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When Cops Check Facebook

America’s police are using social media to fight crime, a practice that raises troubling questions.<p>In 2012, Brooklyn police officer Michael Rodrigues arrested a burglary gang, the Brower Boys, by adding gang members as friends on Facebook. The day of the arrest was like gathering the lowest-hanging …

Social Media

HUGE List of FREE Homeschool Curriculum & Resources

<i>This is the weekly list of Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources compiled by Jamerrill from FreeHomeschoolDeals.com. If you aren’t a homeschooler,</i> …

Blood test could pick up Alzheimer's Disease 10 years before symptoms appear

The test developed by researchers at the National Institute on Aging, distinguishes between patients and healthy elderly with 100 percent accuracy<p>A new blood test for Alzheimer’s could detect the disease as many as 10 years before clinical diagnosis is possible - far sooner than other tests in …

Intel president calls on Silicon Valley to improve gender diversity

Silicon Valley firms must step up and tackle the gender imbalance within their companies, even if it "smells like feminism", says Intel president Renée James<p>The gender imbalance within the technology industry is an issue that Silicon Valley companies need to tackle together, in a way that takes …

Documents: Cups, methadone bottles found in probe of Utah family's deaths

Benjamin and Kristi Strack lay dead on their bed. On the floor near them lay the bodies of three of their children, from 11 to 14 years old.<p>There were no signs of trauma, no indication of toxins in the air. But beside each body there were cups with liquid inside.<p>These details come from court …

The 17 Best Games For iOS And Android

Luckily, we've collected the best games for your iPhone, iPad, and Android device, chosen for their stunning design, fun gameplay, and overall polish.<p>From fast-paced arcade games like "Timberman" to gorgeous and sprawling epics like "Broken Age," you're bound to find something that's to your liking.

The 19 Most Anti-LGBT Members Of Congress, According To Pro-LGBT Group

Including one Democrat. A BuzzFeed News exclusive report.<p>WASHINGTON — The nation's largest LGBT advocacy organization has a new list of the 19 "most anti-equality" members of Congress.<p>The Human Rights Campaign says to be included in its first ever "Hall of Shame," a lawmaker had to vote for or …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

The Secret to Success Is Making More Friends

If there's one single thing that's most important for success—as an entrepreneur, freelancer, employee, or just in general life—it might be this: …

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Securing Your Cloud Storage

Whether your files are stored on Dropbox, iCloud, or Mega, they could do with a little more security. It's impossible to make them "hack proof," but …

Information Systems

Steve Jobs' Best Productivity Tricks

Regardless of how your feel about Apple, Steve Jobs was an incredibly prolific CEO who was more than just the face of the company. Before his death …

Eight Common Sleep Myths That Can Affect Your Slumber

You probably know that you don't really eat eight spiders every year in your sleep, but did you know that there are several other sleep fallacies …

How to Balance a Fun Life With Your Financial Goals

When you're paying off a debt or reaching some other financial goal, you usually have to cut back on restaurants, movies and other fun stuff. After a …

Use a Four Folder System to Prioritize All Your Paperwork

Paperwork is almost always a hassle, particularly when you can't do it online. Avoid the stacks of junk and keep things moving with this four folder …

Australian Police Foil Islamist Terrorist Plot in Country’s Largest Ever Raid

Australian security officials say that they have thwarted an alleged plot by Islamist extremists to snatch a random member of the Australian public …

Hands On: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

Samsung recently unveiled two new Galaxy Note phones, one that’s a by-the-book upgrade to last year’s Note 3, and one that does something innovative …

Virginia Is for Gay Lovers

On Monday, a federal court ruled the state's same-sex-marriage ban unconstitutional—the latest to be overturned. What makes the decision in the Old Dominion different?<p>"[T]he freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness …

Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage ruled unconstitutional

A federal appeals court found Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, upholding a lower court’s ruling and becoming the latest in a string of decisions against same-sex marriage bans.<p>“We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and …

Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject …

Michael Sam is not a distraction: Why Obama’s executive order is so necessary

<b>Michael Sam (Reuters/Pat Lovell)</b><p>Former coach Tony Dungy’s comments about Sam reveal how anti-LGBTQ job discrimination works in practice<p>July 21, 2014 9:17pm (UTC)<p>Former coach and current NBC analyst Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam because he "wouldn't want to deal" with having the NFL's …

The Hidden Error in 'Biblical' Arguments Against Gay Marriage

In the early 2000s, I was working hard to keep lesbian and gay persons out of the ministry of my denomination, the Presbyterian Church (USA). I did this in part because I thought the biblical case against gay relationships was straightforward. The standard arguments cited eight fragmentary quotes …

How Hobby Lobby Split the Left and Set Back Gay Rights

The Supreme Court decision set off a debate between religious liberty and sexual-orientation nondiscrimination that advocates fear could undo years of progress.<p>In the <i>Hobby Lobby</i> decision handed down last month, the Supreme Court was asked to strike a balance between women’s rights and religious …

Flow of child immigrants at border slowing for now

Obama’s Executive Order To Protect Gay Employees Will Have No Religious Exemption

President Barack Obama plans to sign an executive order Monday that will ban job discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual …

Same-Sex Couples Who Married In Utah Fight At Supreme Court Over Recognition

The state is fighting to put an order that Utah recognize those marriages on hold during legal proceedings.

Panel: states can't ban gay marriage

DENVER — A federal appeals court has ruled for the second time that states cannot prevent gay people from getting married.<p>A three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver on Friday has found a ban on same-sex marriage in Oklahoma violates the U.S. Constitution. In a Utah …

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Oklahoma Marriage Ban

Court also upholds earlier ruling that couple married in California cannot sue Tulsa County clerk for recognition of their marriage.