Open Up to End Pay Inequality
We can start changing attitudes to pay inequality by looking each other in the eye and asking each other what we earn – without pride, without bitterness.
Changing attitudes to inequality should be a central task of the left...(but) begins with you and me. ...Start next time you're in the pub by mentioning your pay as if it was the most natural thing in the world, and drawing out your colleagues' pay. If you have a union at your workplace, ask them to encourage members to share salaries — and put pressure on management to do the same (after all, your boss knows exactly what you're earning). ...(If) we can look each other in the eye and ask what we earn – without pride, without bitterness...we can make a start.
A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
As the world gets hotter, men may have fewer and fewer viable sperm
- New research on beetles shows that successive exposure to heatwaves reduces male fertility, sometimes to the point of sterility.
- The research has implications both for how the insect population will sustain itself as well as how human fertility may work on an increasingly hotter Earth.
- With this and other evidence, it is becoming clear that more common and more extreme heatwaves may be the most dangerous aspect of climate change.
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