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How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!<p>Of course, you could configure the workbench so one side holds bench top tools while the other serves as a …

How to Dehumidify a Room Without a Dehumidifier

credit: Marina Ch/iStock/Getty Images<p>Condensation from excessive humidity can damage window frames.<p>Improve the Air Flow<p>Step 1<p>Run a fan to reduce …

Heating

6 Time Management Tips for Naturally Disorganized People

People who believe they thrive in chaos typically have to work alone.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A big part of being successful at time management is being organized. But what if you happen to be a disorganized person? It’s nothing to be ashamed of. After all, you …

Time Management

Garage Makeover | Family Handyman

If your garage looks like a junk shop, this storage project can solve the problem. With this simple system, you can build full walls of storage that …

Woodworking

How to Recondition 18 Volt Drill Batteries

Reconditioning a drill battery containing NiCad cells is easy.<p>Step 1<p>Make sure your battery appears fully charged before starting the procedure of …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need

Woodworking jigs ensure that cuts are straight, holes are plumb and parts are square—among many other things. And jigs are worth the time it takes to …

MDMA Mimics a Genetic Disorder Called 'Cocktail Party Syndrome'

Williams syndrome is often called the opposite of autism – so researchers believe MDMA could help people on the autism spectrum.<p>For introverts, New Englanders, and other taciturn types, opening up to new people, or even our oldest friends, can be a challenge. But people with a genetic disorder …

For Many With Autism, Running Is A Sport That Fits

Tommy Des Brisay had an insatiable need to move when he was a child.<p>He began walking at 8 months old. He would bounce on his backyard trampoline for hours and climb heights fearlessly. He slept only three hours a night until he was 7. As he grew older, he would go on long tandem bike rides, …

The right mix of gut microbes relieves autism symptoms in the long run

Replacing missing gut microbes improves autism symptoms in children even two years later.

Student with autism who rarely speaks gives inspirational graduation speech

Sef Scott knew he was about to do something unexpected when he addressed the senior class of Plano Senior High at a graduation ceremony on June 9 in Frisco, Texas.<p>Normally, he doesn't choose to speak, he told a crowd gathered in a sports arena that seats thousands. That's because he is a student …

A huge shift is happening in how society perceives autistic people. But it's just a start.

The way society understands autistic people is changing.<p>According to new research, not only have perceptions of autism changed — millennials are …

Students With Autism Face Vanishing Support at College

The transition out of high school can be especially difficult at schools that lack extra social resources.<p>Kieran Barrett-Snyder was a star student at his high school on Long Island in New York. He had a gift for mathematics and science, and was accepted into all seven of the colleges he applied to. …

Arizona-invented TouchPoints, formerly Buzzies, now helping 100,000 people with autism

PHOENIX - One out of every 59 people in the US is diagnosed with autism, according to the CDC.<p>In Arizona that number is one in 64, says Paige Raetz, …

Autism

Brilliant Trick for Carrying Full Sheets of Plywood

Soon I'll be moving house, from city to country. Here in the city, I live 3.5 blocks from the nearest lumberyard; if I need 4x8 sheets of plywood, I …

Woodworking

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

10 Easy Pieces: Lighted House Numbers

Entryway lighting, meet your new best friend: house numbers. Whether they’re powered by LED or incandescent bulbs, lighted address plaques will …

Autism test and treatment on horizon as scientists find hormone deficiency link

A test and possible treatment for autism could be on the horizon after scientists discovered that people and primates who are less social are deficient in a particular hormone.<p>Around 1.1 per cent of the people in Britain, around 695,000 are through to be on the autism spectrum, according to The …

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

DNS Server

Manage your child's Amazon FreeTime settings from the web

Amazon's FreeTime service gives parents an easy-to-read view of precisely what a child is doing on an Amazon tablet or Android device.<p>From breaking down how much time a child has spent reading, to which game(s) are taking up their time -- FreeTime and the Parent Dashboard make it easy to monitor …

BforArtists Takes the Pain Out of Blender’s Interface

“I tried using Blender once, but the interface just confused me.” I’ve heard this, or variations of this, sentence so many times. You might expect this from absolute beginners, but I’m talking about professionals who have been doing 3D modeling and animation for years. Blender, the <i>extremely</i> …

The 12 Best Gifts for 6-Year-Olds

The best birthday gifts for 6-year-old boys & girls from Radio Flyer, LilGadgets, and more.<p>It’s a safe bet that if your 6-year-old boy or girl’s …

Kids

This Sneaker Subscription Service Will Keep Your Kids Stylin’ in New Nike Kicks All Year Round

Every parent knows the frustration of buying their child a brand-new pair of shoes — only to have them outgrow or outwear them in a matter of …

12 Foods That Are Good for Your Child's Gut Health

What your child eats can help boost beneficial bacteria in her gut, and crowd out the bad kind. Here's what to serve for a healthy microbiome.<p>Your child's gut is a pretty important place. It's home to trillions of bacteria, and this gut "microbiome" can impact your child's immune system and even …

Scan Your Film The 3D Printed Way

Everyone has a box or two at home somewhere full of family photographs and slides from decades past. That holiday with Uncle Joe in Florida perhaps, …

How to Live Within Your Means Without Feeling Cheap

Just because you get a raise, it doesn't mean you should raise your spending.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If living within your means isn't part of your investment strategy, then you're doing something wrong! If you've increased your income and paid off your debt, …

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Five major psychiatric disorders have overlapping patterns of genetic activity, new study shows

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Certain patterns of genetic activity appear to be common among five distinct psychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism — …

Research

Helping my autistic son find his place — at school, at work and in life

By Lauren Swick Jordan<p>As a parent of two teenage boys, ages 17 and 16, I am faced with the daily challenge of how to raise thoughtful, kind, respectful children who treat people well and do not think they are the center of the universe. These are the days of Facebook and Snapchat, of Twitter and …

7 Health and Fitness Commands You Didn't Know You Could Use Alexa For

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Relaxation<p>Health and Fitness Skills For Alexa<p>7 Health and Fitness Commands You Didn't Know You Could Use Alexa …