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Will Financially Incentivizing Breast-Feeding Work?

The number of women who breast-feed in the Western Hemisphere has been decreasing for a number of financial, practical and social reasons. Now, a program in the U.K. tackles the issue with money vouchers, a plan that has many in an uproar. But could money be a good way to encourage mothers?

Posted on Nov 12, 2013 READ MORE



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Britain Flirts With Slavery

In the name of providing valuable “work experience” to young people, British supermarkets and department stores—one of which makes the equivalent of more than 5½ billion U.S. dollars annually—are holding job seekers’ unemployment benefits hostage to squeeze them of weeks of free labor without any promise of a permanent position.

Posted on Nov 17, 2011 READ MORE



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Little Miss Wonderbra

European retailer Primark has gotten itself into some hot water. The clothing chain halted the sale of padded bikini tops for girls as young as 7 years old after advocacy groups and politicians criticized the store for “premature sexualization and unprincipled advertising.”

Posted on Apr 14, 2010 READ MORE


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