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Fairer Tech Industry for Women
The World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap Report 2019 reveals that we have closed 68% of the gender gap worldwide. The survey predicts that it will take 108 years to achieve overall gender parity and 202 years to achieve full equality in the workplace. Despite the progress being made, however, we simply cannot accept these results as fact. More needs to be done to address gender inequality. This is especially important at a time when our workplaces are on the cusp of changing dramatically due to technological advancement in areas such as artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain.https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/fairer-tech-industry-for-women-gillian-tans?fbclid=IwAR1c2OiPCWCY7SJW-Fa880-q0zGkaoccnYmsajRhYK8ssfJlnRW2K3nMWlk
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Americans work more hours each year than Europeans
mericans like to work hard whereas Europeans prefer a more leisurely life. That is the widely held perception of the continental divide in business culture. But it has not always been the case; 40 years ago, there was precious little difference between the two. In his new book, “Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource”, Daniel Hamermesh, an economist, examines how work and leisure patterns in America differ from those in the rest of the developed world. In the first half of the 20th century the American working week fell sharply from nearly 60 hours to around 40. By 1979 the average worker in America put in around 38.2 hours a week, similar to the number in Europe.https://www.economist.com/business/2019/06/27/the-american-exception?fsrc=gp_en?fsrc=scn/fb/te/bl/ed/theamericanexceptionbartleby&fbclid=IwAR3DApMyg2wTb4XoCQAKDgdLc-EQ1plj6KXuz1KCX4jSQYR6OuyKe46TESI
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Bank of America will no longer do business with...
Bank of America will end its association with companies that provide prisoner and immigrant detention services at both the state and federal levels. The move comes amid growing public concern about the nation's border policies. A spokesperson said Wednesday that Bank of America (BAC) has discussed the issue with its clients that provide those services. While the bank appreciates "steps they have taken to properly execute their contractual and humanitarian responsibilities," it ultimately decided to "exit the relationships." "Lacking further legal and policy clarity, and in recognition of the concerns of our employees and stakeholders in the communities we serve, it is our intention to exit these relationships," the spokesperson said.https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/26/business/bank-of-america-private-detention/index.html?utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_content=2019-06-27T20%3A31%3A20&utm_source=fbCNNi&fbclid=IwAR2-fQl6aGG3Mvm-iBBCi2x6j_h8_WpwSB1FzIIvI9XLhHKLZMC8Aa1Du7M
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Period pain linked to 9 days of lost productivity
The real impact of menstruation on women and society is underestimated, researchers say, as a new study suggests period pain is linked to nearly nine days of lost productivity a year in workplaces and schools. Researchers surveyed 32,748 Dutch women between the ages of 15 and 45 to evaluate lost productivity associated with menstrual symptoms. They measured both time off from work or school, as well as working or studying while feeling ill -- what the study termed "presenteeism." The study, which was published Thursday, found that around 1 in 7, just under 14%, had taken time off from work or school during their period and 3.5% said that this happened during every, or nearly every, menstrual cycle.https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/27/health/period-pain-productivity-study-intl/index.html?utm_source=fbCNNi&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-06-28T04%3A31%3A03&utm_term=link&fbclid=IwAR3jFpFIJlHesa1TmYfLWcubmx_tsCL2xqNHFUALs9dz1g0DvcoCeCylu_E
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Protests Over Extradition Bill Turn Violent in HK
Hong Kong police unleashed rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets and bean bag pellets at protesters Wednesday, transforming the financial hub into a battleground in an effort to disperse large crowds assembled to demonstrate against a proposed extradition law. Thousands of demonstrators had poured into the streets surrounding Hong Kong’s legislature Wednesday morning, choking major thoroughfares with barricades and human chains. The unrest prompted the government to abruptly postpone a planned debate over highly divisive amendments to an extradition law that would allow for fugitives to be extradited to mainland China for the first time.https://time.com/5605154/hong-kong-extradition-strike-protests/?xid=tcoshare&fbclid=IwAR1hDIWg_bVSTaoCOqhr5AoP8qBgjrqBg4xFlbj_aaF0Wea2kzsCIH8nlBE#0e3bc275-fd0c-4675-9a34-1d012af032c3?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article
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LEGO Is Running 100 Percent On Renewable Energy
Everyone knows that LEGO is all about building things. It turns out their magic extends brick by brick to positive systemic change. A few years ago, LEGO’s corporate side set an ambitious goal of making its production facilities run entirely on renewable energy with a plan of reaching those goals by 2022. That alone is a monumental effort worthy of praise.https://www.good.is/articles/lego-renewable-energy?fbclid=IwAR0MsIgwK9muVMFk9k7ZTpgkezkXpI3MZ6WyWk16EQIuaUle2qLd84Cj5mk
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My husband and I decided to have an open marriage
Polyamory, open marriage, ethical non-monogamy — based on some of the comments I got on my recent Money Diary, the words apparently conjure up soap opera-style scenes of drama and jealousy, plus lots of juicy speculation about what's going on in the bedroom. Actually? It's all about the scheduling. When my husband and I opened our now 10-plus year relationship a few years ago, we had lots of conversations about boundaries and expectations. We expected to have emotional growing pains as feelings came up that we hadn't anticipated. But neither of us was prepared for how complicated our lives would become from a scheduling perspective.https://www.thisisinsider.com/open-marriage-scheduling-and-finances-2018-12?utm_content=bufferf6208&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer-style&fbclid=IwAR1PVoNAjDZ9wm9A0e-_emc64b2XcJUlsJlov0FeIoDqiSrSLhJLY_FSBds
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Why Bother With Marriage?
It’s tempting to think of marriage as old fashioned. Why not just live with someone and be done with it? What need for a public ceremony? Why the weird traditions that people normally keep away from: all those churches, temples, hymns, vows and prayers? Marriage must be a silly relic from the religious childhood of humankind, not designed for the more logical modern world. And yet it survives. The essence of marriage is to tie our hands, to frustrate our wills, to put high and costly obstacles in the way of splitting up. Why do we do this?https://www.huffpost.com/entry/why-bother-with-marriage_b_592c4571e4b08861ed0ccb20
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This Millionaire Buried Treasure in the Mountains
Somewhere in the Rockies, in the roughly 1,000 miles between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Canadian border, may be a treasure chest worth millions. The man who claims to have hidden the fortune back in 2010 is Forrest Fenn, now 87, a former Vietnam fighter pilot and art dealer. Fenn estimates that as many as 350,000 people have gone hunting for the treasure, he tells CNBC Make It, adding that there is no way of knowing whether anyone has actually gotten close. "It could be found soon or 1,000 years from now," he says. "No one knows where that treasure chest is but me," Fenn told NPR in 2016. That includes his wife. "If I die tomorrow, the knowledge of that location goes in the coffin with me."https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/17/millionaire-forrest-fenn-hid-treasure-in-the-rockies-and-left-a-clue.html