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ridicuLIST: All Deaf People Have a 6th Sense

Posted by: Staff Writer on May 9, 2013  |  Comments

Why does it seem like deaf people possess a psychic ability or a sixth sense? A philosopher, Aristotle argued that all humans have five active senses and no more than five. If one is lost, then it is irreplaceable. Perhaps we could argue against his theory however, intuition – in which it seems to naturally be ascribed to all deaf people since birth, may be the secret “sixth” sense.

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flashBACK Friday: The Rise and Fall of WyndTell Pagers

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 25, 2013  |  Comments

Designed specifically for deaf and hard of hearing people; WyndTell Pagers quickly became a revolutionary communication tool.

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Have You Thanked the “Terps” In Your Life? Save the Date: Wednesday, May 1st

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 23, 2013  |  Comments

On Urban Dictionary, definitions for a terp include a "turtle who is a pimp" and a nickname for the University of Maryland's mascot (terrapin). But in Deaf Community, a terp is something else entirely - and near and dear to our hearts. 

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500 Reviews Later: We're Halfway to our Goal!

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 22, 2013  |  Comments

Fresh after our East Coast launch, deafREVIEW hit its second milestone last week – 500 business reviews since our launch in Seattle. Chalk it up to the combined powers of our awesome West and East Coast reviewers.

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Road Tripping for Education: DeafVibe's National Tour Sparks Dreams, Plugs Vocational Pathways

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 11, 2013  |  Comments

This isn't your Grandpa's RV, nor the road trip you took while barely out of puberty. In Jack Kerouac's On The Road, two soul-searching young men blaze across the nation in a '49 Hudson. Fast forward 60 years, and two men in an RV (see their tour dates here) are helping deaf/hard of hearing students find their calling – and spur them into academic action.

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ridicuLIST: Deaf People Want To Be Cured

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 10, 2013  |  Comments

Ask a culturally Deaf person this: ‘If there was a pill you could take to regain your full hearing, would you take it?’ a majority of them will tell you no. Once, a deaf woman told me, “If I got my hearing back, I would lose my identity and I wouldn’t know what to do.”

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Calling All Tax Procrastinators: Don't Forget Fido, Tuition, Hearing Aids, SSI/SSDI

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 8, 2013  |  Comments

We're getting down to the wire: Unless you're an early-bird filer or are taking the Form 4868 (a tax extension) route, you've only got a week left to file taxes for the year 2012.

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Eastward, Ho! deafREVIEW Launches in NYC, Rochester, and Metro D.C. Today

Posted by: Staff Writer on April 1, 2013  |  Comments

It's no April Fool's joke. After much social media buzz, voting, and feedback, the verdict is in: deafREVIEW has opened its review platform in not one, not two, but three bustling cities on the East Coast today. That's right -- all three cities have such good review potential, we couldn't simply pick one! If you live in or have visited Washington, D.C., New York City, or Rochester, you can now write consumer reviews about local businesses you frequent. Don't live directly within the city? No problem: You can write reviews within a 60-mile radius of the three major city hubs.

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flashBACK: Oral Method in Deaf Institutes (Post-Milan 1880)

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 25, 2013  |  Comments

The use of Manual sign and Oralism has been in a life-long battle since the beginning of education for the Deaf. A speaker in the documentary, “Through Deaf Eyes” describes the period of Oralism in Deaf history as the ‘Dark Ages’- an era we might recall when Deaf students were forced to speak and also punished for using their natural language, American Sign Language.

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The Wander-List: Why Deaf People Love to Travel

Posted by: Staff Writer on March 18, 2013  |  Comments

Ask any Deaf person what they’re saving up for, and travel more often than not makes the top of their list. Hearing aids (never mind that one of these bad boys can be worth an entire 10-day Ireland getaway), car payments, and the mortgage may be essentials, but hitting the road - or friendly skies - for a trip is what makes for a life well-lived. It’s an unwritten rule that Deafies are hooked on travel – and it’s not simply because we get “pre-board” privileges at the airport! We love to stamp our passports and we cannot lie. Here are the top reasons why:

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Reviews by Advocates & Champions

Jessica

Jessica

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

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inDie rose

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

So glad to have found an excellent masseuse who is Deaf like myself so there are ...

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Mezon Handbags

i'v just started my online business and i was looking for a wholesale supplier to ...

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Rachel Aster

Julia Cameron's Magical Mystical Massage Tour

I had opportunity to have Julia massage my full body. I found myself relaxed instantly once ...

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