How paid leave encourages female employees to stay in the labor force. (The New York Times)

Protecting forests and the indigenous communities who call them home: Why any realistic strategy to curb climate change must do both. (Vice)

The story of CeCe MacDonald sheds light on the violence faced by transgender women of color—despite the increasing appearance of “tolerance.” Plus: A thoughtful interview with contributors to the groundbreaking new anthology “Trans Bodies, Trans Selves.” And: Why we don’t know the size of the transgender population. (Rolling Stone, NPR, FiveThirtyEight)

In Ecuador, we see one of the world’s boldest contemporary efforts to reinvent human migration. Is it working? (The Atlantic)

Uganda’s anti-gay law was overturned—now what? (Vox)


A spoonful of sugar: Mary Poppins takes on the minimum wage. (Funny or Die)

Video: Thoughts on the number one thing we could do to improve life in cities. (The Atlantic)