UN: Film Industry Perpetuates Discrimination Against Women

Women have less than one-third of all speaking roles in film and are largely absent from powerful positions, according to a United Nations-backed survey which argues for the involvement of more female film-makers in the industry, and for greater sensitivity to gender imbalance on screen. “The first-ever global study of female characters in popular films, […]

Where’s the Outrage of ISIS Torture of Women?

For months, ISIS has terrorized women in Iraq and Syria, where sexual violence is used as a weapon of war. Specifically, ISIS militants have been raping Christian Yazidi women and girls with the expressed intention of impregnating them to break their ancient Aryan bloodline. Up to 1,000 Yazidi women in Northern Iraq were recently kidnapped, […]

Half of Households Don’t Have Enough Savings for Emergencies

Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency, according to a study that the Corporation for Enterprise Development and reported by The Upshot in the New York Times. For many Americans, living without any cushion can lead to financial disaster. “This is not […]

Does Your City Have A Doctor Shortage

In just 10 years, the U.S. will face a shortage of over 130,000 doctors, according to AAMC estimates. The increase in demand for health care and aging population will put many cities at risk for severe doctor shortages. BetterDoctor compared the latest Census data against the number of primary care doctors in every American city. […]

Will Scotland Vote for Independence?

Today, Scots will head to the polls to vote on whether Scotland should break away from the United Kingdom and become an independent country.  It will represent a new era in Scotland, regardless of the outcome of the vote, as they are geared to gain sweeping new powers and more autonomy as promised by the […]

Today is Constitution Day

Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. Recovering the wisdom of the Constitution Excerpt fom Room to Grow by Ramesh Ponnuru A major reason Americans have been losing confidence in their government in recent decades is that our government has grown so unwieldy, ineffective, and unaccountable. The […]

Oh Say Can You See – 200 Years

The poem “Defence of Fort M’Henry” better known as ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ written 200 years ago this day by Francis Scott Key. For all flag-waving, freedom-loving people, may she fly proudly another 200 years!

Today in Women’s History: LPGA was formed

65 years ago (1949) – The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America was formed.

Truancy, failing tests linked to more sex, less condom use in teenage girls

What do skipping school, failing tests and engaging in risky sexual behavior have in common? Lots, according to Indiana University researchers who combed through 80,000 diary entries written by 14- to 17-year-old girls. Published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, the findings are based on a 10-year study of the development of 387 teenage girls’ […]

Potassium-rich foods cut stroke, death risks among older women

Postmenopausal women who eat foods higher in potassium are less likely to have strokes and die than women who eat less potassium-rich foods, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. “Our findings give women another reason to eat their fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are good sources of potassium, and […]