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2014-04-16 14:06:40

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most "feminine" girls and the most "masculine" boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The most feminine teenage girls use tanning beds more frequently and are more likely to be physically inactive, while the most masculine teenage boys are more likely to use chewing...

2014-04-08 12:27:39

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A paper on teenage suicide written by two assistant professors of sociology at the University of Memphis will be published in the field's flagship journal, the American Sociological Review, in April. "Are Suicidal Behaviors Contagious in Adolescence?," by Drs. Seth Abrutyn and Anna Mueller, also will be the subject of an upcoming podcast for the journal. In the paper, the authors find that extremely personal behaviors, like suicide, are...

2014-04-02 23:30:15

How To Conceive The Gender Of Your Choice book penned by Ashley Spencer is the latest book that teaches women how to greatly influence their baby’s gender regardless of their age. A full review on the site Vkool.com indicates if it is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 How To Conceive The Gender Of Your Choice book is the latest book for women who want to learn how to get pregnant fast, and how to choose their baby’s gender naturally. This book consists of secrets to...

2014-03-08 23:00:38

Muna Issa - Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award - explains why equality is still on the agenda and what part the Duke of Edinburgh Award plays in promoting and extending the rights of women. (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 On International Women’s Day, we seek to reaffirm our commitment to the empowerment of women worldwide. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award helps to provide opportunities for women, especially those whom are marginalised, and to build their...

2014-03-06 23:26:32

Women with STEM Ph.D.’s are likelier to start their careers in academia, but their male peers get more of the faculty appointments at research institutions, according to a new analysis by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) of the potential impact gender and family may have on these new graduates’ careers. The paper also notes that being married or having young children looks to be a disadvantage in securing a position at a research institution for both men and women....

2014-03-04 16:09:00

Gender differences persist even in highly motivated, GenX group A new study finds gender differences in parenting and household labor persist among a group of highly motivated physician-researchers in the early stages of their career. The finding could shed light on why female academic physicians in general do not have the same career success as their male colleagues. "One might expect that within a highly educated Generation X population there would be a relatively even distribution...

2014-03-04 13:07:46

In academic circles at least, women tend to cooperate with same-sex individuals of higher or lower rank less often than men do. So say researchers who report evidence on March 3 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology. The findings are based on a study of the publication records of professors working at 50 North American universities. "People are often upset to hear evidence of sex differences in behavior," says Joyce Benenson of Harvard University. "But the more we know, the more easily...

2014-02-25 23:22:45

Two Generations Into the Early Feminist Movement, 64% of Women Studied Feel Satisfied with Career Accomplishments with Significant Compromises Made Along the Way Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 SheByShe™, a new women’s opinion site dedicated to giving women a voice, today announced the results of its “Wonder Woman: Work-Life Balance” survey, finding that the over 700 women studied mostly feel satisfied with career progress but that it comes at a significant cost. Of the...

2014-02-19 08:27:03

Online Social Learning Network Adds Author Gloria Feldt to Its Dynamic Platform PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- sageCrowd, the online social learning network for personal & professional development, announced that Gloria Feldt Take the Lead Women Channel is open for advance registration. Take The Lead channel offers women concepts and skills to help them move into leadership roles. The lessons are based on Feldt's book 'No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We...

2014-02-13 23:27:57

Bernard Bushell in his new book: The Formula, How I Found It and What It Can Do For You, outlines a relationship formula for Valentine’s Day consideration in understanding the same or opposite sex. (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 With the divorce rate of over 50% of marriages, according to the CDC, and the rate of divorce being instituted by women in the 70% plus range, according to the American Bar Association, Bernard Bushell in his new book: The Formula, How I Found It and What It Can Do...