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Our Short-Sighted Approach To Alzheimer's Funding

Lou-Ellen Barkan | Posted 08.19.2016 | Impact
Lou-Ellen Barkan

Today, with no prevention or cure in sight, the U.S. healthcare system is unprepared to withstand the extraordinary pressure of so many people ill with dementia and needing care. Make no mistake.

Turns Out It's Dirt Cheap for Companies to Offer Family Leave. Why Is Corporate America Still Failing?

Quora | Posted 08.18.2016 | Business

How much does it cost a company when a typical female employee goes on maternity leave? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network w...

Even Conservatives Now Admit The U.S. Needs Paid Family Leave

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business

Even as we endure one of the ugliest presidential elections in U.S. history, something remarkably positive is happening in politics. The left and righ...

Failing Our Families

Debra L. Ness | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents
Debra L. Ness

In the United States today, whether you can take a few paid sick days or a few weeks of paid family or medical leave, and whether your employer must m...

The Next Generation of Fathers

Matthew Melmed | Posted 08.03.2016 | Impact
Matthew Melmed

The new millennium has done more than usher in major technological advances; it seems to have brought with it a new take on fatherhood. At no other ti...

What's the Forecast For Care?

Riane Eisler | Posted 08.02.2016 | Politics
Riane Eisler

Now that the conventions are over and party platforms drawn up, we can look at what's in store for those giving and receiving care. Whether paid or not, care is a big part of our economy and shapes all our lives.

Dads Deserve A Real Gift

Martha Burk | Posted 06.17.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

We know it takes women a couple of weeks to recover physically from childbirth, so when paid leave is offered, some difference is expected. But companies need to give men a better break. Moms can use the help, and dads need time with the new kid too.

The Top 5 Things Dads Should Know About Their Rights In The Workplace

Dina Bakst | Posted 06.14.2016 | Parents
Dina Bakst

Just in time for Father's Day, here's what every dad should know about his rights - or lack thereof - in the workplace. If you're still struggling to find that perfect gift, forget the necktie and send dad this list - something he can actually use at work.

Airline Pilots Should Not Have to Choose Between Their Jobs and Breastfeeding Their Babies

Shannon Kiedrowski | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business
Shannon Kiedrowski

The combination of limiting the amount of (unpaid) maternity leave we can take and not making accommodations for us to pump breast milk once we return to work puts new mothers in a heart-wrenching position.

The Privilege of Maternity Leave: What the NICU Taught Me

Carolyn Tisch Blodgett | Posted 05.08.2016 | Parents
Carolyn Tisch Blodgett

The United States is one of the only countries in the world that does not guarantee the right to paid family leave, which forces many new parents to make the heart wrenching decision to go back to work earlier than they want to -- often while their babies remain in the hospital if they were born prematurely.

Hillary Clinton Is A Progressive Democrat, Despite What You May Have Heard

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 05.08.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders has said that Hillary Clinton is not a “true progressive” and many of his supporters seem to agree. It’s one reason that Sanders ...

Sheryl Sandberg: Single Mothers Deserve Our Thanks, And Our Support

Sheryl Sandberg | Posted 05.09.2016 | Parents
Sheryl Sandberg

Instead of providing support, we all too often leave the families who are struggling the most to fend for themselves. The odds are stacked against single mothers in this country. Yet so many give everything they have and go on to raise incredible children.

Mother's Day Must Go

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.06.2016 | Women
Douglas Forbes

Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?

This Mother's Day, Let's Truly Support All Parents

Jennifer Siebel Newsom | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Mothers face a penalty in the workplace, earning less than fathers and carrying the burden of being the presumed "primary" caregiver. And men are discouraged from playing a larger role in their children's lives.

New Tools for Revving Up the Economy: Women, Work, and Care

Riane Eisler | Posted 05.05.2016 | Women
Riane Eisler

There are four levers policymakers can pull to add steam to the machinery that makes the economy go. These levers maximize the intersection between the work women do, paid and unpaid, and economic prosperity, as documented by the Social Wealth Economic Indicators developed by the Caring Economy Campaign.

Moms Deserve More Than Lip Service From Candidates

Martha Burk | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

If Trump really loves women and is serious about getting their votes, let us hear his plan to fix a system that doesn't work for moms. The majority of mothers, like fathers, now work outside the home -- they need the money to support their families.

Mother's Moving Testimony of Her Fight For Paid Family Leave

Regan Long | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

As we have Mother's Day upon us, a day where we choose to honor the every day battles that all mothers fight, we see one mother share a very raw and p...

Campbell’s New Leave Policy Is A Big Step Even If It Isn’t The Best

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

Years ago, when Denise Morrison told her boss she planned to take a temporary leave from work to have her first baby, she knew this wouldn’t be welc...

Even In Work Benefits, Black And Latino Workers Lose Out To White Peers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business

When it comes to paid leave, the situation in America is dire for everyone -- but it’s worse for people of color. A new report from the Center for A...

To the Mom in the Checkout Line

Regan Long | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents
Regan Long

Remember my Friends, you never know why the person in front of your or behind you is there. No coincidence, but they just may be in need of you and whether it's simply a kind word or helping hand, YOU are needed -- YOU are important -- YOU can impact a person's life with the smallest act of kindness.

Paid Parental Leave: How to Ensure a Smooth Departure and Smooth Re-Entry

Carson Tate | Posted 04.22.2017 | Business
Carson Tate

Part of truly appreciating and valuing your time on paid parental leave is feeling prepared and clear. You want to feel that you've left the office having tied up loose ends, prepared your managers, team, or clients, and implemented systems that will work well until you return.

A Pro-Faith, Pro-Choice Response to Rev. Rob Schenck's Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gun Agenda

Katey Zeh | Posted 04.14.2017 | Religion
Katey Zeh

What does being pro-life mean in a world in which giving birth to new life causes so many women to lose their own?

The Case for 12 Weeks Minimum Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 04.13.2017 | Business
Ellen Bravo

The U.S. stands alone among industrialized countries in having no national paid leave policy. Only 13 percent of workers here receive such a benefit through their employer. While many companies do a terrific job, at least for mothers who give birth, most do very little.

It's Time to Stop Claiming Businesses Oppose Paid Leave Policies

Debra L. Ness | Posted 04.13.2017 | Business
Debra L. Ness

When organized big business groups pour resources into blocking paid family and medical leave, paid sick days, a higher minimum wage, and other worker friendly policies, they are pursuing a policy agenda that many of the businesses they claim to represent do not support.

Coca-Cola To Offer Paternity Leave After Millennials Request It

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business

Citing the influence of its millennial employees and the need to promote gender equality at work, Coca-Cola on Monday announced a far more inclusive p...