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Amid technology, police still drawn to the sketch
In a world saturated with surveillance videos, cellphone cameras and other recording devices that can capture crimes in real time, many police departments across the country still rely on the composite sketch to help solve crimes.
In technology, 2013 was a more amazing year than you think
If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter's IPO was the event of the year. But look again, at the stories we missed. So much happened, in fact, that I believe we have set the stage for the transformation of entire industries.
States make moves toward paid family leave
Rhode Island, where paid family leave was approved by wide margins in the state House and Senate in just one session in July, joins California and New Jersey as the only states to offer workers family leave that is paid not by taxpayers or employers but, like Social Security, out of a pool of employee paycheck contributions.
10 easy-to-do steps to lower economic stress in 2014
Resolutions are usually a terrible way to effect change. Changing habits involves changing your lifestyle, and that requires a deep commitment that most of us lack. If you've resolved to get your financial life in order, I offer 10 important and easy-to-do steps.
More daters turn to Web but still keep lips zipped
Online dating: More and more people are doing it, but no one wants to talk about it. On the record, that is.
States should rethink big tax breaks to companies, economists say
As good jobs have become harder to find, states have approved bigger economic handouts to attract or keep individual companies. New economic research suggests that's often not a good idea.
How to tame an out-of-control kid
An emerging psychological treatment for out-of-control preschoolers called Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has been slowly making its way into clinics across the country after years of randomized trials that have won it recognition as one of the most effective treatments for young children prone to frequent and destructive meltdowns.
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Travel apps that'll make your trips easier
Need to book a hotel at the last minute? Want to find cheap gas?
Just in time for the holiday travel season, we thought we'd recommend some apps that could make your trip — whether it's by plane, train, car or bike — a little less stressful.
Work Advice: A Dickens of a work schedule
"I don't feel right about not even being able to attend Christmas Eve Mass. I can't afford to quit; I'm sending out resumes like crazy. Is there some way out of this so I can see my family for Christmas?"
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