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7 Back-to-School Tips to Help You Stress Less and Find Your Center

August 25, 2015
Whether your kids are toddlers or teens, the start of a new school year offers the opportunity for a fresh start and a chance to do things differently. If you’re feeling some anxiety around all the transitions, scheduling, juggling and driving that usually accompany a new school year, take a deep...
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Are you at a threshold, too?

August 25, 2015
Yesterday we attended a moving "Ceremony of 13" at our church for my teenage son. Cultures around the world share a tradition of marking the transition from childhood to adulthood beginning at age 13 (in the Jewish tradition this is called a Bar or Bat Mitzvah). Our ministers shared why it's key to...
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America's Wonder Women & The Battle For Equal Green(s)

August 14, 2015
Cleats were part of my life before books. As a young female athlete, I learned to play soccer before kindergarten. Hooked from the moment my foot first kicked a ball, I've loved experiencing the benefits of being part of a team who wins, loses, attacks, defends, laughs, cries, and everything in...
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Why the New Overtime Proposal is a Win for Working Women

August 13, 2015
For months we’ve heard that the economy is finally moving in the right direction, except for one hitch: working people’s wages, particularly those of women, are not going up. One big reason: for years, millions of workers have clocked in more and more hours without ever seeing an extra cent in...
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Overtime isn't just about fair pay; it's about time away from home too

August 12, 2015
By Wendi C. Thomas, Writing Fellow, Center for Community Change What bothers Brittany James most about the 15-hour days she worked for Chipotle Mexican Grill isn’t the overtime pay she says she was due but never received. What James will never get back is the time. The birthday celebrations she...
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Stories from Moms Working Overtime

August 10, 2015
Millions of moms are working overtime but not getting paid because of a glitch in our country's overtime rules. Here are four stories from moms who would be given a boost if we change these overtime rules!
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A tough cookie’s pregnancy journey

August 5, 2015
I was a working reporter when I first found myself become pregnant. Six weeks into my pregnancy, the space shuttle Endeavour made its last landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The press lined up as early as 2AM to secure a spot in order to catch a nice footage. I was among them. When the space shuttle finally landed at 1pm, I have been stood there for 11 hours straight without even one bathroom break. I had heat stroke and was a little dehydrated; I thought I might lose my baby.
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I'm a Man Who Supports the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

August 5, 2015
Standing in the shade of the United States Capitol, I scanned those who had assembled from a broad coalition: MomsRising , National Women's Law Center , NARAL Pro-Choice America , URGE: Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equality . Most were young, energetic women. Some of them mothers who came with...
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12 Reasons Why We Do the Work We Do Together

August 5, 2015
Congress wants to cut spending on programs that help low-income children and families. These 12 reasons show why we need more investments in these programs, not less.
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Working families in Memphis share their questions for GOP debate

August 4, 2015
By Wendi Thomas Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Ten Republican presidential candidates will take the stage in Cleveland Thursday for the GOP’s first televised primary debate. When they do, many voters in Memphis, the nation’s poorest large metro area, will be listening for solutions to...
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