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    Women struggle to get rich — and they might die trying. By the time they reach retirement age, women may have accumulated up to $1,055,000 less than men when accounting for their lifelong pay gap, as well as common workplace interruptions like raising families or caring for a sick parent or spouse, a new study...

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    Mom and dad’s financial support can spark a successful career for their children — depending on how they provide support, that is. When parents give their children money, especially college graduates, those kids go on to have greater professional success, according to a report by Anna Manzoni, associate professor of sociology at North Carolina State...

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  • 05/16/18--17:07: Cy Vance’s reefer madness
  • Let’s be clear here: The issue of arrests and prosecutions for smoking pot in public is not about bigoted law enforcement. It’s about rival claims on public space by people of the same ethnicity — with cops and prosecutors in the middle. Apparently cowed by a Page One New York Times story, Manhattan DA Cy...

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    University of Akron officials this week blocked a professor from carrying out his plan to raise female students’ grades as part of what he called a “national movement to encourage female students to go to information sciences.” According to school officials, Liping Liu, an information systems analysis and design teacher who has worked at the...

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    By now, we’re all well aware that the gender pay gap exists. The exact gap itself is hard to pinpoint but labor economists put it at around 10-20 percent — with the gap getting larger for women of color. For a long time, when discussing cause and effect, it’s been believed women are less assertive...

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    TOKYO — A Japanese medical university has systematically discriminated against female applicants because women tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing hospital staffing shortages, media reports said Thursday. The Yomiuri newspaper said Tokyo Medical University has manipulated the entrance exam results of women since about 2011 to keep the female student population low....

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    Anyone can edit Wikipedia — and one physicist is wielding that power to give underrepresented scientists their due. Jess Wade, a postdoctoral research associate at the UK’s Imperial College London and longtime STEM diversity advocate, set out this year to write one Wikipedia biography a day to highlight scientists who are women, people of color...

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    Homeless people in the UK are wearing barcodes around their necks to try to encourage more donations. A charity has created wearable QR codes — like those used on online tickets — in the hope they will raise extra cash since fewer Brits are carrying cash. The new initiative — being trialed in Oxford —...

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    Many people still struggle to pay bills — even for something as basic as food. That’s the difficult conclusion of a new report released Tuesday by the Urban Institute, a progressive nonprofit policy group based in Washington, DC, which surveyed almost 7,600 adults last December. Some 39.4 percent of adults said their families had trouble...

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    The male Texas physician, who was criticized after he was quoted saying that women doctors get paid less because they “do not work as hard” as their male counterparts, said he was sorry on Monday and never thought the quote would be published. Dr. Gary Tigges, 53, a Plano internist, was quoted in a special...

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    Surfers are riding the wave of gender equality. The World Surf League has announced that beginning in the 2019 season, men and women will be awarded equal prize money. The move marks the first time a US-based global sports league has implemented a pay parity policy. “This is a huge step forward in our long-planned...

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    Forget about Chatty Cathys — it’s more like Chatty Charlies. Men’s voices are basically the only ones heard on earnings calls, according to research commissioned by Bloomberg. Prattle, a company that uses artificial intelligence to parse central bank and corporate communications, analyzed more than 155,000 company conference calls held over the past 19 years —...

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    Here’s a depressing reason why more women’s voices aren’t being heard in academics. Turns out, women are two and a half times less likely to ask questions in academic seminars than men, according to a study from the University of Cambridge. Researchers observed 250 seminars at 35 schools in 10 countries where the gender ratio...

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    For three years working as a marketing manager for a film distribution company in New York, 25-year-old Hannah was tasked daily with menial jobs like picking up office supplies at the store, delivering packages to clients and planning the company holiday parties. Hannah, who asked that her last name not be used for fear of...

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    Patience and tolerance are just bells and whistles, new research suggests. Stereotypically feminine leadership traits like niceness, kindness and sensitivity to others’ needs are viewed as unnecessary “add-ons,” according to a new paper published in Frontiers in Psychology, while stereotypically masculine traits like competence and assertiveness are considered more defining and essential to a leadership...

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    The finances of Americans may not be as good as they look from the outside. Despite optimistic metrics like a nine-year-long bullish, if volatile, stock market, low unemployment levels, and consumer confidence levels nearing record highs, millions of Americans continue to struggle, a study released Thursday from financial consultancy nonprofit the Center for Financial Services...

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    The idea that women make 80 cents for each dollar men earn is one of those depressing statistics that many have internalized as a fact of life. But what if the situation is actually much worse? That’s the finding of a report released Wednesday by the Washington, DC-based Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Traditionally, researchers...

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    It’s basic manners abiding by a “ladies first” policy… but new research shows that that is rarely, if ever, the actual case. A new study found that the reality of being a woman, according to the numbers, means frequently coming in second place to your male counterpart — especially during tax season. Data scientists at...

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    Women and girls are still being seen as intellectually inferior to men, according to a new study. Researchers at New York University conducted a series of experiments that showed female subjects continue to face a gender bias when it comes to situations that underscore intelligence — regardless of their actual intellectual level. “Despite their achievements...

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    The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence. To get a sense of just how monumental a task the tech community faces, look no further than the marquee gathering for AI’s top scientists. Preparations for this year’s event drew controversy...

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