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As demonstrated, females necessitate the need for an extra $849,000 (see embedded graphic) or so throughout their lifespan as compared with their male counterparts. Although the gender gap undeniably exists, there are ways to work toward leveling this anomaly.
Most of us are familiar with the idiom, “Money is power”. Having money is seen as being equated with being powerful. But how do we gain power over money? Money power is a phrase we can use to describe the state when we master our finances and take control of how we manage them. Money power refers to maximising our incomes or profits, to ensure that we control money rather than money controlling us.
Do you sometimes worry that your teen is facing depression? This is an ailment that is often hard to identify since the teen will probably not bring it up on his or her own. If your son is depressed, for example, the signs may be less overt. You will have to look hard for them because he will not broach the subject with you. Instead, you have to look for things like an altered general demeanor; comments that he makes that suggest an issue, and changes in his behavior. Facebook has actually been linked to depression in a few different ways.
Indicators and Signs
Facebook can be a great place to look for indicators that your teenage son is depressed. Go to his wall and read the things that he posts. Teens will often write things down that they would never say out loud. You may want to look at his status updates, his comments to his friends, and his notes that he has written. If you find something that calls his mental state into question, this gives you an easy way to bring it up.
Dropping Out of Friendships
Another thing that Facebook can tell you is how he is doing with his friends. For example, you may have noticed that he does not leave his room often anymore, that he does not spend time with his friends. If you look at his Facebook wall and see that people are always inviting him to things, such as trips to the movies or the bowling alley, and he is not going, you can see that he is consciously staying away from them because of the way that he feels.
Finally, he may be depressed if he is on Facebook too often. He could be using it to replace actual social interaction. If he spends long hours brooding over what other people are doing, and the evidence he can see in posts and pictures, it can show that he is too depressed to join in when these things take place.
As you can see, Facebook can actually be a rather solid indicator of early depression symptoms. If you utilize it correctly, you may be able to see that something is wrong with your teen before the issue is too advanced. The sooner you know what is happening, the easier it will be to get the teen the help that he or she needs.
About the Guest Author
Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with HelpYourTeenNow.com in spreading awareness about troubled and depressed teenagers (and how to deal with them).
It’s 2012 and close to four years after the Lilly ledbetter Fair Pay Act was signed into law. Surely, the gender wage gap has been closed, right? Wrong.
Even with moves toward equalizing pay between men and women, men still make almost 20% more than women in nearly all industries. This is despite the fact that women receive the same education, with the same tuition price tags and levels of debt upon graduation. The only major differences are that there are more ladies in college and they have better average GPAs to boot. The benefits of paying women their fair share include increasing the GDP while reducing the poverty rates for families.
Check out the infographic below to see what else the gender wage gap affects.