Benny the T.

Hi, my name's Ben. I am 1
22 years of age, about to head off on a Chinese adventure! I am a History Major with a double Minor in music and anthropology, fresh out of Whittier College. My interests range from history to music, contemporary and classical, from video games to steampunk, from nature to society, to everywhere in between. During the summer, I hope to start writing for this blog as well as continue my reposting from other blogs. At some point, I might actually get a blog started to share my China experiences. Stay tuned for bigger and better things!

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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annathalianalapraya:

Amidst the talk about iPhone bending, I can’t help but to laugh X’D

annathalianalapraya:

Amidst the talk about iPhone bending, I can’t help but to laugh X’D

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

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Twin 1,300-Year-Old Villages Discovered in Arizona Sand Dunes →

archaeologicalnews:

Archaeologists exploring the high desert of northern Arizona have found a pair of “matching” villages that date back some 1,300 years, revealing evidence of a crucial phase in Southwestern prehistory.

Researchers found the two large settlements — about a kilometer apart from each other —…

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blackbarbiesfuck:

Blond naked Ebony girl on all fours is waiting for doggy style here

blackbarbiesfuck:

Blond naked Ebony girl on all fours is waiting for doggy style here

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Geeks of Color Go Pro: Working in the Industry at New York Comic Con →

beyondvictoriana:

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Happy to present my line-up of panelists for the first of two panels I’m moderating at NYCC.

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NEW YORK COMIC CON EVENT

Thursday, October 9th

8- 8:45 PM

Room: 1A18

How can fans of color become successful creators? Experienced PoC in TV,…

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A day in life of a Cartier-shopping beggar in China →

offbeatchina:

China challenges a lot of conventional believes, such as about development model or political system. This time, China may give a new perspective on what it’s like to be a beggar.

While most beggars beg to survive, some entrepreneurial beggars in China have turned panhandling into a low-cost,…

(Source: offbeatchina.com)

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