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E-Cigarette TV Ads Target Kids, Study Finds

E-Cigarette TV Ads Target Kids, Study Finds

June 5, 2014 12:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2824
Cigarette ads may have been banned from television since 1971, but that hasn’t stopped electronic cigarette makers from placing TV ads likely to be seen by children and young adults. Researchers at Research Triangle Institute International found that between 2011 and 2013, e-cigarette TV advertisements that reached children increased by 256 percent, and those that reached young… View Article
Google’s Disclosure Pressures Silicon Valley

Google’s Disclosure Pressures Silicon Valley

June 5, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2519
Google’s decision to lay bare its lack of diversity ramps up the pressure on other Silicon Valley companies to increase the number of women and minorities among technology workers. Women make up 30 percent of employees and 91 percent of staff are either white or Asian, the Mountain View, California- based company disclosed in a… View Article
Women Change Communities, One ‘Giving Circle’ At A Time

Women Change Communities, One ‘Giving Circle’ At A Time

May 23, 2014 8:30 am  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2397
Two women interested in new ways to give back to their community found inspiration in a magazine story about a Seattle giving circle. That was in 2003. Since then, the Charlotte-based Women’s Impact Fund has grown to nearly 400 community leaders awarding 49 grants totaling more than $3.7 million – and it has become one of the… View Article
Facebook Posts Show Iranian Women Tossing Hijabs, Praising Freedom

Facebook Posts Show Iranian Women Tossing Hijabs, Praising Freedom

May 19, 2014 6:18 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2164
Thousands of Iranian women are protesting their nation’s oppressive culture by tossing aside their hijabs and taking selfies that are turning up in a growing Facebook gallery. The page, titled “Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women,” has garnered nearly 180,000 likes in just two weeks. The women pictured on it are seen joyfully shedding the Muslim… View Article
Online Marketers Are 21% Sexist … Even When They’re Women

Online Marketers Are 21% Sexist … Even When They’re Women

May 15, 2014 6:38 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 2970
Apparently, the tech-industry brogrammer culture has no stranglehold on sexism, as Internet marketers routinely devalue women’s work by an average of 21 percent. That’s according to search-marketing firm Wordstream, whose CEO Larry Kim just outed his customers’ biases. Kim compared how successful his female colleagues’ work is with how successful his clients perceive them to be…. View Article