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Archives: April 2010

posted: Friday April 30th - 1:30pm

NEW! Free Poster Printout from

We know you know that has wealth of free downloadable guides and posters covering everything from alternative ADHD treatments to accommodations at school, but have you printed out our latest mini-poster?

The latest of our "Printables," is all about finding the humorous side to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), and showing off your pride! SIGN ME UP for the bi-monthly Adult ADHD E-Newsletter, and for a free copy of the mini-poster version of: You Know You Have ADD When... In it, ADD adults share ADHDisms, highlighting the funny side...
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posted: Friday April 30th - 1:10pm Has a New Look: What Do You Think?

Tell us what you think of our site's mini-makeover. Is it easier to use? More confusing? Less distracting?

We hope you like the bold new look of The new menu is intended to help you find specific topics that matter to you right away, without having to click around the site as much. What do you think? Give us your honest opinions in a comment below, or drop us a line at [email protected] We're listening. Thank you, Mary Kearl, Web Editor ...
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posted: Tuesday April 27th - 1:00pm

Find a Lost Cell Phone in Your House: 'Where's My Cell Phone' Calls You for Free

Have a habit of misplacing (okay, losing) your cell phone in your room, home, or office? As long as you have internet connection handy, you'll never have to waste minutes (or hours) searching again.

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Okay, I'll admit it. I lose, or lose track of, my cell phone. A lot. If someone -- a stranger or friend -- is nearby, I'll have the poor soul call my phone, and I'll strain to hear which direction the ringing is coming from. If not, I'll search all over and end up finding it in reasonable places (the bottom of my purse), or not...
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posted: Tuesday April 13th - 1:00pm

"Crazy" Burger King Commercial Raises the Question: When Is it Okay to Call People Insane?

Seen the "Crazy King" ad from Burger King yet? Did it offend you? Watch the clip and share your reaction.

To what new low has the fast-food industry stooped? Calling the low cost of Burger King's new $3.99 Steakhouse XT the act of a "crazy" man. In the television ad, the person who made the cheap price possible, albeit a cartoon-looking fast-food chain "King," is chased by men in white coats, restrained, and labeled "crazy" and "insane" -- all within 31 seconds. If you haven't seen the...
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posted: Wednesday April 7th - 3:30pm

Is the ADD/ADHD Community Happy About Health Care Reform?

So far ADDitude's ADD/ADHD community seems mixed about health care reform passage. How do you feel? Take our health care poll.

Last week we brought you an interview with Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI), who said health care passage was a game-changer for the mental health community -- one that might eliminate the stigma of living with a condition like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), in addition to providing many long hoped-for benefits, such as a parity between mental...
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