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Congrats, Graduates: Now Go Out There and Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.17.2014 | College
Arianna Huffington

We're coming up on one of my favorite times of the year: that time, just after spring breaks out but before summer begins, in which thousands of college graduates are released into the world. And as they go forth we give them lots of advice. The advice varies, sometimes conflicts, but the general idea is: Here is what you need to know in order to succeed in the world. This year my book tour is taking me to a lot of colleges, and my first piece of advice is to start by defining success for yourself -- by being clear about what you want, what you value and what you are about. But to do that, we need to abandon, or at least mitigate, some of the worst practices of the adult world that students are already mired in: burnout, sleep deprivation, stress and anxiety. This is all the more important because this generation is starting out their adult lives burdened with multiple deficits.

3 Situations That Affect Your Workplace Well-Being

Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

By Anna Davies for YouBeauty.com After a grueling selection process involving jockeying competition for a position at your company and negotiating ...

Carolyn Gregoire

These Countries Are So Much Better Than America When It Comes To Work-Life Balance

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

It's official, France wins. The European country has inspired the envy of the rest of the working world by enacting a new labour deal that encourages ...

The Key To Lasting Behavioral Change

Harvard Business Review | Elizabeth Grace Saunders | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

Why can’t I force myself to go to the gym before work? Get my high-priority work done before I check my email? Stop letting my expense reports pile ...

The Difference Between Successful And Very Successful People

LinkedIn | Greg McKeown | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

I recently met with a capable and driven executive and asked him, “How are you?” He gave me a rapid-fire answer of all of the things he was doing:...

Burnout: Time to Abandon a Very Costly Collective Delusion

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

As I've been out on the road talking about Thrive, one question has been coming up again and again, which is some variation of, "hey, it's OK for you to say 'you don't need to burnout' now that you're already successful, but what about those of us just starting out who want to succeed?" It's a good question -- and it seems like a logical one. But its premise is actually flawed in a number of ways. It is based on the dangerous assumption that overwork and burnout are the only path to professional success. A growing number of scientific studies confirm the profound negative effects of burnout and sleep deprivation on every aspect of our health and performance. Our deluded corporate culture may still congratulate employees for working 24/7, but good ideas are much more valuable to a successful business than exhausted employees. They are the lightning in a bottle everyone is trying to capture.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

Employee Burnout: Come on, Boss, Relight My Fire!

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business
Ellen Galinsky

Even though the word "overwork" has been commonplace for a decade or do, it was not a word that employers wanted to her much about. How could work possibly get done if employees don't ramp up and work longer? How could companies be productive without employees working harder? But that changed this year.

How To Tell If You Really Are Successful

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

In a business world driven by deadlines, money, burnout and stress, it may be time for a workplace revolution. Arianna Huffington, president and ed...

How To Truly Be More Productive

Posted 03.24.2014 | Healthy Living

By Katie Golde Quick reality check: We live in a busy world where a million things are happening at once. For many of us, multitasking is a way t...

Happy Birthday... You're Fired!

John Brubaker | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business
John Brubaker

My daughter woke me up early one morning smiling and I realized she didn't care whether I coached or not. Neither did my wife. They just cared that I loved them.

Caddy Conundrum: What if This Guy Was Your Boss?

Kenneth Matos | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

No one minds if you want to work 24/7, but they do care if the only way to validate that experience is to announce to everyone else that they are losers in a game they are not playing and use your authority and resources to stop them from playing the games they enjoy.

The Intervention That Saved Me From A Life Of Burnout

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Theresa Merrill knew she was devoting too much time to work when she got a dose of reality from her daughter. Merrill's work schedule as a consulta...

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

Parents Go Through School the Second Time Around

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

With school ramp up here, parents need to step up with strategies for maintaining their sanity. If you're like me and struggled with school the first time around, it gets worse when you have to guide your children through it.

Ditch Stress In 8 Easy Steps

Refinery29 | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Sometimes it feels like it’s pretty cool to be overbooked. As young working professionals, we may pride ourselves on four-hour sleep cycles, daily h...

11 Secrets To All-Day Energy

Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By Elizabeth Jenkins We've all been there: Between looming work deadlines, family obligations and staying on top of bills and housework, sometime...

Is Your Job Standing In The Way Of Your Life?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Whether you're spending too much time at the office or taking your stress out on your family, allowing your job take over your life is a slippery slope of misery.

Bosses Aren't Working You to Death on Purpose

Kenneth Matos | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business
Kenneth Matos

When a supervisor says no to a flexibility request the assumption is that they are just being mean. Relatively few employees are privy to the secret that their supervisors are just as challenged by their job of coordinating the work of others as are the people doing the work.

Dang. This Minivan Can Do One Heck Of A Burnout.

Gregory Fink | Posted 02.24.2014 | Technology

The folks at tuning company Bisimoto took it upon themselves to turn a regular old Honda Odyssey minivan into a 1,029-horsepower beast for last year's...

Work-Life Balance: Three Power Tips

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Here are three quick action steps to help you create more work life balance this week -- field tested and doctor approved. Work-life balance is key ...

Here's How To Make Your Mondays More Bearable

Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving was Americans' favorite day of 2013, according to a recent Gallup poll. Throughout the year, the Gallup polling company conducts more...

Maxed Out Parents: 5 Strategies to Ease Burnout

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Parents
Paula Davis-Laack

Six specific sources of burnout have been identified, and to date, much of the research about these sources has been related to work; however, I am surprised at how well they translate to non-work and specifically, to parenting.

A Lot Of 'The Devil Wears Prada' Really Was True

Posted 02.06.2014 | Style

While many personalities thrive in the cutthroat and competitive fashion industry (here's looking at you, Anna Wintour), sometimes the intense pressur...

Get Some Sleep, Michael Grimm

Posted 01.30.2014 | New York

Former Staten Island borough president Guy Molinari has come to the defense of Rep. Michael Grimm, insisting Grimm's relentless work ethic and lack of...