Why offer progressive leave policies?

Six months’ parental, even pawternity, leave and regular unpaid time off may sound like drastic ways of retaining employees, but businesses that have taken the risk are reaping the rewards

Sugar sins: things must change to save kids’ teeth

‘There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country’

Tooth decay in children is unacceptable

A proactive, holistic and nationwide approach to improving dental health is key to preventing a tooth decay crisis among UK children

How to choose and fit children’s glasses

'Children’s faces have different proportions to adult faces, but the specs all too often are simply scaled-down versions of adult designs'

Turning gadgets into must haves

From sleep-forecasters on babies to invisibility cloaks for battlefield warriors, Charles Orton-Jones has the technologies changing three big-money industries

Recession-hit mums hit back

Perhaps it was Plato who first said: “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Certainly there are modern-day mums who, out of necessity, are inventing new businesses to make ends meet and boost the UK economy, as Peter Archer discovers

Would you work here or leave?

Keeping talented women in a company requires a flexible approach which offers career opportunities and a female-friendly culture, writes Jane Kirk

Mad men passed their sell-by date

To make it in advertising, you must embrace creativity and make tough choices, but success is within the grasp of a determined woman, says Lindsey Evans