Stricken with the debilitating disease ALS, Don Moir couldn’t speak. But with the aid of a new software system that verbalizes his written messages, his wife was able to hear his words for the first time in 15 years: “I love you, Lorraine.”
After more than 100 people were infected by a measles outbreak at Disneyland last month, a swift backlash against vaccine skeptics arose. Parents who speak out against vaccinations are criticized for their intelligence, their parenting, even their sanity. These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — say it's a medical choice.
It’ll be a lot easier for parents to monitor their children’s online videos now that YouTube launched its kids-only app. Content will include favorites from DreamWorks and Jim Henson, “Reading Rainbow” and Thomas the Tank Engine, and focus on early literacy.
Lest there be any doubts that Sen. Ted Cruz will be aggressively courting cultural conservatives, look at where the Republican chose to begin his 2016 presidential campaign Monday: Liberty University, the flagship campus of the nation's largest Christian university.
Long Island is 55 percent pricier than the average U.S. city, according to data from the Economic Policy Institute. While Nassau and Suffolk didn't top individual rankings for housing, taxes, health care, child care, transportation and "other necessities", all those factors combined pushed Long Island to the top of the list.
Ellen DeGeneres often gets Robbie Twible through his long days of painful treatments for epidermolysis bullosa, an incurable skin disorder that causes blisters to form throughout his body and on some of his organs. After three years of lobbying by family and friends, he'll be on her show today.