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Work/ Life Balance

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 04.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

How To Keep Your Dreams And Your Day Job

Eryc Eyl | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

As much as we'd like to be starting our own businesses, finishing our novels, selling our albums, or getting out to those casting calls, we feel chained to our chairs, shackled to our spreadsheets, drowned in our dead-end day jobs.

Why Leaders Lack Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Travis Bradberry | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Dr. Travis Bradberry

Over the past century, the heartless, no-nonsense CEO has become something of an icon -- and a cliché -- in American society. Hollywood would have us believe that the Machiavellian chief exec is still alive and well. But that's just TV, right?

Ditch the Workplace Uniform

Robin Cassady | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Robin Cassady

Being relaxed truly allows me to get the most out of my workday and strive for greater success. I am happier to do more for my employer because I am comfortable at work.

The Incredible Value Of Gratitude At Work

Noelle Nelson | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Noelle Nelson

When you're the boss or in a supervisory position at work, gratitude for your employees can make a real impact -- not only to your workers, but also t...

Commitment-Phobe? This Is for You

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

More than anything, my inability to make a decision comes down to my fear of commitment. It is not the long-term prospect of being tied to something which shakes me up inside but rather, the terror that I could have committed to the wrong thing.

Our Obsession With Studying Happiness Is Actually Making Us Less Happy

Quartz | Noah Berlatsky | Posted 04.24.2015 | World

Every morning before meetings began at the 2014 World Economic Forum at Davos, attendees had a chance to meditate with Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist mon...

Gaming & Gambling in Today's Smartphone Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weird News
Lee Traupel

Mobile is taking an increasing bite out of our lives - there is no longer any place safe zone from someone next to you texting, gaming, surfing or w...

Turning Ideas Into Intellectual Property

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.27.2015 | Small Business
Lee Traupel

Ideas are cheap but tactical execution is not. We all live work in a fiercely competitive world and every idea, concept, or business model has to be carefully shepherded from that first drawing on a napkin to refined product marketing.

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Brian de Haaff | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Your employee just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his incompetence.

Why Working Mothers Need Resilience

Sue Davey | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Sue Davey

When the unexpected strikes, breathe to control your emotions, which in turn will allow you to develop a plan to tackle the immediate issues. And if you have time, recognize the fact that adapting to the unexpected and the difficult will make you -- and your brain -- stronger.

5 Things Every Working Mom Needs To Hear

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

I. Am. Enough. You are, too. Say it with me: "I am enough." Here are five things to remember when you are struggling to scrub the dishes with a toddler in your arms.

What To Do When Your Life Hits A Plateau

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 04.23.2015 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Maybe I can learn to embrace the flat spots in life, the place between the peaks and valleys. It's not a white surrender flag that there isn't more to do... it's just an acknowledgement that it's OK to be where I am right now and to take my time to get where I'm going.

A Roadmap Towards Work-Life Balance

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
Stacey Steinberg

While I left law school armed with knowledge and enthusiasm, I had little in my arsenal to prepare me for the realities of balancing work and life. If I could give these students some career guidance, I thought to myself, I would say the following.

What Difference Does a $70,000 'Minimum Wage' Make?

Eryc Eyl | Posted 04.23.2015 | Business
Eryc Eyl

By the end of this year, no Gravity Payments employee will make less than $50,000 per year, and by the end of 2017, that number will be $70,000. While there's no doubt that there will be unintended consequences of this bold move, it's important to workers everywhere for a number of reasons.

The Key To Better Sleep Could Be In Your Head

Firas Kittaneh | Posted 04.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Firas Kittaneh

How we think about sleep, what's on our minds before bed and certain evening activities can affect rest. If you tend to be a sleep procrastinator or often find yourself missing important hours of sleep, it may be time to take a look within.

Is Weed Going to Be the Next Billion Dollar Buffed Vertical?

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | San Francisco
Lee Traupel

San Francisco's cultural legacy of identifying a need and then fulfilling it with a service is anchored by another Yahoo like web site, with a listing of San Francisco Cannabis Clubs. And, if you don't think there is a local or national market, check out their advertising rates.

5 Things to Think About Before Looking For Your Dream Job

Katie Kempner | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Katie Kempner

At the risk of sounding like a Dr. Seuss book, there is only one you. You are unique and special and you bring all of your experience, knowledge, and interpretations of life to whatever you do. You are the commodity that you are selling and you must believe in yourself 100 percent.

How Being a Mountain Guide Prepared Me To Be a Parent

Louise Storm | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Louise Storm

Being a parent means you outfit yourself with the right kid paraphernalia so you're prepared for anything. How well our diaper bag has been packed can determine the success or failure of any outing.

Family First

Bill Marriott | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Bill Marriott

Family has always been number one in my life. As a father, I made it a point to be home for dinner every night I was in town. Over my career, I arrived at the office at 8:00 a.m. and I was home for dinner at 6:15 p.m. SHARP!

How to Help Kids Adjust to Changes in Routine When Parents Travel

Amber Sabathia | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

We have found ways to deal with Daddy being away so much. I have become a huge fan of FaceTime and Skype. We no longer have to take pictures or just talk on the phone. We can now have a face-to-face conversation, and both Daddy and the kids feel more connected.

People Feel Guilty About Texting At Work But Do It Anyway, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 04.22.2015 | Technology

Work-life balance is difficult, if not impossible in today's supremely connected society. It's hard to stop your job from invading your life if you've...

Averaging Emotions To Budget Your Well-Being

Yuri Sagalov | Posted 04.22.2015 | Business
Yuri Sagalov

The best advice I've received to help me through was to find ways to "average my emotions." This means making a concerted effort to react in the moment based on the long-term average of each emotion you have -- good or bad.

Travel Insurance is Now a Prerequisite for a Worry Free Vacation

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.22.2015 | Travel
Lee Traupel

Travel insurance exists to protect you from the slings and arrows of modern travel: lost or stolen luggage, medical issues on the road, unforeseen mishaps of just about any kind -- it can take the sting out of potentially serious issues that can ruin a trip or your financial position.

The Evolution of the Modern Point of Sale System

Lee Traupel | Posted 04.23.2015 | Technology
Lee Traupel

Every business today is dealing with a world that constantly forces a business to think and act "smarter" in order stay abreast of competition and differentiate products and services.