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Tricia Olson takes a selfie of herself and her son Augustus, or Gus, who sits in his car seat. Olson took three weeks of unpaid leave from her job at a towing company in Rock Springs, Wyo., after giving birth. Courtesy of Tricia Olson hide caption

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On Your Mark, Give Birth, Go Back To Work

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Asking Mom: 'Did You Know I Was Depressed In High School?'

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For nontraditional families, the tax code can be especially confusing. Oivind Hovland/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

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Proponents of arbitration say the system is more efficient than going to court for both sides, but arbitration can be costly, too. And a 2009 study showed the typical awards in nursing home cases are about 35 percent lower than the plaintiff would get if the case went to court. Heinz Linke/Westend61/Corbis hide caption

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Suing A Nursing Home Could Get Easier Under Proposed Federal Rules

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Greg O'Brien and his wife are finding it more difficult to drive to and from their family's secluded house on Cape Cod. As they move out and move on, O'Brien has discovered a bittersweet trove of memories. Sam Broun/Courtesy of Greg O'Brien hide caption

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When Losing Memory Means Losing Home

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If kids head off to the park to play by themselves, are their parents failing to protect them? Or are they fostering independence? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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What Kind Of Parent Are You? The Debate Over 'Free-Range' Parenting

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