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A baby's brain goes through significant development in its first year, and it benefits from its connections to caregivers.

These are the top 14 US companies giving new parents at least 4 months of paid time off

Years of research have shown such policies have health and career benefits for both parents. Netflix tops the list with its famous "unlimited" plan.

Moms have drastically better mental health when their partners take time off work

A woman's physical health benefits with another partner at home after childbirth, researchers found.
Prince Harry wants to be a "modern dad."

Meghan Markle just gave birth and Prince Harry will reportedly take 2 weeks of paternity leave to be a ‘modern dad.’ Here’s why that...

Prince Harry is a dad and is reportedly taking two weeks of paternity leave. A growing body of evidence suggests how important paternity leave is.
The technology company Nvidia, whose employees are shown here, is ranked among the best companies in terms of transparency regarding employee data like pay equity.

Only 18 out of 890 major US companies are fully transparent on worker issues — and that openness is helping them grow their bottom line

Paul Tudor Jones' nonprofit Just Capital has measured which companies are best at reporting employee benefits and equal pay.
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A teacher is asking other educators in Alabama to donate their sick days so he can spend time with his daughter battling cancer

Kinsley Green was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in October 2018, shortly after her her first birthday.
Danish MP Mette Abildgaard.

A Danish MP was shamed and told she was ‘unwanted’ after bringing her five-month old baby to parliament

Mette Abildgaard, an MP for the Conservative People's Party, brought her baby girl to parliament because she couldn't find last-minute childcare.

Prince Harry is reportedly asking the queen for paternity leave — here are 6 things millennial dads do that their parents didn’t

Prince Harry is reportedly asking for 2 weeks of paternity leave. Here are 6 key ways in which millennials dads are different from their own dads.

If California’s new governor can deliver on his proposal to offer 6 months of paid parental leave, it would be the most generous policy in the U...

California's Gov. Newsom is pushing for 12-16 weeks of paid parental leave per parent, which would make it the best state policy for American parents.
Americans' ideas of what makes a "good" job differs along political lines.

We asked 1,000 people what defines a ‘good’ job, and there was a clear political divide

According to an INSIDER survey, your definition of a good job has to do with your politics, age, and geographic location.
Reynolds American, maker of tobacco brands like Newport and Camel, will offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave with an additional eight months of flexible scheduling.

Tobacco giant Reynolds American will soon start offering a paid parental leave benefit among the best in the US

In January, major tobacco company Reynolds American will begin offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave, for both mothers and fathers, with an additional subsequent eight months of flexible work time. It will be among the best policies in the United States.