange, choisya. That’s the names of five common-garden shrubs, right off the top of my head, but I’m a plant geek – it’s my job to reel off botanical Latin as if I’m ordering a pizza. So what about those of us who, according to a survey from the RHS, cannot name …

Gardening

How Long-Term Adderall Use Affects The Brain

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Alex K. Chen.</i><p><b>Short summary:</b> Adderall/Dexedrine can be neurotoxic in the long run (by damaging …

A Daily Dose Of Marijuana In Old Age Keeps Dementia Away

We all forget things sometimes, whether it's our car keys or the words to a song. As we age, changes in memory are normal, but we also become more …

How container gardens can convert your balcony or patio into an oasis

Cyrus McCrimmon, The Denver PostThe container gardens of Sheila Schultz ather Denver home. These are containers with tomatoes, rhubarb, and …

Gardening

The Best Ways to Learn to Code for Free

New skills at no cost.<p>The web and our phones are playing an increasingly vital part in our lives, and that isn't going to stop any time soon. That means we're more and more at the mercy of the people who design and code on these platforms.<p>If you want to be a creator rather than a consumer of apps …

Stock Tank Pools Are Going to Be All the Rage This Summer

Want one? Here's what you need to do.<p>As the temperatures rise, installing a pool in your backyard probably sounds like a really good idea — until you learn that the average cost of a backyard pool is $20,000 to $30,000. Instead of dropping a ton of cash just to stay cool this summer, you may want …

What Your Sign Says About What You're Like in Bed

An Aquarius ALWAYS has their exes coming back.<p>It's the one thing we've all secretly wondered but never outright asked: What *are* you like in bed? Here, how the stars affect your sex skills, and what your partners <i>really</i> think of your performance:<p>Aquarius: The Emotionally Unavailable One<p>Your …

RPGs

Here's What Real Healthy People Actually Eat For Breakfast

Simple breakfast ideas from pros who need that healthy fuel.

Healthy Eating

I hesitated to tell people my son has autism, but here’s why I changed my mind

My son has autism. This is the first time I’ve acknowledged that publicly.<p>Last spring, I realized my third-grade boy wasn’t like other third-grade boys. His friends were trying their hand at sarcasm and inside jokes and competing for attention on the playground. They’d picked up that little-boy …

Autism

12 skills you can learn in a week that will impress just about anyone

Proficiency, Kaufman says, is really only 20 hours away.<p>Divided into two- or three-hour chunks, that's about a week's worth of practice. As responders to recent Quora threads have attested, that's plenty of time to learn a host of impressive skills.<p>Here are just a sample of the many you could pick …

16 Foods That You Can Magically Regrow From Scraps

Instead of throwing away your celery butts, why not grow a new bunch?

7 activists tell us the best thing about being autistic

Forget what you've heard — autism isn't something to cure. In fact, it's a condition we should embrace and celebrate.<p>About 1 in 68 people in the U.S. …

She started composting. Who knew red wigglers and worm poop were so interesting?

I have 1,000 worms living in a bin in my basement, eating the fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, along with eggshells, coffee grounds and tea bags. It smells lovely down there, and Charles Darwin would approve. He wrote his last book about worms and their ability to add nutrients to the …

Gardening

These 3 Chic Houseplants Do Wonders for Your Mental Health

Now that we've discovered the mental downsides of multitasking, we're more than happy to let our houseplants take the task on for us. Though they …

Muscle up your potting mix

18 Classic Japanese Dishes You Can Make At Home

Drop the instant ramen and bookmark this right now.

Deep Frying

Parents may be sending kids to school too early in life, according to Stanford researchers

A study out of Stanford University has found kids whose parents waited to enroll them in kindergarten by age 6 (instead of 5) had measurably better scores on tests of self-control by the time they were 7 and 11.<p>Self-control — known to psychologists as "executive function" — is one of the more …

10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills

I like making money in the stock market. But I <i>love</i> dividends. You see, the problem with capital gains is that in order to actually enjoy them, you …