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Addressing The Shortage Of Women In Silicon Valley

The problem is not only the small number of women with bachelor's degrees in computer science coming in the door; it's also the industry's inability to retain them. Women leave their technical jobs far more often than men.
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Facebook Will Reportedly Shift Privacy Policy To 'Opt In' — Not 'Opt Out'

Facebook is reportedly moving toward changing its privacy policy, abandoning an "opt-out" approach for one in which its members would have to "opt in" to allow strangers to see personal information stored on their profile pages.
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Why We Lie About Using Food Thermometers

Twenty percent of people say they often use a food thermometer — but they're probably lying. Used right, a thermometer is the best tool to make sure that food has been cooked long enough to be safe.
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Before Leaving The Bar, A Chance To Breathalyze

One company is selling breathalyzers to bars allowing patrons to self-test and see whether they've exceeded the legal limit. But some bar owners worry that patrons might decide to drink less if they see their blood alcohol level is too high.
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Teen Study: Social Media Is Positive Experience

A study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project reveals what teens think about the online experience. While bullying on social media sites like Facebook gets a lot of news coverage, most teens think social networks are a friendly place for them.
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'Farmville' Makers Putting Stock In Virtual Goods

Zynga is a company that makes money by selling nothing. Or, to be precise, by selling imaginary things — like tractors that plow farms on Facebook. Zynga is America's first "virtual goods" company to file for an initial public offering, but how real is the company's value?

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