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I need to have a baby to benefit from this federal budget: Mochama. I really don’t want one, but I think I should have a kid.

I need to have a baby to benefit from this federal budget: Mochama

I was reviewing the new federal budget and that’s probably my best move. Finance minister Bill Morneau introduced it with an anecdote about a Toronto taxi driver who, on recognizing Morneau, called his wife so they both could tell the minister about the positive impact the Canada child benefit has had on their lives. Good for them and their anecdotal children. This budget goes further in supporting families. It proposes to let mothers to take more of their maternity leave in advance of giving birth and allow families to choose to spread parental leave payments over 18 months instead of the current 12.

3 things women say that weaken the power of their words. If we're to believe the self-help aisle of every '90s bookstore, men and women talk and act so differently because we're really from two opposing planets.

3 things women say that weaken the power of their words.

While that's not factually accurate, there's no denying that men and women have unique communication styles, and that disparity can make things challenging for women looking to get ahead in careers still dominated by male voices. But when the first female presidential nominee for a major political party addresses the nation to describe her vision for America — to be met by pundits dissecting her smile and her "shrill" tone instead of her proposed policies — it’s clear that words really matter. Not simply because we’re women, but especially because we’re women.

So, what makes language explicitly "female"? Ask a linguist and they'll tell you that women's language is generally more expressive and emotional. A crisis of confidence. The real reason that so many women have to spend so much time getting ready. iStock Before 8 a.m., I have often already applied seven products to my face -- face wash, tinted moisturizer, eyeliner, mascara and more.

The real reason that so many women have to spend so much time getting ready

And I don’t think I’m terribly fussy, or alone. In an effort to appear polished and professional, many American women -- not all, of course, but many -- spend a huge amount of time and money on makeup and skincare products. Most People Don't Know What They Should Be Making. We know there's a good chance we're not making as much as we should.

Most People Don't Know What They Should Be Making

(Hello, wage gap.) But beyond closing that disturbing 21-cent discrepancy, how do we know what we should be making? In honor of Equal Pay Day, Glassdoor set to find out—and discovered most of us have no clue what our fair-market value is or should be. The Global Salary Transparency Survey, released today, shows that fewer than half of all employees around the world—64 percent, to be exact—work for companies that don't share pay data internally, with just 36 percent saying their companies do share internal salary information with employees.

Even worse, American employees are the least likely to have a handle on what their cubicle mates or presentation partners take home, with just 31 percent saying their employer shares salaries. How I Landed My Dream Job Even Though I Wasn't an Overachiever. 3 Things Nurses REALLY want. Nurses don’t want a new cafeteria or the façade of the building remodeled.

3 Things Nurses REALLY want

They don’t want to see an award touting how great the facility is in a state of the art display case. They don’t want to see new carpeting on the units, and they don’t want to see new nurses stations put in because the older ones were “ugly.” What do nurses really want? It is simple: they want an environment in which they can care for their patients with the least amount of stress. Facilities seem to put the money into things that are cosmetic or that make the place look good to outsiders. Male biology students consistently underestimate female peers, study finds. News releases | Research | Social science February 11, 2016 The survey data showed that in a hypothetical class made up equally of males and females with the same grades and level of outspokenness, males consistently named their male peers as being more knowledgeable, and female students showed a pattern of moving from female to male nominations over the course of the class.PLOS ONE Female college students are more likely to abandon studies in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines than their male classmates, and new research from the University of Washington suggests that those male peers may play a key role in undermining their confidence.

Male biology students consistently underestimate female peers, study finds

Published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, the study found that males enrolled in undergraduate biology classes consistently ranked their male classmates as more knowledgeable about course content, even over better-performing female students. Read the researchers’ study online in PLOS ONE. National Women In Engineering Day: 'My dad said architecture wasn't for girls. Boy I proved him wrong' Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more' It took Sheryl Sandberg a long time – "too long" – to realise she was a feminist, and even longer to say it out loud.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'I want women to be paid more'

As chief operating officer of Facebook, she is among the most high-profile executives in the world, the more so for being female. Most of those in her position, she says, barely admit to being women, let alone feminists, so her decision to publish Lean In, a book of feminist advice for women in the workplace, constitutes a radical departure. Female academics pay a heavy baby penalty. The Unspoken Stigma of Workplace Flexibility. “Do Women Have Too Many Rights?" Abby Johnson's Dangerous Message Delivered With Sugar. Argentinian sex workers take to the walls. A series of Argentinian advertisements for sex workers’ rights has been making a small but well-deserved splash.

Argentinian sex workers take to the walls

Prostitution is legal in Argentina but brothels are not, and, without labor protections, sex workers are vulnerable to physical violence and economic exploitation. Commissioned by the Argentinian sex workers’ union, Asociación de Mujeres Meretrices de Argentina, the wheat paste ads cover the corners of buildings. A view from one side displays a woman in a suggestive pose, but the full image reveals a family scene: a mother leading her kids home in their school gear, or a baby pushed in a stroller. The text reminds us that “86% of sex workers are mothers. We need a law to regulate our work.” Game Of Thrones' George RR Martin Is 'Feminist at Heart' Tips for Keeping your Tenement Tidy (in 1911) Mabel Hyde Kittredge, activist and founder of the hot lunch program for public schools in New York, was the Martha Stewart of tenement living.

Tips for Keeping your Tenement Tidy (in 1911)

She championed the cause of domestic science for the disadvantaged at her "housekeeping centers"—model apartments where young girls from the crowded tenements could, by observing and doing, learn all the particulars of home management. Miss Representation. Magazine - Why Women Still Can’t Have It All. The culture of “time macho”—a relentless competition to work harder, stay later, pull more all-nighters, travel around the world and bill the extra hours that the international date line affords you—remains astonishingly prevalent among professionals today.

Magazine - Why Women Still Can’t Have It All

Nothing captures the belief that more time equals more value better than the cult of billable hours afflicting large law firms across the country and providing exactly the wrong incentives for employees who hope to integrate work and family. Yet even in industries that don’t explicitly reward sheer quantity of hours spent on the job, the pressure to arrive early, stay late, and be available, always, for in-person meetings at 11 a.m. on Saturdays can be intense.

Indeed, by some measures, the problem has gotten worse over time: a study by the Center for American Progress reports that nationwide, the share of all professionals—women and men—working more than 50 hours a week has increased since the late 1970s. Revaluing Family Values. Science: It’s a sexist thing #sciencegirlthing. The best of non-profit advertising and marketing for social causes Posted by Tom Megginson | 26-06-2012 23:19 | Category: Women's Issues It was the marketing fail heard round the world, and I got a call this morning at my office asking me what the problem was. 'Science: It's a Girl Thing!' - Insipid Ad. Turns Out Being Born a Woman Is a Major Financial Mistake. I can't understand why so many Americans think their health care system is better than ours here in the UK, where the National Health Service is paid for out of general taxation. The more you earn, the more you pay.

If you earn less or nothing at all, you pay less or nothing at all - and you're still entitled to the health care you need. Women don't pay more.