Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 8:17 am
Being a White House press secretary sometimes requires taking a black eye or two for your boss, in this case, the president of the United States. Dana Perino learned that lesson the hard way. She was White House press secretary at the end of President George W. Bush's second term, and she's out with a new book And The Good News Is... about her life and her time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Originally published on Thu April 23, 2015 7:41 am
When it comes to negotiating salaries, the research is pretty clear: women are less assertive than men. It's one reason women who start their careers with a narrower pay gap see it widen over time.
Carnegie Mellon economics professor Linda Babcock, who studies the gender pay gap, says men are four times more likely to negotiate their pay. That keeps women at a disadvantage, though they're not always aware of it.
President Obama used the backdrop of the Florida Everglades this Earth Day to highlight the dangers posed by a changing climate. He also took a swipe at Florida's Republican governor, who's been accused of discouraging state workers from discussing global warming.
"Climate change can no longer be denied," Obama said. "It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation. And action can no longer be delayed."
Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 7:59 pm
It's been about a decade since beekeepers and scientists began documenting a decline in honeybee populations and other important pollinators.
Even if you're not a lover of bees or honey, you should know that bees are critically important to our food supply. They help pollinate billions of dollars of crops each year, from apples and carrots to blueberries and almonds.
So if bees are threatened, ultimately, the production of these crops will be threatened, too.