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5 Life Lessons From Moms Who've Been There, Done Autism

Julie M Green | Posted 11.04.2014 | Parents
Julie M Green

We're always told to look to our elders for advice. We're supposed to take it firsthand from those who've "been there, done that." But when you have a child with autism, it often feels like you're making your way through an endless dark tunnel with no Yoda to guide you.

Do You Know Your Dog's Emotional IQ?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 10.17.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.

Women in Business: Jennifer Parke, Executive Creative Director, Tiny Rebellion

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the Executive Creative Director of Santa Monica based, positive change ad agency, Tiny Rebellion, Jennifer Parke helps purpose-led companies disrup...

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

The Kids Will Be Alright: 'Beating' Autism

Daniel Griffin, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel Griffin, Ph.D.

If "hope" was a drug, the worst addicts would be parents. Proof came in a recent New York Times Magazine cover story, "The Kids Who Beat Autism," wh...

Macrina Cooper-White

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Temple Grandin On How To Thrive With Autism

HuffingtonPost.com | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.29.2014 | Science

At the age of three, Temple Grandin could barely get out a full sentence and doctors diagnosed her with autism, advising her parents that she shou...

Compelling New Children's Book With Autistic Heroine

Henry Miller | Posted 06.02.2014 | Books
Henry Miller

Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic.

18 Things I've Learned Now That My Son With Autism Is Turning 18

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Once your child is diagnosed with autism, you find out who your real friends are, and who the staunchest allies in your family are.

Hey, Mr Gates...How about Some Technology 4 the Rest of Us

Steve Young | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Steve Young

Are those with brains much larger than I could lift, even before the arthritis kicked in, applying their facilities where aging humankind would benefit the most?

Wrangling Words

Sharon Hoge | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Renowned as host of the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Elko, Nevada, is a former railroad byway that has transformed itself into a "can do" town of casinos, covered wagons, Basque heritage, and Western verse.

5 Things We All Need to Learn From Temple Grandin

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Maria Rodale

Photo: (cc) Steve Jurvetson/Flickr I recently had the great pleasure of hearing Temple Grandin speak at the Ecofarm conference in California. She is ...

Factory Farms Of The Future: Part II

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 12.17.2013 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

Extreme genetic selection, accelerated by artificial insemination, leads farm animals today to yield far more meat, milk, and eggs -- while eating far less -- than they ever have.

Factory Farms of the Future: Part I

Sonia Faruqi | Posted 02.08.2014 | Home
Sonia Faruqi

The future of animal agriculture can be summed up in a single sentence by, appropriately, a science fiction writer. "The future is already here," said William Gibson, "it's just not very evenly distributed."

'Suffering' as a Guiding Principle for Raising Livestock

Bob Comis | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
Bob Comis

I eat meat, and I raise animals to slaughter and butcher for their meat. So, in spite of the fact that measuring suffering is fraught, I use it as one of my guiding principles for providing a high level of animal welfare.

Wynona Winters: How Dorper Sheep Changed the Way She Ranches

Dark Rye | Posted 11.09.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

"I've been a rancher since I was a little bitty girl," Wynona Winters says. "My grandfather and grandmother were ranchers, and my daddy was a rancher, and I married a rancher. I'm 77. Ranching is my love. I think you have to love ranching to do it."

Temple Grandin's Mother Hurls Autism Into Child Pornography

Brenda Rothman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Brenda Rothman

Temple Grandin's mother Eustacia Cutler has issued a disturbingly harmful judgment of autism and autistic men in her article in the Daily Beast. Her article deals a serious blow to the push for more educated, informed opinions about autism and autistic people.

Claire Danes Almost Quit Acting To Do What!?

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | TV

NEW YORK — Claire Danes, interior designer? The "Homeland" actress says she considered a change of careers when she went through a stretch wher...

Anya Fernald's Empire of Meat

San Francisco magazine | Posted 06.12.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

This sustainable-food maven's bold new venture goes from pasture to plate, with all the stops in between (yes, this means she runs her own slaughterhouse). Forget farm-to-table. Think of it as pasture-to-processing-to-plate

Anti-Whistleblower (AgGag) Laws Threaten Human Health, the Environment and Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

The industry's response to years of evidence of egregious, and often criminal, animal cruelty and of diseased and adulterated meat entering the market is to attempt to outlaw undercover investigations.

Making the Ride a Little Smoother

Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Parents
Jaime Openden, M.S., CCC-SLP

In my present work with middle school-aged students on the spectrum, we prepare students days in advance for even the slightest alterations in their schedules. Everything from a class trip, to a planned teacher absence, to a haircut is discussed, practiced and given a social story.

Pure Food, Pure Love

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 12.24.2012 | Home
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Happy Food Day! Today we might take a wakeful moment to give thanks to Mother Earth for nourishing us and our families over the centuries. It is a great day to consider what we put into our bodies and to take particular notice of the beautiful domino effect of supporting local food systems.

Someone, Not Something: The Truth of Cats and Chickens

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

We get to see firsthand how these animals also have personalities, interests, and individuality -- that they are also someone, not something. But it's not just individuality that defines farm animals.

Temple Grandin: Stop Arguing, Start Making Real Things

Posted 06.11.2012 | College

Renowned animal scientist Temple Grandin used her commencement speech at Franklin Pierce University to take a swipe at both Wall Street bankers and po...

One Kid, Medium-Well Done: An Autism Mystery

Hannah Brown | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I think everyone on the planet can be described as medium-functioning, meaning we are all high-functioning in certain areas, but low-functioning in others. So what does it mean when its applied to people with autism?

Searching for the Magic Forest

Caryn Sullivan | Posted 06.17.2012 | Parents
Caryn Sullivan

Time can be our ally. It can also be our adversary. For months now, I have been marking its passage with ever-growing dread.