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beauty bias
2014-10-09 03:00:43

Provided by Elizabeth Lock, CU-Boulder Past research shows physical beauty can be detrimental to women applying for masculine jobs. But belles can put the brakes on discrimination by acknowledging their looks during an interview, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. The paper, published in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, is the first to provide a method for curtailing such prejudice against attractive women. In the study, when an...

2014-10-02 12:27:29

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bloomberg BNA today announced the publication of a first-of-its-kind book that comprehensively addresses United States workplace law and human resource practice relating to gender identity, sexual orientation, and gender expression. The book, "Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace," features an extensive analysis of antidiscrimination law as it pertains to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)...

2014-09-29 16:23:39

Book chronicles history of American Jewish contributions to South Africa's Anti-Apartheid Movement and influence of movement on American Jewish identity WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson Professor Marjorie N. Feld's new book, Nations Divided: American Jews and the Struggle Over Apartheid, details American Jewish involvement in the battle against racial injustice in South Africa, placing it in within the context of the long historical encounter between...

2014-09-11 08:25:22

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC welcomes adoption by the Greek Parliament of a new law to combat and penalize acts of racism and Holocaust denial. "This legislation is an important step for strengthening Greek society, as the nation confronts extremists who promote hate and untruths, which can be accompanied by intimidation and the threat of violence," said AJC Executive Director David Harris. The bill, an initiative of Prime Minister Samaras to update a 1979...

2014-08-19 23:12:43

PTAs buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 PTAs have started to buy left-handed school supplies. Thelefthandstore.com has a growing group of PTA customers as parents help cash-strapped schools. Left-handed school supplies - including left-handed scissors, pens and pencils, notebooks, and rulers - can make an enormous difference in the learning process and...

2014-08-19 23:11:10

40 thought leaders within the Fat Activism and Size Diversity movements unite to discuss size discrimination, bias, shame and civil rights challenges faced by people of size. The purpose of the conference is to provide all people with "Tools for the Revolution." Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Over 40 activists, speakers, performers and advocates are coming together for the Fat Activism Conference, a teleconference designed for people of all sizes who are interested in...

Do Women Need To ‘Man Up’ For Male-dominated Fields?
2014-08-11 03:20:54

Michigan State University Women applying for a job in male-dominated fields should consider playing up their masculine qualities, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholars that’s part of a series of studies on bias in the hiring process. In a laboratory experiment, women who described themselves using masculine-like traits (assertive, independent, achievement oriented) were evaluated as more fitting for the job than those who emphasized female-like traits (warmth,...

2014-08-08 23:07:21

On International Left-handers' Day, August 13, Lefty's the Left Hand Store will hold contests and gives away prizes to celebrate the world's largest silent minority. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 On International Left-handers' Day, August 13, Lefty's the Left Hand Store will hold contests and gives away prizes to celebrate the world's largest silent minority. Lefties seldom complain. Though they struggle in countless ways to survive in a right-handed...

2014-07-23 16:24:54

Former Editor-in-Chief Charges Newton Daily News and Shaw Media, Inc., with Unlawful Religious Discrimination, Retaliation NEWTON, Iowa, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Liberty Institute, attorneys for Bob Eschliman, the former Newton Daily News editor-in-chief, filed and official charge of discrimination with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). After unlawfully terminating Eschliman's employment, the president of Shaw Media explained in...

2014-07-16 23:00:17

Report finds that transgender-related discrimination harms health. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Nearly two-thirds of transgender Massachusetts residents have experienced discrimination in a public accommodation setting in the past 12 months and those experiencing this discrimination were nearly twice as likely to report adverse physical and mental health outcomes, according to a study released today by The Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition (MTPC) and The Fenway Institute...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin