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5 Autism Friendly Employers: Combatting massive unemployment rate of adults with autism

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5 Autism Friendly Employers: Combatting massive unemployment rate of adults with autism

The current unemployment rate among adults with autism and other developmental disabilities is around 85%. While there are multiple reasons for the disparity between this unemployment rate and the general population’s unemployment rate (which comes in at around 3.9%), a major one is a typical workplace lack of understanding and accommodation for Disabled people. However, with an increase in awareness of autism and an increase in the demand for workers with the skills, thought patterns, and work ethic that are commonly seen among people on the spectrum, comes more opportunity. More and more employers are dedicating themselves to more inclusivity...

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Why Gift Giving Is Good

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Why Gift Giving Is Good

Gift giving has been a long tradition that dates back thousands of years as far back as man can remember. To understand why we are so captivated with giving gifts, it is essential to go back in time to find the history of giving gifts. In primitive cavemen culture, the giving of gifts was fairly common as it was used to show love and affection towards one another. Later during the Egyptian era, gifts were most notably given to their pharaohs who built massive pyramids to store their wealth for the afterlife. In Roman times people would present each other...

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People Benefit From Work! Here's Why

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People Benefit From Work! Here's Why

Benefits of Employment Work gives individuals a sense of purpose and self-worth. For many, it defines who we are and is a source of justifiable pride. Work helps improve individual and family finances, and it helps us connect socially. All individuals, regardless of disability, deserve the opportunity to be full members of their community where they can live, learn, work and play through all stages of life. As long as your conditions of work are fair and you’re not operating in a perilous environment, employment benefits your intellectual and physical fitness. Being in active service (work) boosts your self-esteem by...

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The History of Popcorn

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The History of Popcorn

What kind of corn does popcorn come from? The corn which produces kernels that pop into the delicious snack we all know and love is a different type than the one we eat at the dinner table. Only one variety of corn can pop in the perfect way: zea mays everta. It looks very similar to a typical corn kernel, however this variety is the only one which has the ability to pop once put under heat and pressure. The History of Popcorn in the Americas Corn is a staple in America and has been for a long time, but...

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Popcorn: The New Superfood in Town

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Popcorn: The New Superfood in Town

Superfoods have seen a recent surge in popularity due to promotion by the media and their prescription by health experts in the recent past. Superfoods is a term that is used to refer to foods that contain a high content of antioxidants, vitamins and other nutrients. Research has shown that these superfoods have the ability to lower the risk of contracting diseases like heart diseases, cancer and even improving physical and emotional health. They also regulate blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the blood. Some well-known superfoods include salmon, broccoli, blueberries, green tea and spinach, but have you heard of...

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