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  • Can a word change make women feel welcome at work? France hopes so.

    In the face of a language bound by gender, where job titles are inherently masculine, Danielle Terrien, a Parisian author and poet, has been referring to herself in the feminine form for years. As in most modern Romance languages, every word in French is either masculine or feminine, from a plant to a box to an old shoe. Until now, this has also been the case for job titles.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:02:37 -0400
  • Winter, where are you? Please come back

    This is why, as tourists flocked to Boston for St. Patrick’s Day, I drove north – and pulled into a parking lot in Lincoln, New Hampshire, to check out Ice Castles, a self-described “winter wonderland.” It was the park’s last day before it closed for the season, and I wanted to sate my winter-loving soul. Eventually, it gave way to a clearing and I was greeted with a winter wonderland: frozen thrones, icy tunnels, and glacial walls lit by a rainbow of colored spotlights. For Andrew Rebeiro, a longtime park employee, the park’s reach is the coolest part.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:59:59 -0400
  • Policymakers hear the needs of communities, thanks to this group

    When Aiden Lenox attended a meeting last year to talk about anti-bullying efforts in Cincinnati’s public schools, the high school sophomore expected to describe how he started a chapter of We Dine Together, a national initiative that promotes inclusive spaces for students to eat lunch. What Aiden didn’t expect was for Mike Moroski, a Cincinnati Public Schools board member, to approach him after the meeting and suggest introducing his club across the district.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:00:04 -0400
  • Meanwhile in … the Cook Islands, the country is thinking about a name change.

    In the Cook Islands, the country is thinking about a name change. The Cook Islands are currently named after the English explorer Captain James Cook, who encountered the islands in 1773. More than 60 possibilities have been submitted to a newly created name change committee, which hopes to have a shortlist by April. In cyberspace, Rotten Tomatoes stopped trolls from review-bombing movies.

    Thu, 21 Mar 2019 06:00:03 -0400
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