Monday Mashup: The Glass Ceiling and Reckless Wiring
Every week, we scour the web to bring you interesting bits and pieces from around the world. Enjoy!
INDIA’S GLASS CEILING
When India passed legislation to even the sex ration on corporate boards, companies scrambled. But why? This excellent article looks at the career trajectories of some of the county’s most accomplished women — IIT grads from the 1990s. All have found ways to thrive, but the clear message is that our work culture and home culture inhibit the success of even the most qualified women. This has to change.
Ever wonder what your teen can possibly be thinking? This article is a peek into his or her brain! New research suggests that some kids are neurologically prone toward rash, risky behaviour during their teen years.
11 LESSONS FROM FATHERHOOD
Just in time for Father’s Day, come 11 lessons one man has learned in his 11 years as a father. With five kids, he has a lot of experience to draw on. None are particularly revelatory, but sometimes it’s good to be reminded of the simple things.
Similac, the most popular infant formula in the US, is set to start offering its products sans genetically modified ingredients. What are your thoughts — would you prefer GMO-free formula for your baby, or does it matter? Discuss in the comments!
TURN DOWN THE VOLUME!
At what age do we shift from pop-loving music nerds to cranky, back-in-my-day-music-was-music duffers? A study by the music streaming site Spotify looks at how our taste in music evolves over time, hitting peak “maturity” in our mid-30s. The biggest catalyst of this shift? Having kids!
A FINE BALANCE
In case you need a reminder of the incredible and quiet balance of Mother Nature, watch this 5-minute documentary on the ecological aftereffects of reintroducing wolves into a US national park. A small band of one specie caused trees to grow, rivers to change, and other animals to come home.