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‘The Web’s biggest lie’ and other things you may have missed this week

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For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We're here to lend a hand: In case you didn't see them the first time, a collection of stories you may have missed this week on globeandmail.com.

Terms of Service

We all do it: Putting a check mark next to the "click to accept you've read" agreement online, even though we have no idea what we're agreeing to. After all, who actually reads those things? Well, these lawyers do, and they think you should too. Here's why "I have read and agreed.." is the "Web's biggest lie" and why we should all stop telling it.

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Bad news for summer babies

Think you've got what it takes to be a CEO? If your birthday is in June or July, then chances are you're out of luck. According to a new study, your birth date can have an impact on how far you climb on the corporate ladder.

Inside the mind of a killer

When deadly snipers terrorized Washington a decade ago, killing 10 people over a course of 23 days, many were shocked to learn that one of the killers was a 17-year-old teenager. Carmeta Albarus, the social worker assigned to work with the teenaged boy after his arrest, spent years corresponding with him and just recently released a book, titled The Making of Lee Boyd Malvo. The result is a chilling portrait of how a troubled, but studious teenager was transformed into a serial killer.

But will it clash with the silver and red?

The TTC chief is hoping a more "modern" uniform will help transit worker command more respect. That's why he told The Globe this week that he's set to ditch the Toronto Transit Commission's current maroon duds for a fresh new look. What colour is the chief leaning toward?

Nature vs. nurture?

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Do babies know the difference between right and wrong? A growing body of research suggests that young children and even babies are able to demonstrate qualities like generosity and a sense of justice, and an aversion to telling lies. So why do children still misbehave?

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