How Australia Is Cracking Down On Anti-Vaxxers

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UPDATE: Australian legislation requiring parents to vaccinate their kids in order to receive childcare benefits and tax exemptions passed the Senate today. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that starting January 1, 2016, "conscientious objectors" to immunization will no longer receive childcare payments or the end-of-the-year supplement in their family tax benefits. The crackdown on... Read more

Stranger Donates Liver To Save Baby's Life

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Natalia Walker's first birthday was a cause for celebration in more ways than one. It was the day she received a liver transplant from a donor she'd never met. Walker was born with biliary artresia -- the same disease that affected the Ohio baby boy whose mother saved his life with her liver.... Read more

Our Predictions For Mark Zuckerberg's 2-Month Paternity Leave

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced he'll be taking two months of paternity leave once his daughter arrives (that's actually only half of what Facebook allots new moms and dads). And as he did with the baby announcement, he took to Facebook to share the news, sharing a photo of the family's dog Beast with the... Read more

A Biracial Father Of Three On Taye Diggs ‘Mixed’ Controversy: Embrace The Biracial Coin

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Kelley Kelley is a Brooklyn-based musician and father of three beautifully “mixed” children. He describes how he and his Chinese-American wife, Sonia, have worked to shape the racial identity of their kids. Editor’s Note: Actor Taye Diggs recently sat down with The Grio to talk about the release of his... Read more

Spotify Announces 6-Month Parental Leave Policy

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Leave it to a Sweden-based company to unveil a jaw-dropping parental leave policy. Music streaming service Spotify announced yesterday that it will be offering six months of paid leave to all full-time employees globally. Not only is the policy effective immediately, it's effective retroactively. As long as their children were born after Jan. 1, 2013,... Read more

Supermom Donates Liver To Baby, Comforts Him Post-Surgery (WATCH)

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Never doubt your maternal instincts. Last May, Brodie Tigue was born perfectly healthy. But within a few days, his parents, Brunswick, Ohio, residents Traci and Russ, noticed his skin looked "different" from his sisters, and that his eyes appeared yellow in the corners. Brodie's pediatrician assured his parents these symptoms would go away, but Traci... Read more

First Uterine Transplant In US, New Hope For Women Facing Infertility

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About one in every 4,500 baby girls are born without a uterus. If they want to have children of their own someday, surrogacy or adoption have historically been the only available options. But one medical center plans to change that within the next few months. A team of doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are in the... Read more

Springfield, Missouri Officials Unveil Method To Keep Breastfeeding Moms Covered Up

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Breastfeeding pro and working mom extraordinaire Jessica Shortall is a working mom with a career dedicated to the intersection of business and doing good. As the former Director of Giving for TOMS Shoes, she literally circumnavigated the globe with a breast pump. Here she shares the new products that will help moms navigate the two. Check out... Read more

Diner Owner Deems Toddlers 'Satanic' In Facebook Rant

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A San Francisco diner owner is on the defense after a Facebook rant deeming toddlers 'satanic.' Jennifer Bennett Piallat, owner of Zazie, tells ABC7 news the whole thing is a misunderstanding. She says her Facebook post wasn't even referring to kids in her restaurant, but to those in a local sushi joint. But when... Read more

It's Not Menopause; It's A Baby!

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There was no registry, no baby shower and no pregnancy worry for Judy Brown. And that's because this new mom didn't know she was pregnant until an hour before labor. The 47-year-old Massachusetts women headed to Beverly Hospital with severe abdominal pain, believing it could be a blockage or a gall stone. But the hospital's... Read more