Archive for August, 2009

So, we’ve been having this great conversation over on Facebook about the measure of a life. It all started when I posted an article about Senator Kennedy’s death – and life – from NPR. I found out really quickly that there are as many opinions  about how to measure the outcomes of a life as […]

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Today is National Women’s Equality Day. What is Women’s Equality Day? At the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug (D-NY) in 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as “Women’s Equality Day.” The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the […]

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A woman in California was fired for breastfeeding her baby – on her lunch break. Her dismissal has led to a precedent-setting ruling by the state Fair Employment and Housing Commission in San Francisco. The decision, made public last week, said punishing a female employee for breastfeeding during a work break amounts to sex discrimination. […]

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Today, the Washington Post reported that “the United States and other northern countries have been racing to prepare for a second wave of swine flu virus.” “While flu viruses are notoriously capricious, making any firm predictions impossible, a new round could hit the Northern Hemisphere within weeks and lead to major disruptions in schools, workplaces […]

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