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Family violence the great leveller

• Calls to violence hotline increase<p>At first glance, you might assume Cheryl is one of the court lawyers, or an office manager. Corporate relations, …

The End of Men

Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years, women’s progress has been cast as a struggle for equality. But what …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

8 pronunciation errors that made the English language what it is today

Think hyperbole rhymes with Super Bowl? Don't worry, it could be the start of something beautiful<p>Someone I know tells a story about a very senior academic giving a speech. Students shouldn't worry too much, she says, if their plans "go oar-y" after graduation. Confused glances are exchanged across …

Being Feminist

Aboriginal people – how to misunderstand their science

Just one generation ago Australian schoolkids were taught that Aboriginal people couldn’t count beyond five, wandered the desert scavenging for food, …

American Philosophy

The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis

What’s it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy?<p>These days, he is an <i>autoclaustrato</i>, a self-cloistered contemplative in an order with a membership of one.<p>His name is still Benedict, 15 months after he renounced the …

The fuel of the future, unfortunately

WHAT more could one want? It is cheap and simple to extract, ship and burn. It is abundant: proven reserves amount to 109 years of current …