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Breastfeeding pilots’ claims against airline seen as advance

DENVER — Charges by four female pilots that Frontier Airlines’ policies for pregnant women and new mothers are discriminatory could be seen as progress, an advocate says.

Decades ago, flight attendants were pushing just to keep their jobs after they became pregnant, said Phoebe Taubman, senior staff attorney with the advocacy group A Better Balance.

Founder of shoe giveaway company Toms looks back on 10 years

In Argentina, South Africa, Rwanda and elsewhere around the globe, there’s something that sticks out for Blake Mycoskie about the one-for-one shoe company, Toms, he started in his Venice, California, apartment 10 years ago.

While the idea was to give away one pair of his unique canvas slip-ons for every pair sold, another benefit emerged.

Will it be mama or papa, mommy or daddy? Experts explain babies’ first words

TORONTO — Sarah Mulholland vividly remembers the first time her 13-month-old son called out “Mama.”

She was cooking about two months ago when little Conri began clamouring for her attention, clinging to her legs and whining until he suddenly uttered those two simple syllables that send mothers’ hearts fluttering.

Etiquette experts debate moving past handwritten notes

TORONTO—Cara Paiuk and her husband, Alex, sent thank-you cards following their engagement and wedding, but she candidly confesses she’s not a fan of the handwritten missives.

“Generally, I hate them. I don’t do them,” says the writer and photographer, who hails from Vancouver but now lives in West Hartford, Conn.