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Why do women talk so much? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>‘A woman’s tongue wags like a lamb’s tail”, so an old English saying goes, and if you deign to type “why do women …” into Google’s search bar, the search engine will finish your …

Feminism

Meet Janice Bryant Howroyd, the first African American woman to run a $1-billion business

Janice Bryant Howroyd, 65, is founder and chief executive of Act 1 Group, an employment agency that also provides consulting and business services, including background checks and screening. She’s the first African American woman to operate a company that generates more than $1 billion in annual …

Beverly Hills

HR has lost the trust of employees. Here is who has it now

Human resources has to be one of the greatest bait-and-switch professions one can join today. HR departments position themselves with a forward-facing fluffy image, whether improving the productivity of workers through training and development programs or perhaps righting the yawning inequality gap …

The Workplace

Even female Uber drivers get paid less

Male Uber drivers make 7 percent more per hour than women.<p>Male Uber drivers get paid 7 percent more than their female counterparts in the U.S., according to a new study (pdf) by Uber and Stanford economists.<p>That’s surprising, because Uber’s driver assignments and pay are gender-blind, meaning a …

Autonomous Vehicle

Dealing with Sexual Harassment When Your Company Is Too Small to Have HR

The subject of sexual misconduct at work is dominating mainstream conversation and board room agendas. This doesn’t just mean men and women who run large global enterprises, Fortune 500 behemoths, film studios, and media platforms. The conversation is happening in small businesses as well.<p>In the …

The Workplace

Women will have to wait another 217 years for the pay gap to close

A recent study shows that the global gender pay gap has increased to 32 percent, and projects that at this rate, women will have to wait another 217 years for the pay gap to close.<p>It's not just your own gender, but the gender makeup of your workplace that predicts your wages. Workers in …

The Workplace

Would You Know If Your Company Had A Sexual Harassment Problem?

Most sexual harassment cases go unreported, leaving companies at risk for legal action. Here’s how some workplace cultures thwart harassment issues.<p>In the era of the #metoo and #TimesUp movements, sexual harassment and assault allegations are serious business, toppling even powerful industry …

The Workplace

Every NHS trust tested for cybersecurity has failed, officials admit

Assessments after WannaCry attack reveal vulnerabilities across whole of health system<p>Every NHS trust assessed for cyber security vulnerabilities has failed to meet the standard required, civil servants have said for the first time.<p>In a parliamentary hearing on the WannaCry attack which disrupted …

Radiation Therapy

Women Are Tweeting The Sexist Assumptions People Make About Their Jobs & It’s Infuriating

It’s no secret that workplace sexism still exists — but it’s not just seen in the big picture issues, like the wage gap or sexual harassment. Since …

Feminism

Fabio the robot sacked from supermarket after alarming customers

Fears that robots could take the jobs of humans may be premature after Britain’s first cyborg shop assistant was sacked after a week of confusing customers.<p>In an experiment run by Heriot-Watt University for the BBC’s Six Robots & US, Scottish supermarket chain Margiotta was asked to trial …

Trading Up: City Of London's High-Flying Female Execs

The first alarm of the day pings at precisely 4.45am in a silent Hampshire farmhouse. Dina de Angelo, a 54-year-old star of Britain's private-banking …

Ann Demeulemeester

Forget the Robot Singularity Apocalypse. Let's Talk About the Multiplicity

For a species that’s conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. …

'No evidence' UK.gov has done much to break up IT outsourcing

The scandal around Carillion has put the UK government's addiction to outsourcing in the spotlight. Yet it is a practice that has been going on for …

Apache Trail: Scenic Drive

Driving the Apache Trail<p>A drive on the Apache Trail is one of the most scenic drives near the Phoenix area. This well-traveled road affords visitors …

Hiking

Fear stalks the BBC, and women like me are being gaslighted and lied to

The Humphrys-Sopel ‘banter’ over Carrie Gracie reflects a wider contempt for women who demand equal treatment with men<p>I am a woman employed by the BBC. I am a BBC woman. Both configurations are factually accurate, but the latter is weighted with deeper symbolism for me these days. The plural, BBC …

Why are there still so few female doctors?

As a culture and a profession, medicine continues to systematically disadvantage women physicians at every stage of their careers<p>When my friend was in her fourth year of medical school, she and her boyfriend sat down with their dean to discuss their residency applications. They were entering a …

For centuries the West has found it useful to compare black people to monkeys

In the history of European cultures, the comparison of humans to apes and monkeys was disparaging from its very beginning.<p>When Plato—by quoting Heraclitus—declared apes ugly in relation to humans and men apish in relation to gods, this was cold comfort for the apes. It transcendentally disconnected …

Michelle Obama

All the ways women are still discriminated against in STEM

Women make up 24% of the workers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (or “STEM”) fields in the US, according to Census Bureau data. A new Pew Research Center analysis offers a grimmer statistic to layer on top of that: Half those women—despite comprising a fourth of the …

Pew Research Center

Mothers who regret having children are speaking up like never before

French Writer Corinne Maier, author of <i>No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children</i>. Magali Delporte<p>‘I regret having children’<p>In pushing the …

Why it’s OK to discriminate against conservatives

Darling of the alt-right James Damore is suing Google – but intolerance on the basis of background is different to not accepting bad behaviour<p>Not all opinions are equal, but some people seem to wish they were. Former Google engineer James Damore, who you may remember as the author of an …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Women have less leisure time than 15 years ago - as men take more for themselves

It may not come as a shock to women that when it comes to housework, figures show they are more than pulling their weight.<p>But it may surprise them to find that far from taking on more of the burden, men are spending more time having fun than they were 15 years ago - and shouldering less of the …

How to Edit Dramatic Portraits in Photoshop

Following his recent film showing you how Sean Tucker shot the Mentor Portraits project back in South Africa, this is a follow up tutorial showing …

How To: How Hackers Use Hidden Data on Airline Boarding Passes to Hack Flights

Millions of travelers pass through airports each day without understanding how powerful and insecure a boarding pass can be. Anyone can scan the …

White Hat

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace

Iceland makes it illegal to pay women less than men

Iceland has made it very difficult to pay women less than men.<p>Employers in the Nordic country now have to prove that they pay men and women in the same jobs equally. If they fail to do so, they risk being fined.<p>Discrimination based on gender is already illegal in many countries -- but research …

CNN

Iceland has made it illegal to pay women less than men

Iceland has made it illegal to pay men more than women.<p>A new law enforcing equal pay between genders came into effect on January 1, 2018, according to Al Jazeera.<p>Under the legislation, firms that employ more than 25 people are obliged to obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, …

Europe

The world’s largest clothing maker isn’t betting on automation replacing cheap human labor

Hong Kong’s Crystal Group makes clothes for many of the world’s clothing giants, including H&M, Gap, Fast Retailing (owner of Uniqlo), and L Brands (owner of Victoria’s Secret). It’s the world’s largest apparel maker by production volume, according to research firm Euromonitor, and attracted …

Clothing

Street Photography Technique: Overlap

One fun visual pun or joke you can play — overlap the subjects face with something else, to make a surreal street photograph.<p>Find infinite …

Have wanderlust? Rent the Forest Cottage teardrop trailer and go exploring

Tired of scrolling through stunning landscape photos, enviously gushing over the van life, and staring blankly at your SUV in the driveway? Maybe …