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Broom closets, tents in the park, and backyard RVs: The best (and worst) of SoCal rentals

Broom closets, tents in the park, and backyard RVs: The best (and worst) of SoCal rentals
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Just an example of a “weird rental” that could be featured on Craig’s List.; Credit: joe_no_say via Flickr Apartment hunters who have used Craigslist to search for a place to stay know that when it comes to rental posts, it’s feast or famine. While there are plenty of legitimate, normal landlords and homeowners looking to […]

Making the case for and against statutes of limitations on sex crimes

Making the case for and against statutes of limitations on sex crimes

Bill Cosby speaks with a student at Selma High School as part of the Black Belt Community Foundation’s March for Education on May 15, 2015 in Selma, Alabama. (Photo by David A. Smith/Getty Images); Credit: David A. Smith/Getty Images Statutes of limitations set limits on how long a person has after an event to take […]

What New York Times, Google Collaboration on VR journalism means for how we consume news

What New York Times, Google Collaboration on VR journalism means for how we consume news

A Google employee presents a Google Cardboard virtual reality headset for android smartphones during a Google promotion event at the City of Fashion and Design (Cite de la mode et du design) in Paris on November 4, 2014.; Credit: THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images “All the news that’s fit to print” may soon become “all the news […]

New sleep study suggests you may not need eight hours after all

New sleep study suggests you may not need eight hours after all

CIRCA 1950s: Woman sleeping in bed; Credit: George Marks/Getty Images According to a new sleep study published in Current Biology, our hunter-gatherer ancestors may not have needed the typical eight hours of shut-eye we’ve long believed contributes to good health. When researching three of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes, the study found that they slept […]

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

US Vice President Joseph Biden listens to US President Barack Obama and German President Joachim Gauck speak during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House October 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images In early August, AirTalk debated whether Joe Biden would make a run for the presidency in […]

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

US Vice President Joseph Biden listens to US President Barack Obama and German President Joachim Gauck speak during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House October 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images In early August, AirTalk debated whether Joe Biden would make a run for the presidency in […]

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

US Vice President Joseph Biden listens to US President Barack Obama and German President Joachim Gauck speak during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House October 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images In early August, AirTalk debated whether Joe Biden would make a run for the presidency in […]

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

With the question of will Joe Biden run still up in the air, AirTalk asks: Should he?

US Vice President Joseph Biden listens to US President Barack Obama and German President Joachim Gauck speak during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House October 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images In early August, AirTalk debated whether Joe Biden would make a run for the presidency in […]

If California’s freeways aren’t good enough for driverless cars, will they ever catch on in the U.S.?

If California’s freeways aren’t good enough for driverless cars, will they ever catch on in the U.S.?

Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla “D” model electric sedan.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Tesla owners are now one step closer than everyone else to having a self-driving car. A software update was made available for owners of Tesla Model S and Model X owners that includes a new ‘autopilot’ mode, allowing […]

How Democratic presidential hopefuls fared at last night’s debate

How Democratic presidential hopefuls fared at last night’s debate

(L-R) CNN anchor Anderson Cooper moderates a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook for Democratic presidential candidates Jim Webb, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Lincoln Chafee at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Last night, democratic hopefuls took the debate […]