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Does Flextime Lead to Better Health and Less Burnout?

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Without question, more and more employees are asking their employers for more flexibility, but does flextime really decrease rates of burnout and lead to better health outcomes? What do you think?

Lessons from Amazon about the Importance of Thriving at Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

Simply using the word "together" can have a profound impact on how work teams operate. New research by Priyanka Carr and Gregory Walton shows that using social cues that signal an invitation for folks to work together can fuel intrinsic motivation even when people work alone.

5 Habits of People Who Love Their Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Because so many workplaces don't give employees the ownership they crave, employees essentially "rent" their jobs. Alternatively, Dr. Shane Lopez discovered that people who love their jobs do these five things regularly:

6 Criteria Of Well-Being, According To Scientists

David Sze | Posted 06.08.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Carol Ryff's model of psychological well-being provides a powerful framework through which to analyze and organize one's life and to generate ideas about how to live better. So why isn't the popular media talking about the model? Perhaps it is time Ryff hired better marketing staff.

Is the Sexual Healing Movement the New Sexual Revolution?

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 06.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

The entire sexual recovery movement and growing number of therapists and centers devoted to sexual healing is at the forefront of a new wave of sexual liberation.

When Your Career Becomes a Job

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 06.07.2015 | Women
Laura Berman Fortgang

A certain amount of accountability proves to help performance, while being micromanaged or needing approval for every move grossly reduces one's creativity and life force. Like being chained to the floor, a lack of autonomy will quickly frustrate you.

That Frightening Time When Your Child Is Learning Autonomy

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

2-year-olds: It doesn't matter if shoes don't match or if they're different sizes. Just put them on. Shoes are shoes are shoes. Stop trying to match them and put them on the right feet, parents.

People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies: Here's Why

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

People crave good leadership, and when it doesn't measure up, good employees leave and companies lose lots of money and valuable talent.

What's Your Excuse?

Wendy Reese | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

There are moments when reality hits you like a medicine ball upside the head. I was silently complaining to myself about all the things that I am stru...

Same-Sex Marriage and Physician-Assisted Dying: The Connection

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Ronald A. Lindsay

Religious institutions have always wanted to exercise as much control over the individual as possible, but especially in the critical areas of marriage, birth, and death.

Scotland and Catalonia: Fraternal But Not Twins

David Morris | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Scotland and Catalonia are brothers in arms. Independence movement leaders communicate regularly. On September 18, when Scotland voted on uncoupling from the United Kingdom Catalans were there.

Autonomy: The Self-Driving Car and You

Paul Schwennesen | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Paul Schwennesen

We could be forgiven for thinking this is a vaguely interesting gewgaw in a world benumbed by technological gadgetry. The iPhone Six is out, for crying out loud... But like those who scoffed at Karl Benz's strange "Motorwagen" in 1900, we'd be overlooking a revolution.

Aborted Thinking

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We all like autonomy, and all concede it has to end somewhere. As I once heard an ethicist quip, my autonomy to swing a stick certainly ends where your nose begins.

How Work Really Makes Us Feel -- And What We Can Do About It

Pam Ross | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business
Pam Ross

Last week, Arianna Huffington wrote about what happens when you type "why am" into Google's search engine and allow it to autocomplete your sentence. The results point to an incredibly overtired society. When I saw this, I got curious... what are the most common searches related to how work makes us feel?

Power: The New Valium

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

High-power posture can change our physiology, psychology and behavior. It can make us more competitive while decreasing our stress levels. Thus far no troubling side effects have been reported. The price is right. Sounds good to me.

How Burnout Impacts Men and Women Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Do women and men experience burnout differently? If we can pinpoint the ways men and women experience burnout, then folks like me who work to help busy professionals better prevent burnout can tailor better, earlier and more specific interventions.

An Interview With Rod Benson on Journalism and Democracy

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.29.2014 | Media
Max Benavidez

Journalism is at a major crossroads. The digital revolution has turned print and broadcast upside down and although the media are more successful than ever on many levels, the traditional role of journalism as democracy's watchdog is at risk.

Stephanee Killen: My Love Is Not a Circus Act: Drop the Big Top and Live From the Heart

Red Room | Posted 05.23.2014 | Women
Red Room

Being in love shouldn't feel like I've run off with the circus. That's what I tell myself every time I start jumping through hoops, walking a tightrope, or spinning plates on my head from the saddle of a unicycle.

Reasons I'm Crying Over 'Reasons My Son Is Crying'

Andrea Bonior | Posted 05.14.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Our duties lie with our kids, not our social media audience. And yes, it can be life-saving to laugh about them sometimes -- but why not do it in a way that doesn't hurt them in the process?

Crimea, Anschluss and the Enduring Quest for Autonomy

David Morris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
David Morris

Ukraine and the West insist that Crimeans do not have the right to vote on independence. Russia agrees.  This tragic meeting of minds moves us toward a potentially tumultuous showdown.

Profit From the Positive: 5 Strategies For Success At Work

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

Stress and burnout aren't going away in our workplace, and as employees and businesses continue to manage in a culture of doing more with less, new, cutting edge tools are needed to help drive productivity, engagement, and results.

What Today's Parenting Shift Means to Educators and Employers

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

As a father, I adore my children. I too want my kids to be safe and to enjoy healthy self-esteem. Those are noble desires. Our problem is they make poor goals. They should be a means to an end, not the end.

Why My Husband Took My Last Name

Monique Valcour | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Monique Valcour

Some social norms and conventions help us along the pathway to happiness, while others are roadblocks.

A Definition for Bullying

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tim Elmore

Here's a question for you: is it bullying when a high school football team beats another team 91-0? That's quite a blowout -- but what do you think?

What's The Key To A Good Lunch Break? New Study Yields Surprising Answer

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.08.2013 | Science

What's the key to a stress-relieving, energy-boosting lunch break? A quiet meal alone? Noshing with friends? Grabbing a bite at your desk? Actually, a...