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New report says one in five adults do not use the internet

New report says one in five adults do not use the internet

Center for Medicate & Medicaid Services’ Web Site Project Management Director Ana Nunez-Poole (R) helps Medicare recipient Gladys Parrish (L) to compare Medicare-approved drug prices on the internet May 3, 2004 in Washington, DC. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images It’s a good thing we’re still broadcasting on good old radio airwaves because one in five Americans [...]

Love, men and cheating

Love, men and cheating

The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating Is monogamy for everyone? Is it especially difficult and maybe impossible for men to be monogamous? The pervasive notion that monogamy is the ultimate proof of true love doesn’t really square with the reality that cheating is rampant. And yet, whether gay or straight, the [...]

New polls illustrate deep racial divide over Trayvon Martin

New polls illustrate deep racial divide over Trayvon Martin

People rally to demand justice for the shooting of Trayvon Martin, on April 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images A new poll out from Reuters shows stark differences in the way people of different races view the shooting of Trayvon Martin. The poll by Reuters/Ipsos found that 91 percent of black [...]

Good confession, bad confession

Good confession, bad confession

Scenes of a Crime Credit: A film by Grover Babcock and Blue Hadeagh Perhaps the most pivotal phase of a crime, more so than the arrest or trial by jury, is the police interrogation of a suspect. Using verbal techniques such as psychological coercion, hypothetical scenarios, outright lies and threats, law enforcement officials attempt to [...]

Fourth CicLAvia rolls in this Sunday

Fourth CicLAvia rolls in this Sunday

Map of roadways being used for 2012 CicLAvia event in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Screenshot via ciclavia.org What is our largest public space? The network of public streets, of course, and this weekend cyclists and pedestrians will be enjoying that open space in downtown Los Angeles without any cars getting in their way. Inspired by [...]

Man. Woman. Friends?

Man. Woman. Friends?

Could these two just be friends? It’s only in the last several decades that friendships between men and women were even a possibility, given social norms. For instance, the terms “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” weren’t introduced until the 1890s. After the social revolution in the 1960s which led the way for women to receive equal rights [...]

Helicopter parents: Are they hovering too close?

Helicopter parents: Are they hovering too close?

A sixth Form student is congratulated by her mother after she opened her A-level results at Hayesfield Girls’ School on August 19, 2010 in Bath, England. Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty Images Helicopter parents are hovering so close that some are delivering their kids’ resumes to prospective employers and even showing up for job interviews with their [...]

BREAKING: Zimmerman to be charged by Florida special prosecutor

BREAKING: Zimmerman to be charged by Florida special prosecutor

FLORIDA – 2005: In this handout provided by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, George Zimmerman poses for a mug shot in this 2005 booking photo in Florida. Credit: Handout/Getty Images Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey will announce that she is charging George Zimmerman in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Guest: Michael L. Seigel, [...]

Ask the Chief

Ask the Chief

American flags were front and center, and the police presence was minimal, as marchers headed toward City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Credit: Julio Morales As we approach the twentieth anniversary of the L.A. Riots, the Los Angeles Police Department, for the first time in history, is disciplining one of its own officers for engaging [...]

Why does the government want to take your expired gift cards?

Why does the government want to take your expired gift cards?

A rack at a store sells several store-branded gift cards. Credit: flickr/cc/Litandmore In New Jersey, a new law poised to go into effect later this year would allow the balance of your unused gift cards to go directly into the coffers of the Treasury Department if unused after two years. In 2011, the state seized [...]