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Message in a bottle author found 50 years after his letter was thrown overboard

Fifty years after Paul Gilmore threw a message in a bottle into the Indian Ocean, he’s finally had a reply. But he doesn’t know it yet, because he’s back at sea. 30 more words


Target selling wheelchair-adaptive Halloween costumes for kids

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Parents of children with disabilities often go out of their way to make creative Halloween costumes. This year, they will have the option to buy them at a big-name store. 170 more words


Apple unveils disability-themed emojis in push for greater diversity

Apple will introduce disability-themed emojis in a move designed to “bring even more diversity to the keyboard.”

The emojis, which were unveiled to coincide with World  336 more words


Sun, sand and a menagerie of bashful animals

I don’t do sun and fun. Yet here I am in breezy, easy San Diego, Calif., for a shortish vacation with the extended family — mother, brother, nephew, et al. 810 more words


FaceApp shows you what you'll look like as you age

Ever wanted to know how you’ll age? There’s an app for that.

Launched in 2017, FaceApp isn’t necessarily new. But it’s making headlines again because the app has gotten good — like, eerily good — at showing users what they’ll look like when they age. 221 more words


Back off! ✋ We'll use our emojis however we want

There are more than 3,000 emojis, and there’s no one way to use these little digital icons.

You see, emoji isn’t a language. And Unicode Consortium, the organization that globally standardizes every character no matter the platform, isn’t trying to make it one. 536 more words


Woman was so excited she beat cancer that she broke the ‘cancer-free’ bell

When Darla Jaye rang the “cancer free” bell on her last day of treatment, she was bursting with joy – and proved just how strong she is now. 137 more words