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7 iPad Apps to Help Students With Dyslexia



Dyslexia is a language-based disorder that makes reading, recognizing words, spelling and decoding especially difficultMore than 20% of the U.S. population is dyslexic, according to the National Institutes of Health, yet stigma and misconceptions often prevent dyslexic people from seeking help.

It’s something you’re born with, but while dyslexia is a lifelong learning disability, early and effective methods can decrease its impact and help dyslexic students maintain the same learning level…

Man Dies After Lightning Hits California Beach



LOS ANGELES — A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said.

Witnesses said they saw a glare of light and heard a tremendous boom as lightning struck the water off of Venice Beach around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Swimmers cooling off on a muggy day, volleyball players on the sand and people strolling the famous boardwalk were jolted.

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‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Episode 9 Recap: It’s a Mac Attack



What is the cost of a PC?

In 1983, an IBM Personal Computer could set you back about $5,000; but that’s just the price of the computer itself. What is the cost of the build, of the labor, of the legal battles and all of the dead ends encountered along the way?

SEE ALSO: ‘Halt and Catch Fire’ Episode 8 Recap: Cardiff Comes Clean

At Cardiff Electric, Joe can readily admit: the cost was people. It cost people — employees, friendships, relationships, even marriages — to build The Giant. And in…

Ebola Kills Top Doctor in Liberia, Official Says



MONROVIA, Liberia — One of Liberia’s most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, a government official said Sunday, highlighting the risks that health workers face in trying to combat the deadly disease.

Dr. Samuel Brisbane is the first Liberian doctor to die in an outbreak the World Health Organization said has killed 129 people in the West African nation. A Ugandan doctor working in the country died earlier this month.

The WHO said the outbreak,…

24 People Who Don’t Know How to Beach



There are two types of people in the world: those who love the beach, and those who just don’t get it.

Many want nothing more than to spend the entirety of their days sprawled out in the sand, as they craft a perfectly even tan. Others find the beach a salty, sand-infested nightmare that houses sea monsters, sunburns, and countless ways to be uncomfortable.

The beach is a wonderful place, but it’s not for everybody. Some people…

Wave Rage: Surfer Tackles Drop-In for Ultimate Revenge



A New Zealand surfer did what many surfers before him have wished to do.

In the ultimate show of wave rage, Tim Thompson, decided to show a Brazilian surfer the consequence of dropping in on his wave.

In a video, first posted on gosurf.co.nz, Thompson can be seen rugby tackling a surfer that had gatecrashed three of his barrels.

The incident happened when Thompson was on a surf trip in the Mentawai Islands off Sumatra in…

Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn Debuts Film About Mall Shooting at Comic-Con



Joe Hahn braved his first Comic-Con when he was 14 years old. Now 37, the Linkin Park beat maker is making his directorial film debut with Mall, a movie about a dreadful shooting at a shopping mall.

Mall will premiere at Comic-Con San Diego on Thursday night, and though it’s his first feature film, Hahn has directed more than 30 music videos and said those projects “helped make the transition to feature length very natural.”

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The Friends That Play Together, Stay Together



Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini have released a series of pictures — and a corresponding book — titled Hobby Buddies, which examine people who are pursuing a common cause or shared ideas

They staged scenes that are both humorous and heartfelt, including groups like a diving club, astronomers, a scout troop and a children’s chess club.

“I look at those waiting in line — people of all kinds,” Sprecher and…

20 Pounds Thinner, Jake Gyllenhaal Works Butt Off in ‘Nightcrawler’ Trailer



“What I believe is that good things come to those who work their asses off, and that good people who reach the top of the mountain didn’t just fall there,” Jake Gyllenhaal’s character Lou Bloom proclaims in the latest Nightcrawler trailer

There’s ambitious, and then there’s dangerously ambitious. In this trailer from Open Road Films, Lou appears to be trying too hard to succeed in the world of crime journalism. Gyllenhaal, who lost 20 pounds for the role, stars as a aggressive TV…

Big Data’s Effect on Organ Transplant Wait Lists



Of 28,594 organs transplanted in 2013, you haven’t heard about most. The stories of a few might go viral thanks to social media, but the vast majority of donated organs are harvested from deceased donors or taken from living donors in relative obscurity.