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How to be an Active Bystander Against Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Scrolling through news, media outlets and blogs like Her Campus, it seems that it isn’t an average day lately until you’ve seen a headline that reads something like: “University Student Raped at Fraternity Party;” or, “Sexual Assault at College Campus.”

Sexual assault on college campuses has, unfortunately, become a part of our culture. In fact, one in every five women and one in every ten men will be the victim of sexual assault. However, it pains me the most to see headlines that read: “Allegations of Sexual Assault Turned Out to Be False.”

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Scandal Surrounds LA Unified School District Over iPad Implentation


The LA Unified School District has found themselves at the center of a scandal as their plans to equip every student with an iPad has come to a halt, reports NPR. 

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Reality TV In Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., and reality TV have never had a very smooth relationship. We are talking about D.C., the home of America’s president, hundreds of political employees and a culture of secrecy. But, a change is underway.

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Avoid Procrastination By Learning The Science

There is more to the concept of procrastination than instant gratification that haunts you later on. Scientific research that explains why people have the urge to procrastinate and how a change in mindset can make the urge less tempting.



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Do You Throw “Like a Girl?"

The Washington Post presented an article based on a Procter & Gamble ad about a documentary that displays the difference in reaction between adults and prepubescent children when asked to run or throw “like a girl.” The adults tended to perform an arm-waving, shrilling, pitiful little toss, while the kids gave it their best, and most natural attempt.

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Fairfax Considers Altering School Schedules So Students Can Sleep More

The Fairfax County School Board is examining four proposals concerning school schedules that would allow teens to get more sleep. According to The Washington Post, the school board has agreed to a plan that includes eliminating half-day Mondays and adding 11 school days to the calendar to accommodate for inclement weather for elementary school students.

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The White-House Summit Addresses Working Families

On June 23, at The White House Summit on Working Families, politicians and corporate professionals came together to discuss work-life balance and work flexibility in America’s families.

There, our nations most powerful individuals, including President Obama, First Lady Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden, addressed timely issues affecting U.S. working families.

According to The Work-Life Balance And The Economics Of Workplace Flexibility report, women comprise nearly one-half of the labor force, and in more than 60 percent of households with children, all adults are working.

Obama informed the audience that the United States is the “only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid maternity leave.”  He encouraged employers to accommodate pregnant workers, to increase safety and efficiency.

While a heap of the summit’s issues pertained to women, Obama assured the crowd it was not all about them. “This is about you too, men... Anything that makes life harder for women, makes life harder for families, and makes life harder for children,” Obama noted.

President Obama spoke strongly about paid family leave and affordable childcare, saying the two are not “frills,” but they are “basics needs.”

Vice President Biden assured the audience that he, too, recognizes the hardships of work-life balance. He shared a heartfelt story of his 5-year widow period, after the death of his first wife and daughter, and through it all “had to find a way to be there for my boys.”

Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said having an employer who accommodates your schedule shouldn’t feel like winning the “boss lottery.” She hopes companies become more sympathetic in times when an employee has to miss a meeting for a child’s graduation or birthday.

The First Lady called the summit a new movement, and encouraged workers to not feel hopeless if their employers are slow to jump on board with work-place flexibility.

 
 
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Technology Perpetuates Cyber-Bullying

The pervasiveness of technology opens the door for a number of opportunities, good and bad. While the latest forms of communication – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to name a few – allow people to connect and network in ways that were once unimaginable, some unfortunate consequences have surfaced as well, such as bullying.

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Boehner Says Obama Abused His Power, Plans to Sue

At a press conference on Wednesday, Speaker of the House John Boehner, announced that he would soon file a lawsuit against President Obama, for alleged abuse of executive power.

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Boomerang Kids: Number of Recent Grads Moving in with Parents Higher than Ever

Almost 60 percent of young adults are receiving financial aid from their parents and one in five are still living at home, reports The New York Times. This trend has become increasingly popular over the last few years, giving this particular generation of recent graduates the nickname “The Boomerang Kids,” as they leave for college and return home upon graduation.


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