I have produced prose professionally for most of my adult life, adore alliteration, and prefer to write with an actual pen. Along the way, I have earned a black belt (and a few black eyes) in multi-tasking. In any spare time, I watch copious amounts of reality television and run recreationally to preserve my sanity and out of necessity to keep up with my 7-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter.
Having a 9-year-old son, I have some knowledge of superheroes, but I'll go ahead and admit that the 4-year-old in this video, Mia Grace, knows more about comic books than me, my son, and most you put together.
Her dad asks her a series of questions, and from the name of Thor's brother to what makes up Captain America's shield, she nails them one after another. At first, it's like, okay, she memorized a few, but as they go on, you realize how deep her knowledge goes. And how much this tickles her father. I have no clue what she's talking about for a good chunk of it, but she's so adorable, it really doesn't matter.
When I talk to parents with children who have autism, they often reveal their worries about the future. After the initial diagnosis and navigating the school years, they look to the future with trepidation not knowing what lies ahead in the "real" world for their children. Will they be able to find jobs? Will they be able to support themselves? So one big company's move to recruit autistic workers is incredibly welcome.
According to ABC, German software company SAP, which has more than 65,000 employees worldwide, plans to hire people with autism as software testers, programmers, and data quality assurance specialists. The company says it sees a "potential competitive advantage to leveraging the unique talents of people with autism, while also helping them to secure meaningful employment."
Coworkers tried to help with CPR and a defibrillator, but according to Click 2 Houston, after being rushed to the hospital, her heart had completely stopped as doctors delivered her baby via C-section.
Her birth story could have sadly ended there with baby Elayna never meeting the woman who had carried her for all those months, with her having to grow up without her mother. But it didn't. Instead, something amazing happened.
Charles Ramsay became an instant hero and celebrity when he helped rescue Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight after a decade of captivity. People lauded him and his straight talking ways, and wondered what kind of a reward he would get.
He graciously said any reward money should be given the victims, which just made us love him more. Still, many believed his good deed shouldn't go without some kind of reward, and now he's gotten the perfect one -- free burgers for life.
Justin Bieber has been sued plenty of times, but now he's turning the legal tables and threatening lawsuits of his own. The unlikely targets: his party guests.
According to TMZ, Bieber's people have come up with contracts that all guests must sign before entering his Calabasas, Calif., home. Anyone who talks about, tweets about, or otherwise shares anything that happens inside, including the "physical health, or the philosophical, spiritual or other views or characteristics" of Bieber or the guests, will be sued for $5 million. He's not messing around.