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  • No One Should Have To 'Deal' With Catcallers — Here's How To Handle Street Harassment August 19, 2014
    The New York Post stirred up more eye-rolls than usual this morning when writer Doree Lewak posted a cringe-worthy ode to catcalling. In the article, she proclaims her appreciation for construction workers' lewd comments and stares as she strolls by in a flouncy summer dress. "My ego and I can't fit through the door!" Lewak writes. Hey, l […]
  • Female Kurdish Fighters Are A Big Problem For ISIS Extremists August 18, 2014
    A consortium of Iraqi and Kurdish forces, backed by American airstrikes, captured the Mosul Dam back from ISIS on Monday, delivering the biggest blow to the radical Sunni group yet. From the AP: The U.S. military said U.S. forces conducted nine strikes on Saturday and another 16 on Sunday in efforts to help the Iraqis retake the dam. As we noted earlier, a p […]
  • The Truth About 'Vocal Fry' — The Speech Trend That's Supposedly Hurting Your Chances Of Getting Hired August 16, 2014
    A study published in science journal PLOS One in May suggested that a speech pattern called vocal fry undermines the success of people, especially young women, in the labor market. Vocal fry involves dropping one's voice to the lowest register, causing the vocal chords to flutter, which creates a creaking sound. Although the media widely covered the stu […]


  • The Biology Behind Our Investing Decisions August 20, 2014
    Research finds we're programmed to be cautious investors in winter and more risk tolerant come spring—a vestige from caveman days. MoreThe post The Biology Behind Our Investing Decisions appeared first on LearnVest.
  • Money Mic: Student Loans Dashed My Dreams of Buying a Home August 20, 2014
    Jeff and Kelly had their hearts set on being homeowners, until a few rookie mistakes—and $260K of college debt—foiled their plans. MoreThe post Money Mic: Student Loans Dashed My Dreams of Buying a Home appeared first on LearnVest.
  • Battle of the Sexes: Are Boys More Financially Fit Than Girls? August 19, 2014
    A new study finds parents talk to—and trust—sons more than daughters when it comes to money. Do you buy the reason why? MoreThe post Battle of the Sexes: Are Boys More Financially Fit Than Girls? appeared first on LearnVest.