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I Never Got How Dyslexia Works Or What It Looks Like, But Now I Do. Weird. And It Sorta Makes Sense.

This is a fascinating peek into why reading is so maddening for sufferers of dyslexia, along with a great new solution: a typeface that helps outwit dyslexia. Ha, take that, brain!Somewhere between 5% and 17% of readers have dyslexia, and some consider it one sign of a creative mind. But not being able to read due to dyslexia can be a real hardship, so if you know anyone with it, they’d probably love to see this. Your friends probably know someone, too.

It seems that dyslexics see letter shapes in 3D. The fact that so many letters look alike because they're built out of the same bits sometimes makes the letters swap positions in dyslexic eyes. It's really easy for "pumps" to look like for "dumps" to them.


So doesn't it make sense for dyslexics to have their own typeface where letters don't look so alike?

Let's start with gravity. If dyslexics see things in three dimensions, how about we make letters bottom-heavy so it's easy to see which way they'd land?

And how about just making letters look a little more different from each other so dyslexic brains can tell right away that they're not the same?

The Dyslexie font does just this. And it works on all major computer platforms. And there's even a browser plug-in for reading on the web. So cool.

A breastfeeding mother's experience at Vienna's Schoenbrunn Zoo is touching people's hearts—but not without a fair amount of controversy.

Gemma Copeland shared her story on Facebook, which was then picked up by the Facebook page Boobie Babies. Photos show the mom breastfeeding her baby next to the window of the zoo's orangutan habitat, with a female orangutan sitting close to the glass, gazing at them.

"Today I got feeding support from the most unlikely of places, the most surreal moment of my life that had me in tears," Copeland wrote.

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The Onion filed a Supreme Court brief. It's both hilariously serious and seriously hilarious.

Who else could call the judiciary 'total Latin dorks' while making a legitimate point?

The Onion's Supreme Court brief uses parody to defend parody.

Political satire and parody have been around for at least 2,400 years, as ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes satirized the way Athenian leaders conducted the Peloponnesian War and parodied the dramatic styles of his contemporaries, Aeschylus and Euripides.

Satire and parody are used to poke fun and highlight issues, using mimicry and sarcasm to create comedic biting commentary. No modern outlet has been more prolific on this front than The Onion, and the popular satirical news site is defending parody as a vital free speech issue in a legal filing with the U.S. Supreme Court.

The filing is, as one might expect from The Onion, as brilliantly hilarious as it is serious, using the same satirical style it's defending in the crafting of the brief itself.

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She's enjoying the big benefits of some simple life hacks.

James Clear’s landmark book “Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones” has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide. The book is incredibly popular because it has a simple message that can help everyone. We can develop habits that increase our productivity and success by making small changes to our daily routines.

"It is so easy to overestimate the importance of one defining moment and underestimate the value of making small improvements on a daily basis,” James Clear writes. “It is only when looking back 2 or 5 or 10 years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.”

His work proves that we don’t need to move mountains to improve ourselves, just get 1% better every day.

Most of us are reluctant to change because breaking old habits and starting new ones can be hard. However, there are a lot of incredibly easy habits we can develop that can add up to monumental changes.

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