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Charlize Theron opens up about allowing child to choose gender at age 3

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After adopting a child she believed to be a boy in 2012, Charlize Theron said Jackson is now being raised as a girl. The actress recalled the moment her toddler proclaimed a surprising gender identity. “Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,” Theron said. “Until she looked at me when she was 3 years old and said, ‘I am not a boy.'” Since then, the Academy Award winner...

Without ADOS Reparations there Won’t be a Gig Economy

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As a descendant of American slaves it is sometimes easy for me to point out the inequalities that have existed  since the county’s founding. ADOS, or American Descendants of Slavery has given the United States its edge in shaping global policy in business and society. Policies affect the various ways that global business transactions are conducted. With the retreat and decline of the...

IoT kills ‘fish-for-sex’ and prostitution in Kenya

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End of sexual exploitation in fishing villages? On the eastern shores of the great Lake Victoria, giving women access to special technology tools has become a blessing in disguise. Witfully, the advent of Internet of Things (IoT) is actually saving early adopters from sexual exploitation by fishermen and male fishmongers. Women engaged in the fish trade have taken up the use of a mobile app which...

Political Parties and History: Issues Beat Party Affiliation

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Introduction People are increasingly unwilling to place a party label onto themselves. Though they are unwilling to put a party bumper sticker to their car, in practice, studies suggest independents are not that at all, as their voting habits lean one way or the other. However, regardless of leaning, not identifying as a Republican or Democrat, suggests a more open-mind than registered party men...

The world according to Europe

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I found myself heartbroken at the sight of the historic Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral on fire. My immediate thoughts were about the art treasures inside, and the history lost as the 850-year-old church went up in flames. And then I began wondering why it is I was mourning the loss of a historic building I had never seen in a city I had never visited. I then realized that while I was also mourning...

Man Continuously Breaks His Own Skydiving Record Throughout Life

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On September 8, 2006, Jay Stokes was the passenger of an airplane, but he was not seated in comfort. Instead, he was held next to the open door by a volunteer, breathing fumes as the aircraft steeply rose to 2100 feet. Then, equipped with a special skydiving rig designed for speed, he jumped. Jay Stokes accomplished this trip 640 times that day when he broke the world record for most jumps in a...

Genocide Denial in America

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“After every atrocity, one can expect to hear the same predictable apologies; it never happened; the victim lies; the victim exaggerates; the victim[s] brought it upon [themselves]; and in any case, it is time to forget the past and move on. The more powerful the perpetrator, the greater is his prerogative to name and define reality, and the more completely his arguments prevail.” -Judith Herman...

The Best Way to Protect Social Media Posts from Trolls

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Evidence seems to be stacking up to show how today’s teenagers are disengaging from social media engagement rather than be exposed to trolls or cyber bullies. There has been a pandemic of personal abuse between complete strangers, now that anyone can have a voice online as against just the privileged or qualified few that spoke through print media. This Grazia article shows how the fear of...

A UNESCO Review of TVET in Cambodia

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In 2013, UNESCO published a policy review of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Cambodia. It found a number of concerns regarding the effectiveness of TVET in Cambodia, its linkages to the marketplace, and the measures put in place to determine success. While you’re here, check out The Impact Evaluation Problem Facing the Development Sector. TVET in Cambodia: A Work...

Was There a Chinese Spy at Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Resort?

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It seems like US President Trump’s Florida Mar-A-Lago is becoming a hot-bed for international intrigue. A Chinese woman was recently taken into custody after entering Mar-A-Lago after checking into the resort. According to media, four phones, two passports, and a pen drive loaded with malware were in her possession. The Mar-A-Lago resort is one of Trump’s favorite places to do...