You know it’s bad when story lines from the now defunct Melrose Place reboot and 90210 start becoming real. According to a new study out of England, the number of students using their bodies to pay their fees has doubled in the past year. The study of undergraduates and postgraduates across the UK found that as many as 6% are turning to lap-dancing, pole-dancing, escorting and prostitution in order to fund their studies. More
After years of pinching pennies, cutting holiday festivities out of office budgets due to a not-so-Santa-friendly economy, the infamous office parties are making a comeback this season. And surprisingly (at least to me anyway because I find them to be très awkward), most people are thrilled. More
According to a new Danish study, cycling or walking to school increases a child’s ability to concentrate in the classroom. Children who were driven to school, or who took public transport, performed less well in a test measuring concentration levels, than … More
In a viral video uploaded to YouTube in May with more than 1.2 million views, primatologist Frans de Waal at Emory University led an experiment on Capuchin monkeys entitled the “Fairness Study.” The results? When monkeys accomplish the same tasks and receive unequal rewards, it’s not a barrel of monkeys – those monkeys will barrel towards you in protest. More
Every child is asked at some point, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Sometimes its far-fetched such as an astronaut, president or spy. Other times the jobs are realistic like doctor, teacher, writer. No matter what job you chose as a child, your gender may determine whether you pursued that career or not. A new LinkedIn study revealed that men are more likely to end up in their “dream career” than women. More
Catalyst, a research organization that studies and advises companies on women’s advancement in the workplace, released a study on Wednesday that revealed women may be getting paid less because they have less access to the “hot jobs,” or rather, career-advancing jobs. The study showed women are not getting put on highly-visible projects, in positions critical to a company’s mission, or given international opportunities. These are all hallmarks of “hot” jobs that predict advancement, according to Catalyst. More
Though we had a record-breaking year for women in the senate, in so many other industries we are seeing women get sidelined. A new Catalyst study of 1,660 MBA grads worldwide found that women are not getting the ‘hot jobs’ aka the ones with large budgets and staffs. And according to another study, art is imitating life or could it be the other way around? Females in prime-time series also face inequity on screen – across eight industries, men are still promoted over women on prime-time television and in movies. More
It is hard to go to Pilates when you are trying to be super woman. According to new data collected by Macleans, women at the top of their fields are putting their health at risk. They are more prone to the high level of stress-related illnesses of executives and CEOs but unlike their male colleagues, women, for the most part, have more stress at home. More
The wage gap is very real and starts as soon as women land their first jobs after college. Christianne Corbett, a senior researcher with the American Association of University Women, told Today.com. “Women are making progress, for sure, in education and in the workplace. But the pay gap is real. It’s still there. That’s what’s so confounding about it….There’s good reason to believe that part of that unexplained gap is due to gender discrimination, and most of it is probably unconscious.” More
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According to a new survey, almost seven in ten workers aged between 18 and 24 have called in sick due to stress in the last year and the majority of them were young. Experts said that young workers may feel more stressed than the older generation because they have more expectation on their shoulders or it could be because young people may also be more aware of the signs of stress than older people. But are just better at identifying symptoms of stress or are we cry babies? More
Business Insider just released the jobs that most psychopaths call home. As clarification on the term, author Eric Barker says, “psychopath doesn’t just mean someone who cuts you up with a chainsaw — though the majority of people who do things like that are psychopaths….Psychopathy is a personality disorder that has been variously described as characterized by shallow emotions (in particular reduced fear), stress tolerance, lacking empathy, coldheartedness, lacking guilt, egocentricity, superficial char, manipulativeness, irresponsibility, impulsivity and antisocial behaviors such as parasitic lifestyle and criminality.” More
Earlier this week, our sister site Blisstree reported on a study posted by CNN about how ovulation is the real driving force behind women’s voting decisions. The response was not very positive. I can’t imagine why. I love being told that my hormone levels control my every thought. It’s right up there with being told I am a bad driver and that I throw badly. CNN subsequently withdrew the study stating that some of it didn’t meet CNN’s editorial standards.
A study today out of London found that three fifths of people form their opinion of someone within just five seconds of meeting them and more than a third said appearance was everything when forming first impression. Almost half of Britons revealed that appearance is the most important factor to consider in an interview situation – over experience or qualifications. A third of respondents admitted to judging a colleague on their first day of work based on the clothes they were wearing. This means that when hiring people we tend to lean towards the more attractive. But you may want to be careful of this because another new study says that “gorgeous” people are often less outgoing, less friendly and self obsessed and maybe not an ideal employee. More
According to a new study featured in the Harvard Business Review, your morning commute may affect your relationship with your significant other, but not in the way you would think. Couples who travel in the same direction to work were found to be happier in their relationships. For those of you who work on opposite ends of the city as your person, good luck. You are probably heading for Taylor Swift and Conor Kennedy territory.