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Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65 Famed architect and “Queen of the Curve” Zaha Hadid died from a heart attack while being treated for bronchitis in a Miami hospital. Hadid was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize and became known for her swooping curves and dramatic, elongated structures. As a woman born in Iraq and educated in Beirut and London, she was a pioneer in an industry (and region) dominated by men and often lacking in diversity. Her designs are scattered across the globe and stand as constant challenges to the monotony of the right angle. No doubt her legacy of experimentation will live on.
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Ass-Kicking US Women’s Soccer Team Makes Less $$$ Than MenRemember when the US Women’s Soccer team won the World Cup last summer? It was the most-watched soccer match in US history. Unfortunately, these players were reportedly payed four times less than their male counterparts, despite the women’s team generating $20 million more in revenue than the men’s team (who won one game in the last World Cup). â€œThis is the strongest case of discrimination against women athletes in violation of law that I have ever seen,â€ said Jeffrey Kessler, the playersâ€™ lawyer. Five members of the USWNT have filed a federal wage-discrimination complaint.
Speaking Of Earning More, New York Might Raise The Minimum WageThe state of New York reached a tentative deal to raise the state’s minimum wage from $9 to $15. New York City will reach $15 in three years while the rest of the state “studies its impact.” Some small businesses will also be exempt from raising the wage. The move comes after Seattle raised its minimum wage to $15 last year. Fun fact, you would have to work 427 hours (or 12 French workweeks) a month on minimum wage to be able to pay the median rent in Manhattan.
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