High Heel Petition Goes to New Heights for Flats

The British Parliament debated a petition to make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels at work on March 6, 2017.

The petition, which received more than 152,000 signatures, was created by Nicola Thorp after she was she was sent home without pay for refusing to wear high heels between 2 and 4 inches high while at work.

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Survival of the Evolution Lesson Plan

The majority of biology teachers are reluctant to teach evolution, found two political scientists after studying U.S. public school biology instructors. Additionally, creationism is given at least an hour of class time and put in a positive light by 13 percent of the nation’s biology teachers.

Growing Number of Americans Believe Obama is Muslim

A growing number of Americans believe that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. A new survey found that nearly one-in-five Americans say the president is a Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009.

When Drug Cartels Silence the Press, Social Media Tells the Story

In Mexico, the deadliest country for journalists this year, many news outlets have stopped reporting on crime, drug trafficking, and government corruption out of fear of the drug cartels. As the news became increasingly censored, many citizens turned to social media as a way to inform the public.

‘Mancession’ Brings New Majority to the Workforce: Women

“Mancession” is the new nickname thrown around for the recession that began in 2007. The majority of those who lost their job during the recession were men, the same gender whose presence continues to grow as a minority in higher education campuses across the country. This year, for the first time in American history, women now make up a majority of the workforce in highly paid managerial and professional positions, holding down the fields at 51.4 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Bridge Between Two Legal Cultures

Dealing with international law does not always lead to smooth sailing. Cultural barriers can only make things even more sticky. … More