Strength-based parenting – why it’s attracting so much attention globally

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With her research into focusing on the strengths of children, Professor of Positive Psychology Lea Waters says we have to re-wire our “negativity bias” impulse and instead implement a far more powerful, positive strategy called “strength-based parenting” that helps children improve by focusing on their strengths rather than on what’s wrong.

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Women make better investors than men

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It runs contrary to popular belief but women make better investors than men, and this isn't fanciful hypothesis. It is proven.

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Our Oceans, Our Future

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The concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed by the UN General Assembly in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.

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The Queen of the small screen

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“Many women assume they can't be good mothers and have challenging careers at the same time, so they might give up trying to do both as they get to a crucial point in their career. Although it can be hard at times, it's important for women to recognize the benefits of working outside the home. “ - Susan Wojcicki, CEO YouTube 

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International Parents Day

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The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 and honours parents throughout the world. This day of recognition provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.

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Suffragette Isabella Ormston Ford

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Suffragettes were members of women's organizations in the late-19th and early-20th centuries which advocated the extension of the "franchise", or the right to vote in public elections, to women. It particularly refers to militants in the United Kingdom such as members of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). Suffragist is a more general term for members of the suffrage movement.

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You don't have to be Gay to fight Homophobia

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The International Day against Homophobia is marked every 17 May to raise awareness about the importance of non- discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world. Here we look at what some countries and organisations are doing.

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Niqabs thrown in sand as women flee Caliphate

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The road to Raqqa was paved with black cloth. Scores of niqabs, the spartan black veils ordered by Islamic State, littered the desert floor alongside hijabs and abayas, all flung from the shoulders of women escaping the city the moment they had crossed no man’s land and were certain that their flight had succeeded.

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Golda Meir: " To be successful, a woman has to be much better at her job than a man."

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Golda Meir's birthday was on May 3. Occupying a unique platform on the podium of female leaders, Golda ‘Meir’ Meyerson was the ‘Iron Lady’ before Margaret Thatcher was near reaching that memorable epithet. 

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Silence of the man

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In Monday night’s Q&A episode, no men asked a question of the all-female panel, no man-buns popped out of the seated crowd, and Tony Jones appeared to possess the most testosterone in the room.

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