Jennifer Ludden appears in the following:
Friday, November 21, 2014
The city is poised to pass legislation to make hourly workers' schedules more predictable. Large retailers will also have to offer more hours to part-time employees before hiring someone else
Friday, November 07, 2014
North Dakota and Colorado voters struck down the "personhood" measures, which would give legal rights to fetuses. But Tennessee's Amendment 1 passed with 53 percent of the vote.
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Voters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday approved the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Some residents say decriminalizing pot will lead to more illegal activity in their neighborhood.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
U.S. groups on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate are increasingly finding new places to advocate, as other countries debate greater rights — or harsher crackdowns — for LGBT people.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.
Monday, October 06, 2014
In a surprise move, the Supreme Court rejected appeals of same-sex marriage cases from five states, making gay and lesbian unions legal in Utah, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Women, who make up 45 percent of the NFL's fan base, are critical of the league's handling of domestic abuse scandals. But some still support their teams and express sympathy for the players.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
With 40 percent of college students binge drinking, efforts to get students to drink less may seem futile. But something as simple as encouraging beer stores to quit selling ping-pong balls can help.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range this week has set off a debate about children using high-powered weapons, as well as America's gun culture.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
More than 70 colleges are under investigation for how they've handled sexual assaults. The current attention to campus sexual assault has been driven largely by student activists using social media.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Paid paternity leave is a luxury in the U.S. Just 10 to 15 percent of employers offer it, even though an increasing number of fathers want, and expect, time off with a new child.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Faced with growing numbers of single mothers, Richland County, Ohio, is trying to reconnect dads with their children. They say the benefits would be profound even if dads and kids don't live together.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
An anti-poverty agency in Ohio says the breakdown of the family is undermining all its other efforts, so it is focusing on teaching moms and dads how their relationship impacts their child.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Reaction to the Hobby Lobby case was as divided as the decision itself. The justices ruled that businesses can cite religion to opt out of covering contraceptives under the new health care act.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Federal officials have struck a deal to detain unaccompanied migrant children at an empty college in Lawrenceville, a town of 1,400 people. But local pushback has put the plan on hold.
Monday, June 09, 2014
The talk was part of the Obama administration's push for more workplace flexibility and paid parental leave.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
The number of fathers at home in the U.S. has nearly doubled since 1989. A desire among more men to stay home with the kids has a lot to do with that, but so does the inability to find a job.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Many people say their jobs stress them out, but new research finds that for most people — parents and nonparents alike — the most relaxing part of the day is when they're at the office.
Monday, May 12, 2014
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.