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Want Gender Equality? Head To Northern Europe

If you need us, we’ll be in Iceland. That’s because according to a new report from the World Economic Forum, Iceland is tops for women. The Global Gender Gap Report found that women do best in Iceland, Norway and Finland. What makes these Nordic countries so much better than the rest of the world? A smaller gender gap. As the study states, “The Index rewards countries that reach the point where outcomes for women equal those for men, but it neither rewards nor penalizes cases in which women are outperforming men.”

The study evaluated four main categories: economic participation and opportunity, educational attainment, political empowerment, and health and survival. The U.S. came in 19th. And at the bottom of the list — Pakistan, Chad and Yemen. [NPR] Keep reading »

Would You Admit To Researchers That You’ve Cheated?

Women are still working on closing the wage gap, but we’re coming closer to our male counterparts in other areas. A New York Times article discussing infidelity says younger women are cheating on their spouses nearly as often as men, and even newer marriages aren’t immune. Researchers found that 20 percent of men and 15 percent of women under 35 admitted to being unfaithful. What’s interesting is that they don’t know whether women are actually cheating more, or if we’ve always done so but are finally fessing up to our infidelities. Would you be honest about being an honest women if a researcher asked you whether you’ve cheated? [NY Times] Keep reading »

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