What is it like to be a parent of a child with Asperger’s?

"What if you get in a car crash and never come home again?” my son asked me as I was getting ready to go to the grocery store… I knew as soon as I got in the car that he would come running out into the garage with that look of terror on his face…

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What are you most likely to die from in prison?

I can’t speak for the men but in the women’s prison, I saw several women die, always from medical neglect. This included my cellmate Gina who collapsed one day and was taken to Medical. They said, “Yeah, yeah, come back in two weeks and if you’re still sick, we’ll believe you. Day after day, she…

Why are there so few car wrecks on the German autobahn?

Why are there so few car wrecks on the German autobahn?Answer by Franklin Veaux:I once asked this question of a civil engineer I knew who had worked on American civil engineering projects after having studied in Europe. Her answer was enlightening:In Germany, if the authorities notice a significant number of accidents on a certain portion…

Why did Microsoft Encarta fail?

I interned on the Encarta team for one summer a few years before its death, had a blast working there, and used Encarta a lot when I was a kid (remember Mindmaze?) so I've given this question a bit of thought over the years: Can't just blame Wikipedia: It's easy to tout Wikipedia's awesomeness, but…