Archive for September 5th, 2011

September 5, 2011

Tough crack down on abortion clinic protesters

via Jezebel — Violence at abortion clinics has been down since George Tiller was murdered in 2009, and part of the reason may be that the Obama administration is doing more to prosecute anti-choice protesters who break the law. Some say the FBI could haveprevented Tiller’s death if Scott Roeder had been investigated more thoroughly, but under the Bush administration, the federal goverment generally didn’t do much to stop harassment outside clinics. During Bush’s tenure, the Jutice Department only filed one case against a protester who violated the Freedom of Accesss to Clinic Entrances Act or FACE Act. Since Obama has been in office, the Department’s civil rights division has already filed eight cases.

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September 5, 2011

Think you’re addicted to your morning cafecito? Think again? Maybe?

via MSNBC — If you’re one of those people who can’t start the day without a jolt of java, the mere thought of decaf is probably enough to put you to sleep.

But a new study suggests you really needn’t worry that your favorite breakfast hangout one day will accidentally put decaf in the caffeinated carafe. As long as youthink you’re getting the high-octane stuff, you’re likely to respond accordingly. You’ll feel happier and mentally sharper, the same as if you’d actually downed a dose of liquid lightning.

In other words, caffeine is in the mind of the drinker — not necessarily his or her cup.

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September 5, 2011

Bloombito and our Bilingual Future

by Ryan Almodovar

“Hola Newo Yorko! El stormo grande is mucho dangeroso!” tweeted Rachel Figueroa-Levin, a house wife that created the Twitter handle of ‘@MiguelBloombito’ – a fictional, Latinized version of New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg.

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September 5, 2011

Google, Facebook and Twitter: The New Resume

by Jazmin Chavez

When was the last time you “Googled”” yourself? Did you like what you see? Did you view everything that was possibly posted about you? Your employers sure did. Welcome to your new resume. We often see the Facebook settings that tell us to change our security settings, but by then your status updates, tweets, drunken birthday pictures and wild nights of streaking have been posted.

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September 5, 2011

50 best companies for Latinas

What better way to recognize Labor Day, besides family and barbeques, than to take a look at the Latina Style Top 50 companies for Latinas to work for.

The 50 companies are chosen based on: number of Latina executives, mentoring programs, Latina board members, educational opportunities, alternative work policies, dependent/child care support, employee benefits, women’s issues, job retraining, affinity groups and Hispanic relations.

This year, a new category was added that displays which companies have a dedicated program to recruit military personnel.

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