Wheelchair costumes turn kids into superheroes

"Believe you can and you're halfway there." 9/15/17

The Magic Wheelchairs That Turn Kids Into Superheroes

One Halloween, Ryan Weimer's then-3-year-old son wanted to dress up as a pirate. But his son, who has spinal muscular atrophy, is restricted to a wheelchair. So Ryan fashioned a homemade costume that incorporated the wheelchair as a pirate ship, and his son absolutely loved it. From that idea was born Magic Wheelchair—a global non-profit organization that creates custom wheelchair costumes for kids.

Late Night Drama With the King of Infomercials

It's 2 a.m., primetime television is long since over, but you can't sleep and find yourself watching those weird 30-minute commercials for things you probably don't need. So what's behind this world of too-good-to-be-true products, zany commercials and enthusiastic salespeople? You, my friend, have just entered the world of infomercials—where professional pitchmen like Anthony Sullivan are king. 

The Science of Seeing Good

An optometrist, a perceptual psychologist, and a modeling coach explain the complicated process of seeing good. How we see well is one thing — that takes place almost entirely in the eyes — but how we see good has a lot more to do with the brain. It turns out, there's a lot more to seeing good than meets the eye.

This Great Big Story is a paid contribution by LensCrafters. See. Good. Daily.

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