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First lady Michelle Obama teams up with Oprah to host 'United State of Women'

The video opens with the back of Meryl Streep's head, then moves on to clips of Michelle Obama, Oprah, Tina Fey, Laverne Cox, Kerry Washington and most of the female cast of Shonda Rhimes's hit political drama "Scandal."<p>The women, 27 in all, riff on togetherness, pay equity, workplace leadership, …

How to Report to a Woman If You're a Man

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many female CEOs I know have the same story. A male job candidate blows them away with his interview and jam-packed CV. His references sing his praises, so she hires him on the spot, excited about the new skills he’ll bring to her company.<p>…

South Carolina governor signs law banning abortions after 20 weeks

Republican Gov.<p>Nikki Haleysigned legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.<p>The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb.<p>Doctors face up to $10,000 in …

South Carolina

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Wastewater

Google's new app lets users conduct scientific research on their phones

Google's new Android app revamps the clipboard for scientific field experiments. The app, called Science Journal, measures and records data in real time, and then converts that data into easily readable graphs and charts.<p>Users can store several projects in the app, and use tools like an …

Apps

Not in our name: the lies in simplistic narratives about sex and religion

In September 2014 a group of religious leaders and scholars met for two days in New York to address what have become significant sources of tension in various United Nations settings: family, sex, reproductive health, and women's rights. The diverse group was drawn from different world religions, …

Experts give their tips on how to reduce your waste (and save your money)

Image: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie<p>Image: Leon Farrell/RollingNews.ie<p>THE NEW PAY By Weight system for household waste will be introduced across …

Analysis: Fast fashion comes at a steep price for the environment

There are few industries fickler than fashion, changing annually and swapping seasonally. The good news is that fashion can, in theory, change more …

There’s a strategic reason why some women scientists look “frumpy”

In 2006 I finished my PhD in economics and received a lot of career advice. I was told to not dress too nicely during interviews. I was told when I made distinctly feminine gestures (like touching my hair) during seminars it came across as “flaky.” Outside of graduate school, people often remarked …

Short Hair

Under the radar, Bill Clinton finds his voice as a supporting actor

CAYEY, Puerto Rico — In a rural roadside restaurant here in the heart of Puerto Rico, the lunch rush was over, leaving only a handful of patrons to see a snowy-haired figure in black jeans and a polo shirt emerge from an SUV that pulled up outside.<p>It was the 42nd president of the United States. …

Government

What Venezuela's Food Rationing Tells Us: The Price Of Something Is The Price Of Something

The ongoing disaster that is the Venezuelan economy under Bolivarian socialism tells us a number of interesting economic lessons. In part that there’s no economic theory so deluded that someone, somewhere, won’t believe in it. That we cannot simply ascribe prices randomly to goods: prices are not …

Venezuela

How Teen Girls Are Putting the World of Competitive Chess in Check

Chess is one of few professional sports where it’s not uncommon to see children playing adults—and winning.<p>Just ask Akshita Gorti, a 13-year-old from …

To Write Better Code, Read Virginia Woolf

Mountain View, Calif. — THE humanities are kaput. Sorry, liberal arts cap-and-gowners. You blew it. In a software-run world, what’s wanted are more engineers.<p>At least, so goes the argument in a rising number of states, which have embraced a funding model for higher education that uses tuition …

Humanities