Here are the best companies for women
Fairygodboss, a job review website specifically for women, released its latest ranking of the 25 companies where women are happiest. The site ranks businesses based on almost 15,000 job reviews from women answering questions about gender equity in the workplace and job satisfaction. Boston Consulting Group was this year’s winner with other big name employers like Dell, PepsiCo, and Apple also cracking the Top 10. Although there’s still a long way to go to closing the pay gap, some big companies are taking steps to tackle the problem.
Afghan girls robotics team to compete in Washington
A team of six Afghan girls will be competing in an international robotics contest this week after the girls initially had their visas denied. The girls were the only team of the 162 nations competing that had their application rejected, the Associated Press reported. However, the State Department granted them entry after having denied them twice, according to a statement from the competition organizers. The FIRST Global Challenge began Sunday and concludes on Tuesday.
It’s time to celebrate emoji 🙂
The fourth annual World Emoji Day (yes, it’s a thing) is Monday, celebrating the explosion in use of the little characters that have changed the way people around the world communicate. Some have despaired that the symbols are the harbingers of the end of the written word. But experts say that far from destroying language, emoji are enhancing people’s ability to fully express themselves as text-based communication increasingly replaces face-to-face interaction.
Netflix numbers taking off?
So just how fast are we switching from traditional TV to the Web for our at-home entertainment? A Netflix report to investors is expected to chart a dramatic trajectory. The streaming-video company will release its earnings figures after the market close Monday. Those figures are expected to show U.S. subscribers have hit 3.2 million, nearly double last year’s 1.7 million, The Motley Fool reports. Globally, the company behind original series like House of Cards is expected to pass 100 million subscribers.
DUI charge sparks pop stars’ family drama
Authorities promised a full report Monday morning stemming from the arrest of Aaron Carter, the 29-year-old singer charged with a DUI and drug possession Saturday in Cornelia, Ga. Carter was released on bond and, as his team tells it, the singer was not in a moving vehicle when he was arrested. Carter’s older brother, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter, tweeted about his willingness to help Aaron “get better.” The younger Carter responded, calling it “not cool” for his older brother to “kick me while I am down.”
Singer Aaron Carter was arrested in Georgia under suspicion of driving under the influence and marijuana possession, the Habersham County sheriff’s office said.
Season 7’s premiere of Game of Thrones was packed with drama and shockers. We go over the top 3 that we saw.
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