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Work/ Life Balance

Small Businesses Can Reap Benefits From Contracted Working Mothers

Manon DeFelice | Posted 01.30.2015 | Business
Manon DeFelice

While larger companies are able to avoid such pitfalls by hiring experts and professionals to address knowledge gaps, small businesses rarely have the budget to add full-time salaried employees.

Jam Session Interview Series: Pamela Slim

Deb Owen | Posted 01.29.2015 | Business
Deb Owen

In today's Jam Session, Pam and I jammed on directing your career path versus having the path defined for you, building your body of work within a framework of a life, work/life balance, and the concept of having it all.

Surrendering to Motherhood and What I've Learned

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Rebecca Grainger

My word for 2015 is "surrender." To the little person who has taken over my life and given it a whole new meaning. So far, this is what I've learnt on my journey from the corporate world to motherhood.

Blood, Sweat and Tears Define Great Content: No More and No Less

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.29.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

How do you make content that the visitor wants to share? Key attributes: useful, emotion laden, factual, practical, newsjacks (events, moments in time, perspective).

Your Resiliency GPS

BJ Gallagher | Posted 01.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
BJ Gallagher

The past few years have been increasingly more challenging for me, as I've been taking on increasing responsibilities for my elderly mother's care, he...

The Price of Saying Yes

Mila Atmos | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Do less, not more, to honor who you already are. Turn off your smart phone. Take a nap or a walk in the park. Meditate. Read a novel. Say no to the party that you are too tired to go to. Decline the urge to say yes.

Working From Home Is Good For You And Your Boss

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living

As a Winter Storm Juno ravages the Northeast, many employees are skipping their daily commutes and office 9-to-5, and instead getting comfortable with...

Gender Gap = Leadership Gap

Anne Weisberg | Posted 01.27.2015 | Business
Anne Weisberg

The World Economic Forum in Davos just ended, and with it came news that the gender gap in still alive and well, especially in the United States, which is ranked behind Nicaragua, Burundi and Latvia, just to name a few.

Want to Be Inspired and Authentic? Start Writing More

Faisal Hoque | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Faisal Hoque

Writing has allowed me to find myself when I found myself looking for answers. But most importantly, like Anne Frank, it allows me to build courage consistently to pursue my dream. I hope you will take the time to find your voice using your writing as your guide post.

Why Designers are Integral to All Marketing Activities

Lee Traupel | Posted 01.24.2015 | Business
Lee Traupel

Embracing and inculcating design into your business starts with knowing you have an issue. It's like sobriety, until you admit you have a problem, you are not going to find the promised land.

Men And Women Prefer Egalitarian Relationships -- If Policies Support Them

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2015 | Women

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Obama came out in full support of paid family leave, an option that's currently unavailable fo...

Want Success and Happiness? Be Divergent, Not Perfect

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 01.23.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter, PhD

The appeal of Divergent to the middle school crowd is obvious, given the pressure that many teens feel to conform to a rigid set of standards set by their peers, parents and schools. But I also see Roth's dystopia as a commentary on the adult world we live in.

The New Meaning Of Success For Professional Women

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 01.24.2015 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The old saying, "Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get" might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women.

5 Ways Thinking Like a Ballerina Can Bring Balance to Your Life

Julia Erickson | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Julia Erickson

The rigors of my craft and small business require constant balance -- sometimes quite literally -- both on and off stage. Along the way, I've honed strategies that can translate to anyone striving to achieve balance in their lives and create room for personal passion and creativity.

Why Are You Reluctant to Stop Doing It All?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 01.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

The pride we have in all we accomplish, and all of which we are capable, is the usual reason we give for wanting to remain a Type A. The deeper truth is removing our Type A badge of honor is terrifying. Being Type A gives us purpose, gives our life meaning, keeps us, and those we love safe, and keeps the world spinning on its axis.

Amid The Chattering Of The Global Elite, A Silent Interlude

The New York Times | David Gelles | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

DAVOS, Switzerland – For 10 minutes at the World Economic Forum here on Wednesday afternoon, a conference room jammed with more than 100 high-power...

The 5-10-5 Parenting Game Plan: Brake-Gas-Break

Kari Henley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Kari Henley

The decision of how to juggle work and home can be agonizing. There are elements of guilt on both sides. Those who return to work feel guilty they are missing out, or should stay home for their child's enrichment, and those who stay at home can feel infantilized or discounted professionally. Rarely do we escape the ebbs and flows.

How To Keep Your Hustle at Work While Dealing With A Breakup

Amber Aziza | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Amber Aziza

Yes, a loss of love can be earth-shattering, but I couldn't let that impact the other really awesome, really major parts of my life... and neither should you.

Why Wasting Time Might Be Exactly What Telecommuting Is All About

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Robin Hardman

When we work at home, we have more options. These are the very options that appear to terrify so many managers. Yet often these are the very options that help inject a little more balance into our lives -- the options that make working from home so desirable.

Stalk Your Fear to Radically Transform Your Life: Three Questions

Kristen Buckley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristen Buckley

I don't set New Year's resolutions, but I do set an intention for the year that I check in on daily. What's unique about my approach is its focus: fear.

How To Work When You're On The Road

Map Happy | Posted 01.21.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

For the past three or so years, there hasn't been one trip where I've completely abstained from work.

5 Things You Should Do Differently in the New Year

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

You can live a comfortable life without once stepping outside of your comfort zone and probably end up just fine. However, when you live life this way, you miss so many amazing opportunities.

Leaders Take Time Off for Children. What About the Rest of Us?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 01.21.2015 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

When high profile dads take time off for family, or at least say that's the reason, a host of headlines typically follow. It's big news when a head honcho makes such a decision.

How Being Broke Can Feel Richer Than Ever

Celia Ward-Wallace | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Celia Ward-Wallace

I'm broke. OK, not totally broke. But broker than I have been in a while. And yes, I am abundantly blessed overall, but today we are talking down an...

Want to Help Moms and Kids? Help Dads With Their Work-Family Balance

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

My colleague quit her job and spent the past five years as a hardworking SAHM. She would have rather kept working, but had to compromise her career. Both spouses lost out on one of their important life priorities, and their kids lost out on dad time.