There’s little correlation between a group’s collective intelligence and the IQs of its individual members, but if a group includes more women, its collective intelligence rises, says a study profiled by the Harvard Business Review.
Women may not be the best at managing their finances ( shopping sprees anyone?) , but at least if they have money troubles they ask for help.
A recent study published by the Centre for Research in Social Policy in the United Kingdom has determined that women are better at seeking debt advice.The study claimsthat men are less likely than women to seek help when dealing with debt, for a variety of reasons.
Almost half of all American women think they are more successful than the men in their lives. According to the March issue of Women’s Health magazine, “Forty-nine percent of women say that they feel more successful than their significant other, and 78 percent feel they are doing well in their chosen field.”
By the time they reach 23, nearly one in four women have received a bachelor’s degree compared to just one in seven men, according to a new report from the Labor Department. Women were also more likely to attend college.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee recently published a report stating, “ Return on invested capital is 66% higher in firms with strong female representation, return on equity is 53% higher, and return on sales is 42% higher.”
Turns out stress does lower the immune system… the male immune system that is. A new study published in the scientific Journal of Occupational Medicine shows that men who are under a lot of stress are 74% more likely to take sick days with a cold than women. Scientists believe that women can cope with pressure better than men because men often “exaggerate their symptoms, while women are more measured with their response.”
After examining consumer reactions to unique products, like a car without visible wheels or a soft drink packaged in a strange way, researchers determined that “women are better than men at figuring out an extremely unusual product, as long as the product is promoted among competing products.
Unsurprisingly, a new study that sought to determine the effects physical traits (like attractiveness) have on risk taking found that a man takes more unnecessary risks when playing against an attractive woman. According to the study, women’s play was unaffected by the attractiveness of their opponent.