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Investing with equal pay in mind may be more difficult than you think

Investing with equal pay in mind may be more difficult than you think

Finance
Women earn just about 80 cents for every dollar that men make, and that difference can add up big over time. A women who starts her career today will miss out on $ 406,760 in earnings over 40 years, according to new estimates from the National Women's Law Center. With more public attention to this issue — and with April 2 marking Equal Pay Day — gender and diversity funds have emerged to help investors identify companies that are paying attention to these concerns. The universe of funds operating in this area is relatively small. New research from Mor
GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

Health
New research suggests that people’s illusion of knowledge could be fueling the broader population’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods. “Extreme views often stem from people feeling they understand complex topics better than they do,” said Phil Fernbach, the lead author of the study, in a press release. The study, titled “Extreme opponents of genetically modified foods know the least but think they know the most,” found that as a person’s opposition toward genetically modified (GM) foods became more extreme, their objective knowledge of the science and genetics dropped. Fernbach called the results “perverse,” but said they were “consistent with previous research on the psychology of extremism.” GM foods are f...
Do you think you deserve a raise? It depends on where you live.

Do you think you deserve a raise? It depends on where you live.

Finance
About one-third of workers say that they have received a raise in the past year. And if you live in certain areas of the country, your chances of being one of them are greater. That is according to Prudential's latest American Workers Survey, which was conducted online in November. The report found that 32 percent of workers said they have had a raise or seen increased benefits in the past year. Workers in the Midwest and New England were more likely to say that is the case. Areas where worke...
Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Your Thanksgiving Feast Might Be Better for You Than You Think

Health
This time of year, you're bound to see articles tallying up the calories in your Thanksgiving meal, or how much exercise you need to do to burn off the feast. Forget all that. Instead, we’d like to highlight the potential benefits of your holiday dinner, along with simple ways to create a healthier balance on your plate—so you can feel good about what you’re putting in your body, and focus on enjoying your food and the company. Below, the nutritional highlights for five traditional dishes. Turkey A three-ounce portion of skinless turkey breast can provide 25 grams of lean protein, along with ...