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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."

Obama Pushes Job Training Reform: No Time 'To Wait For Congress'

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Stressing the importance of having job-training programs that work, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a "soup to nuts...

Lisa Belkin

Are Men 'Better At Handling Women's Issues Than Women'? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 06.07.2013 | Parents

On the cover of the latest Bloomberg Business Week, reporter Sheelah Kolhatkar makes a compelling case that “men might actually be better at handli...

Lisa Belkin

Should Parents Whine Less? Or Should Everyone Else At Work Whine More? | Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.25.2013 | Parents

Karen Grisby Bates calls it “the kid card.” In a Slate essay about how workers with children have to stop assuming workers without children will p...

Lisa Belkin

Paulette Light Is A Working Mom Statistic, And So Are You | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Parents

Paulette Light is a statistic. As she wrote on the website of The Atlantic, she is learning that the rich and varied details of her life -- a BA from...

The Retro Wife Opts Out: What Has Changed, And What Still Needs To

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.19.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Until we find that new path, women (and men) who can afford to step off the existing path, will continue to do so. And we will have the cover story equivalent of "Groundhog Day" -- as each new cohort finds itself conflicted for the first time.

Britain's Wonder Woman Can't Have It All, Either

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Anne-Marie Slaughter, it seems, has a British counterpart, Louise Mensch, who was a Conservative member of Parliament until last week when she submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Four Extraordinary Women Explain How to Balance Work and Family

Susan Moeller | Posted 08.26.2012 | Women
Susan Moeller

"It's not that Anne-Marie was being blocked by attitudes that are keeping her from her definition of the top, but that she's being blocked by the reality of her needing to be available to her family,"

Think That Woman Has It All? You're Wrong

Lisa Belkin | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Women have done all the contorting that they can possibly do to cram their dual desires for work and children into the workplace as it exists. Now it is time for the workplace to cram, contort and change instead.