Latest Woman Stories

2009-08-24 00:48:24

Australian researchers have linked motherhood, widowhood and other life events to exercise. The study, part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health involving more than 40,000 participants, surveyed women at three life phases -- young womanhood, middle age and older age. The younger women were ages 18-23; middle-aged women ages 45-50 and older women ages 70-75. Decreases in physical activity were associated with marriage and childbirth in young women and declining health in...

2009-07-22 10:44:00

NEW YORK, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolfmother is back with sharpened chops, and the band will preview new material on the road this summer, including a run of shows with the Killers. The Sydney, Australia, rockers have joined on as the main support for six shows in the Northeastern U.S. and Canada, where they'll unveil the songs they've spent months recording in L.A. Tickets are now on sale for the following dates: (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090722/LA50237)...

2009-07-10 00:22:49

Sexist jokes favor mental mechanisms linked to violence and battering against women in people with macho attitudes, researchers in Spain said. University of Granada scientists applied several questionnaires to a group of 109 male university students ages 18-26. The study participants were shown two series of jokes -- one with sexist jokes in which women were denigrated and another one with neutral jokes without any kind of sexist content. The researchers then proposed several scenes with...

2009-05-19 14:09:31

Police in Washington state said a 78-year-old woman allegedly attacked her husband, causing broken ribs, a fractured wrist and a shattered pelvis. Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Valerie Shapiro said the Lynnwood woman, whose name was not released, told police she struck her 84-year-old husband with a bowl and metal pipe because she believes he was unfaithful several times over the course of their marriage, the Everett (Wash.) Herald reported Tuesday. Shapiro said police also confiscated...

2009-03-04 10:55:00

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- International Women's Day is celebrated globally but has special importance in Latin and South America. Every year Latin Women look forward to this special day that honors them in their many dimensions. Numerous events are held in Latin America throughout March to pay tribute to women for their varied beauty and charm, plus their accomplishments in the many arenas of society in which they excel. In Latin America, women are increasingly taking...

2008-09-11 09:05:00

By John Tierney / New York Times Media Group When men and women take personality tests, some of the old Mars- Venus stereotypes keep reappearing. On average, women are more cooperative, nurturing, cautious and emotionally responsive. Men tend to be more competitive, assertive, reckless and emotionally flat. Clear differences appear in early childhood and never disappear. What's not clear is the origin of these differences. Evolutionary psychologists contend that these are innate traits...

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