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While president-elect Donald Trump promises to restrict abortion rights for American women, another leader with a worldwide stage has made an important step in the opposite direction: Pope Francis has announced that regular priests will now be able to forgive women for having abortions. On Sunday, as he closed the extraordinary Jubilee—a year of mercy… via… Continue reading Pope Francis has granted priests the right to forgive women for having abortions — Quartz
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to lose weight by dieting. The idea is that restricting the pleasures of tasty foods will lead to greater fitness and a finer physique. But if these rewards are so valuable, why is it so hard for us to stick to our resolution? Maybe… via… Continue reading French parents know the secret to teaching children how to enjoy life’s pleasures without overindulging — Quartz
Kigali, Rwanda It’s hard not to see China’s footprint wherever one goes in Rwanda. Chinese engineers have designed and built the country’s tallest building, Kigali City Tower, a gleaming 20-story glass skyscraper; the building that houses Rwanda’s foreign ministry; various hotels, schools, and hospitals; and 80% of the country’s roads, according to a former Chinese… via… Continue reading Rwanda is a landlocked country with few natural resources. So why is China investing so heavily in it? — Quartz
Over at Impact Ethics blog I wrote a thing about women, wine o’clock memes, and feminism. Readers of this blog know that I’m bugged by wine marketing that relies on an appeals to women’s liberation, “me time,” and sisterhood as bonding over booze. It’s also the connection to running and yoga that gets me too, […]… Continue reading Wine o’clock somewhere though not at my house — Fit Is a Feminist Issue
Martin Luther King called Marcus Garvey the first man “to give millions of Negroes a sense of dignity and destiny.” His philosophy of black self-determination influenced black leaders from Nelson Mandela to Jomo Kenyatta to Malcolm X. At a time when lynchings still occurred, Garvey was a firebrand who turned soapbox speeches on a Harlem… via… Continue reading Before he leaves office, Obama should pardon the activist who inspired King, Malcolm X and Mandela — Quartz
The world’s youngest billionaire is worth an eye-popping $1.2billion. Alexandra Andresen comes in as one of the richest people on the planet, after inheriting millions from her business-man father Johan Andresen. The Andresen family own Ferd, a long-running private investment company. In 2007, the Norwegian beauty shot to the top spot as the youngest billionaire […]… Continue reading Meet the girl who’s the world’s youngest billionaire at just 19 years-old — Meez Feed