Afternoon Links: December 17, 2010

1. Paid parental leave programs in countries like Australia are keeping small businesses from hiring women of child-bearing age.

2. ReasonTV presents the 2010 “Nanny of the Year” Awards.

3. A hacker reveals how he hacks weak passwords.

4. Slate on the evolutionary case for cannibalism.

5. The Adderall Defense: lawyers for the UVA lacrosse player who beat his girlfriend to death are arguing that her death was actually caused by her adderall prescription.