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  • Oops! When social media blunders kill job offers

    Dear Joyce: After graduating this year with a pile of tuition debt, I've applied for employment at numerous companies. Nutshell: Zip! Any clues to why I'm not getting offers? -- D.V. A zillion things could be keeping you outside employment venues with...
  • Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves

    Why women are leaving the tech industry in droves
    When I moved to the Bay Area in 2007 to run the Wikimedia Foundation, the first thing that struck me was the eerie absence of women. I'd spent most of my working life at the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., where we used to joke that women took power when the...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' finale recap, The winner is ...

    The show opens with the Dance of Contestants Past, culminating with our three finalist couples -- Alfonso Ribiero & Witney Carson, Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas and Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy -- front and center. Each of the finalist couples...
  • Emotions Run Highest In The Game

    Emotions Run Highest In The Game
    BOSTON — The Game was relevant in every way again, among the patricians as well as the peasants who would tune in to watch Handsome Dan lick Kirk Herbstreit's face. And when it was over, with the victorious Harvard players lingering for at least a...
  • Governance advocates see crowd-sourcing as way to fix Internet ills

    Responding to a dizzying array of issues that threaten to break the Internet, from privacy to tax dodging to cybercrime, a group of the world's leading governance organizations say greater user involvement, not top-down control, is needed. Three...
  • No, Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders was not killed by hit from Rams safety

    No, Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders was not killed Sunday after he took a huge hit during the St. Louis Rams match, which knocked Sanders out of the game. Sanders is alive and well, despite the fact that someone edited his Wikipedia page...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...
  • Letter: Project's speed and scale are electrifying

    Like many others I’ve been watching, fascinated, as helicopters, hovering motionless, lower huge metal structures onto the electricity towers being built on our neighboring hills. Today on a hike I decided to take a closer look, which involved...
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'

    Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'
    There’s no mistaking that Disney got its start by the art of animation, yet live-action films have been part of the film studio’s classic repertoire, as well. And Thursday’s birthday anniversary is one that bears on one of Disney’s...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player

    Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player
    HAMDEN — Even now, 41 years later, I can't fully explain why I did it. There it is on page 188 among the senior homeroom pictures in my high school yearbook. The middle finger. Best I can tell it's the only one among hundreds of photos in the...
  • Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa

    Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa
    New year, different bullshit at Cards Against Humanity. The Chicago-based card-game maker is back with 'Holiday Bullshit' this year--a promotion where the company sends out multiple days of mystery gifts at a relatively low cost. Last year, it was the...