Posts tagged "education"

The Top 10 Things You Didn’t Learn In School That You Really Need To Know

By the time you're 30, you'll be hit with the crushing truth of just how much the grownups didn't teach you when you were in school. And, while liberals and conservatives haggle over whether public schools need more funding or more lessons on the Ten Commandments, we think all can agree there are some very…
By: Cracked / June 26, 2010

Fordham University Set To Open Fashion Law Institute

New York's Fordham University is set to launch a Fashion Law Institute, the first of its kind. (Elle Woods is squealing in her fictional court room.) Partnering with the CFDA, the program will respond to the growing demand for fashion-specific legal counseling. (Remember all those knock-off copyright infringement cases Forever 21 and Steve…
By: Leonora Epstein / April 28, 2010

The Obamas Talk Education In Essence Magazine

When asked how he and First Lady Michelle Obama handle educating Malia and Sasha, President Barack Obama responded: "Malia will tell you, my attitude was, if she came home with a B, that’s not good enough because there’s no reason why she can’t get an ‘A’…" Obviously, they take grades very…
By: Annika Harris / February 11, 2010

Girls Can Be Electricians Too, At Rosie The Riveter High

Here’s a new idea for boosting women in the workplace: teach them to do traditionally male jobs. That’s exactly what’s happening at Rosie the Riveter High School in Long Beach, California, the first trade school geared toward women. The founder of the school, Lynn Shaw, a former miner, steelworker and longshoreman with a doctorate i…
By: Ami Angelowicz / December 7, 2009

Coming To A College Near You: Fat Studies?

Who decided to make Blair's maid, Dorota, the only overweight one on “Gossip Girl”? And why did J.K. Rowling pen Harry Potter’s uncle and cousin, Vernon and Dudley Dursley, as portly? What dictates why some characters in fiction are chubsters while others are anorexic? One professor/doctoral student at George Washington University is actually…
By: Justine Fields / September 29, 2009

Will And Jada Fire The Headmaster Of Their School Over Scientology Curriculum

Will Smith and his TMI-spewing wife recently fired the headmaster of their private school. Allegedly, the educational feud with Jacqueline Olivier was over the curriculum for a “Study Technology” class at the New Village Leadership Academy. Will and Jada have denied that the school is all about Scientology, but the word is that…
By: Daniela Guernica / August 6, 2009

Women In Saudi Arabia Are Tired Of Buying Bras From Men

Talk about sticking it to the man. A group of 26 women in Saudi Arabia are now “lingerie graduates.” At a 10-day retreat led by an Australian woman, the group spent 40 hours learning how to correctly fit a bra, display merchandise, and deal with customers. Victoria’s Secret even donated bras to help out with…
By: Daniela Guernica / June 25, 2009

Barbie Says Math Is Hard; Researchers Say Girls Can Handle It

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say that gender inequality is the cause of the "math gap" between boys and girls—not just girls sucking at math. The study looked at countries in the World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index and found that girls score better at math in countries where there is more freedom, better…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2009

IT Geeks Learn How To Be Suave

A university in Germany is going out of its way to help its IT students get laid. Potsdam University south of Berlin is offering IT engineering students a new “flirting course,” which is meant to prepare students “with the social skills needed to succeed both in their private life and their work life," according to…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 12, 2009

What Does Being Smart Mean For Your Sex Life?

Women are always on the hunt for a smart man. Smarter men have more money, more success and apparently more sperm. Researchers have found that smarter men produce more sperm than not-so-smart men. The logic behind this theory is that smarter men take better care of themselves and live a healthier life tha…
By: Persia Ali / January 9, 2009

Education Will Make You Healthier

Women who are more highly educated have a healthier average weight than those who are less educated, a comparison of data from several countries revealed. BUT! this does not mean that smart women are skinnier. In countries where the majority of the population is obese, women with more education weigh less, and in countries where…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 30, 2008
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