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The Last Taboo

Shirley Conran | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK
Shirley Conran

It is the last taboo. Talking about it is not something a nice girl does in mixed company, it is indelicate, unfeminine. Many women have been raised to believe that men are "naturally good" at money matters and women are "naturally bad" at money matters. It's not said directly, little girls pick up this idea by osmosis. Outside the home, for a man to say he wants more money or ask for a raise is acceptable; it goes with the hairy chest and the company car. But women can't say that, they won't even admit it to themselves and they don't want to think about why.

Afghanistan: Rebuilding Girls' Education After Decades of Conflict

Manos Antoninis | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK
Manos Antoninis

For Nahida, education is not something to be viewed as a problem, but as part of the solution for breaking the cycle of conflict: "Educated people don't take guns," she said. "They don't destroy their country and their schools."

Motivating Your Child In Lessons

Naomi Richards | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK
Naomi Richards

It is not uncommon for your child to hate at least one of their lessons or one of their teachers. Children generally hate the lesson because they feel...

To Learn is to Live

Jo Rourke | Posted 08.10.2011 | UK
Jo Rourke

As the summer marches ever onwards and results season looms for thousands of students, there will be many nervous teenagers and families around the UK...