Favoring Fertility in Europe
Most people want to have children. Societies that don't accommodate this aspiration run the risk of losing faith in their own future and compromising their economic development.
In many European countries, working mothers have to contend with social and employment policies that complicate their lives. Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter wonders about how to increase the fertility rate. "Most people want to have children and a society that does not accommodate this aspiration runs the risk of losing faith in its own future and compromising its economic development. Even if the U.S. has managed to combine a high percentage of women in the labour force with a high fertility rate...the American model is hardly appropriate for Europe, where there is a strong tradition of collective solutions for societal problems.
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
Meanwhile, Spaniards are the least likely to say their culture is superior to others.
- Survey by Pew Research Center shows great variation in chauvinism across Europe.
- Eight most chauvinist countries are in the east, and include Russia.
- British much more likely than French (and slightly more likely than Germans) to say their culture is "superior" to others.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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