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It took a debate with all-female moderators to ask Democrats about paid family leave

It took a debate with all-female moderators to ask Democrats about paid family leave

On Wednesday, something unheard of happened on the 2020 Democratic debate stage: Moderators asked candidates what they would do about high child care costs and the lack of paid parental leave in the US. It just took five debates and a panel of all-women moderators for this to happen. Ashley Parker, a White House reporter…
Here’s How We’re Redefining The “Family Unit” In 2019

Here’s How We’re Redefining The “Family Unit” In 2019

So what, then, in 2019, does “family” even look like? We know it’s nuanced, we know it varies, we know it’s constantly in flux — but what is the broader, unifying factor (beyond biology, that is)? Is it about shared time? Money? “I was adopted, and I never got in touch with my birth mom,”…
The Difficult Reality Of Being Estranged From Your Family

The Difficult Reality Of Being Estranged From Your Family

Throughout my teens, I lived with my heavily abusive adoptive mother. I was sexually, financially, physically, emotionally and psychologically abused by her. She had a huge temper and no rationality. Over the past five years, with support from regular therapy, local domestic abuse charities, my GP, my university, friends and the police, I have been…
I’m 22 & This Is How Much I Spent On A Trip To El Salvador To Meet My S.O.’s Family

I’m 22 & This Is How Much I Spent On A Trip To El...

10:00 a.m. – Breakfast is at an open-air restaurant full of greenery and flowers. I order a café con leche and a breakfast "típico": beans, cheese, crema, eggs, and plantain. S pays, we Venmo. We walk around the property, which has greenhouses, a small playground, rooms to rent, a few animals, and a banquet hall.…
Advice To 2020 Candidates: Talk About Paid Family Leave

Advice To 2020 Candidates: Talk About Paid Family Leave

Step 4: Pick and champion a policy. The candidates in the field have strong records on which to build a robust debate. Every current or recent former member of Congress running for president is a supporter of Gillibrand and Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s FAMILY Act, which would create a national paid family and medical leave insurance…
Why the Trump family always looks so ’80s

Why the Trump family always looks so ’80s

When Melania and Ivanka Trump met with the queen, they looked straight out of Dynasty. This isn’t a dig at their outfits — exaggerated ’80s clothing is actually having a moment right now, as it does every few fashion cycles. But it’s par for the course for the people, and in particular the women, in…
My Two-Bedroom In Queens Is $1,850 — & Here’s How My Family Of 5 Makes It Our Own

My Two-Bedroom In Queens Is $1,850 — & Here’s How My Family Of 5...

Whether you've yet to hang up your wall art or you adore every last detail of your digs, know this: No one's ever really done decorating. Just when you think you’re officially settled in, you'll inevitably snap a pic you can’t not frame, come upon a trove of gorgeous vintage wall hangings, or look up…
Kirsten Gillibrand Unveils Bold Child-Care, Maternal Health & Paid Family Leave Plan

Kirsten Gillibrand Unveils Bold Child-Care, Maternal Health & Paid Family Leave Plan

Taken individually, Gillibrand's proposed solutions aren't new. However, when looked at in the aggregate, her Family Bill of Rights is the first comprehensive plan of its kind to acknowledge that in the U.S., parents face more burdens than in other industrialized countries when it comes to costs of child care, paid time off, and maternal…
29 Home Steals From Macy’s Friends & Family Sale

29 Home Steals From Macy’s Friends & Family Sale

The site's stacked pages of sale options seem endless, so we surfed through and pulled out the absolute best 29 home items to add-to-cart now. Scroll ahead to shop the top steals on everything from stainless-steel All-Clad cookware to chic Kate Spade entertaining essentials, crisp Ralph Lauren duvet sets, memory-foam pillows, classic KitchenAid mixers, monogrammed…
Jon Snow Finally Knows He’s A Targaryen — Here’s The Full Family Tree He Needs

Jon Snow Finally Knows He’s A Targaryen — Here’s The Full Family Tree He...

Rhaegar was killed by Robert Baratheon during the Battle Of Trident during Robert’s Rebellion, hundreds of miles north of King’s Landing. The death of Rhaegar, the most beloved member of the royal family and expert warrior, all but ended the Targaryen cause. However, Aeyrs still sat on the Iron Throne. The Targaryen dynasty was finally…

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