A Record Number Of Women Are Running For House Seats

A total of 309 women have filed candidacy papers to run for US House seats in the 2018 elections, breaking the previous record of 298 women who ran in 2012. According to the Associated Press, most of the female candidates are Democrats who are motivated by “angst” over Donald Trump’s administration and his largely Republican Congress.

This number is likely to continue to grow in the coming months. Women have shown a record-breaking interest in running for office ever since two days after Trump’s inauguration. In December 2017, the New York Times reported an unprecedented number of women were showing interest in running for office at the local, state, and national levels. Many of them said they were directly motivated by Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton.

“It was Donald Trump and the way that he sort of embraced masculinity, but even more specifically, misogyny, in his rhetoric and behavior,” said Kelly Dittmar, a scholar at the Center for American Women and Politics. “To make a statement against that and the policies he espoused sort of pushed them over the edge to not just think about running, but to put their names out there.”

The current representation of women and men in Congress is severely lopsided. Women make up less than 20 percent of Congress. Out of 535 total members, there are just 22 women senators and 83 women representatives.

“I think women now are saying, ‘Yes, I can do this job as well as a man, but I don’t want to. I want to do it the way I want to do it,’” top Hillary Clinton aide Jennifer Palmieri recently said in an interview. “That’s reflected in the numbers of candidates. I think it’s going to result in more empowerment for women and a democracy and government that’s more representative of the people it governs.”



Balding? With Have Some Lifesaving Tips For You

We know it’s a delicate topic, but some things HAVE to be said. For those who are becoming bald, there are some important issues that have to be addressed. But before getting into them, acceptance is the first step to deal with this problem in the best way. Balding men need to accept what is happening to them and deal with the problem instead of trying to hide it in any way possible. So here’s a brief guide on dos and don'ts for balding men.

EMOM Workouts and Why You Should Give Them a Try

If you’re ever interested in a new workout plan or simply bored with your old one, you should consider giving the EMOM workout a try. EMOM is an acronym that stands for “every minute on the minute,” meaning you start a new move with a specific rep count every minute. Once you complete the reps, you get to recover for the rest of the minute. “The trick is that your rest time is also built into that minute, so the slower you move, the less rest you get,” says Jess Sims, a NASM-certified personal trainer and instructor at Shadowbox and Fitting Room in New York City.

We Asked Girls How to Flirt With Them in a Bar

When you meet a hot girl in a bar, chances are high that you really want to take her home or if you are a gentleman, ask her first on a date. However, most of the times you blew it off and you don’t even know why. So here it is, a brief guide of dos and don’ts, not from scholars or researchers, but simply from those girls you’re so interested in.