10 Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome: Know the Signs Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD. According to medical experts, it is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, and being clumsy. Unlike other forms of autism, brain imaging has not shown a common pathology between sufferers. Scientists believe that there may be a genetic cause of the syndrome, as many times multiple people in one household can have the illness.
Pete Strauss: The Underground Beast That Is Spoken Word Overlooked, under appreciated but culturally significant, spoken word is quietly but steadily growing. Rumbling just beneath the surface of major cities across the country, poetry nights are popping up all across our island. Poetry is deeply ingrained in this country's lineage so it's perhaps surprising the lack of recognition it currently receives today. Mr Gee, one of the most prominent performance poets on the scene describes spoken word as "in our DNA, we just have to re-embrace it". Which as you'll soon discover, is the thrust of this article. Mr Gee along with Raymond Anthrobus, Deanna Rodgers, Simon Mole and Adam Kammerling are the minds and souls behind one of the most popular poetry nights in the capital, Chill Pill.
The bizarre case of Paige Sultzbach — and the all-boys team that forfeited a championship rather than play against her In his invaluable What Jesus Meant, historian and author Garry Wills reminds us that, during his time as a thoroughgoing Galilean religious nuisance, Himself did not take the time to make priests, create a “Church,” or, certainly, devise in his own memory an inflated medieval anachronism like the modern papacy. I have found this helpful to remember whenever “faith” is used as an excuse by elements of organized religion to treat other members of the human race as inferior. Find another excuse.
Infographic: United States of the Environment In the spirit of two popular infographics that map out the best and worst of all 50 U.S. states — the United States of Awesome and the United States of Shame — MNN decided to see how each state shines or suffers in regard to environmental and public health. Our "United States of the Environment" maps depict each state's No. 1 and No. 50 ranking for issues such as conservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, disease prevalence, pollution, natural resource availability and education, among others. Check out the two maps below, and see our list of states, stats and sources for more information. Sources for "good U.S." map:Alabama: Lowest rate of alcohol abuse or dependence (U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Alaska: Most wetlands (U.S.
ed.ted René Descartes believed that most of what he acquired and learned came from the senses, but his senses had deceived him in the past. Can you give an example of when your senses have deceived you? Is there an experience that has made you doubt what you have seen or heard? Could this give you reason to doubt EVERYTHING you have learned from your senses? Check out this video for some background on this idea or watch the TED-Ed Lesson How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain for one example of how and why your mind can be tricked into seeing something differently than it is. Would René Descartes agree with the statement that “things are not always what they seem?" Use of ADHD drugs 'increases by 50% in six years' 13 August 2013Last updated at 04:24 ET Common symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness There has been a 50% rise in England in the use of drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in six years. NHS prescriptions for methylphenidate drugs, including Ritalin, rose from 420,000 in 2007 to 657,000 last year, the Care Quality Commission said. The watchdog warned health workers to "carefully monitor" their use as they have the potential to be "abused". The drugs are one of a number linked to the "smart-drug" craze, where students take medication to help them focus.
Student Stories: Michael Lee Home > Undergraduate Studies > Get Involved : Student Stories: Michael Lee When Michael Lee left high school in Hopkins, he thought he’d be a boxer. He trained hard in Northeast Minneapolis, sure that if he put in the work, he could make it as a pro. Then he blew his shoulders out. And they didn’t get better. Justin Men's Rugged Tan Cowhide 11" Waterproof Stampede Square Toe Boot We believe that our friends and family are the best endorsement for our quality products and excellent customer service. When you spread the word about Country Outfitter, we want to show our appreciation with something more than a simple “thank you.” The promises we make to our friends mean something and we believe that we should treat our friends even better than they treat us (which is pretty good)! When you put your word on the line for us, we take it seriously and we appreciate it greatly. So, from now on when you do that for us, we are going to give you $20 in Country Outfitter credit and we’ll give your friend $20 off their first purchase of $99 or more.
Real or Perceived Attacks on Self Esteem. The Four Rooms Introduction Our work with people takes us to some interesting places and over the last couple of days I’ve been checking out some ideas and observations in the context of Transactional Analysis. As is often the case, some tangential work sprang to mind and here it is-an easily digestible metaphor for how we stay in touch with (or otherwise) those feelings and beliefs that nurture or attack our self-esteem. Self Esteem might be described as “the way we think about ourselves” and there can be a number of pulls on our self-esteem, sometimes in opposing directions. Marijuana What is marijuana Marijuana refers to the dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. The plant contains the mind-altering chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other related compounds. Extracts with high amounts of THC can also be made from the cannabis plant (see "Marijuana Extracts"). Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States (SAMHSA, 2014). Its use is widespread among young people.
The 50 Best Movies on Netflix Instant We love the convenience of streaming movies on Netflix Instant, but we don’t always love the navigating through the countless films in the service’s ever-expanding catalog to find something to watch. So we’ve compiled our list of recommended titles for you—whether you love classics, comedies, documentaries or just good ol’ fashioned kung-fu. The genres vary greatly here—and range in age from brand new to 87-years-old—but all 50 of these films come with the Paste stamp of approval. The list is up to date as of February 2013, but we’ll continue to update the list from time to time as Netflix Instant changes its offerings. 50.
i-am-fat-worthless-and-ugly-the-diary-entries-of-ballet-dancer-tallulah-wilson-who-died-after-being-hit-by-a-train-9059278 In a private diary by Tallulah Wilson discovered by transport police, she had reportedly written: “I am fat” on one page, with “what am I? You are nothing” on another. One page simply read: “fat”. St Pancras Coroner’s Court in north London heard how in a separate document the teenager, who was hit by a train at St Pancras station in October 2012, had repeatedly written the word “worthless”, with the word “ugly” inked largely on the following page. The senior Coroner for Inner London North, Mary Hassell, told the jury at the inquest: “I presume you will have seen a photograph of Tallullah - a very lovely looking young woman.” Ms Wilson's diary entries were revealed the day after the court heard that she was obsessed by the internet and escaped reality by posing as a cocaine-taking character that she had created.