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New Employment Perk: Unlimited Paid Vacation

Only 1% of employers in the US offer this perk, but the number is growing. In some firms, employees can take as much paid time off as they feel they need: By showing that they trust their workers, these employers say, they are cultivating a culture of even deeper trust. Though the practice is still experimental, [...]

Craigslist Gold: 1:3 Scale TIE Fighter Playhouse

It won’t fit inside my cubicle here at Neatorama but, with a few modifications, it could become my cubicle! It’s on sale in the Olympia, Washington area for “$150 or best offer”. I suspect that the best offer is going to far exceed that number. Link -via reddit

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High Tech Specs May Change The Way We See The World

Imagine glasses that can read body language and offer suggestions about how you should respond, or goggles which can scan faces and call up criminal databases to find a real time match. These snazzy high tech specs aren’t just science fiction props anymore, and researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are sure that their [...]

Contest for the Criminally Beautiful

It’s the beauty contest where nervous judges are likely to get an offer they can’t refuse – Miss Mafia 2010.Contestants for the pageant in Budapest, Hungary, must either have mob connections or convictions for crimes that have earned them time behind bars.Judges have already selected the four Mafia molls who will compete for the title [...]