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Gender Wage Gap Widens to 43 Percent by Age 45

It’s no secret that women lag behind men in wages — making about 83 cents to every dollar a man earns. But new research shows that wage gap widens dramatically by the time they reach their 40s.<p>Using Census Bureau databases that track individual workers and firms over time, a team of economists …

Demographics

Opinion | Is this Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau running things on Parliament Hill?: Hébert

Is this Stephen Harper or Justin Trudeau running things on Parliament Hill?: Hébert<p>Every prime minister in recent decades has promised to run a more …

Canada

A 2-Minute Meditation to De-Stress and Feel Happier

Incorporating meditation into a chaotic day can be challenging. Who has time to sit down and clear the mind when you have a million other things to …

Meditation

Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?

Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly<p>Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, …

Economics

Domestic abuse victims wait nearly two years for compensation

Criminal injuries payouts delayed by almost double the time advised by charter, Ministry of Justice data show<p>Domestic violence victims are waiting almost two years on average to receive compensation for abuse they have suffered, government statistics have revealed.<p>The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said …

Domestic Violence

Why Would a Woman Want to Talk to the Man Who Abused Her?

Attiya Khan is about to have the hardest conversation of her life. She didn’t sleep last night and woke up this morning covered in hives, little red …

The UK has more billionaires than ever. Under Labour we’ll all be on the rich list

Britain is a wealthy country – but few people share in it. Unlike Theresa May, Labour wants a Brexit that builds a fairer society and an upgraded economy<p>We are told Britain is getting richer, and yes, in some circles that is true. Take a look behind the statistics, however, and you see that a few …

United Kingdom

How Many More Women Like Alice Ruggles Have To Die Before We Learn Our Lesson?

This morning, I appeared on Woman's Hour, discussing the depiction of male violence against women in popular culture - notably Big Littles Lies, in …

Feminism

Poorest Households Pay More In Taxes Than The Richest 10%, New Figures Reveal

Indirect taxes clobber the less well off<p>Rosemary Calvert via Getty Images<p>Britain’s poorest households pay more of their incomes in taxes than the …

Income Inequality

First Nations youth launch album covering hope, challenges of living in remote communities

Young people from a pair of Manitoba First Nations are heading to Vancouver this weekend to launch a new album featuring songs they wrote, performed …

Canada

'They are also refugees': Simba the Lion and Lula the Bear rescued from zoo in Isis stronghold Mosul

The Muntazah al-Nour zoo has been completely destroyed amid fighting between jihadists and Iraqi soldiers.<p>The last two surviving animals of Mosul zoo …

24 Things You Need to Let Go to Be Truly Happy | Inc.com

If you want to be happy you have to find the things that make you unhappy.<p>If you want to move forward, there are always things you need to let go of first. It's a process that shouldn't happen just once a year. Taking stock should be an ongoing activity. To make sure you're moving in the direction …

Happiness

RCMP charge Saskatchewan woman with human smuggling

A Saskatchewan woman has been charged with human smuggling after nine foreign nationals were intercepted crossing into Canada from the United States, shining a light on the predatory nature of the practice as illegal border crossings rise across Canada.<p>Mounties stopped the nine foreign nationals in …

Canada

Justin Trudeau is suddenly the new enemy of the militant climate crusade

Another day, another disappointment for Bill McKibben. The eco-activist, author and co-founder of the anti-carbon lobby group 350.org, confessed …

Climate

Pepsi, McDonalds, Nestlé, Other Major Brands Implicated in Illegal Destruction of Critical Elephant Habitat

A Rainforest Action Network field investigation team has documented new evidence of large-scale, illegal rainforest destruction within habitat …

Biodiversity

Critical Orangutan Habitat is in Danger of Being Deforested for Palm Oil – Stop This Now! - One Green Planet

The population of the Bornean orangutan has declined by over 50 percent in the past 60 years. The reason for this terrible drop in the number of …

Biodiversity

Six megatrends that could alter the course of sustainable development

As the world works to achieve the sustainable development goals, a recent UN report identifies six issues that challenge ambitious targets<p>We are approaching two years into implementing the ambitious 2030 Agenda – a historic agreement to end poverty, combat inequalities, promote peaceful and …

World Economy

Putin says trust in U.S. has deteriorated under Trump

The Russian president called the U.S. airstrike in Syria an “obvious violation of international law” and compared it to coalition actions in Iraq in 2003.

International Law

These Burmese palm oil workers say they're trapped on plantations

If Zaw Myo Htike could go home, he would. But even after working for nearly 13 years on a palm oil plantation in southern Myanmar, he hasn’t been able to make enough money to leave.<p>In 2004, Zaw Myo Htike, a thin, muscular, 20-year-old Burmese man, was living in Wakema township, the heart of …

Biodiversity
Africa

25 Profound Quotes from Aristotle On Happiness, Self-Mastery and Mindful Living

Aristotle is one of the top thinkers in history. Though he is often defined as a philosopher, he covered many topics such as biology, zoology, …

Happiness

Every Adult Should Listen Carefully To This Teen's Speech On Rape Culture

Nadia Goldman is no ordinary high school senior.<p>The 18-year-old dropped some serious knowledge about misogyny and sexism in a speech she made this past week at her St. Paul, Minnesota high school. The speech, which Goldman posted on YouTube, is a powerfully poetic commentary on rape culture and …

Feminism

In sub-Saharan Africa, a shorter walk to water saves lives

In the fight against child mortality in the developing world, simple things make a big difference. A new study by Stanford researchers published by …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Brazil Olympics: Super-bacteria found in Rio sea waters

<b>Researchers in Brazil have discovered drug-resistant bacteria in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.</b><p>The "super-bacteria" are usually found in hospital waste and produce an enzyme, KPC, resistant to antibiotics.<p>Researchers …

Brazil

Pakistan's New Big Threat Isn't Terrorism—It's Water

Shortages of the precious resource threaten to destabilize the region even further.<p>In a report released last week by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Pakistan was pinpointed as "one of the most water-stressed countries in the world, not far from being classified, 'water-scarce'." As water demand …

Scott Harrison: How He Started charity: water And What He Learned In The Process

I recently spoke to Scott Harrison, who is the Founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. In seven years, with the help of more than 400,000 donors worldwide, charity: water has raised over $100 million and …

Scientists Solve Ocean 'Carbon Sink' Puzzle

By Robert McSweeney<p>The oceans are a hugely important "carbon sink," helping absorb CO2 emissions from human activities. Without them, CO2 would …

Canadian Town Apologizes After Its Drinking Water Turns Pink

The Canadian town of Onoway, in Alberta, has apologized to locals after its drinking water turned bright pink.<p>Residents started complaining about the …

Drinking Water

America’s hidden water affordability crisis

<i>This story was originally published by Fusion and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>When Elizabeth Mack wondered about a …

Somalia: 'People are dying of hunger...there's no water'

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia (CNN) —</b> Fatumata Hassan sits in the opening of her ramshackle shelter. She is tired and gaunt.<p>Her three-year-old daughter Shankaron sits on her lap, eyes blank and scared. It is a look that is far too common in these parts.<p>The past days have been cruel on Fatumata and her two …

Africa