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How do you erase the taboo of paternity leave?

In early May, a group of about 20 Twitter employees gathered at the company's New York offices to swap stories about becoming new parents. They shared strategies for prepping to go out on leave for nearly three months. They lamented their loss of sleep. They traded ideas for limiting e-mail intrusions after the baby arrives and cutting back on travel once they head back to work. (Pro tip: Take the red-eye flight to be home for bedtime.) These weren't working mothers. They were men attending the social media company's second "Dads on Leave" roundtable. Twitter offers 10-week paid paternity leave. "It was enormously valuable and reassuring to know that this...

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