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Mom of Daughter With Down Syndrome: I Used to Say Something That “Devalued” Her. Not Anymore

What’s the most dangerous thing you can say to someone in our society? “You’re useless!”Amy Julia Becker is a successful author and columnist. She also is the mom of a beautiful daughter, a fifth-grader who wears glasses, who loves reading and spelling, but who isn’t so sure about fractions and dogs. “She is responsible, smart, talented, and loving,” Amy wrote recently in Christianity Today. “She also has Down syndrome.”When discussing her daughter or others with Down syndrome, Amy says she...

How different do you look after 3 glasses of wine?

‘Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy’ – Benjamin FranklinOne of my favourite quotes is that alcohol is what makes the good times better and the bad times bearable. If I knew who first said it I would have it at the leading quote to all my wine related posts because I think it’s so true. And I’ve never been shy in admitting that I love a bottle of wine or two.When I was idly trawling through Stumbleupon one Sunday afternoon (probably hungover from the previous...

Smartphones will officially become glasses in 2022, Facebook exec brashly predicts

Facebook CEO Mark ZuckerbergFacebookSet your calendars for April 2022.That's when futuristic, "augmented reality" glasses could replace your smartphone and become your new everyday computing device. So says Michael Abrash, the chief scientist of Facebook-owned Oculus Research, which is hard at work on both virtual reality headsets and augmented reality glasses. Abrash envisions glasses that look just like today's regular glasses — lightweight and stylish — but with the power to enhance the...