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Bloomberg Business week: Child Labor Is Still Prevalent Around the World. Here’s How to Eliminate It
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Bloomberg Business week: Child Labor Is Still Prevalent Around the World. Here’s How to Eliminate It

This article depicts that passing laws banning child labor may not be the most effective way to combat child labor. They state that providing incentives to send children to school is more effective. The complex economics of family finances show why simply passing laws against child labor can backfire. The impact of India’s 1986 landmark legislation … Continue reading

The Philadelphia Tribune: Good News for Children When Congress Works Together
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The Philadelphia Tribune: Good News for Children When Congress Works Together

Congress passed a new law intended to improve the foster care process and prevent foster children from sex trafficking. The new law encourages more opportunities for youth in foster care to lead “normal” lives by making it easier for their foster parents to allow them to participate in age- or developmentally-appropriate extracurricular and enrichment activities … Continue reading

PARALLAXploration
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PARALLAXploration

Parallax, an advertising agency headquartered in California, is offering each of its employees $1,500 to travel anywhere in the world and find inspiration. Their goal is to provide their staff with invigorating experiences that will help them perform better at work once they return from their trips. To read about the employees’ experiences, click here. Continue reading

NPR: For More Millennials, It’s Kids First, Marriage Maybe
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NPR: For More Millennials, It’s Kids First, Marriage Maybe

The view on kids and marriage is changing for the Millennials. They are having kids before marriage and only marrying once they are financially secure. This is problematic because unwed couples are far more likely to separate before their kid is five years old than their married counterpart Decades ago, an “oops” pregnancy might have meant … Continue reading

Washington Post: Kids come to school sick because we can’t stay home from work
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Washington Post: Kids come to school sick because we can’t stay home from work

This Washington Post article depicts a problem that current work laws create. Kids are going to school sick because parents are not able to skip work. This is leading to a less healthy school environment and less healthy environment on the whole. “We’re facing a huge problem. Not only are we forcing ourselves into our … Continue reading

NPR: Lady Mechanic Initiative Training Women for ‘The Best Job’
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NPR: Lady Mechanic Initiative Training Women for ‘The Best Job’

Whenever we hear the word “mechanic”, the first image that comes to our minds is usually that of a man. Well, think again. Aguebor-Ekperuo is a garage owner and founder of the Lady Mechanic Initiative, which instructs women in automobile mechanics and helps them enter the workforce. Faith Macwen, who graduated from the Lady Mechanic Initiative in 2009, now … Continue reading

CNN: Vatican Proposes ‘Stunning’ Shift on Gays, Lesbians
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CNN: Vatican Proposes ‘Stunning’ Shift on Gays, Lesbians

Ever since Pope Francis became Pope, the Catholic church  has started to change its views on homosexuality. divorce, birth control, and civil marriage: “Homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community. Are we capable of welcoming these people, guaranteeing to them a fraternal space in our communities? Often they wish to encounter … Continue reading

USA Today: Malala’s Nobel ‘Is For All Girl Students of Pakistan’
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USA Today: Malala’s Nobel ‘Is For All Girl Students of Pakistan’

Malala Yousafzai, female education activist and author of I am Malala: The Story of the Girl who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, has recently become the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner. Now 17-year-old Malala joins the rank of laureates including Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela. “Despite her … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Gender Equality in the Workplace Can Boost Profits
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Huffington Post: Gender Equality in the Workplace Can Boost Profits

New research shows that gender diversity in the workplace increases production and social capital. An even distribution of female and male workers also brings a more diverse set of skills that helps offices function better. The study’s authors used the data to examine the employees’ ratings of office satisfaction, cooperation and morale, not just one generalized measure of workplace … Continue reading

Huffington Post: Teaching Children Meditation and Mindfulness
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Huffington Post: Teaching Children Meditation and Mindfulness

The Huffington Post has compiled a list of tips on how to teach your children meditation and mindfulness techniques. Leading by example and encouraging discussion of children’s feelings are two of the main suggestions that the article gives. Meditation (or mindfulness practice) is a beautiful way to stay grounded. It teaches us to be in the present … Continue reading

AOL Jobs: The 20 Best Jobs For People Who Want A Life Outside Of Work
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AOL Jobs: The 20 Best Jobs For People Who Want A Life Outside Of Work

Glassdoor compiled a list of the 20 best jobs that offer the most flexible schedules and provide the best work-life balance. “As humans, we need other outlets in our lives, such as friends, family, and hobbies, to live the kind of lives that bring us greater satisfaction,” says Scott Dobrowski, a community expert at Glassdoor, … Continue reading

Washington Post: Md. Secures $650M Federal Grant to Fund Foster Care, Child Welfare Programs
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Washington Post: Md. Secures $650M Federal Grant to Fund Foster Care, Child Welfare Programs

Maryland is trying to help children, especially foster children, maintain stable family environments through a federal grant program. Here is an overview of the grant program: Maryland has been awarded a five-year, $650 million federal grant to try and steer more children out of the state foster care system, preserve families through community-based support programs, improve … Continue reading

Working Mother: 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies
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Working Mother: 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies

Here is the ranking of the 100 best companies for working mothers. These companies provide fully paid leave, child care support, flexible hours,  and telecommunication. They rate on the following criteria: Methodology The 2014 Working Mother 100 Best Companies application includes more than 450 questions on leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, child care, advancement programs, … Continue reading

Forbes: Single Mothers’ Ransom of Retirement for Kids’ College Reeks of Working-Mom Guilt
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Forbes: Single Mothers’ Ransom of Retirement for Kids’ College Reeks of Working-Mom Guilt

In comparison to their married counterparts, single moms tend to save relatively more for their kids’ college than for their own retirement. This is inefficient because tax laws and college financial aid benefit saving for retirement. This phenomenon is caused by the single parent’s guilt that they are letting down their kids. The author argues that … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline
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Wall Street Journal: More Moms Staying Home, Reversing Decadeslong Decline

After three decades of decline, the share of stay-at-home mothers in the United States has steadily increased from 23% in 1999 to 29% in 2012, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. The Pew analysis accounts for various factors that can be attributed to this trend: Pew attributed the rise of stay-at-home mothers to … Continue reading