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Dan Clarendon

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7 Most '90s Things About the 'X-Files' Pilot, Now 25 Years Old

Twenty-five years ago this month, the world met Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), the brilliant and “spooky” FBI agent who not only catalogued but “wanted to believe” in paranormal phenomena, and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), the doctor-turned-agent whose skepticism the Bureau entrusted to keep Mulder in check. The X-Files debuted on September 10, 1993, to decent ratings and favorable reviews. So how does that very first episode hold up?

Small Changes Can Make a Huge Difference When It Comes to Inclusivity

50,000 teens with Autism graduate from high school or age of out school-supported services every year, according to a 2016 Autism Speaks report, but 66 percent don't seek employment or higher education within the next two years. In fact, nearly half of all 25-year-olds with Autism have never had a paying job. Those stats reveal a distressing reality: These individuals are going from highly-visual learning environments to text-heavy work environments ill-equipped for neurodiversity.

Trailing Partners in Academia Face Unique Career Challenges

Being the partner of an academic is not too dissimilar from being a military spouse. Both of these groups must often follow their significant others to unfamiliar locations, which can result in fewer suitable employment opportunities. Due to lack of access to flexibility, specifically location variety and location independence, these trailing partners are often forced to “opt down” into lower paying, less challenging positions, or leave the workforce entirely.

He Thought His Entire Family Had Died In The Holocaust. Then Came A Miracle.

Yad Vashem, Israel's official Holocaust memorial, operates the Names Recovery Project in hopes of chronicling the stories of the Holocaust's six million Jewish victims. But the project's online database also helped a 102-year-old man named Eliahu Pietruszka realize his brother had actually survived. And though his brother passed away in 2011, as reported by The Associated Press, Pietruszka got to meet his brother's son for the very first time in 2017.