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Texting and Driving Simulation.

Gauge Your Level of Distraction With This Texting and Driving Simulation From The New York Times. New studies show that drivers overestimate their ability to multitask behind the wheel. This game measures how your reaction time is affected by external distractions. Regardless of your results, experts say, you should not attempt to text when driving. … Read more

Is Texting While Driving a Reality of a Connected Life?

Do you think of your smart phone as an extension of your brain? Check out this interesting piece in the Huffington Post on the work of Amber Case, an anthropologist studying how we integrate interactive technology like cell phones and the internet into our lives.,b=facebook Read the full paper here: Cell Phones and Their Technosocial … Read more

Attorney general: Feds will use ‘every tool’ to fight harassment based on sexual orientation

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Justice Department is “committed to using every tool in its arsenal” to combat bullying and harassment based on sexual orientation and has already made strides in bringing more prosecutions in that area, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday. “I’m proud to say this Department of Justice has never been more committed … Read more

LegalNewsline | HUD accuses Bank of America of discrimination

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it is charging Bank of America and two of its employees with discriminating against Hispanic mortgage borrowers. The charges stem from a complaint filed by the National Fair Housing Alliance, which conducted a series of “secret shopper” tests where Hispanic and non-Hispanic individuals, posing as prospective mortgage borrowers, attempted to get … Read more