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Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Celebrate by doing something great, then tell us about it here! http://shack.net/1DUPobg
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Earlier this month, a study published in Cell suggests CHD8, a gene that regulates the structure of DNA, is the closest thing so far to an “autism gene.” Researchers first linked mutations in CHD8 to autism in 2012, finding the transfigured gene in 15…

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Originally posted on My Puzzling Piece: A Glance Into MY Puzzling Existance:Shame and the Unwanted Identity By Guest Blogger Rachel McNamara [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw[/embed] A Facebook friend posted a youtube video that I found…

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I’ve always thought of Jon Stewart as the modern day Will Rogers. He and Stephen Colbert are my usual nightly ritual before bed Monday through Thursday. I appreciate (and envy) their wit and biting satire, and how they bring issues to light that the…

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To further my practice of meditation, I started reading “Modern Buddhism: The Path of Compassion and Wisdom” a couple of days ago. Last night, I was about to put the book down and go to sleep when I came across this passage: “The mind that thinks every…

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I got my geek on Thursday night and went to see “X-Men: Days of Future Past.“ I really enjoyed the movie but it got me to thinking: Is being an Aspie like being an X-Men mutant? The similarities are there: Aspies have amazing abilities but are ostracized…

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I’m a regular viewer of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, and often they will have authors on their show that intrigue me enough to pick up their books to read. In October 2013, Jon Stewart interviewed David Mitchell, author of “Cloud Atlas,” about a book…

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I’ve started meditating, and it’s probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life. Sitting still and doing nothing other than breathing for minutes on end should be easy, right? Wrong! I’ve gotten myself up to 8 minutes and I’m shooting for…
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