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Gender equality in workplace could add trillions to US economy

<b>Gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion (£3 trillion) to the US economy by 2025, a study has found.</b><p>The McKinsey Global Institute conducted the research showing more female employment would boost the economy.<p>It found $2.1 trillion could be added if the country raised its female …

Yemen Is Fighting Its Severe Water Shortage by Harvesting Its Fog

Genius.<p>Finding fresh, clean water in Yemen is no easy task: supplies have become so scarce in the war-torn country that villagers are often spending …

War

The ethicality of prescribing placebos

Almost all UK GPs have at some point given a patient a treatment they don't need. This is according to the results of a survey of 783 of them across the country, conducted by researchers at Oxford and Southampton, and published in PLOS One recently.<p>While few GPs gave sugar pills or saline …

Five gender gaps Singapore women still face in 2015

Equality is represented twice on the Singapore flag. First, in the colour red, symbolising the equality and universal brotherhood of man. The second, …

Gender

The Afghan Girls Who Live as Boys

In a society that demands sons at almost any cost, some families are cutting their daughters’ hair short and giving them male names.<p>Mehran, age 6, first arrived at her kindergarten in Kabul as Mahnoush, in pigtails and a pistachio dress. When school shut down for a break, Mahnoush left and never …

Chinese province grants women leave for menstrual pain

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Each month, Shao Jinwen's lower abdomen throbs with a familiar, all-consuming pain.<p>It's a pain she's had to endure each month since she had her first period at age 13.<p>When we meet in Starbucks in downtown Beijing on a cheerless, sub-zero winter day, the 24-year-old theater director …

Gender gap: Women welcome in ‘hard working’ fields, but ‘genius’ fields are male-dominated, study finds

The difference between Sherlock Holmes and Hermione Granger may help explain why women don't thrive as much as men in some fields of academia. One is brilliant by nature and the other has to work her butt off, and they represent the pervasive gender stereotypes of our age.<p>Surprise, surprise: …

Faith Doesn’t Justify Discrimination Against Women

While much progress has been made in the world in terms of equal rights for women, most major religions still place women in a lesser role, and …