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Science Says This 1 Daily Practice Can Literally Change Your Brain and Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Many people, especially those in the business world, see the word <i>mindfulness</i> or <i>meditation</i> and immediately freak out. It's hard to blame them. The terms have been thrust in front of the modern psyche. But we need to set aside our biases to see the truth.<p>Mindfulness and meditation are not just a fad …

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'Duck Dynasty' patriarch suspended from show for anti-gay comments

"Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has been taken off the A&E hit series "indefinitely," following anti-gay comments he made in a GQ interview published online Wednesday that appears in the Dec. 24 issue.<p>“We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson’s comments in GQ, which are based on …

Just three pull-ups: Too many for women in the Marine Corps?

Should women in the Marine Corps be as physically strong as men? How best to measure such strength? Such questions follow the announcement this week …

The Plight of Single Moms—and the Policies That Would Help

Low-income women and single mothers are more likely to live with financial stress and regret, but they're also more optimistic about their prospects.<p>Usually, we think of poverty in terms of economic circumstances: A job is lost, or college sits out of reach. But for many women, economic misfortune …

It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be

If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct — unless we rush down that ominous <i>Brave New World</i> path where women clone themselves by …

Outrage in West Bengal over gang rape at the bidding of kangaroo court

The headman of a tribal community in Birbhum district was among 13 men arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman after a …

Hong Kong lesbian heiress: 'Money can't buy me love'

Gigi Chao, the lesbian heiress whose father is trying to marry her to a man by offering an £80 million dowry, writes an open letter to say her heart is not for sale<p>Gigi Chao, 34, who has been inundated with marriage proposals from strangers since her father, Cecil Chao placed a bounty on her head …

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Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuits Exploding in U.S. Courts

Same-sex marriage proponents are gathering steam.<p>Recent high profile rulings on gay marriage tell only part of the story about the avalanche of lawsuits working their way through state and federal courts, challenging laws that ban or restrict same-sex marriages.<p>Cases are now pending in all but …

Seven months pregnant and working in the fields

<b>Women in Nepal do the lion's share of agricultural work, and it's common for them to continue working in the fields throughout pregnancy. But this can seriously affect their health, and that of their unborn child.</b><p>In the Himalayan nation of Nepal, in the village of Pawati, Januka Rasaeli plants …

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signs anti-gay bill

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1055000/1055633_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524702270_ea52622c0911a88314940fd346dff53d<p><b>Uganda's leader has signed into law a bill toughening penalties for gay people but without a clause criminalising those who do not report them.</b><p>It …

25 maps and charts that explain America today

<i>UPDATE/BONUS: Since this went up, we posted another map—this one of the popular languages throughout the country. Peel back the obvious English or Spanish and there’s a surprising amount of diversity in languages spoken.</i><p>At the start of every year, government agencies, think tanks and businesses …

Report reveals 'extensive' violence against women in EU

Violence against women is "an extensive human rights abuse" across Europe with one in three women reporting some form of physical or sexual abuse since the age of 15 and 8% suffering abuse in the last 12 months, according to the largest survey of its kind on the issue, published on Wednesday.<p>The …

Men must accept women as equals if development goals are to be achieved

Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women's lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Monday.<p>Speaking at a side event at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, Babatunde …

Canada's Inuit face human trafficking fears | Canada

Inuit families sell their babies online, pimp out their daughters and turn a blind eye to human trafficking.<p>These are some of the claims made by Canadian consultant Helen Roos in a 159-page report released in November 2013, that presents anecdotal evidence of sexual abuse and human trafficking in …

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KAREN KAWABATA represents the best of Japan’s intellectual capital. She has just graduated from the University of Tokyo, the most prestigious in the …

India's missing girls: fears grow over rising levels of foeticide

In a village in India's eastern state of Bihar, a baby girl is born. Her father, desperate for a boy, drowns the infant in a vat of milk in front of his neighbours.<p>Thankfully, this is not a true story. It is the plot of the film Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women, which Time magazine named as one …

Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?

The field is nearly two-thirds female. Is it because of a lack of better options—or is it, in fact, the best possible option?<p>About a decade ago, Adriana Sol was helping design ads in Miami Beach when she realized the advertising trade’s nit-pickiness was slowly draining her energy.<p>“Everything was …

One in 10 girls worldwide face serious sexual violence

About one in 10 girls around the world experiences serious sexual violence, the UN children's agency has said in a major report detailing the "staggering extent" of sexual, physical and emotional abuse faced by young people.<p>The Unicef report found that 120 million girls and female adolescents under …

1 in 5 U.S. Women Are Raped at Some Point, Report Says

About 1 in 5 women in the U.S. is raped during their life, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). …

Book of the Week - Marriage Markets

<b>Marriage markets : how inequality is remaking the American family</b> <b><br>By June Carbone and Naomi Cahn</b> <b><br>Call Number: HQ536 .C348 2014</b><p>Reviews from the New York …

Abortion rights around the world – interactive

The day after Jandyra went for an abortion her body was found mutilated beyond recognition. <b>Donna Bowater</b> reports on the plight of millions of women who put their lives in the hands of gangs running dangerous clinics<p>Published: 1 Feb 2015<p>In an increasingly conservative climate, Brazilian women are …

The reason fewer US women cycle than the Dutch is not what you think it is

Why don’t more women in the US bike? Men are two to four times more likely to make a bicycle trip than women, and just one quarter of bicycle commuters are women nationwide. The gap is large, and no city in the US has closed it.<p>Many researchers and advocates chalk it up to differences in risk and …

This Upsetting Video Shows One Woman's Street Harassment In A Single Day

Shoshana Roberts was taped walking through New York City for a day and captured all of the comments men made to her. "Somebody's acknowledging you for being beautiful... you should say 'thank you' more!"<p>Viral video director Rob Bliss collaborated on this piece with Hollaback!, a nonprofit that …

Gender equality report: not one country has fully closed the gap yet

It will take 81 years for the worldwide gender gap to close if progress continues at the current rate, according to the latest report by the World Economic Forum (WEF).<p>Women currently have 60% of the standing of men worldwide - just four percentage points up on 2006 when WEF started the report …

Tackling gendercide: Modi speaks up for girls 2015-01-23 | Espresso

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New Global Study Calls Violence Against Women 'Epidemic'

When it comes to stopping violence against women, actions speak louder than words. So even though there’s increased worldwide awareness about …