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Beauty beyond - winning astronomy photography

<b>Shimmering phenomena in the night sky - and starry sights billions of light years away - take a look at some of the finalists in the 2015 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition.</b><p>"Utterly enthralling with moments of brilliance" is how the comedian, impersonator and amateur astronomer …

Gifts of Dyslexia: Einstein’s “Filing System” and Mine

Brain scans could uncover dyslexia before kids learn to read

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that affects around 1 in 10 people in the U.S., where it is typically diagnosed around second grade but sometimes goes undiagnosed and unmanaged well into adulthood. And though it is technically a learning disorder, it actually occurs in people with normal …

The Brain

Supporting students with dyslexia: tips, tricks and tech for teachers

1.2 million children in the UK have dyslexia, a print disability where students have difficulty reading and interpreting meaning. For them, though words are visible, they may swim or dance on the page and this can seriously affect their studies and performance. But with the right support from their …

15 CEOs With Learning Disabilities

So it makes sense that they process information differently. In fact, a number of them have learning disabilities -- dyslexia is the most popular condition.<p>In spite of their difficulties, these businessmen have done quite well for themselves. We've gathered a list of 15 CEOs, many of whom you'll …

Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About “Childhood Trauma-Dies”: My Mom Was “Very Critical of Me,” Dyslexia Struggle

<b>Jennifer Aniston</b> did not have a perfect childhood. The actress confessed to <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> that she struggled with dyslexia and anger issues …

Jennifer Aniston

Bill calls for dyslexia training for teachers

INDIANAPOLIS - An estimated one-in-five children in Indiana have dyslexia – a statistic House lawmakers say needs to be addressed.<p>The House Education …

4 Common Dyslexia Myths Debunked Using Neuroscience

<b>By Priya Kalra</b><p>Although scientists now understand dyslexia better than ever before, it is still a condition shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. I first came to see our flawed perceptions of dyslexia while tutoring a 4th grader. Despite normal intelligence and effort, he could not read. I saw how …

Dyslexic entrepreneurs – why they have a competitive edge

“The most important thing dyslexic people want to prove is that there’s something else they can bring to the table,” says James Banister, the CEO of FXecosystem, a company that provides services to global money exchange markets.<p>Banister, 49, was diagnosed with dyslexia aged seven. He received some …

Entrepreneurship

24 mom-tested back-to-school apps

You’ve bought your child the notebooks and sneakers, but what about the apps? There are plenty of learning apps on the market — to help your …

What is autism and why is public understanding important?

Awareness and understanding of autism has improved markedly in recent times. But there is still a long way to go, as is shown by the fact that autism …

Decoding Dyslexia

Although 1 in 10 children in the UK are diagnosed with dyslexia, there are still many misconceptions about the learning disorder. Many people think …

Why typos and spelling mistakes don't really matter

<b>We should not get overly obsessed with making spelling mistakes or typos, because they are not what makes our writing good or bad, says author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.</b><p>In a recent column about Sheryl Sandberg, I spelt her first name with a C. I read the piece over a few times …

11 famous people who overcame dyslexia - CNN.com

Whoopi Goldberg is just one example of a celebrity who has been diagnosed with dyslexia.<p><b>(MentalFloss.com)</b> -- Molecular biologists Carol Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn recently became the first two women to share the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Greider also joined Pierre Curie and Archer Martin among …

Cisco CEO John Chambers: My Dyslexia Is A Weakness AND A Strength

He's fabulously wealthy (paid $21 million last year alone), flies around in his own private jet meeting with presidents and kings bringing tech to rich nations and impoverished countries alike.<p>But sometimes, he remembers being a young child whose teachers thought he wasn't smart and wouldn't go to …

5 Ways to Respond (Well) to Your Child's Dyslexia Diagnosis

My daughter was diagnosed as dyslexic at the end of second grade. Since then, I've had countless conversations with other parents processing similar news. They find me through word of mouth, I'm often the first non-family member they've discussed it with, and over and over again I've shared the …

Dyslexia Action: Denied and Delayed

Photo credit: Richard Wheeler<p>When my family joined in the effort to raise awareness about dyslexia through the film, <i>The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia,</i> we were primarily motivated by the desire to help deshame and demystify the condition. My husband and I had raised our dyslexic son during a time …

Free Coursera Course – Supporting Kids in Reading and Writing

Professor Jenny Thomson<p>Started Today! Free Coursera course with Dr Jenny Thompson from the University of Sheffield. For those of you unfamiliar with …

Is your brain male or female?

<b>Do you have a "male" or "female" brain? Are there really significant brain differences between the sexes and if so, do these differences matter? BBC Horizon investigates.</b><p>When it comes to the tricky and explosive question of how much, if at all, male and female behaviour is driven by brain …

I spy with my little eye . . . someone on the spectrum

As GCHQ reveals what it takes to be a spy, it seems that espionage is a haven for people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and Asperger's<p>There was endless late-night speculation in my undergraduate days as to who might get the “tap on the shoulder” from an anonymous representative of the security services …

Princess Beatrice: 'Harry Potter' Helped Me Handle My Dyslexia

One of the Queen's granddaughters, Princess Beatrice of York, has been using Harry Potter books to help overcome her struggles with dyslexia, according to The Daily Telegraph.<p>In the piece, the 24-year-old daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York is quoted as saying:<p>“When I was younger I …

Muglexia

This product is part of a range of ‘dyslexic objects’ I designed in response to my own dyslexic condition. The aim was to improve the objects through …

Towering genius: Richard Rogers at 80

Lord Rogers’s buildings may divide opinion but there is no disputing that he is one of the most influential architects of our time. On the eve of an exhibition celebrating 50 years of his radical designs, Jonathan Glancey reviews a glittering career<p>'I think I’m just old enough to face up to this!’<p>A …

Writing Talents in Dyslexia – Nobel Poet William Butler Yeats

W.B. Yeats Dyslexic Poet<p>“Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because I was much older than …

GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies

The British intelligence agency uses dyslexics' ability to analyse complex information in a 'dispassionate, logical and analytical' in the fight against terror<p>GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic 'neuro-diverse' spies to harness their analytical skills in the fight against terror.<p>The …

Dyslexia is Britain's secret weapon in the spy war: Top codebreakers can crack complex problems because they suffer from the condition

• GCHQ bosses say those with the disorder see things in codes others do not<br>• The Cheltenham-based agency has set up a dyslexia support group<p>By<p>Many of …

Mother and daughter with dyspraxia offer help on video

<b>A mother and daughter with dyspraxia have been making friendly, informal videos to help those who share their condition.</b><p>Kerry Pace loves gardening and dancing. She runs a company that helps disabled students who find regular learning methods difficult, mentoring them over Skype on time management …

5 Options to the Nagging Voice in Your Head at 2 a.m.

What happens when the nagging voice that resides somewhere between your head, heart and gut just won't let you sleep? You lie there seeking answers. You wake, seeking answers. "Why is this happening," and "What do I do?" you wonder. You have options: 1. ignore it, 2. pray it goes away, 3. play the …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

10 Habits for a Happier Life

For some of us (arguably, a lot of us), happiness hasn't come naturally. Whether we've struggled with depression, addiction issues or a lifelong bout of low-grade melancholia, daily life may feel more like a ride on the Titanic than a pleasure cruise.<p>But that's okay. Some roads are rockier than …