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Work Family Balance

Netflix's New Parental Leave Policy Lacks Teeth

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

The challenge for Netflix is how to encourage dads to take full advantage of this policy. Dads are not moms. They require efforts that speak specifically to them--that meet their needs and wants as dads broadly and within the context of work-family balance.

How to Make Sure Your Family Stays Your Top Priority, Even During a Work Crisis

Dr. Becca Ballinger | Posted 07.15.2016 | Parents
Dr. Becca Ballinger

So how do you balance work commitments and family responsibilities successfully, especially during a work crisis? Most working parents' knee-jerk reaction to a work crisis is to take time away from their family and spend this time tending to the work crisis.

Emily Peck

Focusing On Women's Advancement Blinds Companies To Their Real Problem | Emily Peck | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business

By focusing on “women’s issues,” professional firms are in denial about their real problem: a culture of unnecessary, 24/7 work that makes every...

Emily Peck

Another Sign That Fatherhood In The U.S. Is Radically Changing | Emily Peck | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business

Fathers in the U.S. are carving out a new path on work-family balance. Call it the daddy track. With the “mommy track,” working women unwilling...

Accent on the Wrong Syllable

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

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CEO Steps Down To Be A Better Dad

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

Top-ranking businesswomen are often unfairly peppered with questions about how they balance work and motherhood. Male executives are rarely asked the ...

Igor Bobic

Bill Clinton's Work Habits Took A Toll On His Staff, But Hillary Might Do Things Differently | Igor Bobic | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Hillary Clinton stepped down from her position as secretary of state last year, it marked her first break from national political l...

Gaga Over Lady Gaga's Dream

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 04.25.2014 | Celebrity
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Surprisingly, once we explore the symbolism, I think a lot of women will be able to relate to Lady Gaga's dream.

Paternity Leave Is Good for Kids, Too!

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

While government and corporate policies (or lack of policies) often make if difficult and financially challenging for fathers to spend any significant time off with their newborn children, it is nonetheless a clear opportunity missed for the fathers.

6 Strategies For Work-Life Balance

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Martha Beck You have a work life. You have a home life. And you have, in all probability, forgotten how to keep them separate. Martha Beck dis...

Guys, It's Time to Get Together With Your Fellow Man

Jack Anderson | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

My dad's time away with his friends was on a golf course. He never really mastered the game, but he didn't really care. That's because dad was with his guy friends, relaxing in nature, taking his frustrations out on a little white ball.

Making Work-Life Policies Equitable for All

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.12.2012 | Business
Laura Carroll

For flex-time, leave and even telecommuting policies to be fair for all, parenthood has to stop being the central focus behind their development. Here are three ways these kinds of policies could be made more equitable.

Lisa Hammond: Mompreneur Took Her Kids to Work Every Day

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women
BJ Gallagher

Every April when "Take Your Child to Work Day" rolls around, I think of Lisa Hammond, a young mother of two when she started her business 20 years ago. She managed to build keep her sanity while building her business, raising two little ones, and creating a strong, happy marriage.

Top-Level Professionals View 40-Hour Work Week As Part-Time: Report

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.30.2011 | Business

Over the last thirty years, the majority of Americans have started working longer hours while earning less, according to a recent report by the Center...

Opt-in Movement Great For Upper-Middle Class Moms. But The Rest Need Options, Too

June Carbone | Posted 08.04.2011 | Business
June Carbone

The "opt-in movement" is really about a select group of women who are highly educated professionals. The real need to keep moms working is not simply for upper-middle class moms, but for those with less education and fewer opportunities.

Discussions and Prospects for Extended Time Off Policy

David Gray | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Gray

Mandated paid leave remains a key priority of labor and women's groups. However, there are many obstacles standing in the way of federally mandated paid leave.