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Unplugging from a Wired World


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A recent poll by Time magazine shows that one in every four people checks their cell phone every thirty minutes and one in five people check it as often as once every ten minutes. It also found that a third … Continue reading

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A Chip in the Glass Ceiling? Europe Proposes 40% Target for Female Non-Execs


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The European Commission’s latest discussions about legislation to increase the amount of women on the boards of listed companies has resulted in a new Directive that gives the companies listed on the stock exchange until 2020 to achieve a target … Continue reading

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Despite High Profile Jobs, Women Executives Still Rare


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Marianne Lake’s recent appointment as the CFO of JPMorgan Chase marks another victory for women within the business world, specifically in banking. JPMorgan Chase’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, commented on the appointment that Lake was the best person for the job … Continue reading

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Why Investors Must Push Harder for Greater Diversity on Corporate Boards


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Catalyst, a nonprofit organization that expands women’s opportunities in business, released a 2011 study on Fortune 500 companies that showed a lack of diversity in the boardrooms, with women holding only 16.1% of board seats. Women of color hold only … Continue reading

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National Adoption Month: Finding a “Green Light” Agency


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November is National Adoption Month and families across the country are finalizing their adoptions. Adoptions are finalized all-year round, of course, but National Adoption Month serves as a time to share stories of adoption and inspire others who may still … Continue reading

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What America’s Top LGBT Leaders Think Obama Must Do Next


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Barack Obama was elected to a second term as President of the United States partially because of his declared support of the LGBT community. As the president moves forward into his second term, the question rises of what the LGBT … Continue reading

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The 10 Questions You Should Answer Before Entering Into Same-Sex Marriage


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Now that more states have voted in gay marriage, beginning what could be a trend that isn’t likely to slow, the gay community has a more personal hurdle to face. LGBT activist Rob Watson warns that, “The fact that we … Continue reading

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How to Get Married in Maryland, Maine


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The Baltimore tourism guide has already launched a microsite targeting same-sex couples who are looking to exercise their new freedom to marry come January 1st. The site brings together old resources as well as new ones in an effort to … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance


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November 20th is Transgender Day of Remembrance for the Gay Straight Alliance. It is a day set aside to remember the people in the transgender community who have passed away. Part of remembering those who have passed is remembering the … Continue reading

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The Perks of Working from Home


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While the U.S. workforce has grown 3% in the last few years, regular telecommuting has grown about 66%. Almost half of the current U.S. workforce, about 64 million people, now has the option to work from home at least part … Continue reading

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