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Move Over, Men: Millennial Women Are Winning the Job Market

For decades, young men overshadowed young women in the job market, boasting higher education levels and grabbing the better-paying entry level jobs with more opportunities for advancement. With more than half of younger women out of the labor force and raising families, the job market of 40 or 50 years ago was largely a man's world.
But that reality quietly changed, and in recent years, millennial women have surged ahead of many of their male counterparts. Close to 60 percent of all college students are women, demonstrating a growing gender gap in higher education--the so-called "ticket" to a high-paying job. A recent U.S. Census Bureau analysis shows that as more young women obtained college degrees, delayed having children, and joined the workforce, they edged out millennial men for better-paying jobs.
Strikingly, more young men "are falling to the bottom of the income ladder," as young women beat them out for jobs, the study concluded. Frequently, men have struggled to land even modest-paying blue collar jobs.
For example, in 1975 only 25 percent of men aged 25 to 34 had incomes of less than $30,000 per year, the data shows. Yet by 2016, the share of young men with incomes of less than $30,000 rose to 41 percent. By contrast, the share of young women earning less than $30,000 during that same period plummeted from 79.6 percent to 58.1 percent.
The Census Bureau analysis, highlighted on Monday by The Boston Globe, showed that many young men have been forced into low-wage service jobs or pushed out of the job market altogether, despite having college educations.
>During the past three to four decades, the median income of young women who were working increased from $23,000 to $29,000 today, while the median income for men in the same age group plateaued or began to slip.
>Indeed, between 1975 and 2016, the share of young men with incomes in the middle range of $30,000 to roughly $60,000 dropped from 49 percent to 35 percent, while their share of high-end salaries of $100,000 or more crept up from three percent to eight percent.
More than a third of young women today have a college degree or higher compared to less than a quarter of young women in 1975. And 57 percent of them have full-time, year-round jobs now, compared to just 46 percent in 1975.
Some experts warn that these income and employment trends among millennials could ultimately put a politically important cohort of society at a distinct economic disadvantage that could force many to delay the realization of the "American Dream," including buying a car, getting married and buying a home.
A telling indicator of the economic problems of many millennials is the large number who are still living with their parents.
Of the 28 million young millennials aged 18 to 24, more than half -- or 16 million -- live in their parents' home. That is a group of young people that is more likely to be enrolled in school and out of the labor force.
Elise Gould, a senior economist at the Economic Policy Institute, told The Boston Globe that "This has an effect on their entire lives," adding, "Those first jobs are going to set you up for your lifetime of earnings."

https://www.inc.com/the-fiscal-times/millennial-women-dominate-job-market-men-overshadowed.html

Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green

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Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of the planet.

Amid the warming of the last 50 years, the scientists found two different species of mosses undergoing the equivalent of growth spurts, with mosses that once grew less than a millimeter per year now growing over 3 millimeters per year on average.

“People will think of Antarctica quite rightly as a very icy place, but our work shows that parts of it are green, and are likely to be getting greener,” said Matthew Amesbury, a researcher with the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom and lead author of the new study. “Even these relatively remote ecosystems, that people might think are relatively untouched by human kind, are showing the effects of human induced climate change.”

The study was published Thursday in Current Biology, by Amesbury and colleagues with the University of Cambridge, the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Durham.

Oxford student who stabbed boyfriend could be spared jail 'because of her extraordinary talent'

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/16/oxford-student-spared-jail-extraordinary-talent/

An Oxford University student could be spared jail after a judge said she had an "extraordinary" talent for medicine.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, who studied at Christ Church College, Oxford, stabbed her Cambridge-educated boyfriend in the leg on December 30 last year following a row.

The pair had a drink and drug-fuelled argument, and Woodward punched and swiped at the victim with a bread knife.

She then stabbed the man before hurling a laptop, glass and a jam jar at him.

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She admitted a charge of unlawful wounding at Oxford Crown Court and Judge Ian Pringle said the offence would normally mean a custodial sentence.

But he then deferred sentencing for a period of four months and hinted that she would not be jailed - because of her ''extraordinary'' talent.

He said: "It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinarily able young lady from not following her long-held desire to enter the profession she wishes to, would be a sentence which would be too severe.

"What you did will never, I know, leave you but it was pretty awful, and normally it would attract a custodial sentence, whether it is immediate or suspended."

The court was told her college will allow her to return to in October because she "is that bright" and has had articles published in medical journals.

A Small French Town Infused With Us-vs.-Them Politics

It's a long article, but I think it's worth a read if you want to understand what's happening in France recently. It's pretty sad, I think their ethnic and religious tensions are even worse than anything we've ever had in the US.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/20/world/europe/a-small-french-town-infused-with-us-vs-them-politics.html

Millennial women are 'worried,' 'ashamed' of out-earning boyfriends and husbands

It's no longer rare for women in relationships to out-earn their husbands or boyfriends — in 2015, for example, 38 percent of American wives made more money than their husbands — but many women remain ambivalent about being breadwinners, reports Ashley C. Ford for Refinery29.

Ford, who is herself unbothered about making 70 percent more than her own male partner, tries to understand why so many of the millennials she speaks to report feeling concerned, or even ashamed, about the repercussions of their success.

The feedback they receive from the culture is clear: Men should be earning more so that they can provide for their families, and if they don't, it's symptomatic of a problem. These messages produce an "almost unavoidable emotional and psychological consequence," Ford writes. Women feel guilty. Men feel emasculated.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/18/millennial-women-worry-about-out-earning-boyfriends-and-husbands.html

Bob Dylan's Nobel silence 'impolite and arrogant' - Nobel committee member

Source: BBC

Bob Dylan's failure to acknowledge his Nobel Prize in literature is "impolite and arrogant", according to a member of the body that awards it.

The 75-year-old singer was named the shock winner of the prize last week.

But all efforts by the Swedish Academy to contact him have failed, and he has not acknowledged the win in public.

Academy member Per Wastberg told Swedish television: "He is who he is," adding that there was little surprise Dylan had ignored the news.

"We were aware that he can be difficult and that he does not like appearances when he stands alone on the stage," he told Sweden's Dagens Nyheter newspaper in a separate interview.

A reference to the prize was removed from Dylan's website last week.

It is still not known if he will travel to Stockholm to receive the prize on 10 December. If he does not, a ceremony marking his career will go ahead as planned, Mr Wastberg said.

Mr Wastberg called the snub "unprecedented", but one person has previously rejected the Nobel Prize in Literature - French author and philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre in 1964.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37740379

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-37740379

Texan man raped in jail gets billed for care

Source: KPRC

KANSAS CITY, MO - A former Missouri inmate said he was raped in jail, then received the bill for his injuries.

He is breaking his silence. The victim, who asked to conceal his identify and be referred as “Matthew,” said the attack happened in a dark communal bathroom.

Matthew was billed more than $900 for the ambulance ride from the Jackson County Detention Center to Truman Medical Center.

He said in the attack, he was slammed against a wall and raped, and several teeth were broken. Once he arrived at the hospital, medical staff performed a rape kit. Matthew said he needed more than 10 stitches.

After spending a short time in the hospital, he was sent back to jail to finish his sentence for marijuana related probation violation, he said. Later he was sent a bill.

“I couldn’t believe it. I thought it was a joke. I mean for them to call an ambulance for me and then send me a bill after this happens,” Matthew said. “I have never felt this way in my life, as far as not feeling like a man.”

The Jackson County Detention Center said they are investigating. Inmates get free medical care, but if they have to leave and go to the hospital, they have to pay for it themselves, according to Jackson County jail.

They also suggested that Matthew apply for victim compensation funds from the state.

Read more: http://www.click2houston.com/news/national/mo-man-raped-in-jail-gets-billed-for-care

Florida man arrested for having milk crate

AUBURNDALE, Fla. (WFLA) – A Polk County man is behind bars after a deputy spotted him with a milk crate.

On Thursday just before 10 p.m. a PSCO deputy stopped two men on bikes. The deputy noticed that Timothy Troller, of Auburndale, had a dairy crate attached to his a purple Mongoose BMX bicycle.

The dairy crate had the business name of Sunshine State Dairy Farms clearly marked on the sides of the dairy crate. Troller claimed he found the crate on the side of the road and attached it to his bike.

Troller was arrested and charged with Possession of Dairy Crate. “I never heard of it. This is the first time ever,” Edward Hale, Troller’s grandfather said. “He didn’t know it was against the law, or he wouldn’t have put it on the front of the bicycle and rode up and down the road,” Hale said.

“You’re possessing something that is stolen from a business, whether it’s as small as a milk crate, or a shopping cart,” Polk County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson, Carrie Horstman said. “He was charged with possessing stolen property. He may pay a fine or spend a few days in jail.”

“Deputies are actually out there proactively looking for things that don’t look right; looking for suspicious things. If they see somebody riding a bicycle at 10 o’clock at night they may have a conversation with them. They are looking for people who are doing even the smallest crime, because, what we’ve learned is, those who will go out an steal a milk crate, for example, are the same people who are probably breaking into cars, breaking into your house,” Horstman said.

http://wfla.com/2016/09/30/polk-county-man-arrested-for-having-milk-crate/

Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg. The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men. It was always thought that only a female egg could spark the changes in a sperm required to make a baby, because an egg forms from a special kind of cell division in which just half the number of chromosomes are carried over. Sperm cells form in the same way, so that when a sperm and egg meet they form a full genetic quota, with half our DNA coming from our mother and half from our father.

But now scientists have shown embryos could be created from cells which carry all their chromosomes which means that, in theory, any cell in the human body could be fertilised by a sperm. hree generations of mice have already been created using the technique and are fit and healthy and now researchers are planning to test out the theory using skin cells. Dr Tony Perry, a molecular embryologist and senior author of the study, said: “Some people say start the day with an egg, but what this paper says is that you don’t necessarily have to start development with one. “It has been thought that only an egg cell was capable of reprogramming sperm to allow embryonic development to take place. “Our work challenges that dogma, held since early embryologists first observed mammalian eggs in around 1827 and observed fertilisation 50 years later, that only an egg cell fertilised with a sperm cell can result in a live mammalian birth.

“We’re talking about different ways of making embryos. Imagine that you could take skin cells and make embryos from them. This would have all kinds of utility.” For the initial experiments, scientists "tricked" an egg into developing into an embryo using special chemicals which makes the egg think it has been fertilised. Crucially the cells in an embryo copy themselves completely when they divide, and so mirror closely most other cells in the body, such as skin cells. When scientists injected the embryos with sperm, they grew into healthy mice which went on to produce their own litters.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/09/13/motherless-babies-possible-as-scientists-create-live-offspring-w/

Airbrushed From History: 200+ Americans Who Jumped From WTC 1 and 2

Almost all of them jumped alone, although eyewitnesses talked of a couple who held hands as they fell. One woman, in a final act of modesty, appeared to be holding down her skirt. Others tried to make parachutes out of curtains or tablecloths, only to have them wrenched from their grip by the force of their descent. The fall was said to take about ten seconds. It would vary according to the body position and how long it took to reach terminal velocity — around 125mph in most cases, but if someone fell head down with their body straight, as if in a dive, it could be 200mph. When they hit the pavement, their bodies were not so much broken as obliterated.

Nothing more graphically spells out the horror of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers than the grainy pictures of those poor souls frozen in mid-air as they fell to their deaths, tumbling in all manner of positions, after choosing to escape the suffocating smoke and dust, the flames and the steel-bending heat in the highest floors of the World Trade Centre. And yet, tragically, they are in many ways the forgotten victims of September 11. Even now, nobody knows for certain who they were or exactly how many they numbered. Perhaps worst of all, surprisingly few even want to know.

From the earliest days after the 9/11 attacks, the American establishment and the media showed an overwhelming reluctance to dwell on those who jumped or fell from the Twin Towers. If this was simply down to qualms at being considered intrusive or voyeuristic when individuals in the most appalling circumstances chose in desperation to die very publicly, it would be understandable. But there are other, more complicated, reasons. In the aftermath of this attack on America’s sovereign territory — a period of intense patriotism — some considered that to choose to die rather than be killed showed a lack of courage.

And in this country of intense religious fervour, many believe that to be a ‘jumper’ was to choose suicide rather than accept the fate of God — and suicide in whatever circumstances is considered shameful or, indeed, a sin that will send you to Hell. At the office of the New York chief medical examiner, a spokesman said this week that they did not consider these people ‘jumpers’. She insisted they fell from the 1,350ft tall, 110-floor skyscrapers, for jumping would imply suicide.

‘Jumping indicates a choice, and these people did not have that choice,’ she said. ‘That is why the deaths were ruled homicide, because the actions of other people caused them to die. The force of explosion and the fire behind them forced them out of the windows.’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2035720/9-11-jumpers-America-wants-forget-victims-fell-Twin-Towers.html


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