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Work/ Life Balance

Multitasking and the Brain

Dr. Claudia Aguirre | Posted 05.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Claudia Aguirre

So it appears there is a fine line between allowing the mind to wander and discover, and having the flurry of information warp our sense of time to the extent of altering our general attention span.

When Your Mind Is Out Of Ideas, Try Your Body

Jessica Wang | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Jessica Wang

Most people exercise to clear their minds. I don't. I use this time to meet with myself and to tap into my inner wisdom.

The Cost of Business As Usual

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Adding in movement, disconnecting from the day, and shifting your relationship with communication, can help reduce some of your workplace stress leading to more productivity and increased wellness.

10 Things Your Mom Never Told You About Work

Lori Osterberg | Posted 05.22.2015 | Women
Lori Osterberg

The concept that women could do it all was alive and well as I transitioned from student to working adult. And as a young, naïve woman looking for a way to bring it all into my life, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. Why can't women have it all?

Working Moms, Men Can Run Households

Lela Davidson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Lela Davidson

Ask for help. Always. Don't be afraid to tell people you need assistance. And if anyone ever offers help, take it! Whether it's your mother-in-law offering to clean your house or your husband offering to cook supper, say yes.

A Day in the Entertainment and Media Business, as Told by My Blood Pressure

Damian Bazadona | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Damian Bazadona

When I strapped on the new Apple Watch this past week, I inadvertently got a sneak peek into how much energy it actually takes me to make it through the day. There I was at the end of the day, exhausted, winding down, when I began playing around with the watch.

New Study Says A Working Mom Is A Plus for Kids

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 05.21.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

The findings don't surprise me. If parents are role models, then these are the sort of effects you would expect to see in the children of parents who work.

Parenting At The Intersection Of Scribble Marks And Board Meetings

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

If I don't feel guilty about letting them watch TV, I feel guilty about letting the laundry pile up. When I am at home, my mind wanders to my work at my desk, yet when I am at work, I can't wait to get back home.

The Case for Paid Sick Days in Los Angeles

Jenya Cassidy | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Jenya Cassidy

Many Los Angeles workers with no paid sick days are front-line service workers, often low-paid, who are in close contact with the public. Because they cannot afford to lose pay or risk being fired for taking time off when they or a family member is sick, many go to work when they should be home resting.

Want a Great Job? Stop Playing by the Rules!

Eryc Eyl | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

When it comes to finding work-life balance, one of the first steps is getting the right job. Unfortunately, when it comes to getting the right job, most people are going about it all wrong.

Why Work/Life Balance Is a Big Fat Lie

Avis Jones-DeWeever | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Avis Jones-DeWeever

Life is movement. It is a constant series of evolution, growth, stretching and, at times, constriction. So instead of reaching for an ideal that is completely counter to the very essence of life itself, why not seek to value and fully integrate the various aspects of you into one seamless reality?

Outdoor Workspace: The Next Workplace Frontier

Amanda Schneider | Posted 05.21.2015 | Business
Amanda Schneider

If you could take a vacation to anywhere in the world, where would you go? This is how Kirt Martin, VP of Design and Marketing for Landscape Forms, starts every conversation. Not surprisingly, nearly everyone answers somewhere outdoors.

How a Simple Bedtime Routine Changed My Family's Life

Sunday Tollefson | Posted 05.18.2015 | Parents
Sunday Tollefson

It's amazing how shifting our mindset to one of gratitude -- true, deep, fundamental gratitude -- changes lives.

How To Achieve The Elusive Work-Life Balance As A Businesswoman

Ellevate | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Which is more important: personal well-being or professional growth? This is one of the toughest questions you'll face as a woman business owner

Jenny Che

Taylor Swift Learned To 'Work Smart' So She Didn't Burn Herself Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business

She works insanely hard, but she still makes time for friends and fun.

Entrepreneurs: Let's All Get Better at Balance

David Mandell | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
David Mandell

One of the struggles of running a business is the need to make decisions around your time. I made a bad decision the other day -- although I don't know how it could have turned out differently.

8 Ways To Achieve More While Working Less

Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living

By Christine Carter, Ph.D. I spend about five hours a day slacking off. Really: I spend that much time doing stuff I enjoy, that isn't on a ...

How Confident Leaders Silence the Office Screamer

Brian de Haaff | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

When someone starts screaming, your first impulse may be to scream right back. Because you are the boss. That response will not work, and it puts you right in the middle of the argument -- the last place you want to be.

Stop Punishing the Family Man

Josh Levs | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

A recent Harvard study finds the vast majority of top executives are men who admit not making their families a priority. They see work-family conflicts as primarily a "women's problem," even though studies have shown that working dads are experiencing as much work-life conflict as moms -- perhaps even more.

Jenny Che

How To Get Paid More At Your First Job

HuffingtonPost.com | Jenny Che | Posted 05.15.2015 | Business

Every college grad should read this.

Spain's Top Cancer Researcher Has A Simple Wish For The Next Decade

HuffPost Spain | David Ramos | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo is a different kind of researcher. He doesn’t care about publishing; he cares about discovering. He’s not afraid of fail...

My Q and A With Work and Family Expert Joan Williams on When Work Becomes a Masculinity Contest

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

Joan C. Williams is an expert on matters of work and family and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. In our conversation she shared her insights on the origins of our culture of sleep one-upmanship, how that culture differs for men and women and how periodically disengaging from work can boost your creativity and efficiency.

The Need to Escape

Toni Hammer | Posted 05.13.2015 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I have not been spending enough time with my children lately. I've been trying to escape from them.

On Pregnancy and Gender Equality

Lindsay Tucker | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women
Lindsay Tucker

Last week, Boston Globe columnist Shirley Leung proposed that yes, women can, in fact, have it all. Just as soon as men get pregnant.

You're More Than Just a "Knowledge Worker"

Eryc Eyl | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

These six characteristics have almost -- almost -- become second nature as a way of thinking about the modern workplace. However, the concept of knowledge work has become oversimplified to a point that could even be harmful.