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10 Ways to Build a Strong Marriage -- Even When Life Gets Crazy

For most couples with children, just getting through each week requires almost all of their time and energy. And it never seems to let up - just when they think things might be getting a bit easier, the next phase of parenthood rolls in and presents its requirements and demands. Add in job, home …

Parenting

15 Signs You're in a Healthy Relationship

Being in love is great and all, but what you really need for a lasting, healthy relationship is a solid, compatible partner. Here, experts share 15 things that happy, thriving...

The Top 10 Unadvertised Benefits of New Motherhood

Much has been written about the difficulties of having a new baby. Your former, orderly life explodes; there's no sleep, bodily fluids are everywhere and you have the 24/7 stress of meeting every need of a wailing being with zero neck strength or bowel control.<p>And it's all true. Having a newborn is …

Parenting

The Business Case For Helping New Moms Pump At Work

Companies with lactation support have been shown to retain nursing moms at a rate of 94%. Now that’s employee retention . . .<p>Almost from the moment she receives a smiley face on a pregnancy test, a woman is subject to lectures about the importance of breastfeeding, even though her baby won’t even …

The Workplace

What Kind of World Would We Have if Fathers Did Equal Parenting? A Photo Essay

This project by photographer Johan Bävman provides lively context to Sweden’s unique paternity leave allowance, and tries to inspire fathers in …

Forgiveness: The Secret to a Healthy Relationship

Scientists who study forgiveness have long agreed that it is one of the most important contributors to a healthy relationship. Studies have shown that couples who practice forgiveness are more likely to enjoy longer, more satisfying romantic relationships. Research has even found that people who …

Marriage