Getting dating advice from an app

Tamara El-Rahi | 25 November 2013
The newest way to stalk a guy before a date - check out what other women think of him.

Pregnancy: Woman Perfected

Lianna Hackett | 22 April 2013
The most common line said to me has been “You must just want it out already!” My response?...Um, no actually. I don’t.

What’s shortening women’s lives?

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 March 2013
Articles about how women are forging ahead of men have been proliferating in recent years, some even talking about “the end of men”. A new trend looks more like "the end of women".

It’s got me boxed

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 August 2012
I cannot resist copying this post on women's boxing from Francis Phillips' blog on the UK Catholic Herald website, because it synchs with my own thoughts perfectly.

Women only need apply

Carolyn Moynihan | 14 August 2012
Imagine: an industrial city staffed entirely by women. From boardroom to loading bay, not a chap to be seen anywhere.

Irish women more satisfied with life than men

David Quinn | 04 June 2012
The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a better overall quality of life than men when a range of different factors is taken into account.

“Women - no fat talk!”

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 December 2011
While we are on the topic of obesity, a word of caution from Selena Ewing of Women’s Forum Australia might be in order: “Women, and especially mothers: no fat talk! Be counter-cultural! ‘Fat talk’ has become a cultural norm and it harms women.”

Are Asian women really rejecting marriage?

David Quinn | 26 August 2011
David Quinn of the Iona Institute in Ireland has a different take on The Economist's story...

A woman takes over at the New York Times

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 June 2011
Another large crack has appeared in the glass ceiling with the appointment of a woman as executive editor of the New York Times.

Supermum shatters glass ceiling

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 June 2011
My local newspaper today features an article from Bloomberg in the business section about a British CEO named Helena Morrissey. This 45-year-old has well and truly shattered the glass ceiling. But wait, there’s more…

Pill improves memory - if only you could remember to take it

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2010
The contraceptive pill could make women better gossips but no better at reading maps, if research carried out in Austria is anything to go by.

Judged by her name?

Peggy Li | 23 July 2010
With the summer season well under way, I’ve had the joy of celebrating with friends as they embark on married life together.  Since I am looking forward as well to my own wedding a question that has inevitably come up is, “Will you take your husband’s last name?”

The marriage advantage—who’s missing out?

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 January 2010
A report from the Pew Research Centre this month draws attention to what it calls The New Economics of Marriage: The Rise of Wives. Statistically, between 1970 and 2007, wives have gained a significant edge over husbands in education and their economic contribution to the home has grown faster.

More women work, but what about the family?

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 January 2010
In an essay headed “Female power” The Economist has celebrated “one of the most remarkable revolutions of the past 50 years” -- that is, “millions of people who were once dependent on men have taken control of their own economic fates”. In other words, women have gone out to work and stayed there.

Why women had to get to work

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 December 2009
One of the less appreciated benefits of the female workforce revolution is the fact that women no longer have time to watch daytime soap operas. This week another long-running American serial, As The World Turns, bit the dust, bringing the number on three networks down to six -- more than enough, heaven knows.

Smile and live longer

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 August 2009
Can pessimists learn to be optimists? If so, they could lengthen theirlives, an American study shows. Research on nearly 100,000 women foundthat pessimists had higher blood pressure and cholesterol; but evenwith those risks, optimists fared better than their cynical sisters.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com

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