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Office culture

Why you should reinforce values instead of rules

It turns out that values are far more effective than rules at eliciting the outcomes and behaviors that we want. I’ve observed that highly successful families, organizations and companies select and focus on a few values that are most important to them.

Father's Day

Here are the Top 50 companies in America for new dads

Dads complain that workplaces still expect them to put their jobs ahead of their children. But there are some companies who are doing it right. Fatherly's 2018 list of the best workplaces for new dads is a model of how other companies should be doing it.

Father's Day

Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay

Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.

Father's Day

73% of dads say their company doesn’t offer enough support for fathers

In a survey of over 1,700 men and women ages 25 to 45, Promundo and Dove Men+Care found that more fathers want to be actively involved in their children's lives, but feel held back by stigma and their jobs.

Father's Day

4 misconceptions about stay-at-home dads we need to end now

Similar to the belief that stay-at-home moms sit around watching soap operas and eating bonbons, stay-at-home dads are plagued by misconceptions. It’s unfortunate that the world we live in still discounts and undermines the value of domestic work and family.

Parenting

4 things every child needs before breakfast

Children shouldn’t be expected to know how to start their day off right. They shouldn’t be expected to know how confidence is built, or how momentum and motivation works. But their parents should understand these things.

Work-Life Balance

Survey: 38% of working parents say they’ve missed a child’s major event over the past year

38% of working parents said they've "missed a significant event in their child's life due to work in the last year." But that's not all: 21% of working parents said that they've missed a minimum of three for the same reason.

Father's Day

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to your heart — my dad. Here we go.

Father's Day

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

Parenting

This dad’s viral rant about the lack of baby-changing stations is everything

"I'm getting pretty sick of having to change my daughter on a disgusting floor because the only changing table in the place is located in the women's bathroom," he wrote.

News

Survey: These are the best and worst states for working dads

Father's Day is almost upon us, and recent data shows that fathers who work in some states may have more success. New research from WalletHub shows that Connecticut is the best state for working fathers this year, with a "total score" of 72.58 out of 100.

Parenting

Babies can learn the value of persistence by watching grownups stick with a challenge

Could infants also make broad, generalizable inferences from a few examples when it comes to effort? If so, then maybe “grit” isn’t simply a character trait. Maybe it’s flexible and adaptable based on social context.

News

More babies are being named after Marvel characters

One day in the future you could be bidding good morning to your coworkers, "Loki" and "Valkyrie." According to the U.S. Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names in 2017, more babies are being named after Marvel characters.

News

Parents win lawsuit to evict 30-year-old son who won’t move out

For one 30-year-old man in upstate New York, it took getting sued by his parents for him to finally be persuaded to move out and leave the house. On Tuesday, Mark and Christina Rotondo successfully won a lawsuit to evict their son Michael from their home.

The Whole Human

17 quarter-life crises everyone has (or will experience)

Quarter-life crises come in many forms, big and small, but we bet you’ve experienced or will experience the seventeen life events below. Unfortunately, they hit you in the face like a Mack Truck. Just remember: They won’t quite kill you, but they’ll teach you some hard-earned lessons.

Parenting

How to talk to children about losing your job

Getting fired or laid off can feel awful — which is why talking about it with your children can be an extremely sensitive situation. Here's how to do it.

Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.

News

Survey: More women are paying alimony and child support

In the eyes of the law, alimony payments are becoming a gender-neutral space. As more women become the primary wage earners of their household, this means that women are no longer off the hook from financially supporting their ex.

Inspiration

3 leadership lessons learned at the United State of Women Summit

I just wrapped up an incredible weekend in Los Angeles at the second United State of Women Summit, a gathering of over 5,000 women from across the country who are standing up to make their voices heard and take action in their communities.

News

Thanks to Amazon, many parents won’t name their kids Alexa

After Amazon released its Alexa product line, the popularity of the name dramatically dropped off — by 21.3% in 2016, and another 19.5% last year.

entrepreneurs

What the cofounder of this hot startup looks for in potential hires

Ladders spoke with LOLA cofounder Alexandra Friedman about collaboration, what she looks for when hiring, and being a cofounder, and mother.

Inspiration

What Steve Jobs learned building fences with his father that changed the course of history

Apple may have made radical changes to the way the world communicates, but we can also learn something from Steve Jobs' life before the company.

Parents at Work

Daughters of working moms may get this major career benefit

Though being a working mom is extremely hard and often guilt inducing this gem of a study will bring you some good news and just in time for Mother's Day, especially if you have a daughter. According to the study which looked at family and career data on more than 100,000 men and women and was published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, adult daughters who grew up with working moms, are more likely to be employed and if they are employed, they have bigger roles, work longer hours and make more money then their peers who had stay at home moms.

News

Survey: 40% of moms fake enthusiasm over Mother’s Day presents

When your Mom opens the gift you gave her on Mother's Day, the enthusiasm she gives you may be fake. According to a new survey conducted by e-commerce site Groupon, 40% of moms are faking their reaction to gifts they receive on Mother's Day.

Confidence

Tory Burch on female ambition and motherhood in the age of #MeToo

There’s no denying that Tory Burch, Designer and CEO of the Tory Burch empire and Founder of the Tory Burch Foundation, is a woman with fiery ambition. Last week, her Foundation hosted its first ever Embrace Ambition Summit, where female (and a couple of brave male) entrepreneurs, entertainers and thought leaders spoke about how they embrace ambition and thrive in a world where stereotypes regarding race, gender and sexuality all too often plague the trajectory of a woman’s career. Burch spoke with Thrive Global about ambition, motherhood, and self-care.