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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Are Gold Diggers (Big Bang Theory)

Posted by: Staff Writer on June 25, 2014  |  Comments

What’s the flip side of the stereotype that all deaf people are poor and abuse government assistance? That while deaf people can’t hear the Ka-ching of a cash register, they can see status symbols … and that they date or marry out of motivation to attain wealth or score a “good provider”.

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Deaf-Friendly Showcase: When Tummies Rumble, Deaf-Owned Mozzeria Hits the Mark!

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 28, 2014  |  Comments

The mural-streaked, gritty Mission District is a neighborhood that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ pizza-obsessed Michaelangelo would have happily – and hungrily -- prowled. He may not have had use for its tattoo parlors nor vegan bakeries, but the plethora of Italian joints?

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ridicuLIST: Sign Language is Universal

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 14, 2014  |  Comments

Deaf people have been around for as long as people started speaking to each other. When the first people who spoke realized they had to communicate with each other they developed structure and syntax for language. So did the Deaf, and thus, sign language was born, along with its own syntax and structure.

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What is Better Hearing and Speech Month to YOU?

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 12, 2014  |  Comments

We live in a world of chatterboxes. From giving big work presentations to saying “I love you,” speech and hearing is part of many life experiences. That’s why entire industries, brands, and careers are devoted to helping people hear – or speak – better. Not only that, the entire month of May is devoted to celebrating “Better Hearing and Speech Month” (also known as BHSM).

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Interpreter Appreciation Day: The Holiday So Nice, We (Sort Of) Celebrated It Twice

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 7, 2014  |  Comments

“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents” – Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting) If there ever was an example of serendipity, this is it: We all get to celebrate the Second Annual Interpreter Appreciation Day this year … again.

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Flashback Friday: An Ode to Clunky FM Systems

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 25, 2014  |  Comments

For many mainstreamed deaf and hard of hearing students, an FM system is a rite of passage. When you most want to fit in, nothing screams “I’m different!” like a Walkie-Talkie look-a-like clipped to your hip and around your ears.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Can't Walk (In Airports)

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 18, 2014  |  Comments

There’s a long-running joke that Delta Air Lines, which operates +5,000 flights daily, is an acronym for “Doesn’t Even Leave the Airport”. But for those in the Deaf Community, it may as well be “Deaf Erroneously Lose Their Ambulation”.

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For National ASL Day: Teach Your Co-Workers 10 ASL Words

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 15, 2014  |  Comments

For most Americans, today marks the last chance to meet Uncle Sam’s tax deadline. Tonight, we either celebrate our refunds (or commiserate a lack thereof) with a stiff drink.

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1,000 Reviews Later, Our Deaf–Friendly Journey Continues

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 2, 2014  |  Comments

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” -- Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)  They say the first step is the hardest – and that every endeavor is a culmination of baby steps.

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Retail Therapy: 5 Lessons to Apply to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Customers

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2014  |  Comments

Images of shuttered businesses and liquidation sales are sending a message to entrepreneurs everywhere: The “Death of Retail” is nigh. Just look at JC Penney’s plummeting stock, compared to Amazon’s ever-soaring stock price. No one ever leaves their home to shop until they drop anymore, right?

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