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2014-03-25 08:27:40

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Once just a popular term, the word "selfie" has made itself legitimate once it was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013 and it has legitimate benefits too! Research shows that taking a selfie has many positive effects. It is an empowering act that celebrates regular people and allows a person to control their image online. They take it, they post it, and they have the power to choose how they look. (Photo:...

2014-03-03 12:26:36

BOSTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Its education and awareness that is driving girl children in India to stand up against abuse and forced marriage As she talks about girl child empowerment, the grit and determination in her voice is unmistakable. She speaks with a vehement fervor advocating the importance of education to the children's collective council in her village, of which she is the Vice President. She is Shravani, 16. It is hard to believe that she...

2013-10-08 11:41:12

Modern ultrasound technology and economic pressure leads to female fetuses in the Ballabgarh area of northern India being aborted more often than male fetuses. Additionally, girls up to the age of five die more frequently than boys, which results in a gender imbalance in the area, according to Anand Krishnan, MD and doctoral candidate at Umeå University, who defends his thesis on 11 October. Anand Krishnan has completed work on the dissertation in an area called Ballabgarh Health and...

2013-07-12 12:25:33

Partnership that has spanned 40 years will empower girls with healthy attitudes, positive self-concept and accurate information during critical tween and teen years ATLANTA, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Information Age comes an onslaught of misinformation, and today's tween and teen girls have more questions than ever about hot topics like dating, sex, self-esteem and their bodies. Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Kimberly-Clark Corporation launched...

2013-05-14 23:00:58

Migration for majority of girls leads to greater autonomy and prosperity; Strong safety nets needed WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 The Population Council today released Girls on the Move: Adolescent Girls & Migration in the Developing World, examining the social and economic drivers of internal migration for adolescent girls in developing countries, and the links between migration, risk, and opportunity. The report focuses on the ways in which rural-to-urban migration...

2013-04-16 20:22:49

The Literacy Challenge Facing Boys IRVING, Texas, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Literacy matters. Reading, writing, and speaking intersect with everything in life: character development, emotional intelligence, and physical fitness. Reading is essential for successful brain development in children, and stories help build character and emotional development. There are few career areas in which literacy skills--reading, writing, critical thinking, articulation of positions in words,...

2013-03-07 12:26:17

With Innovative Campaign, More than 37,000 Tickets Reserved Nationwide via Theatrical On Demand® Partner Gathr NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Girl Rising, Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins' new feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world, premiered last night in New York at the Paris Theatre. Narrated by Cate Blanchett, Priyanka Chopra, Selena Gomez, Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys,...

Math Competitions: Boy Vs Girl
2013-02-26 05:19:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There has been a persistent idea that boys are better at math and in competitions than girls, and it has been around for a long time. A new study, led by Brigham Young University, reveals exactly why this idea has persisted: no one scheduled a rematch. The majority of math contests are one-shot events. Girls underperform relative to male classmates at these contests. The research team set up a rematch to test the validity of the idea...

2013-02-12 10:44:56

Negative stereotypes about boys may hinder their achievement, while assuring them that girls and boys are equally academic may help them achieve. From a very young age, children think boys are academically inferior to girls, and they believe adults think so, too. Even at these very young ages, boys' performance on an academic task is affected by messages that suggest that girls will do better than they will. Those are the conclusions of new research published in the journal Child...

2013-01-17 16:23:15

Ms. Nash teams up with Plan to improve the lives of millions of girls around the world WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kate Nash, internationally acclaimed singer, songwriter, and musician, is Plan's newest Because I am a Girl Global Ambassador. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130117/DC44557 ) Girls in developing countries face overwhelming odds from the moment they are born -- they are more likely to be malnourished, forced into early marriage,...