Developer Who’s Visually Impaired Finds Career Rebirth Using Oracle APEX

Vladimir Goncharov wasn’t born blind, but he’s been losing his eyesight progressively since early childhood. As an adult, his developer career has involved learning new workarounds to stay ahead of his failing sight due to retinitis pigmentosa—like using bold type, then white-on-black type, then big monitors, and finally screen readers. Developer Vladimir Goncharov says that working in Oracle APEX brought such renewed energy to his career that he calls it his “second birth.” ORACLE Trained as a developer, he became an Oracle database administrator because it involved more thinking and…

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Interesting DIY crafts using popsicle sticks

It is summertime and popsicles are everyone’s favourite indulgence to beat the summer heat or enjoy the rains. Did you know about the amazing crafts you can make with those disposable popsicle sticks at home? Here are few amazing ideas which will make you think twice before throwing away those multi-purpose sticks. Snowflake If your kid is crazy about the animation movie Frozen, this is one of the most interesting crafts you can make her do. All you need to do is to paint the sticks in your favourite colour and stick them together…

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Oklahoma mom says she was shamed for using handicap spot while carrying disabled son

An Oklahoma mother who claims she was shamed for using a handicapped parking spot while shopping with her disabled son has taken to social media to address what the alleged writer didn’t see. Colleen Scarlett-Stice explained that her 4-year-old son Rowan uses a wheelchair to get around, but that they had left it at home after he had an accident. “While I can almost appreciate your wanting to stand up for disabled people everywhere by ‘doing something’ about a person parking in a handicapped parking spot, please find another way…

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Using the internet to self medicate could damage your health

When Purva Mehta started depending on painkillers to ease her chronic backache regularly, she didn’t realise that it could lead to long-term kidney damage. Similarly, when Rakesh Chhabria decided to treat his daughter’s viral fever using over-the-counter medication suggested by a random health website, he was unaware that it could cause further complications for his child. Purva and Rakesh are not alone. A recent study estimated that an increasing number of people (in India and around the globe) have no qualms about self-diagnosing and depending on the internet to answer…

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6 ways you are not using lemons

In addition to enhancing the tangy taste to various delicacies, there are various other ways lemons can be used. Cleanse and boost your system: A cup of warm lemon water first thing in the morning acts as the perfect body cleanser. Specifically because lemon is a diuretic and flushes out toxins from the body. Not only that, lemons are also believed to boost your immune system. Digestive aid: Lemon with water pushes the liver to produce bile acid, which is required for digestion. Moreover, they aid in moving toxins from…

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Parents Should Stop Using Smartphones at the Dinner Table: Study

Are you a tech buff who is unable to keep off your phone even at the dinner table? In that case, your kids may not be happy with you at all, say researchers. A study which delves into the dynamics of technology and families reveals that the children of those parents who sporadically text even while driving or those who indulge in over-sharing on social media are not too impressed with their parents’ habits. The researchers noted that there have been similar hurdles in the past, as families grew accustomed…

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