Daughters 2x’s More Likely to Care for Parents than Sons

In 1900, the elderly (defined as persons 65 years or older) constituted just 4 percent of the U.S. population, according to the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. By 2010, they represented 13 percent, growing in number from a population of 3 million to 40 million. Currently, there are close to 11 million elders who […]

CBS Sports will air an all-women sports talk show

CBS announced it will premiere an all women sports talk show, “We Need to Talk,” on September 30. The weekly hour-long, prime-time program will feature CBS Sports announcers: Lesley Visser, Amy Trask, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson and Allie LaForce.

Adult Women Gamers Now More Numerous Than Under-18 Boys

Female gamers made up about 48% of the game-playing public in the U.S. this year, according to a report recently published by the Entertainment Software Association, a U.S. game industry trade group, reports the Wall Street Journal. That is up sharply from 40% in 2010. What is more, women over 18-years-old now represent a significantly […]

Egyptian Cleric Says Men Can Spy on Women in Shower

According to Osama al-Qusi, a Salafist or ultraorthodox preacher, men can watch a woman washing if they are interested in marrying her. “If you were really honest and wanted to marry that woman, and you were able to hide and watch her in secret, and see the things that she wouldn’t usually let you see […]

American Standard of Living Poised to Plummet

“The American Dream, rooted in the belief that each generation will do better than the last, is threatened with devolving into a pipe dream, according to the findings of a recent report. The standard of living in the United States is in danger of declining by 9 percent by 2030…”

The Middle Class Needs Help Now

YG Network founder, John Murray, writes in Huffington Post that despite President Obama’s recent attempts to convince Americans he has turned our economy around, the truth is very different for middle-class families. America’s middle class “has seen its average income decline to $62,464 from $65,672. More than half of this decline has occurred since the […]

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men

Risky situations increase anxiety for women but not for men, leading women to perform worse under these circumstances, finds a study to be presented at the 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. “On the surface, risky situations may not appear to be particularly disadvantageous to women, but these findings suggest otherwise,” said study […]

College Tuition Up 1200% in Past 36 Years

Tuition expenses have ballooned 1,225 percent in the past 36-years, compared with a 634 percent rise in medical costs and a 279 percent increase in the consumer price index.

Catering to Women Travelers – Hotels With Women-Only Floors

Women now make up nearly half of all business travelers in the United States and abroad, and most of them are solo travelers reports Yahoo Travel. So it’s no surprise that in recent years, more hotels have been clamoring to offer services catering to women’s needs and preferences. The 812-room Bella Sky Comwell in Copenhagen opened in […]

Today in Women’s History: Tennessee Ratifies 19th Amendment

94 years ago (1920) – The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is ratified by Tennessee, giving it the two-thirds majority of state ratification necessary to make it the law of the land.  Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the amendment. On August 26, it was formally adopted into […]