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New UC center to prevent family violence merges law, psychology, medicine and more

New UC center to prevent family violence  merges law, psychology, medicine and more

A man holds up a placard as he takes part in a rally to urge the Lebanese parliament to sign a law against domestic violence, on April 1, 2014, in Beirut. ; Credit: JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images While tragedies of family violence are looming large in recent weeks, UC Irvine law professor Jane Stoever is combining [...]

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

A technician withdraws deep-frozen cells for in-vitro culturing at a laboratory of German pharmaceutical giant Schering.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images There are many perks to working for a Silicon Valley tech firm. In this competitive field, retaining skilled workers can be a challenge, leading companies to offer everything from free meals to game rooms and gym [...]

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

A technician withdraws deep-frozen cells for in-vitro culturing at a laboratory of German pharmaceutical giant Schering.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images There are many perks to working for a Silicon Valley tech firm. In this competitive field, retaining skilled workers can be a challenge, leading companies to offer everything from free meals to game rooms and gym [...]

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

Facebook and Apple to offer free egg-freezing to female employees

A technician withdraws deep-frozen cells for in-vitro culturing at a laboratory of German pharmaceutical giant Schering.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images There are many perks to working for a Silicon Valley tech firm. In this competitive field, retaining skilled workers can be a challenge, leading companies to offer everything from free meals to game rooms and gym [...]

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Tampa Police Department officers prepare to enter a home where a burglary suspect holed up after refusing to come out on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images “I woke up very early this morning to the sensation of hands tentatively feeling up the length of my legs and a man [...]

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Victims of break-ins recount coming face-to-face with prowlers

Tampa Police Department officers prepare to enter a home where a burglary suspect holed up after refusing to come out on July 13, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images “I woke up very early this morning to the sensation of hands tentatively feeling up the length of my legs and a man [...]

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers keynote remarks during the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference July 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images At a conference on women in computing in Phoenix Thursday, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked what he would say to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise. [...]

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO’s flub and what it says about our attitude toward women in the workplace

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers keynote remarks during the 2014 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference July 16, 2014 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images At a conference on women in computing in Phoenix Thursday, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was asked what he would say to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise. [...]

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

New Design for Los Angeles Parking Signs Confusing, even conflicting parking signs in Los Angeles have often led to expensive parking tickets for Angelenos. Now, the City Council is responding to years of gripes about parking poles, which often have three or more signs. The Council has asked transportation officials to test out a new, [...]

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

New Design for Los Angeles Parking Signs Confusing, even conflicting parking signs in Los Angeles have often led to expensive parking tickets for Angelenos. Now, the City Council is responding to years of gripes about parking poles, which often have three or more signs. The Council has asked transportation officials to test out a new, [...]