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Britain's Wonder Woman Can't Have It All, Either

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Anne-Marie Slaughter, it seems, has a British counterpart, Louise Mensch, who was a Conservative member of Parliament until last week when she submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Most Powerful Pregnant Woman In America

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.16.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

"At the top you don't have to be there at 10 AM sharp because you know you have a staff who will be there at 10 AM sharp. It's getting to the top that's hard on mothers, not being there."

The Next New Thing In Parenting

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.05.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Maybe all the sniping and hair-splitting, the need to name every parental choice and write a book about it -- perhaps that was the storm before our social leap? Maybe the convergence of views means we might move on from parallel play to playing nicely with others?

Do You Talk About Your Kids While At Work?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Silence is toxic. Our ideas of normal come from what we see and hear around us. Our permission to act, and even think, in a certain way, is obtained by noticing the boundaries being heeded by everyone else. So I make it a point to talk about my children at work.

Why The Workplace Doesn't Work For Parents

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Several high-profile articles in the past few days have created one of those crystallizing moments -- a spotlight on the on the fact that work just doesn't work for so many of us. The more of these moments we have, the greater the chance that things actually change, so let's seize this one and keep talking.

Think That Woman Has It All? You're Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Women have done all the contorting that they can possibly do to cram their dual desires for work and children into the workplace as it exists. Now it is time for the workplace to cram, contort and change instead.

Elisabeth Badinter Is Wrong, Motherhood Is Not A Prison

Melissa Fay Greene | Posted 04.24.2012 | Parents
Melissa Fay Greene

Philosopher Elisabeth Badinter assumes that her description of a child centered world is the result of new social pressures on women. What's really new are the novel ways that modern mothers of young children are finding to cope.

You're Better Than That

The Tiger | Posted 05.16.2012 | College
The Tiger

We get so caught up with our own lives -- the grades, the personal battles -- that we we oftentimes neglect our day-to-day gestures, forgetting to hold the door for a stranger or to ask a professor about his day. Is this really the culture we represent?

Balance Yourself, Not Work Your Work And Life

Annie McKee | Posted 04.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Annie McKee

Learning to live mindfully and to focus on hope and compassion will help you to ward off stress and balance yourself.

Countries With The Best Work-Life Balance

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.04.2011 | Business

In times of economic uncertainty, personal lives can often be forgotten to the pressures of the workplace, knocking the work-life balance out of whack...

Out Of Control: Why Adults Need To Lose It More Often

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Being out of control in the service of learning, fun and growth, oddly enough, places you in control of your life, because you are self-determining its content.

The Hidden Hub Of Happiness

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

We tend to think of initiative as something that only applies to careers, but it's one of the essential ingredients in life activation.

Balanced Life: 6 Tips for Coping With Boredom

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Diane Arbus wrote, "The Chinese have a theory that you pass through boredom into fascination and I think it's true."

Work-Life Balance? Puh-leaase!

Mika Brzezinski | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mika Brzezinski

It is true. I refrain from saying "My children are 100 percent my first priority at all times." I choose to put many other things on my plate too.