Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Strain On The Education Dept.’s Office For Civil Rights, In 2 Charts

Posted in Education 5/13/2015

"... In recent years the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has seen a spike in the number of Title IX complaints it receives. Students have used complaints under the federal gender-discrimination law to put pressure on colleges to strengthen their handling of sexual-violence cases. And the office, known as OCR, is feeling the strain. ..."

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President Again Makes False Claims About Supreme Court's Ledbetter Decision

Posted in Policy & Legislation 5/13/2015

"... On April 15, President Obama once again made false claims about what the Supreme Court did in its decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (2007), insinuating that the Court set a deadline for suing over pay discrimination that expires before many employees could possibly discover the discrimination. ..."

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McCallie School To Create National Center For The Development Of Boys

Posted in Boys Issues 5/13/2015

"...Boys have lower grade-point averages than girls, national figures show, and boys are more likely to drop out, to have disciplinary problems and to repeat grades. More women attend college than men do, and women graduate at a higher rate. Women go on to earn more advanced degrees than men. ..."

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7 Things Fitness Experts Wish You’d Stop Doing In The Gym

Posted in Fitness 5/12/2015

"... Let’s get this out of the way first: Any exercise is better than no exercise. That said, some exercises are safer, more effective, or more efficient than others. Likewise, certain practices can be unsafe or counterproductive to your goals except in very specific situations. Here are the top things pro trainers wish people would stop doing in the gym — plus what you should do instead to see better results. ..."

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Environmental Nutrition: Fight Cancer With Fiber

Posted in Nutrition 5/12/2015

"... Fitting fiber into your diet is a cancer-preventive strategy. Fiber most clearly protects against colorectal cancer (risk drops 10 percent for each 10-gram increase in fiber). Analysis combining 16 population studies also links higher fiber with lower breast cancer risk. Because fiber is a component of foods with nutrients and plant compounds (phytochemicals) that may help reduce cancer risk. ..."

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The Skinny On Weight Loss: 7 Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

Posted in Weight Loss 5/12/2015

"... A better understanding of your body and weight along with a healthy diet and exercise plan can give you the body you deserve. Although millions of Americans diet and yet nearly two-thirds are overweight or obese, there are little-known things about weight loss that can help curb this data. ..."

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