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As Long as We Associate Leadership with Masculinity, Women Will Be Overlooked

“Instead, we continue to see that the average performance of leaders and managers is pretty disappointing” reports hbr.org. So long as we continue to associate leadership with masculine features, we can expect female leaders to be evaluated more negatively even when their performance is higher than that of their male counterparts, and even when those who evaluate them are women. Source: hbr.org

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One overlooked way we can significantly improve our mental health: more nature

“A pile of studies on the subject consistently points to a strong connection between green space and mental health” writes Rebecca Ruiz for mashable.com. Yet scientific research suggests that we’re overlooking one critical factor for optimum mental health: nature.Tools like therapy and medication can be pricey, but are also critical for mental health.Our mental health often feels like a mystery.Even when the researchers controlled for parents’ age and socioeconomic status, family history of mental health, urbanization, and municipal socioeconomic factors (think average income, education, and unemployment where the child lived),…

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Women Are Being Overlooked For The Best Jobs In Favour Of Men, Research Shows

“The best paid new jobs are being given to men as women are overlooked, new figures have indicated” writes unknown author for huffingtonpost.com. A report by the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) found almost 400,000 jobs held by women in the public sector, banking and retail have been lost since 2011.Female workers have further lost out because of the fall in private-sector roles such as retail cashiers, personal assistants and hairdressers, according to the analysis.The charity warned of a “double-whammy” that has severely impacted…

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Water stocks are an overlooked and underappreciated play for 2019, analyst says

“Stocks of companies active in the water sector are looking oversold given the strong fundamental outlook for the sector, Boenning & Scattergood said Thursday” writes Ciara Linnane for marketwatch.com. XYL, -0.96% The industrial sector is in good shape with production rising 3.9% in November from the year-earlier period, according to government data, continuing a recent growth trend.At the same time, capacity utilization is at 78.5%, below the 80% threshold that suggests capital expansion, but the rate should improve if industrial growth continues, said Connors.Boenning & Scattergood’s top picks in the…

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Main Street America: An overlooked market where China trade war pessimism is growing

“The trade war between the United States and China that has roiled global stock markets and raised fears of an economic slowdown is now weighing on small businesses, according to the latest CNBC|SurveyMonkey Small Business Survey” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. One in five small-business owners do business with China, most by importing Chinese goods and services to the United States. These 20 percent of small-business owners are driving much of the pessimism regarding trade, as they are about twice as likely as everyone else (47 percent vs. 24 percent)…

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Women in tech overlooked as study finds 93pc of investment goes to start-ups with all-male founders

“Technology investors in Europe consistently back businesses with no female founders, with 93pc of investment in 2018 going to businesses with all-male founding teams, according to a new study” writes James Cook for telegraph.co.uk. The research released in venture capital firm Atomico’s yearly State Of European Tech report highlights the continuing diversity issue within the technology sector.Investment in all-male founding teams has been above 90pc since 2013, when Atomico and Dealroom began tracking the data.Atomico’s report also found that just 6pc of chief executives of venture-backed technology start-ups were women. Source:…

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El-Erian: Brexit’s overlooked warnings to the rest of the world

“Experts also predicted that the U.K. economy would suffer an immediate and significant fall in output following the 2016 referendum” writes Mohamed A for marketwatch.com. Nonetheless, the U.K. economy is already experiencing slow-moving structural change.A perfect example is the 2008 global financial crisis, when financial markets seized up as a result of operational dislocations and a loss of mutual confidence in the payments and settlement system.In addressing these issues, policy makers around the world would do well to heed the lessons of the U.K.’s Brexit experience.Still, the rest of the…

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An overlooked element of the financial crisis: To err is human

“What were all those regulators doing while bad debt exploded and credit risk filtered through the entire financial system?” writes Caroline Baum for marketwatch.com. Mortgage lenders took a lot of heat after the housing bubble burst for preying on innocent victims, pitching adjustable-rate mortgages to unsuspecting or uneducated borrowers.Macroprudential regulation, which seeks to limit systemic risk, became the watchword for central bankers and regulators after the 2008 financial crisis.They were eager participants in mortgage lenders’ race to the bottom.But what if the failure was human: a failure of regulators, not…

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This huge driver of climate change is vastly overlooked

“Most food waste worldwide occurs when food is left in the field” reports washingtonpost.com. No one likes to waste food, and the negative emotions we feel when we do stem from a variety of sources.If food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of impact on global warming.Wasted food that is composted can be used as a fertilizer on cropland, improving soil health and productivity. Source: washingtonpost.com

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