This increased level of risk among young men is not confined to driving. The
WHO (1999) and (2002) report that men are also more likely to die from falls,
drowning, poisoning and a range of other events. Only in the case of deaths in
fires are women slightly more over-represented than men. The report also notes
that injury and fatality rates are higher among men for every type of road injury
victim in several developing countries. In Kampala, Uganda, for example, males
outnumbered females by between 2 and 7 to 1 among injured vehicle drivers,
passengers and pedestrians. In the...
Kindness to the animal kingdom is the first, or a first principle in the growth of true philanthropy. Young
Lincoln once waded across a half-frozen river to rescue a dog, and stopped in a walk with a statesman to put
back a bird that had fallen out of its nest. Such a heart was trained to be a leader of men, and to be crucified
for a cause. The conscience that runs to the call of an animal in distress is girding itself with power to do
manly work in the world.
The story of "Beautiful Joe" awakens an intense interest, and sustains it through...
In a 2007 research paper for the SBA, Erin Kepler and Scott Shane found that 14
percent of the women entrepreneurs in their sample had employer firms, versus nearly
22 percent of the men. The Kauffman Firm Survey (KFS) found higher rates for both
genders, perhaps because it is drawn from the Dun & Bradstreet database, which
includes only young firms that are ―serious‖ enough to merit a credit report. But here
again, a gap was found: Of the firms owned solely or primarily by women, 36 percent
were employer firms, versus 44 percent for those owned solely or primarily...
is older than culture, for culture, however inadequately
defined, always presupposes human society, and animals have not
waited for man to teach them their playing. We can safely assert,
even, that human civilization has added no essential feature to
the general idea of play. Animals play just like men. We have
only to watch young dogs to see that all the essentials of human
play are present in their merry gambols. They invite one another
to play by a certain ceremoniousness of attitude and gesture. They
keep to the rule that you shall not bite, or not bite hard, your