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Does a Higher Salary Require More Than 40 Hours a Week?

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The question remains -- does a higher salary mean you are obliged to work more hours? If so, what are the boundaries and how can one sustain this long term? There is a growing body of research that indicates how important time away from work is for health and wellness - not to mention productivity on the job.

Is Pursuing Our Dreams Preventing the Peace We Long For?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.16.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jinny Ditzler

Recently my physical therapist was encouraging me to find my own answers to these questions by considering why the pain in my hip is persisting. Bottom line? I expect too much of myself and allow others to do the same. More about my lessons in a minute.

Boss Detox: How to Unplug From Work on Vacation (With Video)

Renne Simpson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Renne Simpson

When I travel, I like to engage in what I often refer to as a boss detox. This is when I go on vacation and completely unplug from work. I don't check...

Why Working Longer Won't Make You More Productive

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 02.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Reams of research suggest that people who work long hours, to the detriment of their personal lives, are not more productive or successful than people who work shorter hours so they can have families and develop interests outside of work.

3 Ways You're Doing The Jobs Of 4 People (But Only Getting Paid For One)

Oprah.com | Pam Masin | Posted 01.13.2016 | OWN

1. You're Doing Someone's Else Job: When You Book a Vacation Keeping track of vacation time, personal time and sick time was once management's respons...

Anne Lamott: How to (Gracefully) Not Have It All

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 11.17.2015 | Women
Barbara Falconer Newhall

Forget those gotta-dos, author Anne Lamott was saying. Forget about those things we should have done, and, crap, the things we never should have done in the first place.

Why Working 140 Hours a Week Won't Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Harry Red | Posted 10.20.2015 | Business
Harry Red

No way, they tell you. You can't take an afternoon off and go for a hike in the woods. You've got to work 20 hours a day, every day, no exceptions. Can't do it? Then this isn't your game. Go find a job instead.

The Futility Of Overwork

Jacqueline Dooley | Posted 09.04.2015 | Business
Jacqueline Dooley

Is it worth cutting your life short to put in fifty or sixty hours a week when studies have shown that anything above forty hours is basically useless?

Sam Stein

White House Moves Closer To Major Executive Action On Overtime Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday morning put in motion one of the last major elements of the president's economic agenda, a reform to overtime rule...

Why Is Everyone So Busy? 'Time Poverty' and Ways You Can Fight It

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Too often, we're plagued by "time poverty" -- the idea that there's not enough time to do all the work we need to do. The problem is, we stress out, and we burn out. But research is increasingly finding that the cure for "time poverty" isn't more time -- it's better using the time we have.

Why 2015 Will Be the Year of the Powerhouse Woman

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
40 Percent and Rising

My bet is that 2015 is going to be a year when we see powerhouse women rise, not just to add to the dialogue, but to take action and effect change on issues that matter to women everywhere. Here's why.

Why Stopping to Smell the Roses Is Crucial for Your Business

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 02.01.2015 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

When one task gets crossed off of the list, three more show up. It is all part of growing your business, dreaming bigger and getting things done. We need to understand that there will never be a final line that we will cross before we are done and can take a break.

Non-Voyage: 5 Reasons to Let Your Vacation Expire Unused This Year

Laura Berger | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

The United States is the only modern industrialized country that doesn't require employers give minimum annual time off with pay. That makes the vacation days you get a true gift -- one that is precious and essential to your performance in life, both professional and personal.

One Truth We Never dmit

Wayne Muller | Posted 12.21.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wayne Muller

Every day we face increasing demands on our time - in our work, our families and communities. A host of overwhelming expectations permeates all aspects of our lives. We require impossible things of ourselves.

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overworked And Overwhelmed

| Jeff Haden | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business

After reading an early version of a new book, I decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you feel...

What the Overworked and Underemployed Have in Common

Robin Hardman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

The overworked, the underworked. The Great Divide. It's odd to wrap the phrase "work-life" around the situations of these two groups of people, yet it does apply to both. Each ultimately comes down to a lack of control over one's own time.

10 Signs You Are Giving Too Much

Christine Arylo | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Arylo

While giving to others is a good and loving act, giving to the point of sacrificing your own health, wealth and happiness is not loving or good, because living this way is not loving to a very important person -- you.

The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Work-Life Balance

Forbes | Kathryn Dill | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Last month Forbes took a look at the jobs and companies that are providing employees great work-life balance, exploring jobs as varied as SEO Speciali...

Your Work Is Not Your Life

Inc. | Howard A. Tullman | Posted 07.30.2014 | World

Very few things in our lives are absolute. Everything is measured by degree, from our attention to our patience to the range and intensity of our emot...

Mission Possible: How to Thrive As a Working Mother of Young Children

Melissa Llarena | Posted 09.20.2014 | Parents
Melissa Llarena

By letting ourselves get lost in appointments, meetings and obligations, we risk missing out on enjoying what's truly important in life. Here are four takeaways I've realized are crucial for thriving, especially for new moms who feel as though they have too much on their plates.

The One Way to Tell If You're a Successful Entrepreneur

Gene Marks | Posted 09.14.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The most successful entrepreneurs I know are the ones that are building value and creating assets. And do you know how they do that? They take vacations. Yes... vacations! And for a long time too. Whenever they want.

5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked

Inc. | Jessica Stillman | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

You'd think it would be easy spot when you're working too hard--long hours, painful wake-ups and general exhaustion are sure tip-offs, right? The funn...

Overwhelmed, Overworked and Wearing Too Many Hats: Use This 5-Step Plan to Avert Total Burnout

Julie Niehoff | Posted 09.07.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

We've all been there. Running your own company or working as part of a team, it is the result of taking on too much. You were hesitant to say no and failed to delegate. Now you're on the verge of burnout even if you once loved your work.

Nalini Mani: When My Body Shut Down, I Knew I Needed a Change

Nalini Mani | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nalini Mani

My brain said "move," and my body refused to comply. The next thing I knew was that I was still sitting there on my couch, in the same position, at 9:30 a.m. the next morning, completely dressed.

How I Know You Need A Break

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

You're filling the role of mother, nurse, chef, teacher, maid, handyman and personal shopper -- all day, every day. It makes perfect sense that you're tired and grumpy and maybe a little frazzled.