• Arthur Brown, who is transgender -- born female but now identifying as male,  reads a comic book at his house in Chicago, Illinois on on May 17, 2016

    Sixteen-year-old Arthur Brown is finishing his second year in high school in a suburb of Chicago. For transgender people, hodgepodge solutions to the lack of full access to public facilities are now giving way to discussions about basic rights. In many US public schools, those discussions -- and attempts to accommodate …

  • There’s much more to university than just your grades. The post 6 Things That Are More Important Than Your University CAP appeared first on DollarsAndSense.sg.

  • Actor Richard Gere poses during the red carpet event for the movie "Time Out of Mind" at the Rome Film Festival

    Pope Francis on Sunday awarded medals to American actors Richard Gere and George Clooney and actress Salma Hayek at an event held at the Vatican to promote the work of a foundation inspired by the pontiff, Scholas Occurrentes. Clooney attended the event with his wife Amal, a lawyer. The foundation, whose name means "schools …

  • 5 Sneaky Ways to Check if There’s Good Work-Life Balance at a Company You’re Interviewing For

    While money used to be the biggest factor influencing Singaporeans’ career decisions, people now care a lot more about work-life balance. A 2015 survey revealed that 57% of the Singaporeans surveyed said they would pick better work-life balance over higher pay, while one conducted just recently says what we already knew—55% …

  • FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2015, file photo, New Orleans Pelicans' Bryce Dejean-Jones (31) drives the ball around the defense of Indiana Pacers' Rodney Stuckey (2) during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game in Indianapolis. Police say Saturday, May 28, 2016,  Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment. Sr. Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in a statement that officers were called early Saturday morning and found the 23-year-old player collapsed in an outdoor passageway. He was taken to a hospital where he died.  (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler, File)

    DALLAS (AP) — New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot after breaking down the door to a Dallas apartment, authorities said Saturday.

  • Time, and toxic spending habits, are holding U.S. seniors back in retirement.

  • FILE- This Wednesday, March 14, 2012 photo shows attorney Wendy Murphy in the law library at the New England School of Law in Boston. As colleges nationwide face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some advocates think they've found a way to restore what they say is much-needed balance between the rights of the accuser and the accused. Their target: a "Dear Colleague Letter" issued by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights in 2011 that laid out specific requirements for dealing with sexual violence under Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    ATLANTA (AP) — As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.

  • In this May 27, 2016, photo Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Fresno, Calif. It started with Mexicans being publicly accused by Trump of being criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with Mexicans being publicly compared by presidential candidate Donald Trump to criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail.

  • In this May 6, 2016, photo, Forest Dale Elementary School principal Deanna Pitman, right, and Carmel, (Ind.) police officer Greg DeWald welcome students as they return to the school following an intruder drill at the school in Carmel, Ind. More and more, schools these days are conducting active-shooter drills. A government report found that more than two-thirds of the school districts surveyed conduct active shooter exercises.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    CARMEL, Ind. (AP) — "Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. This is a drill."

  • FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2011 file photo, Clark Kent Ervin testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Education Department appointed a new law firm to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by  Corinthian Colleges Inc. Ervin, a partner will lead the oversight. (AP Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence.

  • FILE- In this Oct.1, 2015 file photo, Craig Fugate, Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), right, talks about the status of Hurricane Joaquin as it moves through the eastern Bahamas as Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center, left, participate in a media briefing at the National Hurricane Center. The U.S. government is set to release its forecast for how many hurricanes and tropical storms are expected to form over Atlantic and Caribbean waters in the next six months. It’s an annual reminder from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that coastal living comes with significant risks. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

    MIAMI (AP) — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.

  • Only about half (49 percent) of full-time private sector workers use a workplace retirement plan, according to a Pew Charitable Trust analysis of Census Bureau data. The proportion of workers with access to a retirement plan varies form 71 percent in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Scranton, Pennsylvania, to 23 percent in …

  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Attendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people.

  • FILE - In this May 25, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves toward the crowd after speaking at a rally at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif. Two California cities are gearing up for visits by Trump and the possibility of protests, following similar events around the country that led to violence and several arrests. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee is speaking Friday, May 27, 2016, in Fresno and San Diego ahead of California's June 7 primary election. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — During the height of the primary season, a sense of Donald Trump overload in the media united a divided electorate.

  • Most people don't know how much money they need in retirement and are stressed about how to pay for it. More than a third of millennials say they will have a better retirement than past generations. Despite that optimism, 40 percent of millennials say they don't have a retirement income strategy in place, and 57 percent …

  • Better than a raise: How companies are giving employees more money

    Here’s how companies are giving employees more money — without giving them a raise, write financial advisors Mark Dixon and Susan Shoemaker.

  • People watch from along the National Mall as Obama and his family depart depart via the Marine One helicopter for their annual summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Mall, the iconic lawn stretching from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial, has become so crowded with commemorative monuments that even the most ambitious tourists find it hard to visit them all in one day. The backdrop for countless political protests and visits …

  • Western universities are opening campuses in some odd places where they really don’t need to be

    The latest destination hotspot for higher education? Mauritius, apparently. In the last year, no fewer than three British universities have set down branch campuses on the isolated tropical island off the coast of eastern Africa. Aberystwyth University, one of those three schools, has spent £600,000 ($879,000) on a new …

  • As college graduates across the country toss their caps into the air, eager to enter the workforce, hiring managers are wary. PayScale, a provider of compensation data and software, has released its 2016 Workforce-Skills Preparedness Report. According to PayScale's report, 44% of managers believe that recent college graduates …

  • ‘You’re a girl,’ and other obstacles to becoming an entrepreneur in South Africa

    “You’re a girl, you’re young.” Those words have followed Boitshoko Masetla at every turn on her journey as an entrepreneur. At first it was her family, especially her male relatives, who believed she would be better suited to training for a stable and nonthreatening desk job. Then it was the potential investors who preferred …

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