It’s been 25 years since the Family and Medical Leave Act, known as FMLA, was approved by the federal government, and in the years since then, half of U.S. states haven’t moved beyond the basics related to protection of unpaid leave.
Every parents wants their kids to succeed, and we try to give them all of the best advice to try to get them there. Do you try to keep them busy? Well, one leading happiness researcher — yes, that’s really what she does — says that’s not always the best approach.
When you were a kid, did you and your family ever pile into a station wagon for a family road trip? If you did, you're not alone. Lots of families used to do this, and many still do. Rich Ratay has written a book about this time-honored family tradition.
More offices lately — even outside of Silicon Valley — are being designed as “open concept.” No more cubicles, no more walled-off suites. But are they worth the cost savings, and do they really make us communicate more?
New leaders in the Scottsdale Unified School District will weigh in on the search for a new superintendent early next year. The board considered appointing acting Superintendent John Kriekard the permanent leader at a meeting Dec. 20, but ultimately took no action.
A controversial case that will test the strength of Phoenix’s gay anti-discrimination law. The Arizona Supreme Court is preparing for oral arguments, and briefs filed in the case reveal who’s on which side.
Public health advocates are urging Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to legalize needle exchange programs. A letter delivered to the governor’s office this week says it’s a deeply needed response to the state’s drug overdose crisis.
The Maricopa County Air Quality Department is implementing no-burn days beginning Saturday and continuing through Christmas Day. Residents who burn wood while the ban is in place could face a fine of up to $250.
Have you ever wondered how “scary ghost stories” made it on the list of things in the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” or why Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol” features so many ghosts?