The proposed Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act offers a way to provide paid family leave to all employees without straining employers or the federal budget.
The problem is a lack of new workers
This complicates the push to increase access to mental health care.
The United States might not even need a minimum wage if it had some of the institutions that other advanced nations use to put a floor on workers’ living standards. But it doesn’t.
Gynecologists are barred in most cases from treating men, even at times when many experts say they could be of help.
In American history, support for economic redistribution has been the exception, not the rule.
I never wanted to be one of those women who questioned everything her doctor did, but maybe it was time to get on top of my fertility.
with so many cases of inertia, the Internet may be partly to blame.
In an article for The New York Times Magazine, Catherine Rampell explores the “wedding markup.” While planning her own wedding, Rampell was surprised by the lack of transparency in the wedding industry, even with all the wedding-related sites on the Internet: Wedding vendors seemed to be trying to size me up to figure out how much I’m willing to pay.
The problem of affordable rental housing has reached crisis proportions nationally, officials said on Monday.
Middle-income countries are doing better at saving premature infants, but blindness and cerebral palsy are on the rise among the babies saved.
Amherst professor Catherine A. Sanderson on how men and women experience marital satisfaction differently
Can we predict romantic prospects just from looking at a face?
We can’t stop clicking on bogus parenting trend stories that make us mad. And the New York Times knows it.
The idea that we should treat sex workers as “victims” and not “criminals” sounds right, but it falls short
A look at the key trends governing chore negotiation in the U.S.
Calories burned are the equivalent of 25 minutes of walking uphill, research says.
By Amanda Hess
Lowering the age of consent to 15 (where it stands in Sweden) or 14 (where it’s set in Germany and Italy) would “take these enormous pressures off children and young people” who feel they need to hide their sexual activity, said John Ashton, president of the UK Faculty of Public Health. Concern over running afoul of the law prevents sexually active teenagers from seeking help from adults when they need it, Ashton said.
Stop railing against helicopter parents, or saying 20-somethings can’t handle stress. The truth is far more complex
Not just is there a large range of sightedness between fully sighted and completely blind, but there are a lot of variations within that range. Some blind people have acuity issues; others have blind spots but otherwise clear vision. Many are somewhere in between. Few are completely blind.
men desire closeness and intimacy from their male friends just as women do. So why don’t they have it? Around the age of 15 or 16, Lisa Wade suggests, friend-like traits such as emotional openness, vulnerability, supportiveness, and caring become risky for boys to show; these qualities get suppressed in favor of self-sufficiency, stoicism, and competitive fire.
By Pepper Schwartz
Boomers redid rules on marriage and want fulfillment as they age, not tradition.