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Workplaces begin to offer expanded parental leave

BALTIMORE -- East Coast bank M&T Bank recently announced expanded parental leave benefits for all its employees, joining a flurry of corporate parental leave expansions as employers respond to societal shifts and increasing demands on employees on...Read More


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Ellen Page grows up as an actress and producer with 'Freeheld'

The last time I interviewed Ellen Page at the Toronto International Film Festival was in 2009, for the roller-derby movie, "Whip It." She was 22, dressed in a hoodie, shy, uncomfortable.

In September of this year, approximately 18 months after ...Read More

Health & Spirit

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Calcium intake for adults over age 55

Questions about calcium supplements for older adults are in the news. Recent studies published in the British Medical Journal found that extra dietary calcium intake was not associated with fracture reduction and that increasing dietary calcium ...Read More


Senior Living

Social Security Q&A: Do I have to wait a year to apply for disability?

Q: I heard that my disability must be expected to last at least one year to qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Does this mean I have to wait until I've been disabled an entire year before applying for disability?

A: No. If you ...Read More


My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets

Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More

Home & Leisure

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Lawsuit seeks Volkswagen buyback of emissions-cheating diesels in ...

LOS ANGELES -- California owners of Volkswagen diesel cars caught up in the emissions-test rigging scandal might have a shot at getting the German automaker to buy back the vehicles.

A Seattle law firm filed a class action lawsuit against ...Read More



On Gardening: New-generation abelia shrubs put on quite a show

Move over Edward Goucher, there is a new abelia in town. Actually there are several abelias that will absolutely take this from a ho-hum shrub to one that is dazzling in the landscape. All of a sudden you will find yourself looking at abelias ...Read More


Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don't feel entitled

No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So how can parents form a foundation that fights back against a culture in which it seems kids are entitled to ...Read More