advertisement advertisement advertisement France is hurriedly instating an age of sexual consent. And that age of consent will be . . . 15. For anyone who has recently interacted with a 15-year-old, this brings up some pivotal questions. advertisement advertisement Wait. Before this, was it legal for adults in France to have sex with kids under age 15? No. Sex between adults and minors under age 15 is illegal in France. But without a formal age of consent, perpetrators could claim that the interactions were consensual, which commonly resulted in charges being reduced from rape to sexual assault, with significantly lighter punishments. That put the onus on victims to prove coercion, force, or threat, which is nearly impossible for child victims or adult survivors to do. Can you say that another way? Statutory rape was not a thing in France. Going forward, most sex with someone under age 15 will automatically be considered … [Read more...] about France will soon have an age of sexual consent. Why is it 15?
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advertisement advertisement advertisement The iPhone 12, released last year, featured the biggest redesign to the iPhone in almost four years. But that redesign left many fans and industry pundits thinking the 2021 iPhone, currently dubbed the “iPhone 13,” will be a more modest, iterative update. However, if the latest rumors are true, the iPhone 13 could feature some of the biggest advances to Apple’s smartphone ever. advertisement According to leaker Max Weinbach (via MacRumors ), it’s true that the iPhone 13 will be nearly identical in appearance to the iPhone 12, but the iPhone 13 will have a massive amount of under-the-hood improvements. The biggest surprise? Weinbach says the iPhone 13 will feature upgrades that allow for astrophotography. Astrophotography is an increasingly popular field of photography that sees people using complicated camera setups to photograph the moon, stars, and even distant spiral galaxies. The inclusion … [Read more...] about Apple’s 2021 iPhone 13 is rumored to shoot for the stars
advertisement advertisement advertisement It is an old truism: employees do not turn to written statements on the company intranet for clues about how to behave–they look to each other. If your goal is to intentionally shape the actions and interactions of employees, you know the importance of creating a “values-based” culture. However, you also know how difficult it is to implement one. advertisement advertisement Zappos, a present-day paragon, has seemed to crack the cultural code. So much in fact that they have built a business that teaches others how do it. Thousands of companies from around the world travel to the Las Vegas headquarters to see how Zapponians “live their 10 WOW values.” They can choose the 60-minute tour to observe the culture in action or attend a fully immersive, 3-day boot camp. If you take a moment to consider this fact, it is quite amazing. Zappos turned their culture into an attraction that warrants a … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons You Need To Instill Values In Your Organization
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