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marissa mayer exit from Yahoo will include a 186 million pay check

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer To Land a $186 Million Parachute

Marissa Mayer, the 41-year-old CEO of Yahoo, is set to exit in June when the $4.48 billion acquisition of the company by Verizon closes. Marissa’s career path included a two-year stint in a couple firms out of college before signing on with Google in 1999 as the first female engineer.   Thirteen years later, she had launched more than 100 features and products for Google and was tapped as Yahoo CEO…

Researchers found that a protein in human umbilical cord blood plasma improved learning and memory in older mice, but there's no indication it would work in people.

Blood From Human Umbilical Cords Helps Aging Mice Remember

For more than 10 years, scientists have been experimenting with the bloodstream of young and old rats. In one study, older and younger rats were surgically attached and it was found that the older rats lived longer with the shared bloodstream. This study sparked a decade-long exploration to understand the effects of material transplanted from young bodies to old bodies and its potential to rejuvenate the older ones. In a…


Women Can Get Paid Less Than Men Based on Difference Prior Salary, Court Rules

A US federal appeals court has ruled that employers are legally allowed to pay women lower salaries than men for doing the same work, based on differences in the worker’s salary in a previous jobs.  According to the Associated Press, the decision by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a previous lower-court ruling, according to which pay differences based only on prior salaries were discriminatory under the country’s…


These Natural Beauty Brands Are Using Big Data To Give Skin Care A Makeover

Natural beauty methods are as old as time but big pharma brands have all but driven such techniques into the shadows. That is changing with the launch of Follain – platform to make it easier for women to discover natural, toxin-free beauty brands. The platform curates and rigorously tests products before offering them on their platform. The goal? To demystify the industry and bust the long-prevailing myth that beauty products need…

A woman consumes an 'Ooho' plastic-less water container in London

UK-Based Start-Up Introduce Edible Water Spheres to Cut Plastic Waste

Plastic pollution and the awareness of its impact on our oceans and land is on the rise.  Skipping Rocks Lab, a UK-Based start-up, hopes to cut plastic waste with its new product OohoWater. The plastic-less water balls are edible – made up of plant and seaweed extract. The innovation has potential to be a short term solution to plastic consumption.   Source:  UK-based start-up hopes to cut plastic waste with innovative…


First Woman to Enter Boston Marathon Runs It Again, 50 Years Later

In 1967, it was unheard of that a woman was physically strong enough to run in the Boston Marathon. Women were not allowed to run in fact. Kathrine Switzer registered as K.V. Switzer and ran the marathon “illegally” while attempts were made to physically drive her from the race.  She finished that day and it marked the beginning of a new chapter in sports history. Today at 70, Switzer returned…