Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Gender Stereotypes Confuse the Equality Debate

Posted in Gender Issues

Viralglobalnews.com 7/23/2014

"... There has been much fallout from the Hobby Lobby decision to deny birth control coverage to women, but one aspect of the decision that has been overlooked is how much influence gender stereotypes have on the debate. Gender equality issues arguably begin for any society at the point of birth. With social divisions such as the application of the colors blue for a boy and pink for a girl, it is easy to understand why this problem arises after years of pop-cultural bombardment. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.viralglobalnews.com/u-s-stories/hobby-lobby-gender-stereotypes-confuse-equality-debate/11794/ 

Is the Employment Situation Really Improving?

Posted in Jobs & Employment

Wallstcheatsheet.com 7/23/2014

"... Over the past several years, Americans have been told that the labor situation in the United States is improving. The evidence used to back this up is the unemployment rate published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which has been steadily declining. It has gotten to the point where we are seeing headlines that indicate that the job losses relating to the economic crisis of 2007-2009 are behind us, and that the economy is nearly back to full employment. But despite these headlines, a look at the specifics regarding unemployment and labor reveals a far more daunting picture: fewer people are working, and if it weren’t for the BLS playing statistical games, the unemployment rate would be rising, not falling. Here’s why. ..."

Read the entire article: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/business/is-the-employment-situation-really-improving.html/?a=viewall 


Pioneers For Domestic Violence Push On

Posted in Domestic Violence

Metro.us 7/23/2014

"... After a high-profile domestic murder shook the Boston area last year, House Speaker Robert DeLeo was inspired to take action. Jared Remy (son of Red Sox broadcaster and ex-ballplayer Jerry Remy) recently pled guilty to murdering his girlfriend after a long history of violence and abuse. “I feel we came up with a piece of legislation that I think will probably make us the strongest in the country, in terms of domestic violence,” said DeLeo. As is, he says the current domestic violence laws in Massachusetts represent some of the best in the country. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.metro.us/newyork/news/national/2014/07/22/pioneers-domestic-violence-push/

More Young Men At Risk Of Prostate Cancer

Posted in Prostate Cancer

Msn.com 7/22/2014

"... The number of men diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of prostate cancer prior to their 60th birthday has increased six-fold in 20 years, US researchers have found. A team from the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center found that 10 percent of prostate cancer diagnoses in the US occurred in men younger than 55 years, despite the disease generally being associated with men aged over 65. ..."

Read the entire article: http://sport.msn.co.nz/nzmenslifestyle/latestnews/8877745/more-young-men-at-risk-of-prostate-cancer 

Let’s Talk About Talking About Sex

Posted in Sex/Fertility

Theguardian.com 7/22/2014

"... Facing up to the fact that sex is just another aspect of a relationship that needs work to remain healthy is surprisingly difficult. After all, this sort of work is rarely honestly portrayed in sitcoms or films, where characters’ sex lives are easy, regular and problem-free. But the fact of the matter is that these are common frustrations, experienced across age ranges. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/21/talk-about-sex-marriage-phwoar 

More States Requiring Reporting Of Mental Health Records To FBI Gun Background Check Database

Posted in Mental Health

Theindychannel.com 7/22/2014

"... Mass shootings like Virginia Tech and the 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona where U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others were shot, have brought the issue of states not reporting to the forefront of gun safety conversations. Since the coalition’s 2011 report, the amount of mental health records reported to the federal government for the purpose of a background check has tripled. States passing laws requiring or authorizing the reporting of some mentally ill people to NICS for use in firearm purchaser background checks is part of the reason for these increases. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.theindychannel.com/news/mental-health-records-reports-crucial-to-firearms-purchases_ 

Online Dating Safety Tips: How To Stay Safe While Looking For The Right One

Posted in Dating

Inquisitr.com 7/22/2014

"... Online dating is a very useful platform for hopeless romantics trying to search for the right one. But just as with every other website that requires personal information, online dating sites must be treated carefully and with caution. Looking for love need not be risky. A few steps to ensure your personal safety can be done before launching that head-turning dating profile on your chosen site. ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.inquisitr.com/1366725/online-dating-safety-tips-how-to-stay-safe-while-looking-for-the-right-one/ 

Exercise, Nutrition Fend Off Age-Related Weakness

Posted in Nutrition

Phillytrib.com 7/22/2014

"... Getting weak goes with aging; lifting weights is dangerous for older people; older people can’t increase their strength, right? Wrong! In the past few years many researchers have turned their attention to the question, is muscle and strength loss a function of aging, or is it a result of disuse? Recent studies show that “if you don’t use it you will lose it.” ..."

Read the entire article: http://www.phillytrib.com/news/health/exercise-nutrition-fend-off-age-related-weakness.html 

Cuts To Legal Aid Force Parents To Defend Themselves In Family Court Cases

Posted in Family Law Issues

Independent.co.uk 7/21/2014

"... The number of parents forced to represent themselves before the family courts jumped by 20,000 last year following the withdrawal of legal aid for almost all family cases, official figures obtained by The Independent show. ..." 

Read the entire article: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/cuts-to-legal-aid-force-parents-to-defend-themselves-in-family-court-cases-9608175.html 


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