On average, women make 80% of what men make. This gender pay gap is due to a lot of factors, including both straight-up discrimination and the subtler fact that women still tend to take on more childcare responsibilities than men. This can mean that women take a few years off from work to stay home with their children, putting them a few years behind men in terms of promotions. It can also mean they take more time off to picks sick kids up from daycare than men do, making them look less reliable to employers. Employers could fix this issue by offering more flexible work hours to allow women to take care of their responsibilities at home while still giving 100% to work—and they should, because there are some jobs women do even better than men. Here are just ten examples.
Daughters and stepfathers have a unique relationship. He’s not your biological father, but depending on how long he’s been in your life, he may have helped raise you. As his stepchild, you walk a fine line between showing how much you love him and disrespecting your biological dad. Hallmark cards can serve to exacerbate this problem as you struggle to decide whether it’s better off to give him a card that feels personal but says “Dad” on it, or to give him a card that feels decidedly too generic for your relationship. Meanwhile, finding the perfect gift for him, whether for his birthday or as a thank-you gift at your wedding, can feel next to impossible. If you’re on the hunt for a gift that will show your stepdad how much he means to you in a way that’s personal to the relationship you share with him, I’m confident this gift guide will help.
The holiday season is magical. Twinkling lights, glistening snow, and the warm generosity of the season can all be a perfect recipe for budding romances. While starting a new relationship just before the holidays has its perks, it also has its stressors. One major stressor can be deciding what kind of gift to give to a boyfriend who you haven’t finished getting to know. You want to be sure to get something they’ll like, you don’t want it to be too generic, and you want to do it on a reasonable budget. The key to meeting all those goals successfully is to purchase a gift that is unique enough that not every guy has it, but generic enough that every guy could enjoy it. Here’s our holiday gift guide when buying presents for a new boyfriend.