What is the gender pay gap? Well, the median earnings for women working full-time in the U.S. is 80% of men’s earnings. The Washington Post explains that in other words, women are working for free 10 weeks out of the year!

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

So why are men paid more than women anyways? Even after years of equal pay laws and protections, women still only earn less than $0.80 for every dollar white men are paid. Although the gender gap has been attributed to individual choices, unfortunately it is much more complex than that. …


The holidays are some of the most wonderful times of the year for celebrations, family gatherings and fun all around. But unfortunately the holidays are also some of the most dangerous times of the year, with an increased risk for injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 2015 saw over 14,000 injuries in hospital ERs and six fatalities nationwide just between the months of November and December. Let’s take a look at six safety tips to help you prevent injuries this holiday season.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The majority of holiday injuries are due to slip and fall accidents from falling…


The gender wage gap has been a hot button issue in California and across the nation, so pay discrimination laws are not new or surprising. Salary history requests from employers can sometimes are invasive and lead to discrimination based solely on compensation. Perhaps the employee is being underpaid for their work, but their quality of work is well above what they are earning. Pay discrimination laws are put in place to prevent employers from potentially not hiring an applicant just because of their income, and instead focus on their skills and experience.

Equal Pay Laws

Cities across the nation like…


Parenting can be difficult enough but when two parents split, things can really get tricky. There are often misconceptions about child custody decision making such as which parent is automatically entitled to more time, or how custody battles always end nasty. As parents, it’s important to take the appropriate steps to ensure your parenting decisions are for the best interest of your children. Let’s take a look at things to consider when embarking on your co-parenting journey:

Who Has the Decision-Making Authority?

Depending on the terms of your custody agreement, it’s crucial to know what role you play in the…

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