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2012-05-18 02:22:09

If the market decides what stockbrokers earn, why are women on Wall Street earning less? The recent excesses of Wall Street may be big news but behind the headlines there's another story: When it comes to men and women stockbrokers, someone is taking home a bigger paycheck. New research shows that women stockbrokers sometimes earn as much as 20 percent less than their male counterparts. "Stockbrokers are among the highest paid workers, yet they have the greatest gender inequality among...

Men Less Likely To Seek Medical Help, More Likely To Need It
2012-04-20 05:02:12

New research in the online journal BMJ Open finds women may be stronger than men where recovery is concerned. According to the research, men are significantly more likely to require urgent hospital care and readmission than women after only a month of being discharged. Patients who have to return to the hospital within 30 days of initial discharge may end up having to pay even higher medical bills, often considered a marker of poor health care. According to a statement, the cost for...

2012-04-19 12:33:38

New research from Queen's University Belfast, published today in the journal Age and Ageing, has investigated why women are 40 per cent more likely to be admitted in to a care home than men. The study found women were often married to older partners who cannot provide care for them due to their age-related frailty. The study, entitled 'Gender differences in care home admission risk: Partner's age explains the higher risk for women', used data from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study...

2012-04-18 13:34:49

New research published today in the journal Age and Aging has investigated why women are 40% more likely to be admitted in to a care home than men. The study found that women were often married to older partners who cannot provide care for them due to their age-related frailty. The study, entitled 'Gender differences in care home admission risk: Partner's age explains the higher risk for women', used data from the Northern Ireland Longitudinal Study (NILS) derived from the Northern Ireland...

2012-02-14 11:50:36

Partners provide a vital source of positive emotional support for the vast majority of people in the UK. Nine out of ten people who were married or cohabiting talk to their partner about their worries, according to data from Understanding Society, the world´s largest longitudinal household study of 40,000 UK households. Ninety four per cent of those surveyed rely on their partner for support when a problem crops up. As part of the Understanding Society study of 40,000 UK households,...

Doubts Cast On Popular Theory Explaining Gender Differences In Math
2012-01-19 05:57:28

A new study calls into question whether a popular theory behind the dearth of women in mathematic fields is accurate, concluding that the theory had major methodological flaws, utilized improper statistical techniques, and lacked scientific evidence of the stereotype that “men are better at math.” The theory, known as the “stereotype threat”, was first published in 1999 in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. It postulates that women are worse than men in...

Study Indicates When Females Are Scarce, Men Spend More
2012-01-17 05:25:49

From peacocks to stags, it has long been commonplace knowledge amongst evolutionary biologists that males of many animal species tend to strut their stuff more ostentatiously the more scarce their potential female mates become. It´s known to scientists as sexual selection, and a recent study has demonstrated another specific effect of it in our own species. According to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, it seems that men may be more inclined to...

2011-11-28 23:14:27

Study finds that gender differences in overconfidence concerning individual past performance explains a significant proportion of the lack of female leadership in organizations A study conducted by Columbia Business School's Prof. Ernesto Reuben, Assistant Professor, Management, alongside Pedro Rey-Biel, Associate Professor, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Paola Sapienza, Associate Professor, Professor of Finance, Northwestern University, and Luigi Zingales, Robert C. McCormack...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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