Posts tagged "norway"

CNN: Hillary Clinton And Carly Fiorina Are In A “Girl Fight”

Wow, such witty and intelligent commentary, CNN.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 4, 2015

Happy Monday, Let’s Zone Out To Some Norwegian Mountains

Norwegian photographer Morten Berg created this lovely film featuring peaceful images of the country’s landscape. With chill background music underscoring the bright colors, it serves as a mini travel guide and stress reducer all in one. Berg lives in Oslo, far from the locations featured in the film, so he had to make 11 trips over the course of…

Claire Hannum / March 9, 2015

Today’s Lady News: Lesbian Couple Saved Lives In Norway Massacre

Hege Dalen and Toril Hansen are a married lesbian couple who were camping on the island of Utoya in Norway when the shooting massacre occurred. Together they saved 40 teenagers by taking their boat on four trips back and forth across the lake to bring the kids to safety. An astounding 92 people were…

Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2011

Norway Giving Its Reindeer Reflective Collars, And Not Just So They Look Cute

In Norway, reindeer are the noble animals that help Santa deliver presents. But they’re also a road hazard—500 of them are hit and killed each year, and many of these crashes leave drivers and passengers severely injured. And so the Norwegian government is tagging the animals with reflective collars or antler tags to make them…

Kate Torgovnick/ / December 24, 2010

The Scarlet Bracelet

How would you feel about having your potty use at work monitored during your monthly menstrual cycle? In Norway, a workers union put together a shocking list of “tyrannical” bathroom monitoring practices, as Norwegian businesses seem to be overly concerned about losing productivity due to workers’ frequent trips to the restroom. One manager reportedly forced…

Ami Angelowicz / December 1, 2010

Today’s Lady News: U.S. Not The Best Place In The World For Mothers, Says Study

The United States is the 28th best place in the world for mothers and their children, according to Save The Children’s annual report, given our inconsistencies on maternity leave, restrictions on birth control, and maternal mortality rate. Norway, where maternity leave is mandated and birth control is easy to access, clocks in at number…

Jessica Wakeman / May 5, 2010

The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC]…

Catherine Strawn / May 9, 2008

Women In Norwegian Boardrooms

Getting more women into boardrooms is certainly important — 9 percent of the S&P 500 have all-male boards — so in Norway, the government is taking steps to increase equality. Publicly held companies in the country that don’t meet a compulsory 40 percent female non-executive board requirement risk dissolution. Because of the requirement, put i…

Catherine Strawn / March 6, 2008