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Worklife Balance

A Love Letter to All the Men Who Love Entrepreneurial Women

The Levo League | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
The Levo League

Children and husbands are often viewed as a burden to startup life -- distractions that prevent entrepreneurs from focusing all their time and effort on the business. Rarely do we give credence to the benefits of having a strong, supportive partner.

Change? Work-Life Alignment at the Top

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Allison O'Kelly

Where would criticism lay in regards to his personal life? Somewhere, I imagine, but the points presented here just don't seem to hold water. Where did we diverge the paths of success and fulfillment in life when it comes to work and family?

The Reason Your Co-Workers Are Making You Sick

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.16.2012 | Money

Beware: there is a very good chance that your coworker is sick and may even be contagious. Close to 80 percent of office workers show up to work e...

We'd All Be Better Off if There Were More Female Entrepreneurs

Olivia Chapman | Posted 12.26.2012 | Small Business
Olivia Chapman

I started my own business, natural skincare company Oleo Bodycare, at the age of 49 -- a time when most people start to look seriously at their retirement plans not becoming an entrepreneur!

Building the Doctor's 'Off' Switch

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

This inability to punch the clock and put our doctor-ness away until our next shift is, I think, a major contributor to the epidemic of physician burnout.

What Does Annual Enrollment and National Work and Family Month Have In Common?

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

As October melts into November, many organizations begin to gear up for their annual enrollment period and in many organizations, to put on an employee benefits fair.

Candidates Need Workplace Flexibility Reality Check

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

It's all about getting beyond our preconceived and outdated notions of what employees want out of work-flex and giving them what they need.

It's Not Me... It's You

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 12.05.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

So much of the rhetoric these days is about us taking responsibility for how we react and feel. But what if our negative reactions are normal and warranted?

Is It a VAcation or a WORKation

Rose Stanley | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Rose Stanley

Maybe as we celebrate National Work and Family Month, organizations can reaffirm their stance on why vacation time is important to the employee -- to come back refreshed and rejuvenated.

5 Mobile Apps That Can Help You Achieve Work-Life Balance

Women & Co | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Women & Co

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is becoming more of a challenge in this day and age, especially since we have the capability to stay connected to our work duties and overflowing inboxes via smartphone and tablet.

Tips to Sustaining Happiness in Work and Life

Women & Co | Posted 11.11.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.

Can Women Have It All? 6 Questions You Should Ask Instead

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Paula Davis-Laack

We've managed to reduce a complex amalgam of issues to a yes or no question. As you progress on your work/life journey, ask yourself these six questions to gain clarity.

The Last Work Place You'd EVER Want Employees Looking At Porn

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.03.2012 | Technology

Think of the absolute worst place of work you'd want someone looking at porn. A construction site? Nah. An emergency room? Nope. A confessional. Awkwa...

Where the Chatter About Marissa Mayer Went Way Wrong

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

What we ought to be talking about is why the workplace remains so incompatible with motherhood in the first place -- and why we assume that fixing that is women's work.

Have It All? Why We're Asking the Wrong Question

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

This idea of having it all, the mantra so many of us assumed was our birthright, has led to a world of grief.

Complementarianism: Religion, Women's Work and the Economy

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

Last week, Rick Santorum, a man more Catholic than the Pope, in an appeal to fundamentalist, Protestant evangelical voters, said of Mitt Romney, a com...

Laura Rowley

What Melanie Griffith And Other Readers Would Tell Their Younger Selves About Work-Life Balance | Laura Rowley | Posted 04.03.2012 | Fifty

Welcome to the second installment of "Advice To My Younger Self." Readers at Huff/Post50 have a lot of life lessons under their belts, and we wanted t...

Lessons We Learned From Mad Men

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Mad Men doesn't pretend that these "career girls" are empowered: These gals are as hemmed in by the intractability of the system as they are by their rigid underwear.

Best Corporations To Work For In The World

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business

When it comes to workplaces, a new report tries to argue money doesn't always buy happiness. According to The Great Place to Work Institute, a comp...

Three Lessons Learned From the Trail of a Summer Work Life Experiment

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business
Chrysula Winegar

What to do with four children under nine and eight weeks of summer holidays when you run your own business? From home. Summer camps times four might just wipe out all profits for the year!

Work-Life's Missing Ingredient -- Clear Definitions and Good Implementation

Cali Williams Yost | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Cali Williams Yost

As I contemplated what to write about in my post for National Work and Family Month, an interesting piece of research crossed my desk entitled, "Are Family-Friendly Workplace Practices a Valuable Firm Resource?"

Is Work-Life Balance an Economic Necessity?

Joan Williams | Posted 11.02.2011 | Business
Joan Williams

Business in a capitalist society has one goal and one goal only: to make money. This is often given as a justification for denying the value of policies that help employees achieve (or even attempt) work-life balance.

Men Are Unhappy: Good News For Women?

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

This just in: Men are as miserable as women. At least that's what we learn from a new study by Arizona State professor Chris M. Herbst, who suggests t...

Is Multitasking Making You Stupid?

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

The ability to direct attention is a skill critical to anything you want to succeed at--work, relationships and especially life. Unfortunately, your attention span is not what it used to be.

Risk Vs. Fear: Safe Is Sorry

Joe Robinson | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Joe Robinson

It's a human paradox: In your brain every day the forces of fear and safety are hard at work trying to keep you in your bunker and squelch your craving for novelty, self-determination and freedom.