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Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin just approved 7 months of parental leave for both parents.

Finland just gave both parents 7 months of parental leave. Here’s why it could drastically reduce postpartum depression in the country.

A woman's physical health benefits with another partner at home after childbirth, researchers found.
Ben Waber.

Parental leave isn’t just policy at my company — it’s a huge part of our culture, and here’s how

Having a great parental leave policy on paper isn't enough. Leadership needs to create a culture of taking it.
A mini golf green on the roof of Google's Toronto office.

20 of the best job perks and benefits millennials have that their parents didn’t

Perks include paid time off for new pet owners and companies covering the costs of egg freezing for women.
Melissa Petro.

I didn’t take maternity leave as a self-employed worker, and I regret it

When Melissa Petro had her first child, she didn't stop working — and found herself overwhelmed. She's learned her lesson for her second child.

HPE just joined a small group of employers in Singapore who give new parents 26 weeks’ paid leave – and dads qualify too

New parents may be able to take more than 6 months off to care for their baby full-time - and still get paid.

I lived in Sweden for 5 years. Here are 5 things Americans get wrong about work-life balance.

From generous parental leave policies to a guaranteed five weeks of paid vacation, there's a lot the US could learn from Sweden.
The author, Ariel Kramer, is an American who lived in Sweden for five years.

I’m an American who lived in Sweden for 5 years — here are the biggest cultural differences between the 2 countries

I noticed several major differences between the US and Sweden when it comes to work culture, family dynamics, and other areas.
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.
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.