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Women Key to Corporate Success in Jordan, IFC Study Finds

A new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Jordan’s Institute of Directors (JIOD) finds that by elevating more women to senior management positions, local companies could dramatically improve their performance. Although women represent 16 percent of the labor force in Jordan, they hold only 6 percent of board positions, according to the report, Impact of ...

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Post-Microfinance Crisis, ‘Call Money’ Racket Triggers New Wave of Suicides in AP Now

In 2009-10, Andhra Pradesh was beset with series of suicides from unregulated microfinance institutions and finally the state government cracked the whip on them that only regulated RBI-registered microfinance institutions operate out of Andhra Pradesh now. In fact, major banks have refused to lend money to any microfinance institution for operations in Andhra Pradesh even now. While the 2010 crisis ...

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Karva Chauth: From Bond to Gold, Festival Priorities Change with Times

Karva Chauth to be observed by married Hindu women for the longevity, well-being and prosperity of their husbands, has been undergoing radical change of late with wives more attracted by market attractions for the occasion while jewelry firms are luring the Hindu wives with discounts like any other festival. While wives pray for their husbands’ long life, in turn they ...

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Women Change sexual Identity Easily Than Men: Study

Romantic opportunities appear to influence women’s sexual identities — but not men’s, suggests a new study that will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA) in Chicago. “This indicates that women’s sexuality may be more flexible and adaptive than men’s,” said study author Elizabeth Aura McClintock of the University of Notre Dame. McClintock’s study ...

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Why Blacks Hit Hardest by Government Job Cuts?

The public sector has long recruited Blacks as part of the government policy of positive discrimination and whenever there are cuts in government jobs, the impact was more on Blacks than other ethnic communities. The so-called Great Recession of 2008 wiped out many of those jobs, as tax revenues declined and anti-government sentiment added to a contraction that continued long ...

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Happy Teej 2015: Why and How Teej is Celebrated?

Teej is a festival which is rooted deep in Indian religious and cultural ethos that is typical to women and it comes in the monsoon season. This year, Hariyali Teej is being observed on 17th August, 2015. It is believed that the divine couple Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati reunited on this auspicious day and Goddess Parvati took 108 births to ...

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Longer sitting hours increase risk of mortality in women: New study

Does your job require you to spend prolonged hours sitting? Or do you enjoy your leisure time of watching television or playing computer games? Then you may want to re-think your habits or find a way to engage in physical activity as a new research has shown that too much sitting puts one at an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular ...

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Online Gambling Growing at Alarming 43%: Report

The revenue of the global mobile gambling market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 43.08% in terms of total annual wagers over the period 2014-2019 and by GGY, the global mobile gambling market is likely to grow at a CAGR of 18.36% during the forecast period, said the “Global Mobile Gambling Market 2015-2019” report. Mobile gambling includes betting, ...

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High heels cause Morton’s Neuroma, says new research

High heels are something that every woman is in love with. They go with everything, and adds an extra notch during that special occasion with special someone. However, new study has shown that cases of Morton’s neuroma that are linked to conditions rising from wearing high heels have doubled in the past decade. According to Health and Social Care Information ...

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Gene Behind Mental Illness in Women Identified, Potential for Early Treatment Likely

Mental illness in women is characterized by a specific gene that interacts with the X chromosome, found researchers paving the way for future potential research to treat psychiatric patients, whose number is on the rise owing to new isolated lifestyle. The gene identified as XIST inactivates one of the two X chromosome copies cells meant for storing genetic material, leading ...

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For 13 Mln Fans SRK Goes Shirtless; What’s the Number to go Nude?

pic.twitter.com/FN1cOeVUNm — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 14, 2015 In his unique style, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has gone ‘shirtless’ after crossing 13 million fans or followers on Twitter, raising eye-brows on how many fans does he require to go nude next? SRK, just entering his 50s this year, thanked his followers for making him one of the top ...

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No Longer Unpaid Care Work, UN to Pay Women Soon: Laxmi Puri

By Arul Louis Taking care of children by the elderly and women is taken for granted for centuries but now it will become an economically paying job and could even become an engine of employment benefiting at least one billion women worldwide, said Laxmi Puri, a ranking UN official on women’s issues. At the release of a report on the ...

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Young women objectify themselves more on Facebook

Young women tend to compare their appearances more frequently to photos on Facebook and in magazines, says a study. Facebook users compare their appearance most often to their own images, than to those of their peers, and rarely to images of family members and celebrities, it found. “Our research shows that spending more time reading magazines and on Facebook is ...

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Viagra Pill for Women Awaits FDA Nod

A US-based pharmaceuticals firm is all set to resubmit the world’s first female sex drug for the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval, which is equivalent of Viagra for men that is in currency for over a decade now. The once-daily, non-hormonal pill called flibanserin developed by North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, once approved, will be the first prescription of ...

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Women for alone time, men for romance on V-Day: Survey

Close to 70 percent women want to spend Valentine’s Day Feb 14 by themselves or with family and friends instead of a romantic jaunt with their someone special, a survey by a leading Indian matrimonial site said Thursday. A survey conducted by Jeevansathi.com with more than 4700 people — 2025 women and 2675 men — encompassing various age groups, revealed ...

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Special gifts top women’s preference for must-haves on V-Day: Groupon Survey

​Most women like to be pampered almost everyday, but Valentine’s Day is one day when they expect “special gifts” from their lovers, reveals a study. So, men get creative. Daily deals site Groupon India’s Valentine’s Day survey shows that women hope for an exciting experience they can tell all their friends about. The research, which polled over 2,000 adults across ...

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