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May 23, 2009

LOTD for May 23

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 9:46 pm

Studies found that companies who have women in senior positions have greater financial success–for example, Fortune 500 companies that aggressively promote women have 34% higher profits and European firms with more women in power had their stock increase by 64% over two years, as compared to companies that do not had a 47% stock increase:
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/05/03/the_female_advantage/

Man is suing a New Jersey medical school because he says he was harassed and eventually suspended for identifying himself as an African-American…even though he is white:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=7567291&page=1

New Zealand’s world-leading sauvignon blanc’s flavor was analyzed and it turns out that a key ingredient is *cat’s pee*:
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,25461618-5012895,00.html

Hurricane Ike left many people in Southeast Texas without electricity for days…and a mini-baby boom is expected now that it is about 9 months later:
http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/weird/090512_ike_baby_boom

I didn’t realize that Joe the Plumber publicly quit the Republican party…I guess I ignored him since that burst of publicity he had before the election:
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1896588,00.html

Ohio senior who attends a Christian private school was suspended for taking his girlfriend to her public school prom. Even though he’s going to miss his graduation, he says that it was worth it:
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/05/12/earlyshow/main5008061.shtml

Great story about how a high school senior had to miss her senior prom because she was in the hospital due to E. coli, so they brought the prom to her in the hospital and she was crowned prom queen:
http://www.indy.com/posts/fishers-prom-queen-crowned-at-hospital

This woman wrote about letting her 9-year-old son ride the subway by himself and the uproar and media attention that followed. She brings up a lot of good points as to why she did it, but I guess all the negative news in the world makes it a reflex for me to wonder about the advisability of letting a child doing this:
http://www.theweek.com/article/index/96342/The_last_word_Advice_from_Americas_worst_mom

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