How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It


Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may have taken an extended paternity leave after the birth of his daughter, but generally, American men do not take more than a few days. Ninety-six percent of American men are back to work within two weeks of a baby’s birth.

“There might be some stigma attached,” says Gordon Dahl, an economist at the University of California, San Diego
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February 9, 2016 at 7:39 am Leave a comment

5 Things to Know About the Chinese New Year


Today Monday, February 8th marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, China’s biggest and most ceremonious holiday. Though China officially operates on the international Gregorian calendar, the traditional lunisolar calendar maintains ceremonial significance, and so every year, around the new moon closest to the beginning of spring, Chinese people ring in the beginning of a new annual cycle — a chance to honor one’s ancestors and prepare for the good fortune to come.

Here’s what you ought to know about the holiday:

February 8, 2016 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Meet the Black Architect Who Designed Duke University 37 Years Before He Could Have Attended It


In 1902, when Julian F. Abele graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in architecture, he was the school’s first-ever black graduate. The debonair Philadelphia-born architect went on to design hundreds of elegant public institutions… click here to read more…

February 8, 2016 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

She? Ze? They? What’s In a Gender Pronoun

What happens when 334 linguists, lexicographers, grammarians and etymologists gather in a stuffy lecture hall on a Friday night to debate the lexical trends of the year? click here to find out…

February 3, 2016 at 6:13 pm Leave a comment

February is Black History Month…

untitledHundreds of stunning images from black history, drawn from old negatives, have long been buried in the musty envelopes and crowded bins of the New York Times archives.

None of them were published by The Times until now. click here to read and see more..

February 1, 2016 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Stand for State provides the tools for Penn Staters to stop violence

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another, will kick off University-wide the week of Jan. 25.
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January 19, 2016 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

For Martin Luther King’s Birthday, Black Leaders as Obituaries Portrayed Them

18mlk-listy-combo-jumboTo commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — he would have been 87 — in advance of Black History Month in February, The New York Times culled its historical obituary files for a retrospective on how he and other prominent black Americans were regarded at their deaths.

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January 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm Leave a comment

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