Women Leaders Still Lagging

Most Americans find women indistinguishable from men on key leadership traits such as intelligence and capacity for innovation, yet Pew Research Center reports women still make up a small share of top leadership jobs. US Senate  20% US House  19.3% State Legislatures  24% Fortune 500 CEOs  5.2% Fortune 500 Board Members  16.9% College Presidents  26.4% […]

Rise of the female jihadists

A number of women from the West, both American and European, are taking operational roles in jihadist terrorist plots. As CNN’s Peter Bergen and Emily Schneider report, “It’s a strange kind of jihadist female equal opportunity: You too can be part of the holy war that seeks to install a Taliban-style utopia that will ensure […]

Poor government leadership was top problem in 2014

In 2014, four issues generated enough public concern over enough months for at least 10% of Americans, on average, to identify each of them as the nation’s most important problem, according to Gallup. Complaints about government leadership — including President Barack Obama, the Republicans in Congress and general political conflict — led the list, at […]

Americans Optimistic About 2015

Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There’s room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding […]

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there […]

Empowering Women: Coffee in Costa Rica, Fashion in Pakistan

After the men of the Costa Rican village of Biolley left in search of work, the women had to figure out a way to feed their families. They took matters into their own hands and formed an association to harvest and sell coffee, reports NBC. Their journey, documented in the film “A Small Section of the […]

Christmas Around the World

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? INQUIRER.net has compiled pictures of Christmas traditions, festivities and happenings from different corners of the world.

Internet freedom around the world is in decline

Net-security.org reports on the US-based NGO Freedom House fifth annual Freedom of the Net study.  The report concludes that nearly half of the 65 countries assessed have experienced tightening of internet freedom. “Between May 2013 and May 2014, 41 countries passed or proposed legislation to penalize legitimate forms of speech online, increase government powers to […]

EDITORIAL: Obama regulatory agenda quietly belts economy on holiday weekend

Editorial via the Las Vegas Review-Journal  “The new package — the highest-priority rules for federal agencies in the coming year — is bigger than the previous agenda and contains 3,415 regulations, including 189 new rules that will cost the economy more than $100 million apiece. Its rollout marks the fifth time the Obama administration has […]

Give a Dollar, Give a Drone – Hot Christmas Gifts 2014

Looking for just the right gift?  Want to give the hottest gift of the season?  Start here with gifts for the kids, the tech geeks and everyone else. Want to give a drone to that special someone?  Find one here, prices starting at $34.99. CNET has a gift guide for the techno geek in your […]