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Understanding the Gender Pay Gap and How It Affects Women

Understanding the Gender Pay Gap and How It Affects Women

In April 2014, the Paycheck Fairness Act was voted down in the Senate by Republicans. The bill, first approved by the House of Representatives in 2009, is considered by proponents to be an extension of the 1963 Equal Pay Act and is meant to address the gap in pay between women and men that has persisted despite the 1963 legislation.

The Theme of Guilt in "Macbeth"

The Theme of Guilt in "Macbeth"

One of Shakespeare's most famous and fearsome tragedies, "Macbeth" tells the story of the Thane of Glamis, a Scottish general who hears a prophecy from three witches that he will one day be king. He and his wife, Lady Macbeth, murder King Duncan and several others in order to fulfill the prophecy, but Macbeth is wracked with guilt and panic over his evil deeds.

Cash Nexus

Cash Nexus

"Cash nexus" is a phrase that refers to the depersonalized relationship that exists between employers and employees in a capitalist society. It was coined by Thomas Carlyle, a nineteenth-century Scottish historian, but is often erroneously attributed to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It was, however, Marx and Engels who popularized the concept in their writings and fueled use of the phrase within the fields of political economy and sociology.

About Architectural Antiquities and Salvage

About Architectural Antiquities and Salvage

Salvage - goods or property that is saved or rescued from certain destruction - isn't anything new. Really, architectural salvage worth anything is usually old. People throw away the darnedest things: stained glass and glass mirrors; cast iron steam radiators; solid wood porch columns; pedestal sinks with original porcelain fixtures; ornate Victorian moldings.

The Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas

The Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas

The Texas Revolution (1835-1836) was a political and military insurrection by settlers and inhabitants of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Texas against the Mexican government. Mexican forces under General Santa Anna attempted to crush the rebellion and had victories at the legendary Battle of the Alamo and the Battle of Coleto Creek, but in the end, they were defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto and forced to leave Texas.

Weird Naked Mole Rat Facts (Heterocephalus glaber)

Weird Naked Mole Rat Facts (Heterocephalus glaber)

Every species of animal has its unique traits. However, some of the characteristics of the naked mole rat ( Heterocephalus glaber ) are quirky bordering on downright weird. Some people think the rat's unique physiology could be studied to unlock immortality or find a way to prevent cancer. Whether or not this is true remains to be seen, but one thing is certain.