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5 Jan

10 “Healthy” Habits to Give Up in 2017

We all have them — habits we think are healthy because we heard them somewhere on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we hate them, we just keep doing them because we think they're good for us. For example, take using BMI to tell whether you're a healthy weight. Is it really the best measure of fitness? What about only eating fruits and veggies to lose weight? Is that really the best way to drop pounds? Or taking a daily multivitamin. Healthy habit or a little bit of nonsense? The answers to these questions might surprise you! Here are 10 "healthy" habits you should give up this year. ...
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19 Jun

10 Things You Need To Know About Maternity Leave In The US

The US is one of only three countries left in the world that do not guarantee paid maternity leave. The others are Papua New Guinea and Oman. The closest thing we have is the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which became law in 1993 and allows qualified employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave for specific family and medical reasons. Having a baby, or caring for an adopted child, falls under this category. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 12% of Americans have access to the paid parental leave, which is considered a benefit by employers. Only 5% of low-wage earners receive paid maternity leave. Paid parental leave policies remain up to individual employers. Let's take a look...
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9 Apr

How CEO’s Can Actually Take Maternity Leave

With the number of female founders on the rise, it is no longer uncommon to publicly discuss the challenges of raising capital while visibly pregnant, how long one can put off starting a family, or what constitutes an appropriate maternity leave plan for businesses that are not large enough to require adherence to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The underlying assumption, of course, is that the arrival of a baby directly translates into increased risk to your company. Risk can come in a variety of forms, including diverted attention away from the business, reduced speed to market, and the potential for health complications or even death. This perceived risk, let alone the demands of running a business, often lead...
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