What is your idea of perfect happiness? Christmas morning with Bill and our three kids. Yes, we still wear matching pajamas.
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Never miss a great news story! Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now. Melinda Gates believes economic empowerment of women is the key to their development.
A devout Catholic, Melinda Gates grew up as "the girl in school who raised my hand to speak in class while other kids bellowed answers from the back row. She knew Catholics and other religious conservatives would consider the subject controversial. She also knew that she — the uber-rich American who'd met her husband Bill, founder of Microsoft, during the decade she spent developing software for the company — would be an easy target for their criticism.
The wife of the richest man in the world swoops into the Four Seasons hotel, talking fast. Gates is fresh off a panel discussion with Hillary Clinton on a favourite topic: improving life for women. A day ago she was busy launching a global health investment fund.
Melinda Gates knows that the secret ingredients to keeping a marriage going strong for more than two decades are a lot of love, a lot of patience and a willingness to grow together. In an interview with The Sunday Times surrounding her new book, The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World — out now — the philanthropist revealed details about the early days of dating now-husband Bill Gateswith whom she just celebrated 25 years of marriage on Jan. And at this point in their marriage — more than 30 years after they first began dating, following an initial connection when Melinda started working for Microsoft — laughter is the best medicine.
Specifically, researchers will seek previously unreported data on the lives of women in the developing world. Before she left Copenhagen for Berlin, Gates sat down with the Cut to talk about what she hopes to find in the data, how men can contribute to closing the many gender gapsand what to do about it all. For more updates from the Women Deliver conference, see here.
The hope is that by creating the condom of the future—one that eliminates inconvenience and, most importantly, loss of pleasure—men around the world will be more likely to use one, thus sparing women of the disproportionate burden of HIV infections and unplanned pregnancies. Well, they are, but the long-range goal is actually to use better condoms to help fight global poverty. Most economists agree that there is a direct correlation between impoverished countries and high birth rates, and the thinking is that, by creating a more pleasurable condom, men in those countries will be more likely to embrace male contraception. As Dr.
But how do you improve on the good ol' latex sheath? Condom technology has basically stayed the same for at least years; the biggest innovations have been the switch from linen and lamb's intestine to latex, and the addition of a reservoir tip. There has been tinkering like adding flavoring, colors, stimulating textures, and anti-ejaculation chemicals.