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The recession’s gender factor

March 17, 2012


Okabayashi Kazumi, an employee of Toto Ltd., leaves her office in Kitakyushu earlier than her co-workers. Okabayashi is working under the company’s program that allows reduced working hours for employees so that they can take care of their children. (Mainichi) It’s the Year of the Dragon and time to face our fears. But Japanese men, […]

Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men "Cognitively Impaired"

March 16, 2012


In one experiment, just telling a man he would be observed by a female was enough to hurt his psychological performance. By Daisy Grewal | March 13, 2012 Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up […]