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9 Important Things We Can Learn From The Younger Generation

Alison Sher | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Alison Sher

There are as many ways to navigate your 20s as there are 20-somethings. Here is what the next crop of human potential has working in its favor.

How To Be Optimistic, According To Science

The Week | Eric Barker | Posted 08.15.2014 | World

Should you see a glass as half empty or half full? If you want to live a better life, and you care what research has to say, there's a clear answer to...

16 Dads, 16 Different Paternity Leaves

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Scott Behson, PhD

I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off.

Gentlemen, Welcome To The Work-Life Balance Convo

Karin Agness | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Karin Agness

Too often, these discussions are one-sided. Maybe women are more comfortable talking about such personal challenges, but it seems that many of these conversations leave out that men face challenges in this regard as well.

5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy

Jeff Steinmann | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Steinmann

Here's the best part: When you detach happiness from achievement, these five things that happen are the key ingredients to success. Disconnecting happiness from achievement is the best way to achieve anything.

7 Secrets Of Happy Small Business Owners

Diana Mackie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Small Business
Diana Mackie

You can feel happier amidst the herculean task of running your small business by making small and simple changes to your daily habits.

You Can't Have it All?

Scott Mercier | Posted 10.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Scott Mercier

To me, having it all means that I have respect from my colleagues, love from my family, personal health and integrity, financial security and time for an occasional quiet moment. That's what matters to me and my family.

6 Ways Top Women CEOs Balance Work and Life

Ashley Crouch | Posted 10.13.2014 | Women
Ashley Crouch

I turned to the pros who mastered the fine art of juggling it all, only to find that "work-life balance" may require rethinking. Read on to learn six top ways women CEOs are changing the definition of work-life balance.

Stuck at Your Desk All Day? You Can Still Fit in Some Yoga!

Lauren Coles | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you have your own private office, or access to a private space in the office, try lying on your back on the ground with your legs up the wall. Doing this pose saved me in times of stress during my career as a public school teacher.

Chasing Your Big Idea Won't Lead to Success

Neal Samudre | Posted 10.12.2014 | Business
Neal Samudre

So often we imagine success to come once we innovate, come out with something completely new. But our "big ideas" aren't always new things. Our big ideas are sometimes improving on simple ones.

Dear Mom On The iPhone: You're Doing Fine

Jennifer Hicks | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Hicks

I don't know you. I don't know your story. But I do know that you don't need to watch every hop, skip, jump, twirl, swing, bite, song, dance, blink or breath to be a good mom.

Why You Should Hit The Reset Button In Your Brain

The New York Times | Daniel J. Levitin | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

THIS month, many Americans will take time off from work to go on vacation, catch up on household projects and simply be with family and friends. And m...

Why You Should Stop Feeling Guilty About 'Me Time'

Lorna Borenstein | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorna Borenstein

You won't always have time for a 90-minute yoga session so remember that wellness comes in different shapes and sizes. You can do something as simple as reading an entertaining blog for 10 minutes or finding a healthy recipe to try this weekend.

Paid Sick Leave an Ethical, Factual and Political No-Brainer

Ben Spielberg | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Some political debates have two equally valid sides. More often than not, however, the evidence is significantly more one-sided than journalists and pundits suggest. AB 1522 is an example of legislation for which there is no ethical, intellectually honest opposition

As a Business Owner, My First Priority Is My Family

Grayson Bell | Posted 10.08.2014 | Small Business
Grayson Bell

I am currently on my second business. After four years of pushing the limits and working with very little sleep, I realized it was time to throw in the towel. My business was my life, and it was affecting my health and my marriage.

Work-Family Pioneer/CEO Chooses Fatherhood Over Career

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

This past week, Max Schireson stepped down as CEO of MongoDB, a successful and growing software company, in order to be a more involved father. He used this opportunity to give a voice to the work-family struggles of today's fathers. Why his work-family role modeling is important.

The Fight Against America's Terrible Vacation Policies Is Heating Up

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.07.2014 | Travel

The average American worker barely takes advantage of half of their allotted vacation time, according to a Glassdoor survey released earlier this year...

Elizabeth Warren Weighs In On The 'Having It All' Debate

OWN | Posted 08.07.2014 | OWN

Can women truly have it all? Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, whose atypical path to Washington gives her a unique perspective on the work-l...

4 Ways to Leave Your Lover (and Other Strangers)

Ally Hamilton | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ally Hamilton

You have a finite amount of time and energy, and you really don't want to spend too much of it in situations that crush the light out of you. You don't need 50 ways to speak up, you just need one that works for you.

Working Hard -- And No Need for Vacation? Here's Why

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Douglas LaBier

As women and minorities rise in business and organizations, the increasing upheaval may shift the dynamic that's been perpetuating the unhealthy attitudes, behavior and way of life of both the workaholic and traditionally successful male.

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 ...

The Best And Worst U.S. Cities For Work-Life Balance

Forbes | Kathryn Dill | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Last month Forbes took a look at the jobs and companies that are providing employees great work-life balance, exploring jobs as varied as SEO Speciali...

People's Impact With Christina and Rocco: Create the Life You Want and Do Not Waste Your Potential

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Today I had an interesting talk with two college friends, Christina and Rocco, who have an incredible story to share. Christina comes from Germany, Rocco from Italy. They met in the United States while studying International Business administration. Surprisingly enough, in the dining hall, four years ago.

The Simple Moments

Mallory Weggemann | Posted 10.05.2014 | Good News
Mallory Weggemann

The other day while driving home from the grocery store with a car full of groceries, my mother saw an unforgettable scene that many of us have seen countless times, sometimes on a daily basis.

Expand FMLA -- Good for Women, Good for Families, Good for All

Linda Meric | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Linda Meric

The 21st anniversary of the implementation of the Family and Medical Leave Act on August 5 provides an important moment to examine how far our nation has come since President Clinton signed FMLA into law in 1993 and how far we still need to go.