The U.S. Department of Defense has announced 14,000 new jobs and assignments for women in the military. According to a statement, the DOD based its decision in part on recent findings from the Military Leadership Diversity Commission. The department also issued a new "vision statement" in a report detailing the changes: The Department of Defense is committed to removing all barriers that would prevent service members from rising to the highest level of responsibility that their talents and capabilities warrant.”
This infographic (after the jump) from Bolt Insurance Company asserts that women -- particularly women small business owners -- are America's new job creators. Women-owned businesses account for nearly $3 trillion in total economic impact, and at least 7.8 million businesses, or almost 30% of non-farm businesses, were majority owned by women in 2007, according to the infographic.
Just before the new year, distraught father Ray Wilson posted a video asking people online to help him find his daughter Haley Faith Wilson, who had run away from home. The video was posted on Reddit and quickly spread, with other strangers soon making their own videos to help find Haley. Watch Wilson's video after the jump.