Parents who want to raise their children in a gender-nonconforming way have a new stocking stuffer this year: the gender-neutral doll. advertisement advertisement Announced in September, Mattel’s new line of gender-neutral humanoid dolls don’t clearly identify as either a boy or a girl. The dolls come with a variety of wardrobe options and can be dressed in varying lengths of hair and clothing styles. But can a doll—or the growing list of other gender-neutral toys—really change the way we think about gender? Mattel says it’s responding to research that shows “kids don’t want their toys dictated by gender norms.” Given the results of a recent study reporting that 24% of U.S. adolescents have a nontraditional sexual orientation or gender identity, such as bisexual or nonbinary, the decision makes business sense. As a developmental psychologist who researches gender and sexual socialization, I can tell you that it also makes … [Read more...] about Pink for girls and blue for boys? What toymakers get wrong about gender
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Ravi Shastri provided an inimitable response to the sceptics, who have constantly made conjectures about his alleged frosty relationship with BCCI president Sourav Ganguly saying "to hell with those who don't understand." A week back, it was Ganguly who had cleared the air on his part making it clear that rumours of bad blood between him and the head coach of the Indian cricket team are merely "speculations"."As far as the Sourav-Shastri 'game' goes, that is a brilliant chaat and bhelpuri for the media with all mirch and masala," Shastri said during 'India Today' channel's special programme 'Inspiration'."What he (Ganguly) has done as a cricketer, I have got utmost respect. He took over Indian cricket at the most troubled times, post the match-fixing era when the Indian cricket was in shambles. You needed the faith of the people to comeback and I respect that. And if people don't respect that, to hell with them," Shastri, known for his plain speak, said.Close The Ganguly-Shastri … [Read more...] about “To hell with them who don’t understand” says India coach Shastri about relationship with BCCI president Ganguly
Applying for a home loan? Here we tell you everything you need to know about documents required for home loan.While applying for a home loan, most banks will give you a checklist of all the items you need to submit. You can also check the website of the bank and get a list of all the documents that you need to submit.Primarily, banks require proof for five factors—your age, address, income, property and details of other loans. You need to submit copies of government IDs, bank statements, salary slips, property papers, among other things. In the following sections, we discuss in details all the documents you need to submit.Documents Checklist for Salaried Individuals If you are a salaried person applying for a home loan, here are the documents required for home loan:Identity proof: It is mandatory to submit a copy of your PAN Card. Apart from that you can submit a copy of any one of the following:Voter CardAadhar CardValid PassportDriving LicensePhoto Credit CardPhoto Identity … [Read more...] about Documents required for home loan: Home loan documents list for salaried, self-employed and NRI applicants
Hareesh VOil prices rallied close its three-month-high after the OPEC+ members decided to cut their daily production limit and on signs of easing trade tensions.In its latest meeting held in Vienna, OPEC members and Russia agreed on an additional cut of 5,00,000 barrels per day from the global oil market by next year. In an effort to limit production and lift prices, OPEC and its allies adopting production cut its strategy since late 2016.Close Oil has been trading in a tight range of $50-64 a barrel for the last six months. It has been bearish ever since the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies. related news Strong bullish bias to continue; bet on these 3 stocks with 11-15% upside Are the RBI's repo rate cuts enough to reinforce GDP growth? Global economic growth and demand for crude oil are highly correlated. The ongoing US-China trade dispute, and a disorderly Brexit, adversely hit global economic sentiment. A drop in vehicle sales and a slump in … [Read more...] about Easing trade tensions and OPEC’s production cut may lift crude oil prices
Gaurav GargTelecom has always been purely a consumer-driven sector where companies had to change their products according to consumer demand and competition build-up.TataDocomo and Reliance Jio are the best examples where competition pushed off big players’ direction and pushed them to make huge changes in the products they offer.Close Offering 1ps/sec to cheap high-speed data, these companies gave a new turn to the sector offerings where everyone had to follow to prevent churn from their existing customer base. related news Nifty could see fresh leg of rally beyond its new life time high zones in the coming week Easing global worries keeps pressure on gold prices Easing trade tensions and OPEC’s production cut may lift crude oil prices Easy porting procedures and other social media connectivity options made it even more difficult for these firms to retain their clients.After the launch of Reliance Jio in 2016, the biggies of the telecom sector lost not only … [Read more...] about Telecom tariff hike: Is it sustainable?