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Women and Soft Power in Business

The leadership of women in politics, business, and society is becoming evident across the globe. Growing numbers of women are becoming political leaders, the most recent being Dilma Rouseff, who took over as Brazil’s first woman president. She follows in the footsteps of other female politicians …

Why You Shouldn’t Strive for the “Thigh Gap”

Obsessions with transforming certain body parts aren't exactly a new phenomenon, but what’s scary about this trend is that women are going to dangerous lengths to get crazy-thin legs, says Claire Mysko, a spokesperson for the National Eating Disorders Association. “Most women cannot achieve this …

Fitness

This Month, Think Pink... and Remember Red

Throughout October, our nation is turning pink. It is a tribute to the fight against breast cancer and a perfect way to raise awareness of this devastating disease.<p>The underlying theme to this movement is easy to embrace. It's moms and sisters, aunts and nieces, friends and neighbors -- the women …

Cancer

Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday repeated the misguided conservative talking point that the birth control coverage rule included in Obamacare forces employers to cover abortion-inducing pills.<p>Cruz told the crowd at the 2013 Values Voter Summit that the Obama administration is forcing …

Gabby Douglas Covers ESSENCE 'Women Of The Year' Issue In Glamorous Black And Gold Dress (PHOTO)

Remember when we shared the behind-the-scenes video of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas getting glam for ESSENCE's December issue? Well, we finally have a look at the lovely cover.<p>America's new sweetheart shines in a Notte by Marchesa black-and-gold frock with a head full of flowing locks (no …

How a few good women made gender an issue in Ontario’s high schools

It's Friday night at the Gladstone Hotel, and the dance floor is packed with an unusual mix of revellers. Activist Judy Rebick is rocking out to the Motown cover band, singer Sarah Harmer is sipping a beer by the bar and journalist Michele Landsberg is making her way through the crowd. Young women …

High School

Women In Politics: Coverage Focuses More On Personality Traits, Less On Issues, Study Finds

When female candidates are running for office, is the media coverage different?<p>Yes, according to new research led by Johanna Dunaway, an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mass Communication of Louisiana State University.<p>The study, published in the most recent issue of Political Research …

"Comfort Women" Statue Memorializes Local and Global Human Rights Issues

Despite the relative social equality that many Western women are able to enjoy today compared to even a few decades ago, many around the world still live under laws that lack appropriate accountability for violence against women. Not surprisingly, social taboos against reporting these crimes remain …

Rights & Freedoms

Marriage Problems: Real Women Share Their Relationship Issues

<i>Written by Ericka Souter on CafeMom's blog, The Stir</i><p>There is one thing every married person will tell you: marriage is hard. Anyone in the midst of that proverbial honeymoon period may have a hard time believing that, though. Those first few months after you tie the knot, you truly understand the …

Sexual Harassment

Women MBA Students React To Jodi Kantor's Bombshell Article On Gender Issues

Interested to learn more about the experiences of students at other elite business schools, we talked to women at The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and New York University's Stern School of Business. While all acknowledged that …

Business School

How Long Does It Take to Get a PhD in Psychology?

Are you thinking of earning a PhD or other doctoral degree in psychology? Before you begin your academic journey, it is a good idea to take a look at …

9 Highest Paying Psychology Careers and Salaries

There is a tremendous diversity among psychology professions, and salaries and yearly earnings are just as varied. In a struggling economy, many …

Psychology

Nursery Color Psychology: Let Science Decide!

Choosing nursery colors for baby can be tricky. Hoping to escape the standard pink or blue motif, many parents leap into the world of color armed …

The Psychology Behind Consumer Behavior

Are you interested in why and how people buy some products and not others? Have you ever wondered how media messages influence a shopper's buying …

Psychology - Basic Principles, Concepts, and More

Psychology is a source of fascination for many people, and for good reason. By learning more about the basics of the human mind and behavior, people …

Psychology

What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

A List of Psychological Disorders in the DSM-5

The term psychological disorder is sometimes used to refer to what are more frequently known as mental disorders or psychiatric disorders. Mental …