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Perception Of Gender Identity Influenced By Viewing Gender-specific Objects
2012-09-27 09:04:05

Exposure to objects associated with 1 gender make viewers think androgynous face is the opposite gender Spending too much time looking at high heels may influence how a viewer perceives the gender of an androgynous face, according to new research published Sep. 26 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Amir Homayoun Javadi of Technische Universität, Dresden and his colleagues. The study sheds new light on how the objects surrounding us may influence our perceptions of...

2012-09-19 12:00:21

Is there equal pay in healthcare? Not if you are a doctor According to the latest survey of UK hourly pay by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) female doctors' pay lags behind their male colleagues by 28.6%. This "eye opener" pay gap, which trends suggest has stood at around 25% on average since 2000, remains largely inexplicable, says John Appleby, Chief Economist at the King's Fund, in an article published on bmj.com today. He explores possible reasons for this persistent...

Pacifier Use Possibly Stunts Emotional Development
2012-09-19 05:11:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently discovered that pacifiers might affect the emotional state of young boys by limiting the number of facial expressions that can be practiced in infancy. The findings on the impact of pacifiers on emotional development were recently featured in the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology. "By reflecting what another person is doing, you create some part of the...

2012-09-18 23:02:59

Almost 60% of females would rather die than live knowing they were responsible for another´s death a Tellwut survey finds. Only 44% of men felt the same way, in the online survey which asked “If you were involved in a fatal car crash where the passenger was killed and the driver survived and the crash was a result of driver error, would you prefer to be the driver or the passenger?" (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 57% of close to 5,000 voters preferred to be the driver and live....

2012-09-14 23:02:45

New report “Rethinking Male and Female Health and Beauty Routines” worked out by Canadean has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. The report suggests that the gradual breakdown of differences between men's and women's health and beauty routines creates new opportunities for marketers from pole to pole. London, UK (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 The gradual breakdown of differences between men's and women's health and beauty routines creates new opportunities for...

2012-09-14 14:21:34

There is little doubt that Frances O´Grady has made history as the first woman to be elected General Secretary of the Trades Union Congress in September 2012. A recent study from Queen Mary, University of London casts some light on the level of O´Grady´s achievement in the wider union landscape. This cross-national study found that in both the UK and the US, women still have fewer top positions in trade unions despite growth in overall female membership. The paper, Lift...

2012-08-30 21:34:05

Men and women are less likely to experience negative effects to sexual violent media when watching a positive portrayal of a strong female character, even when that character is a victim of sexual violence. Christopher Ferguson, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M International University, surveyed 150 university students in a controlled environment in a recent study published in the Journal of Communication. Each participant screened a variety of TV shows that portrayed women in...

2012-08-09 23:01:18

Following an article from The New York Times indicating that toys begin to instill gender stereotypes in children at a very young age, I Am A Stuffed Animal releases statement endorsing products that can be enjoyed by girls and boys alike. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 09, 2012 On August 9, 2012, funny gifts manufacturer and distributor, I Am A Stuffed Animal (IAASA), released a statement endorsing toys that can be enjoyed by boys and girls alike following an article from The New York Times...

2012-07-31 23:02:01

Cute neutral baby clothing can be hard to find for pregnant women. Baby Riddle, a company that specializes in keeping the baby's gender a surprise, is adding a selection of cute unisex baby clothes to their storefront. http://www.amazon.com/shops/babyriddle Buffalo (PRWEB) July 31, 2012 Keeping your baby's gender a surprise is really exciting but the down side is the lack of selection of cute baby clothes. Baby Riddle, a company that caters to women who are keeping the baby's gender a...

2012-06-27 22:42:40

'Women faced problems at every stage of adult life' says report from University of Leicester and University of Essex Women working in hedge funds struggle to be taken seriously at work, according to a new study from two leading management experts. The report from the universities of Leicester and Essex looked into the concept of "adulting" which is defined as the attempt by people to be seen as mature and responsible, professionally and socially. The academics, who looked at men and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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