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More Americans Would Take A Pay Cut For A Day Off

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.01.2015 | Politics

   WASHINGTON -- One in five Americans would trade a day's pay for a day off, according to the latest edition of HuffPost/YouGov's annual p...

Unemployment Opportunities

Dave Horn | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Dave Horn

There could be a million different reasons why you're unemployed, but you should let exactly zero of them define who you are as a professional or as a person. Consider a few things before you fall into easy traps of the unemployment life.

Reflections on Being a SAHM (Stay at Home Mom)

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 07.31.2015 | Parents
Lakshmi Iyer

Hold that thought right there. No, this is not another post debating the relative merits of working or not working. Or being a mom or not. :)

8 Common Worries That Aren't Worth Stressing About

Greatist | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Greatist

You know the saying, "Worrying is like a rocking chair. It'll give you something to do, bu...

The Illusory Quest for Balance

Linda L. Addison | Posted 07.31.2015 | Women
Linda L. Addison

My message to millennials is this: if you seek both a rewarding career and a fulfilling personal life, you will have to make choices, but choosing between career and family is not one of them. Don't believe it has to be all or nothing. Stop beating yourself up with the elusive quest for "balance."

What Really Happens To Your Brain And Body During A Digital Detox

Fast Company | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.31.2015 | World

We sense that our smartphones are making us less focused, that constantly checking our email and Twitter is making us less productive, and more discon...

The Balance Project: A Conversation With Susie Orman Schnall

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 07.30.2015 | Books
Brandi Megan Granett

Susie Orman Schnall's novel, The Balance Project, follows the perils of the overworked assistant to America's Darling of Balance, Katherine. Both Lucy and Katherine's stories call into question whether or not women can have it all--both a successful work and family life.

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same

Jane Adams Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2015 | Women
Jane Adams Ph.D.

Like actors who want to direct, journalists want to write novels. So did I, back in the day -- I had a wealth of material gleaned from hours of interviews with high achieving people who were at or near the top of their game.

What Makes a Company Culture Great?

Brian de Haaff | Posted 07.30.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Culture. It is probably a term you hear often -- and I believe that it is one worth discussing. Clearly, we want more than just a job -- we want mor...

Open Letter to Donald Trump -- News Flash! Some Breast-Pumping Moms Have to Work Because They Aren't Billionaires!

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Janet Eve Josselyn

Not every new mom is able or willing to stay at home after the birth of her child so that she can pump breast milk in the privacy of her own home. No man will ever understand how difficult it is for a woman to go back to work full-time after the birth of a child, whether she wants to or not.

9 Company Perks Every Millennial Wants (and Expects)

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

If companies want to retain the employees they've invested time and money into training, they'll need to adapt to the expectations of this newest generation of workers.

Burn, Baby, Burnout

Lisa Messenger | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Lisa Messenger

Just because you can survive working 24/7 at warp speed doesn't mean you can thrive at that pace forever. Check in with yourself constantly, recover consistently, and learn these lessons from me to avoid total wipeout.

How Understanding Millennials Can Make You a Better Leader

Robert Hall | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Robert Hall

The good ole days of unquestioned leadership, enforced hierarchy and kingship are ending. Millennials are different. Leaders today face a gaping generational chasm which translates into a tough challenge - and a unique opportunity to become a better leader.

Why Turning to Mindfulness Helped Me Better Focus in My Business and Family

Lisa Froelings | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Froelings

In a world where we're constantly grinding and chasing success, things can become very exhausting. In our quest for success and freedom and liberty, we often get trapped with the whole process and find ourselves losing all the energy and motivation in between.

Why Success Is Always 'Iffy'

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Either way, I'm going to do my best to smell the roses along the way, too -- and call it success every time. Those fragrant breezes will come and go and never be safely thus. They are diffident, and iffy, and fleeting- just like success itself. But that's as good as it gets. Maybe knowing that, and really accepting it, is the safest success of all

How to Be Productive When You Work From Home

Holly Rust | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

When you work from home, every day life can easily sabotage your working schedule. Later quickly turns into next week, or not at all. A false sense of time and succumbing to daily deterrents can easily derail a successful at-home workday.

12 Tips on How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship While Traveling For Work

Frankie Rendón | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Frankie Rendón

If you, like millions of other professionals, frequently travel for business, you might have mixed feelings toward this obligation. While it can be exciting to visit new locations and make interesting contacts, the demands of being away for an extended period can cause both physical and mental exhaustion, putting strain on your home life.

The Good and the Bad About Being a #Girlboss

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Deborah Stachelski

We all have an inner #girlboss. But taking the leap to have your own business is a whole 'notha story! We can all agree that working for yourself is the ultimate dream, right?

More Millennial Women Plan To Pause Their Careers For Kids. That's Not A Good Thing.

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women

Last weekend I was sitting with a friend of mine over dinner and somehow the topic of having kids came up. "The older I get, the more terrifying havi...

4 Ways To Hold Yourself Accountable To Your Goals

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Achieving something is a practice, just as meditation, writing every day, working out, eating healthy, etc. are practices as well. Time needs to be allotted to it. As I continued to ponder, I came up with three ways to stay committed to a goal.

As a Mother, More Work Gives Me More Balance

Uldouz Van Eenoo | Posted 07.23.2015 | Parents
Uldouz Van Eenoo

After spending the last few years being lucky enough to spend my time at home raising my children, I've started asking myself a new question: How I can build more work into my life so that I can, again, exist in a more well-rounded universe?

Where in the World: Millennials, Untethered

Jenny Dearborn | Posted 07.23.2015 | Business
Jenny Dearborn

Recent college graduates often don't have work experience, and need a lot of coaching and guidance. Working remotely involves a definite skill set, from the tone of emails to ensuring that you remain a presence among your teammates, even if they can't see you in the next cubicle.

How Do You Measure the Success of Your Business? -- Hint It's Not How Much You Made Last Year

Keri Vaca | Posted 07.25.2015 | Business
Keri Vaca

In our society it seems like our success is measured by how much we earn, how many promotions we get or how big our bonus is.

Why Success Can Be So Lonely

Inc. | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.23.2015 | World

Yesterday I saw two biopic films: "Amy" about the life of Jazz sensation Amy Winehouse who died of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 and "Montag...

Open Letter to CEOs Who Oppose Paternity Leave

Josh Levs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

When families are allowed choices about which parent will stay home -- a choice that only exists with paid leave, businesses are able to hold onto their best employees regardless of gender.