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Donald Trump Supports First Amendment Defense Act, an Anti-LGBTQ Bill

Opponents believe it doesn't protect religious freedom and instead takes away from marriage equality.<p>An anti-LGBTQ bill may be one of the first pieces of legislation up for a congressional vote during Donald Trump's impending presidency, and the President-elect already said that that he would sign …

Solar Power Is Now The Cheapest Form of Energy in Almost 60 Countries

We just hit a major turning point.<p>It's official: solar became the cheapest source of new energy in lower-income countries this year, giving both …

Renewable Energy

Alexa, are you a feminist?

It has become a sport among white middle-class men with a penchant for technology to bemoan the failures and inconsistencies of contemporary …

Artificial Intelligence

I watched a populist leader rise in my country. That’s why I’m genuinely worried for America.

<i>Miklos Haraszti is a Hungarian author and director of research on human rights at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies of Central European University.</i><p>Hungary, my country, has in the past half-decade morphed from an exemplary post-Cold War democracy into a populist autocracy. Here are a few …

Political Science

How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land for Future Generations

By Russell Begaye, President of the Navajo Nation<p>I am very proud to be both Navajo and American. As the President of the Navajo Nation, I’ve …

Ethnology

Donald Trump Is Now Referring to Himself in the Third Person

Thanks, Donald.<p>Donald Trump's tweeting has spurred a new hashtag after the President-elect thanked himself in the third person for recent improvements in the economy.<p>Late on Tuesday night, Trump tweeted, "The U.S. Consumer Confidence Index for December surged nearly four points to 113.7, THE …

24 Exceptional Women-Hosted Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017

Many of the most informative podcasts for entrepreneurs have a female perspective.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this week, I shared my top picks for Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs in 2017. The article received a phenomenal response from readers, gaining …

The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn

Carrie Goldberg is a pioneer in the field of sexual privacy, using the law to defend victims of hacking, leaking, and other online assaults.<p>One morning in March, in a courtroom in Newark, New Jersey, a young woman named Norma attended the sentencing of a former boyfriend, who had gone to grotesque …

Internet

Scanning reveals what pregnancy does to a mother’s brain

AS ANY parent will tell you, once you have had children nothing is ever quite the same. Including, it seems, their mothers’ brains. In a paper just …

Zainab Salbi on gender equality: ‘This is not the time to be polite. This is the time to call it’

Growing up in Iraq’s inner circle in the 1990s, Zainab Salbi lived under the shadow of Saddam Hussein. Her parents socialised with the dictator and she called him uncle.<p>A childhood in Iraq was, according to Salbi, “a context where beauty was dangerous”. Her mother taught her about feminism, and “at …

Hillary Clinton

Why misogyny won

America’s president-elect is an alleged sexual predator. This theory of sexism explains how it came to this — and why even many women voted for Trump.<p>After leaked audio showed Donald Trump bragging in 2005 that he can “grab [women] by the pussy” and kiss them without consent because he’s “a star,” …

Exclusive: Trump team seeks names of officials working to counter violent extremism | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked two Cabinet departments for the names of government officials working on programs to counter violent extremism, according to a document seen by Reuters and U.S. officials.<p>U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to …

Trump Team Asks State Dept. To Name Those Working On Gender Equality

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women, in what's being seen as an echo of an earlier request for the Energy Department to list employees who work on climate change.<p>In a brief …

The Rise and Rise of Influencer Marketing

In a survey by eMarketer, 84% of marketers said they would launch at least one influencer campaign within the next twelve months.It’s no secret that …

Teach girls bravery, not perfection

We're raising our girls to be perfect, and we're raising our boys to be brave, says Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code. Saujani has taken …

Feminism

Evidence of the Superiority of Female Doctors

New research estimates that if all physicians were female, 32,000 fewer Americans would die every year.<p>Salaries for female physicians average some $19,879—eight percent—lower than male physicians. At academic hospitals, male physicians receive more research funding and are more than twice as likely …

Health Care

2016 in review: The revenge of the forgotten

<b>(CNN) —</b> Never has there been a more humbling year for a reporter.<p>This was a year when predictions were shattered, polls discredited, facts eschewed and rationality dismissed. "Populism" spread like wildfire across the West, thumbing its nose at elites seen by so many voters as complacent and …

Political Science

Disney’s ‘Rogue One’ Surges With $155.1 Million Weekend Haul

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” posted the second-biggest December opening weekend ever, validating Walt Disney Co.’s strategy of spinning new stories …

Movies

Aleppo Documentary Filmmakers: "We Worry About the People We Spent Time With"

The creators of 'The White Helmets,' the Oscar-shortlisted documentary about the Syrian Civil Defense, talk about the ongoing conflict and the …

‘It Makes You Human Again’

How Albuquerque figured out how to really help its homeless population. And save money in the process.<p>ALBUQUERQUE—Under a cloudless desert sky, David Kelhoyoma, a Marine veteran who help liberate Kuwait City during the first Gulf War, roamed the top of a city landfill, stuffing stray bits of …

We need to fill 'new collar' jobs that employers demand: IBM's Rometty

Today, leaders in business, government and across civil society in the U.S. and around the world are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, markets and society, changes that are having a major impact on economies and employment. But even as many seek to revitalize traditional industries, …

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble”<p>If you’re an American, you’re likely misinformed about …

Fossil Fuels

How Can I Help People In Aleppo? 10 Charities Working To Provide Food, Shelter, Medicine And Education To Syrians

Amid the scenes of horror, there is something you can do.<p>People around the world have been horrified at events in Syria’s second city Aleppo as …

Since the Election, More Than 4,500 Women Have Registered to Run for Office

For proof we need more women in politics, look no further than Ohio, where lawmakers just passed one of the most restrictive abortion bills in the …

Trump Tower

After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch

After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea announced today that it will not back the Dakota Access …

Les violents combats reprennent à Alep, l'évacuation de civils est suspendue (VIDÉO)

Les raids aériens et les bombardements intenses ont semé la panique mercredi parmi les habitants d'Alep qui cherchaient éperdument un abri, après la …

Moyen-Orient