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Emma Watson gives feminism new life (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a fellow and deputy director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. She wrote "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana," a book that tells the story of an Afghan girl whose business created jobs and hope during the Taliban years.</i> …

Weighted blankets give autistic people the warm fuzzies

Leslie Brooks had always been handy with a needle and thread. So when a psychologist she was working for told her a young autistic client was having trouble sleeping at night, Ms. Brooks decided to make the child a weighted blanket – a type of bed covering stuffed with weights that can help calm …

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10 countries where gender equality is closer to reality

In order to push gender equality forward, we need to measure and track gender gaps over time.<p>That's precisely the goal of the World Economic Forum …

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The Main Hong Kong Protest Site Is a Perfect Anarchist Collective

Billy Fong is out of a job.<p>Until recently, this high school student had found a purpose helping Hong Kong’s demonstrators over the high median …

Scientists sequenced the genome of a man who lived 45,000 years ago

A femur belonging to a Siberian man helps narrow down the timing of interbreeding events with Neanderthals<p>Scientists have successfully sequenced the genome of a man who was alive 45,000 years ago, which makes the resulting sequence the oldest one researchers have ever obtained from a modern …

How to See the Future In Kids’ Drawings

Give a kid a pencil, and she’ll draw a blob – but pretty soon that shape will start to have a face and body. Stick drawings are an easy way to monitor cognitive development, and a new study finds a link between the ability to draw well and intelligence years later.<p>Rosalind Arden, a cognitive …

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How the Brains of Risk-Taking Teens Work

0<p>SHARES<p>Teenagers are notorious for making stupid decisions.<p>Forty-eight percent of teenage deaths in the United States between 1999 and 2006 were …

Is fast food making us depressed?

Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence, and discovers a surprising new idea to help treat depression.<p>The people entering Felice Jacka’s offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. …

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Did You Know: Studies Show People Believe They Look Like the Retouched Version of Themselves

Remember the “Dove Real Beauty Sketches” advertisement? It was the ad that brought in various women, and then had those women and a stranger they had …

A Brief History of Sexual Violence Activism in the U.S. - Ms. Magazine Blog

In the past year, survivor-activists and allies have effectively put sexual violence on the national agenda, spurring White House, congressional, and …

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: We don’t publish many anonymous pieces on Forbes.com, but this compelling first-person account of sexism in the startup world merits an exception. I met the author several months ago and was floored by the stories she had to tell about her dealings with mostly male investors. Like</i> …

These Are The Things Men Say To Women On The Street

Street harassment is defined as any unwanted gawking, whistling, commenting and/or physical contact of a sexual nature -- something that up to 99 percent of women report experiencing in their lifetimes. In case you needed proof that the sidewalk can be a hostile place for women, these are just a …

Business School Gender Inequality: What's to Be Done?

It’s going to take more than a bandaid. Solving gender inequality in business schools requires facing hard truths and righting past wrongs.<p>In a …