Michael Raymond Coughlin

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Buddhist monks seek to ban schoolgirls from wearing headscarves in Burma

Influential group of monks also plans to encourage people to vote for candidates who ‘will not let our race and religion disappear’ in this year’s elections<p>An influential group of Buddhist monks in Burma is proposing to ban Muslim schoolgirls from wearing headscarves, in the latest sign of growing …

Japanese women are speaking out against “maternity harassment”

Expecting mothers in Japan face tremendous social pressure to choose between having either a child or a career, and sometimes get assigned work that’s difficult or dangerous for a pregnant women—a phenomenon known as <i>matahara,</i> or “maternity harassment.”<p>This week, a group of Japanese women spoke out …

Maternity

Over 97% of homicides in America aren’t committed in self-defense

The right to bear arms is a pillar of the US Constitution and many Americans defend it in the strongest terms.<p>One key argument for gun ownership is that it allows citizens to protect themselves and their families, and to prevent greater harm to society—potentially by killing an assailant. These …

Guns

Top US CEOs still make 300 times more than their workers

An annual analysis of CEO pay by the Economic Policy Institute shows that chief executives at the 350 biggest US firms make 303 times the average worker in their sector:<p>EPI, a left-leaning think tank, chose to limit its analysis to the largest firms because they provide a significant share of US …

5 Addictions and How They Can Potentially Hurt Your Business

Here are 5 top addictions hurting businesses these days, and how they're doing it.<p>When you hear the word "addiction," the definition that probably pops into your head is something like "a chronic, recurring behavior characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, despite the harmful consequences."<p>…

Steve Jobs's Secret to Greatness: Yogananda

The story of the spiritual teacher who was a silent force in the life of the most important entrepreneur of our times.<p>Steve Jobs planned every detail of his own memorial service, held at Stanford University in October 2011, including the brown box each attendee received as a farewell gift. One of …