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Harvard Business Review: What Millennials Want from Work
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Harvard Business Review: What Millennials Want from Work

The Harvard Business Review outlines millennials views on work. As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, typically Western, population wants. Conclusions based on … Continue reading

Fortune: The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism
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Fortune: The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism

In a very intelligible piece, Fortune explains the fine line between work-life integration and workaholism. Lai, who says she typically works 80 to 100 hours a week, believes the key question to ask is, “What are the things that energize you, and what are the things that detract from your energy?” The work she does, Lai … Continue reading

Mother Jones: Men Complain Far More Than Women About Work-Family Conflicts
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Mother Jones: Men Complain Far More Than Women About Work-Family Conflicts

According to a new study, Men seem to be more outward about discontent with work-life balance. Danielle Kurtzleben points to an interesting chart today from the White House’s Economic Report of the President. It’s based on only two data points (1977 and 2008), but it’s still kind of intriguing. Since 1977, two things have happened. … Continue reading

The Huffington Post: Women are Working More Everywhere – Except in the U.S.
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The Huffington Post: Women are Working More Everywhere – Except in the U.S.

Currently, in the United States, 73.7% of 25-to-54-year-old women are looking for a job. Other countries, such as France, Germany, and Canada, however, have been increasingly adding women to the labor force each year. So why has the U.S. frozen in time? The answer lies in child care. The annual $7,800 child care fee forces women to stay at … Continue reading

NPR: Back Before Children Looked Childish
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NPR: Back Before Children Looked Childish

According to Weeks, American children behaved and were treated similar to adults because the constraints off the time called for it. This culture has drastically changed Immersed in silent film from the 1930s – depicting everyday folks in rural North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – I realized that young people back then looked pretty much … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Children (Even if You Don’t Believe in God)
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Huffington Post: Why You Should Start Saying Grace With Your Children (Even if You Don’t Believe in God)

Lieber believes that saying grace with your children helps strengthen family dynamics for families who do and do not believe in God. Picture, in your head, a family sitting down to dinner and bowing their heads to give thanks. The family you see may not be your own. Maybe saying grace feels hokey or forced … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Let’s Make Universities Accessible to Working Mothers
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Huffington Post: Let’s Make Universities Accessible to Working Mothers

The lack of lactation spaces available for mothers at universities makes it increasingly difficult for women to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or graduate school. Sadly, this makes universities less accessible for women who shouldn’t have to choose between motherhood and academia. The lack of places to pump ultimately limits nursing women’s access to the … Continue reading

Daily Mail: Top Tories are split over cap on child benefit: Iain Duncan Smith backs idea but other ministers fear it will alienate working families
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Daily Mail: Top Tories are split over cap on child benefit: Iain Duncan Smith backs idea but other ministers fear it will alienate working families

England is debating cutting governmental child supports for additional children after the first two. Tory Cabinet ministers are split over whether the party should pledge to limit child benefit to the first two children, it emerged last night. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith gave his public backing to the idea yesterday, saying it … Continue reading

The Washington Post: One of the World’s Largest Airlines Makes its Flight Attendants Ask Permission Before Getting Married
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The Washington Post: One of the World’s Largest Airlines Makes its Flight Attendants Ask Permission Before Getting Married

Qatar Airways, the 10th-largest international carrier and owner of the most modern fleets in the market, has its flight attendants living under rules of an earlier decade. Female flight attendants can only be hired by Qatar Airways if they are single. If they wish to get married, they need to ask for the company’s permission. … Continue reading

Brookings: Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families
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Brookings: Challenges Facing Low-Income Individuals and Families

Wilcox believes a major cause of poverty is being raised in a single parent household: The increase in the proportion of children in female-headed families contributes to substantial increases in poverty by virtue of the fact that poverty rates in female-headed families are four to five times as great as poverty rates in married-couple families.[ii] … Continue reading

Washington Post: How Educating Children Early and Well Creates a Ripple Effect for Us All
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Washington Post: How Educating Children Early and Well Creates a Ripple Effect for Us All

Rampell believes that subsidizing preschool education for poorer families as well as Obama’s plan of subsidizing child care would have significant positive effects. In 2013’s and 2014’s State of the Union speeches, President Obama proposed universal pre-kindergarten as a means of helping poor children catch up with their richer peers. In this year’s speech, he eschewed all … Continue reading

Bloomberg: Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?
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Bloomberg: Can the U.S. Ever Fix Its Messed-Up Maternity Leave System?

The American maternity leave system can put pregnant mothers in unprotected situations, which enable horrid results if  bosses are uncaring. Bloomberg analyzes this situation: One week into her new job, Letitia Camire learned she was pregnant. It was 2011, and she’d just been hired as the office manager for United Tool & Machine, a small, family-owned … Continue reading