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Spain May Make Its Kids Do Chores

Proposed legislature also includes mandate to 'respect teachers'

(Newser) - Is it a daily battle to get your kids to do their chores? You may want to move to Spain, where parliament on Friday approved a bill that would make children legally obliged to do housework—and more, BBC News reports. If the bill becomes law, those under the age... More »

We've Forgotten What 'Respect' Means

It is something earned, not demanded: Peter Funt

(Newser) - Keep your ears tuned for the next time someone complains about being disrespected. It shouldn't take long, writes Peter Funt in the Wall Street Journal . Could be an athlete, a congressman, a musician, or your neighbor. "Apparently 'respect' has emerged as society's favorite go-to word when... More »

Most Respected Companies

Apple heads the list, and Citigroup is dead last

(Newser) - Barron's has released its annual list on an admittedly squishy subject—how the world's largest 100 companies rank in terms of "respect." Two American firms showed up in the bottom 10: Bank of America at 93 and Citigroup dead last at 100. Here are the top 10... More »

Obama Bows to Emperor

Critics on the right already weighing in

(Newser) - Prepare for another bowing controversy. A photo of President Obama bowing to Japanese Emperor Akihito has surfaced, and it's likely to set off critics on the right—as happened when Obama maybe sorta bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia in April. This time, there's no question about it: It's... More »

Protests? Pittsburgh Just Glad for Respect

Natives took the today's version of anarchy in characteristic stride

(Newser) - Native Pittsburghers definitely saw a motley crew of protesters invade for the G-20 summit this week, and were generally pretty unfazed. “It’s cool. People need to speak their mind,” one local told Bari Weiss, writing for the Wall Street Journal. “They didn’t bother anyone.”... More »

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