Month: March 2014

IMF’s Lagarde: Women In Workforce Key To Healthy Economies

As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide. In this interview, Lagarde explains why it’s important, from an economic perspective, to ensure that women have fair and equal access to the job market. She also …

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Does Diversity On Research Team Improve Quality Of Science?

By Shankar Vedantam This story examines a February 2014 study by Harvard University economists Richard Freeman and Wei Huang which examined the effect of ethnic diversity on the success of teams that produce scientific research. The study suggests that team diversity plays a big role in success.  While scientists disproportionately write papers with those of …

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For Working Moms, Key To Balance May Lie In Elusive Leisure Time | Interview with Brigid Schulte

If your to-do list is so long that you are overwhelmed just looking at it, and if your list has you mentally racing back and forth between your responsibilities to your children and your job, this interview with Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, may be …

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