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When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?

When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?

It’s legal to take photos of people in a public space, but does always mean it’s ethically okay to take them?; Credit: Hugo Chinchilla/Flickr Photography has become so easy, instantaneous, fleeting and disposable. To complicate matters, unless you’re a flip-phone holdout, your smartphone isn’t just equipped with precision cameras but a connection for sharing it […]

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

It’s Banned Books Week…what are you reading?

What banned book do you want to read? ; Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images  The American Library foundation has declared the last week of September as Banned Books Week. Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, teachers and readers come together in support of intellectual freedom and to highlight books that have been subjected to threats of censorship […]

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

Talking to your kids about making online confessions

; Credit: Youtube/Cassidy Lynn Transgender teen Cassidy Lynn Campbell made history last week, when she was named homecoming queen at a Huntington Beach high school.   But after what was initially the “happiest day” of her life, she started receiving nasty comments on social media. In response, she made an extremely personal, emotional YouTube video […]

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

The Girl: A life in the shadow of Roman Polanski

“The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski” Samantha Geimer speaks about for the first time about her life changing encounter with Roman Polanski as a child. In her book she delves into the repercussions, and how her life was impacted by the events. She shares her version of the events that happened […]

No tiaras for toddlers as France moves to ban beauty pageants

No tiaras for toddlers as France moves to ban beauty pageants

Isabella Barrett prepares from TLC’s Toddlers and Tiaras prepares for an event. ; Credit: Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images There will be no French equivalent of Honey Boo Boo as the country’s upper house of parliament voted to ban beauty pageants for children younger than 16. The government is making the move to crack down on […]

Fed keeps historic economic stimulus program going, despite expectations

Fed keeps historic economic stimulus program going, despite expectations

The US Federal Reserve building is seen on August 08, 2011 in Washington DC.; Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images Despite swirling rumors that they’ll do otherwise, the Federal Reserve is not going to apply the brakes on the government’s $85-billion a month treasury and mortgage bond buying program known as “quantitative easing.” The Fed announced its […]

Battle brewing between Malibu residents and pricey drug rehab centers

Battle brewing between Malibu residents and pricey drug rehab centers

A sign at the entrance to the Eisenhower Medical Center at the Betty Ford Center, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation clinic in Rancho Mirage, California. These rehabilitation centers are scattered throughout the state, but residents of Malibu in particular are taking issue with the number facilities in their city.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images Not all […]

Political Roundup: Capitol Hill heats up and Biden’s Iowa steak fry

Political Roundup: Capitol Hill heats up and Biden’s Iowa steak fry

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a White House Community Leaders Briefing on July 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden launched two unsuccessful White House bids in 1988 and 2008. He visited to Iowa over the weekend, delivering a keynote address at Sen. Tom Harkin’s annual […]

BREAKING: Washington navy yard shooting

BREAKING: Washington navy yard shooting

Police tactical units leave after responding to a shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC, September 16, 2013. A shooting rampage at the Washington naval base claimed at least 12 lives including that of an unidentified gunman, city police chief Cathy Lanier told reporters Monday. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images At least twelve people […]

Five years after the Lehman collapse, is the financial system safer?

Five years after the Lehman collapse, is the financial system safer?

Two employees of Christie’s auction house move the Lehman Brothers corporate logo, the collapsed investment bank on September 24, 2010.; Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images The bankruptcy of investment bank Lehman Brothers is typically seen as the beginning of the unraveling of the U.S. financial system that ultimately ushered in a period of economic contraction not […]