Haley McDowell

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Feminism: Why I'm campaigning for UK schools to teach boys and girls all about it

When I was 11, a boy my age told me I could not be a scientist because I was a girl.<p>Like most people in primary school, gender inequality wasn’t something we thought a lot about. In fact, by the time I finished primary school, I had been told several times that 'I could not play with boys' - or do …

Amazon and the Realities of the “New Economy”

First up, an admission: like tens of millions of Americans, I am a member of Prime, Amazon.com’s program that charges ninety-nine dollars annually for unlimited shipping and other benefits. Originally, I used Barnes & Noble’s Web site for purchases of books and other media products. But when we had …

Coca-Cola Pledges to Disclose Financial Contributions to Health Groups, Researchers

Beverage giant promises more transparency after coming under fire from anti-obesity initiative<p>By<p>Mike Esterl<p>Mike Esterl<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@mikeesterl<p>mike.esterl@wsj.com<p>Coca-Cola Co. KO 1.48% Chairman and Chief Executive Muhtar Kent promised in an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal that …

Public Health

Global Stocks Fall Further After China Devalues Yuan

Investors sell shares in exporters and commodity-linked companies exposed to China’s economy<p>Concerns about China’s economy sent shock waves across global markets on Wednesday, jolting currency markets and pummeling stocks.<p>U.S. stock indexes fell around 1.4% by midsession, with the Dow Jones …

Dow Jones

Should You Worry if You Accidentally Swallow an Insect?

Most bugs are benign to swallow. A scientist explains when there’s cause for concern.<p>It happens every day: You’re out for a run or motorboating on the lake and, whoosh, an insect lands in your mouth. The ick factor is high, but can it cause any real harm? One expert, Bobbi Pritt, a microbiologist, …

Mayo Clinic

US lawmakers want equal pay for women from FIFA

NEW YORK — Weeks after the U.S. won the Women’s World Cup, the disparity in pay, publicity and investment between men’s and women’s soccer has …

Beyond the Women's World Cup: 8 ways to get female students into football

The heroics of England’s lionesses this year got millions excited about the beautiful game. Here’s how to use this interest to inspire girls in your school<p>The heroics of our English Lionesses in Canada during the Women’s World Cup inspired me and millions of others to get excited about the …

Canadian election: 1.4m expatriates barred from voting after court ruling

Ontario appeals court decision overturns 2014 ruling that restored right to vote among Canadians who have lived outside the country for five or more years<p>More than a million Canadian expatriates are out of luck if they had plans to vote in their home country’s general election on 19 October, thanks …

We need new leaders: women of South Sudan's Bentiu camp speak

More than 100,000 now live in this base for internally displaced people in the world’s newest country. Inside the camp, three women tell their stories<p>The number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in the UN compound in Bentiu has risen above 100,000, the organisation has announced, making it the …

U.S. Airstrike Kills Seven in Afghanistan

Incident threatens to strain links between allies battling the Taliban and Islamic State<p>KABUL—A U.S. airstrike in eastern Afghanistan killed at least seven Afghan soldiers, local officials said, an incident that threatens to strain relations between allies who are battling the Taliban and …

Drone Startups Take Flight in Asia

Entrepreneurs are providing services that appeal to local markets in new ways<p>By<p>Newley Purnell<p>Newley Purnell<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@newley<p>newley<p>Google+<p>newley.purnell@wsj.com<p>SINGAPORE—Half a dozen men gathered around a workbench in a government building one morning as Tack Wai Wong, an …

Plantations

Tokyo Olympic Stadium Design Falls at Cost Hurdle

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe scraps design for planned centerpiece of 2020 Games, orders restart<p>TOKYO—After weeks of criticism over the cost of Tokyo’s new Olympic Stadium, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that his government would scrap the current design for the central venue of the 2020 Summer …

Texas Investor Sid Bass to Lend Blue Bell Creameries Up to $125 Million

Deal could give the Bass family a one-third stake in the ice-cream maker<p>Texas billionaire Sid Bass agreed to lend Blue Bell Creameries LP up to $125 million to help the ice-cream maker rebound from a sweeping recall, and the deal could give the Bass family a one-third stake in the private …

Ice Cream