By Kevin Drum on Thu. January 12, 2012 Mother Jones
In the United States, women make up only 16.9 percent of our national legislature (i.e., Congress). That places us 91st in the world. In a new report, Jennifer Lawless and Richard Fox conclude that there are seven big reasons why women continue to lag so far behind men in the political world:
I have one of these—Capricorn Traits like discipline, hard work and perseverance come easily to these individuals. They are methodical in their approach and put discipline above everything else in their lives. They are of a selfless nature and put their family and work before their own needs. They know their responsibilities and would never recoil from fulfilling them in any given situation. Though they have a dry sense of humor, they are extremely witty. They are extremely ambitious and this a very strong trait observed in them. Capricorn people are trustworthy and can be counted upon. They display traits like being steady, determined and being confident about themselves and what they do. These individuals are mighty planners who plan each of their actions very practically and cautiously. They are very demanding of themselves and would put themselves under a lot of adversities to achieve what they target in their lives. Highly intellectual, these are deep thinkers.
"31 Ways to Get Smarter in 2012" published in Newsweek (January 9, 2012):
Toss your smartphone….constantly checking your email disrupts focus and saps productivity.
Sleep a lot…Harvard research has shown your brain continues to process memories even after you’ve gone to sleep, so you can recall them better later.
Join a knitting circle…Refining motor ability can bolster cognitive skills.
Write by hand… Brain scans show that handwriting engages more sections of the brain than typing…[and] it’s easier to remember something once you’ve written it down on paper.