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Child Marriage Explained in 4 Charts

Though child marriage can seem like a faraway phenomenon to many Americans (it's a bigger problem here than you probably thought), there are more than 700 million women alive today who were married as children.<p>Let's state the obvious: That's way too many women. That's almost 10 percent of the …

Straight women in Tanzania marry each other in order to keep their houses

Straight women in Tanzania are marrying each other and even sharing beds in order to keep their houses in the absence of husbands, according to …

The 2 exercises that will keep you fit for life

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you should make sure you're getting enough exercise.<p>It will keep your brain healthy and can add years to your life. Researchers have found that many fit older adults have the muscles and bones of people years — even decades— younger.<p>And any exercise is …

Exercise

Karma marketing: can the idea of 'branding like a Buddhist' change corporate mindsets?

Could the key to sustainable business be changing corporate mindsets from a culture of “more” – more revenue, more profit, more market share – to one of “enough”?<p>Bangkok-based brand strategist Sirikul Laukaikul argued that’s the case in a presentation about an idea called the “sufficiency economy …

Marketing

The happiest — and most miserable — countries on earth

Slide 1 of 7<p>Where you live may have a major impact on how happy you are.<p>According to Gallup’s 2015 Global Emotions report, released on Thursday, the …

Rand Paul has a mind-numbingly asinine explanation for income inequality

The senator’s take on the wealth gap is about as simple-minded as his flat-tax plan<p>Kentucky Senator and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul has a flat tax plan meant to apply to corporations, the 1% and the working poor alike that would increase the deficit by $3 trillion over 10 years …

Mike Huckabee’s bizarre fetal personhood proposal would criminalize miscarriages

Thursday night’s GOP debate was dominated by the antics of the party’s loudest and most extravagantly controversial candidate, Donald Trump. But with …

The world isn’t paying enough attention to Latin America’s child-bride problem

Over the past decade, world leaders and human-rights activists alike have increasingly recognized that the practice of child marriage undermines development and stability. This is especially true in regions like sub-Saharan Africa, where Niger claims the highest rate of child marriage globally—at …

Sustainable Development Goals

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

Why I Write in PowerPoint

When writing business documents (aside from emails), most people turn to word-processing software. That’s not the only option. You can do everything — outlines, drafts, revisions, and even layouts, if you’d like — in PowerPoint or similar presentation programs.<p>That’s what I’ve used to write my …

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Transgender Human Rights Activist Murdered in El Salvador

<i>Post submitted by Ernesto Zelayandia, HRC Global Fellow.</i><p>The LGBT movement of El Salvador lost one of its most prominent transgender activists, …

The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries

Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control<p>Luis Parada’s office is just four blocks from the White House, in the heart of K Street, Washington’s …

El Salvador

Could you sleep, eat, work and bathe in 86 square feet? Introducing the Ecocapsule

The tiny-house movement has been gaining traction ever since U.S.-based architect Sarah Susanka published her bestseller <i>The Not So Big House</i> almost two decades ago. And a growing number of people are rejecting the mortgage trap to live pared-down lives in 100- to 400-square-foot spaces. But in …