Male Nurses Earn More than Female Nurses. Why?

March 26, 2015
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Male Nurses Earn More than Female Nurses. Why?

Most registered nurses are women. Fewer than 10 percent are men. In some specialties, such as cardiac care, male nurses earn about $6,000 more. In chronic care, they earn nearly $4,000 more. On average, male nurses earn about $5,000 more.

The pay difference is greatest among nurse anesthetists. About 40 percent are men. They were paid $17,290 more on average per year than females.

These are the results of...

Forced Marriages Draw Attention in America

March 24, 2015
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Forced Marriages Draw Attention in America

Some societies observe the custom of arranged marriage. In those cultures, family matters more than one person’s choice. The weddings mean families joined by marriage will create a larger whole. They mean that young couples will benefit from similar backgrounds.

A forced marriage is different....

Iran Talks Meet Deadline Tensions

March 22, 2015
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Iran Talks Meet Deadline Tensions

Iran is meeting with other nations to reach an agreement on its nuclear program. The world is watching.

The deadline for an agreement is March 31, 2015. Here is what is at stake. The P5+1 (permanent members of the Security Council, China, Russia, France, England,...

Netanyahu Remains Prime Minister of Israel

March 19, 2015
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Netanyahu Remains Prime Minister of Israel

The Likud Party won enough seats in Israel’s election to stay in power. It is the party of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His party won 30 seats in the...

No Attorney General Until Human Trafficking Bill, No Human Trafficking Bill Until Abortion Removed

March 17, 2015
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No Attorney General Until Human Trafficking Bill, No Human Trafficking Bill Until Abortion Removed

The Attorney General (AG) is the chief legal officer of the United States. He or she is nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. However, the AG...

Children’s Teeth Improving: Dental Care Works

March 17, 2015
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Children’s Teeth Improving: Dental Care Works

A new study shows a drop in the number of children with bad teeth. The study director said, “Only ten percent of preschool kids have untreated tooth decay.”

The study...

Gender Gaps Persist in Education

March 15, 2015
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Gender Gaps Persist in Education

Boys and girls are not the same when it comes to mastering subjects in school. In fact, experts are saying the real crisis in education is the growing difference...

Who Runs American Foreign Policy?

March 15, 2015
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Who Runs American Foreign Policy?

Only Congress can declare war.  The last time it declared the United States at war was in 1941. The declaration started World War II.

For the last 75 years, it...

Food Waste Another Threat to the Environment

March 12, 2015
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Food Waste Another Threat to the Environment

People produce all kinds of food waste. And they produce a lot of it. A new report shows that about 60 million metric tons of food is wasted in...

In Brief

Angelina Jolie Has Her Ovaries and Fallopian Tubes Removed

Two years ago, Angelina Jolie wrote about her decision to have a double mastectomy (surgical removal of both breasts).  The purpose was to reduce...

When the Cure is a Meal, Not a Pill

More than 11 million Americans have joined the Medicaid rolls since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect. Experts are looking for ways to hold down...

Chores: Good for Kids, Good for You

A recent study showed that most adults did household chores when they were young. The same study showed that most kids today do not...

Fighting the Credit Bureaus Gets Easier

A new agreement will change the way your credit behavior is treated. Your credit score is a three-digit number that tells you how you...

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