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More fathers are taking paternity leave, but mothers are still doing all the work

A survey found 62% of fathers in the US took time off for their newborn, but women saw a greater damage to future job prospects Attitudes towards paternity leave have drastically changed in America in the last five years as more fathers feel comfortable taking extended time off, but gender stereotypes persist when it comes to career prospects and the home, according to a new study of working parents. Research by the Boston College Center for Work & Family, which surveyed new parents at four large US companies who were…

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The new workwear: has the suit finally died?

Hardly anyone wears a suit to work now. How did we all get so scruffy? And what about all those lovely ties? Richard Godwin charts the demise of looking smart One afternoon about a decade ago, I was standing at a pub urinal not far from my old newspaper office when the man standing next to me opened up a conversation. A tie, huh? (He was American.) Never take a job where they make you wear a tie. He was in his mid-30s, wearing expensive-looking trainers, jeans and a sweatshirt.…

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Theres A Haunting Memorial In Turkey To Commemorate 440 Women Killed By Their Own Husbands Last Year

There is a certain beauty and strength in weakness as some may say. But sometimes inequity between people brings only sorrow. Such is the case of domestic violence, an acute yet so often unspoken problem all over the world. One artist in Turkey found it so heartbreaking and important, he managed to find a way to bring it to the awareness of his fellow countrymen that just couldn’t be ignored and also beautifully commemorate those who fell victim for this terrible violence so at least the memory of those wasted…

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The rise of Big Sperm: does the tech world have the answer to our semen crisis?

Sperm counts in western men are falling, and nobody is sure why. But relax because help is here, with everything from home-testing kits to sperm-freezing Lads, lads, lads, hate to interrupt, but hows your ejaculate? Would you struggle to fill half a teaspoon? And your concentration, please: are we talking 20m-plus little swimmers a millilitre? And hows that motility? Are your spermatozoa wagging their flagella as if they cant wait to get to that ovum or listlessly floating around like dead tadpoles in a poorly executed classroom experiment? Its not…

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Japanese Barber Shows Just How Much Difference A Good Haircut Can Make

trend.’ So what can you do? Hit the gym, maybe a tanning salon. Get a new outfit. However, as this talented Japanese barber proves, by far the most effective way of transforming your looks is getting a good haircut. Shou Otsuki is one of the staff barbers at Tokyo hair salon L. Dorado, and he has made a name for himself with the incredible before-and-after shots of his clients. The videos often begin with a shy, awkward-looking guy with a shapeless, unremarkable hairstyle. Otsuki covers the camera with the comb…

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Difference Between Men And Women Text From 1995 Is Going Viral Again Do You Agree With It?

Dave Barry is much loved for the way he uses humor to provide fresh insights into everyday problems and issues. Back in 1995 he wrote the book Poking fun at the differences between men and women, Barry’s short story is an amusing look at gender stereotypes, that has gotten many people nodding their heads in agreement. Not everyone though. Our attitudes toward gender have changed so much in recent years that the piece now seems dated and simplistic to some, who know that between the black and white of woman…

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Protesters damage ‘sexist’ open-air urinals in Paris

Uritrottoirs seen as discriminatory in city that still frowns on public breastfeeding Feminist protesters have begun vandalising the new urinals in Paris, labelling them sexist and discriminatory. Several of the eco-friendly urinals have been placed in public spots in recent months as an experiment to counter Pariss problem of urine-soaked pavements. But protesters in recent days targeted two on the le Saint-Louis and near Gare de Lyon station plastering them with stained sanitary towels and tampons, then blocking them with concrete. Notes left behind attacked Paris authorities for encouraging men…

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As A Male Feminist, I Really Think Id Absolutely Crush It If I Ever Had To Publicly Apologize For Sexual Misconduct

America is now confronting its endemic sexual harassment problem and finally holding powerful men accountable for their crimes against women in an unprecedented way. Big-name celebrities and media titans are being outed as the sex criminals they truly are, but infuriatingly, exposed serial abusers like Harvey Weinstein and Louis CK continue to issue public apologies that fail to convey sincere remorse and attempt to justify their heinous behavior. These weak, mealy-mouthed mea culpas cannot be tolerated, and as a male feminist and ally to women, I believe that I would…

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This Is The Kind Of Guy You Should Wait For

Wait for the guy who reaches for your hand on the street and holds it proudly. Wait for the guy who grabs your sides after stepping off the curb too soon. Wait for the guy who reaches for you through the heavy mountain of blankets in the middle of the night, pulling you close. Wait for the guy who slips out of bed as quietly as possible in the morning to shower, letting you catch a few more minutes of sleep. Wait for the guy who almost always places his…

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