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Corsica, the two key men of the territories
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Corsica, the two key men of the territories

MarseilleFrom our regional correspondent Gilles Simeoni, President of the Executive Council of Corsica. / Pascal Pochard-Casabianca / AFP “I thought that the arrival of the nationalists would sign a fruitful alternative. In particular because of the personalities who made up this alliance. I know Gilles Simeoni well, he's a man of dialogue ”, begins Laurent Marcangeli, various right-wing mayor of Ajaccio. The courtesies stop there and the elected official jokes: "But there is a long way from the cup to the lips ..." Laurent Marcangeli, an indispensable figure on the island right, and Gilles Simeoni, a charismatic outgoing president of the Collectivité de Corse, are both candidates for the presidency of the Corsican executive. And their duel overshadows most...
Gender diversity, even in metallurgy
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Gender diversity, even in metallurgy

It is one of the discreet jewels of French industry, of which Alexandrine Charonnat took the lead in early March 2020. Founded in 1946, Le Lorrain Hampiaux is the French leader in welding equipment, with a 40% market share: every year, whether for heavy industry or the very precise world of jewelry, 2.4 million pieces of torches or regulators leave its factory in Nancy, which smells of hot oil and freshly machined metal.A joint management committeeThe confinement and the crisis, just a few days after the takeover of the company, did not shake the young manager, a business school graduate and with experience in marketing and strategy in the world of health. "Since July, our turnover has increased by 15%", says the one who gave a boost to the company, fully playing the card ...
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'Zoom Fatigue' May Finally Have an Explanation, And It's Affecting Women More

More than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, you've probably at least heard of Zoom fatigue – if not experienced it yourself – and now a new study has dug deeper into the reasons for it happening.  One of the primary drivers behind this video calling weariness seems to be what the researchers are calling "mirror anxiety", or the mental strain of having to constantly look at yourself, across what might be hours of meetings per day.And the effect is more exhausting for women. Of the 10,322 people questioned for the study, around 1 in 7 women (13.8 percent) reported feeling "very" to "extremely" fatigued after Zoom calls, compared to around 1 in 20 men (5.5 percent)."We've all heard stories about Zoom fatigue and anecdotal evidence that women are affected more, but now we have quantitativ...
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Chronic Pain Could Have a Unique Genetic Basis in Women

A sweeping meta-analysis of data from the United Kingdom Biobank has found a different genetic basis for chronic pain in women compared to men.The results are still preliminary, but to date, this is one of the largest genetic studies on chronic pain to analyze the female and male sex separately.  "Our study highlights the importance of considering sex as a biological variable and showed subtle but interesting sex differences in the genetics of chronic pain," says population geneticist Keira Johnston from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.Chronic pain conditions are among the most prevalent, disabling, and expensive conditions in public health. In the United States, chronic pain affects more people than heart disease, diabetes, and cancer combined, and yet it receives a fraction of the...
Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey
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Men and Women Differ on Masks During, After COVID-19: Survey

More women than men plan to wear a mask due to COVID-19 as long as public health experts like those at the CDC recommend it, according to a survey conducted by Then24. They survey shows that 73% of women will keep wearing masks "while recommended by public health experts," compared with 63% of men. In contrast, 126 people said they "do not wear a mask," including 6% of women and 11% of men. Their answers are included in responses from 1,557 Then24 readers who were surveyed between April 1-5, 2021. A total of 2,181 adults participated in all or part of the survey. The margin of error was plus/minus 2.1%. Other responses to the question "How long do you plan to routinely wear a mask due to COVID-19?" included until "I'm fully vaccinated." A total 13...
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People Underestimate Female Pain, Even When They Are Obviously Suffering

Even when male and female patients show similar levels of suffering in their facial expressions, physical pain among women is not taken as seriously, a new psychology study suggests.  Not only does the average observer tend to underestimate the intensity of chronic shoulder pain in women compared to men, but the findings reveal observers are also more likely to suggest psychotherapy as a treatment.The way our faces respond to pain is one of the most obvious signs of suffering in people, and yet previous studies have shown our perceptions of pain expressions carry a gender bias.Women are often thought to be more sensitive to pain or more prone to exaggerating their suffering, while men are assumed to be more stoic, with a higher threshold for agony. Neither account, it seems, is trustworth...