Meghan McGuire

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Get Free, Unlimited Wi-Fi on Flights and Bypass Paywalls

In-flight Wi-Fi is wonderful. The price to use it on the other hand, not so great. There are a few methods to get free access, but these two are …

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5 Signs You Might Really Be Dating a Man-Child

The idea of a boy who never grows up is promoted and even romanticized in our culture as sexy or just “the way men are.” Sadly, women often pay the …

I kept dismissing complaints from men that feminist advancements were leading to an unfair double standard. But they kept coming. Could it really be true?<p>Something interesting happens every time I write a story about gender issues. Men I know, and many more I do not, reach out to me to tell me they …

Feminism

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

Medicare Pays Female Doctors Nearly $19,000 Less Than Male Doctors: Study

In a single year, Medicare reimbursed female physicians almost $19,000 less than male doctors, according to a new study published in <i>Postgraduate</i> …

China’s Olympic darling taught her country swimming on your period is safe—and there’s no shame in it

When China’s favorite swimmer Fu Yuanhui openly mentioned her menstrual cycle on Sunday (Aug. 14) at the Rio Olympics, it was the first time many Chinese people realized it is possible to swim while being on your period.<p>China placed 4th in the final of the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay Sunday, a …

Why I Fought So Hard to Have a C-Section

No, I was not "too posh to push."<p>With only three weeks before my due date, I was on the phone calling hospitals across the country to find one I could transfer my prenatal care to, sometimes crying so hard I was barely coherent. I should have spent my last few days before motherhood packing my …

Why Women Should Stop Trying to Be Like Men at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Atheism Advocate: Religion Is Harming Society And Lives

<i>Atheist US Presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan delivering a secular-inspired Transhumanist Bill of Rights to the US Capitol -- Photo by Roen Horn</i><p>All around the world, religious terror is striking and threatening us. Whether in France, Turkey, London, or the USA, the threat is now constant. We can …

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren't Doctors Diagnosing Them?

When Jennifer had her second child in 2005, she knew within days that something worrisome had happened to her body. For the first time in her life, she couldn’t make it to the toilet. She peed without warning. She took her 2-week-old to the grocery store down the block and had to waddle home with …

7 Signs You've Found Your Life Partner (That Have Nothing to Do With Romance)

<i>For BRIDES, by Jillian Kramer</i><p>We've been socialized to swoon over flowers, chocolates, and other romantic gestures. "But romance only takes a relationship so far," says Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach. "Successful relationships happen when we choose with our heads as well as our …

American parents are miserable: Moms and dads alike face a massive “happiness gap”

“Having kids in the U.S. is brutal.” Sociologists blame the country’s paltry social services, among other factors<p>“The days are long, but the years are short,” goes the old saying. That’s true of life itself, but the phrase has become a mantra of parents and caregivers, a reassuring bit of what’s …

'Most exciting cancer treatment since chemotherapy' could save patients using DNA tests

A revolutionary approach to treating cancer using DNA tests can shrink tumours at six times the rates of conventional medicine, major trials reveal today.<p>Experts said the promise shown by “precision medicine” was “the most exciting thing since chemotherapy” meaning that in future, patients could be …

Cancer

Counterfeit Foods, and How to Spot Them

That Parmesan cheese is actually wood, that honey has corn syrup, and the cake is a lie. There’s no guarantee the food you’re buying at the store is …

WaterO brings reverse osmosis drinking water to the kitchen table

A month before Disrupt, Yu Zhou sent us an email titled, “We want to help solve the Flint water problem.” WaterO’s CEO wasn’t claiming to have the catchall solution to the lead problem plaguing the Michigan city, but his company was in a unique position to lend a hand.<p>Since then, the Los …

The Mothers Who Regret Having Kids

Research shows that 97 percent of moms believe the rewards of being a parent outweigh the cost. But what about the 3 percent of mothers who disagree?<p>On paper, modern motherhood can seem like a raw deal. Infant care costs more than college in some states, moms are routinely shamed on social media …

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

Compression Tights Are the Secret to Better Workouts—And Better Legs

Ask the uninitiated what compression tights are, and they’ll probably imagine the sort of impossibly thick knee-highs that Mrs. Doubtfire wriggles into—something that people with circulation problems wear to keep blood from settling in the calves. But in recent years, a chic crop of snug-fitting …

Inflammation

Why We Need to Reclaim the Word 'Female'

As an author of a new book on women, <i>Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works</i>, I’ve often used the term <i>female</i> to describe women …

Making the Toughest Decision of Your Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’ve ever woken up one day and realized that you’ve been on the wrong path and there’s no way to turn back the hands of time, then you’ve experienced one of life’s worst feelings: regret mixed with hopelessness, since there’s simply …

4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From a father on the poverty line to a CEO millionaire.<p><b>The median household income in America is $53,657.</b> Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of …

6 Content Marketing Resources Brands Should Be Aware Of

Yes, I know my title ends in a preposition. Sue me, grammar police of the world. There’s a reason that content dominates the world of marketing: It allows businesses to leverage their knowledge and stand out from their competition. Besides being cost effective, content marketing provides value that …

Marketing

Netflix says Geography, Age, and Gender Are 'Garbage' for Predicting Taste

Netflix (nflx) rolled out to 130 new countries earlier this year, and you might expect that it began carefully tailoring its offerings for each of …

Failed soda brands

Orbitz Soda, with floating bits in it, only lasted for one year in the late '90s.Orbitz<p>Some soda brands just don't resonate with consumers, so they get taken off supermarket shelves, never to return.<p>The most memorable ones have worked their way into soda lore, refusing to be forgotten. Some have …

Is Organic More Nutritious? New Study Adds To The Evidence

It's often a split-second decision.<p>You're in the produce aisle, and those organic apples on display look nice. You like the <i>idea</i> of organic — but they're a few bucks extra. Ditto for the organic milk and meat. Do you splurge? Or do you ask yourself: What am I really getting from organic?<p>Scientists …

Nutrition

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Here are the 27 countries with the highest levels of tax

The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the quality of the teaching of math in schools to the rate of inflation in each country. It then uses the data to compile a picture of virtually every country.<p>One of the indicators the WEF uses is a country's tax burden, with higher scores indicating …