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September 15th, 2014 at 8:03 am

Angel Investing: Rise of women investors fuels businesses run by women

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Amy Norman and Stella Ma started pitching investors on their San Francisco-based startup, Little Passports, in 2009. Both women had young children and Norman was pregnant. The overwhelming majority of the investors they met with were men who wanted to know “if we were running this as a ‘lifestyle company,’” Ma recalls. Investors passed and word got around Silicon Valley that “there’s no way women like this could grow a company fast enough” to satisfy venture capitalists, Norman says.

 

 

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August 31st, 2014 at 8:01 am

Height does matter! Women prefer taller men

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Women prefer to be in a relationship where the man is taller.

Research has already suggested that tall men are generally paid better are viewed as more masculine and competent. Now a new research paper suggests that their height advantage also spills over into their personal lives.

 

 

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August 4th, 2014 at 11:07 am

The science of viral content: Why people share?

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Campaigns that succeed are those that carefully consider what makes content go viral. Does your marketing to-do-list include creating the next viral hit? If you’re in the marketing or social media industry, the answer is probably “Yes!” (and if you’re not, and the answer is probably still “Yes!”).

 

 

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June 25th, 2014 at 9:25 am

Women have made big gains in earning college degrees in all fields except computer science

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It’s a known fact that women are far less likely than men to get bachelor’s degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math(STEM). But what is the gender breakdown like in other fields?

 

 

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June 20th, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Percentage of college degrees conferred by women, by major

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Men outnumber women in Computer Science classes.

There is a glaring gender disparity in Computer Science classes.  In any given Computer science class men usually outnumber women by as much as 8 to 2.  In most other college majors women are outnumbering men an average of 3 to 2. Do other STEM majors suffer the same gender disparity?

 

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June 10th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Top 14 Photos of the Week

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Sometimes the big picture is even bigger than the BIG picture!

Quote of the Day:  ”Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who’ll get the blame.” – Bertrand Russell

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March 4th, 2014 at 10:29 am

There is no gender gap in tech salaries

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Wage discrimination isn’t a problem women face in the tech industry.

For a long time, Silicon Valley has suffered the reputation of being unwelcoming to women, from brogrammer attitudes to sexist apps to gender inclusivity. Whatever problems women may have with the tech industry, wage discrimination isn’t necessarily one of them. New research shows that there is no statistically significant difference in earnings between male and female engineers who have the same credentials and make the same choices regarding their career.

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January 1st, 2014 at 9:15 am

A third of women in the U.S. use Pinterest: Study

Pinterest has experienced strong growth among women in particular.

According to a new Pew Research study, Pinterest’s popularity in the United States has surged in the last year, particularly among women. Pinterest is now used by more than one-fifth (21%) of American adults, up from 15% a year earlier, according to a survey of U.S. social networking habits from Pew Research. That puts the social bookmarking service slightly ahead of Twitter and Instagram, though all three are well behind Facebook.

 

 

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December 27th, 2013 at 9:51 am

Why women need more sleep than men

The average American adult requires between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every day.

According to a new study from Duke University, women need more sleep than men. The researchers have discovered that, compared to men, women experience more mental and physical consequences from inadequate rest. Besides giving half the population a legitimate reason to sleep in, the findings could also inspire new health recommendations for women at greater risk of heart disease, depression, and psychological problems.

 

 

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December 12th, 2013 at 11:14 am

Women still rare in top leadership positions

Mary Barra will become GM’s new CEO.

General Motors announced that it had chose a woman to lead the company. The same day, new research showed the automaker’s new chief executive is still the exception rather than the rule.

 

 

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