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Handbrake Developers Issue Mac Security Warning After Mirror Download Server Hack

The developers of open source video transcoder app Handbrake have issued a security warning to Mac users after a mirror download server hosting the software was hacked.<p>The alert was issued on Saturday after it was discovered that the original HandBrake-1.0.7.dmg installer file on mirror server …

The Untold Story of John Paul II and Ronald Reagan: “Mary is central”

The Medieval Origins of Xmas

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the medieval origins of Halloween. It was a fun piece that folks seemed to enjoy, and I fully intended on …

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA …

6 Ways to Strengthen a Long-Distance Relationship

“<i>Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and fans fire.</i>” -Rochefoucauld<p>Love doesn’t always …

The German reference letter system

November, 2014<p>German employers are required by law to write you a favourable reference letter when you leave. But since the letter must always sound …

Healthcare Denied At 550 Hospitals Because Of Catholic Doctrine

A disturbing new report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and MergerWatch, “Health Care Denied,” finds that one in six hospitals in the U.S. are operated in accordance with Catholic religious rules, known as the Ethical and Religious Directives (ERDs).<p>While perhaps best known for …

Health Care

How Germany is Able to Produce Such Talented Designer/Builders at Such a Young Age

Americans could learn a lot from this system. But we're American, so we won't<p>For those who have seen a lot of student design work in America, the …

Set the Table for a Divine Feast on Dia de Los Muertos

The smell of incense fills the air and golden marigolds brighten drab tombstones in a cemetery full of the living dead. Faces are decorated like skulls with flowers lining their crowns, and a kaleidoscope of color transforms the monochrome Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, where some of …

Los Angeles

How 'Inside Out' Explains The Science Of Memory

<i>Inside Out</i> is not just Pixar’s best film since <i>Toy Story 3</i>, it’s also the smartest. Mostly set inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley as she moves to a new town, the movie uses colorful characters to illustrate how emotions influence our memories.<p>We humans have two main memory systems: implicit and …

You Should Be Coding in Your Physics Course

It's near the start of a new semester of physics. Many faculty are working on their plans for introductory physics courses. How many tests should …

Mathematics

Can Your High School Relationship Survive College?

Students carrying over high school relationships into college may be bucking the odds, but it hasn’t stopped them from trying.<p>Of all college relationships, nearly 33 percent are long-distance, according to an iVillage survey.<p>But do they last? If you’re out of college, think about your Facebook …

17 interview questions that are designed to trick you

Savvy hiring managers can glean a ton of information about you by asking just a few, well-chosen questions.<p>But while they may seem simple — that’s …

Employment

The 10 Paint Colors Designers Always Use

There's a reason they turn to these shades over and over again.<p>Choosing a paint color can be daunting, to say the least. Just a quick glance at a wall of swatches and chips is enough to make anyone dizzy. And one ill-advised choice can leave you questioning your taste forever ("Why did I ever like …

Home Decorating

Mapping the Cheapest and Most Expensive Places to Rent in San Francisco Right Now

Last week, we examined rental website Zumper's latest rental report and learned that the median price for a one-bedroom on the rental market in May hit $3,500. Now Zumper has released a <b>map breaking down rental prices by neighborhood</b> over the spring quarter in San Francisco. Unsurprisingly, …

16 Things You Didn't Know Your New iPhone Could Do

Take advantage of all the (literally) bigger and better features right at your fingertips.