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  • MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown

    The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."

    June 11, 2014

  • google-seo-search-results-screenshot.jpg Your new boss is going to Google you, so make sure she likes what she sees

    This is what a professional online reputation management "campaign" looks like: four people — one patched in via video — around a conference room table, jotting notes on laptops, carefully examining every trace of a client's digital existence and plotting a strategy to improve it.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Social networks are the new matchmakers

    With studies showing that one-third of married couples started their relationships online, finding romance via URLs is no longer as novel - and creepy - as it seemed when dating sites launched in the mid-1990s.

    June 10, 2014

  • Why Africa's militaries are so bad

    The optimistic "Africa Rising" slogan has been looking a little tired of late, as its critics point out that higher growth rates do not necessarily deliver either jobs or poverty alleviation. There's been less focus on another area where the "Africa Rising" narrative also seems to be failing to deliver: improved security for the continent's 1.1 billion inhabitants.

    June 9, 2014

  • $15 minimum wage puts Seattle in uncharted waters

    Depending on which pundit is nattering away, this means Seattle is either going to fall off the map and become a "Mad Max"-style economic wasteland or transform into an egalitarian utopia that inspires sweeping pro-labor activism nationwide.

    June 6, 2014

  • It's back! The world's cheapest airline flies again

    This week the relaunched version of People Express, the somewhat iconic 1980s-era discount carrier, began selling tickets for the first time in more than two decades for flights in markets that the major carriers have abandoned.

    June 6, 2014

  • HICCUPS3.jpg An explanation for hiccups? Don't hold your breath

    We all get hiccups from time to time. Perhaps you ate too quickly, got too excited or drank something carbonated. Or you are coming out of anesthesia after an operation. But often there's no clear trigger. Doctors don't know what purpose they serve, nor do they know how to make them go away. In other words, the humble hiccup remains largely a mystery. And just as theories abound on causes and cures, so do home remedies.

    June 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • This is why it's so hard to define unemployment

    Calculating the number of people who are unemployed seems like a pretty straightforward task. But the years since the Great Recession have highlighted the complexities of one of the country's the most critical economic indicators.

    June 5, 2014

  • iphone4.jpg Five major new features in iOS 8

    Apple has taken the wraps off its latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, introducing a suite of new features to users aimed at streamlining some of their most annoying daily tasks.

    June 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • office-worker.jpg Are you working too much to celebrate 'Leave the Office Earlier Day?'

    The irony is not lost on me that I'm writing a post on "Leave the Office Earlier Day" at nearly 6 p.m. after working since about 8:30 a.m. without cease — earlier if you count reading and tweeting cool stuff on the web.

    June 4, 2014 1 Photo