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Assertive and female? Good luck trying to negotiate a better job offer

Into the be-snaked swamp that is the equal pay debate comes an interesting case from the US. You will recall that women are accused – particularly by a certain type of free-market, the-answer-is-within-you, rabid possessive individualist (Sheryl Sandberg) – of failing to negotiate properly for …

Three-stone Colombian baby put on a diet

An eight-month-old boy who weighs the same as a six-year-old has been forced to go on a strict diet<p>Colombia's fattest baby has been forced to go on a strict vegetable and fruit juice diet. Santiago, an eight-month-old boy, weighs 3.1 stone (20kg).<p>He is being helped by the Chubby Hearts Foundation …

My family makes bacon. I am a proud vegetarian. And I don't miss the bacon

Several years ago, I was visiting my family in the “American Heartland” of Iowa and we were eating at my grandpa’s favorite restaurant – the Marilyn Monroe-themed eatery Norma Jeane’s. I had stopped eating meat a year earlier and I was sure I never wanted my grandpa to know that; his self-made …

Girl Guides must spot airbrushed photos to win new 'body confidence' badge

Campaign to teach Girl Guides to embrace their bodies and Brownies that princesses are not good role models<p>Girl Guides will have to spot airbrushed photos to win a new body image badge in bid to improve their self-confidence.<p>The 'Free Being Me' badge, launched by Girlguiding, will also be available …

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