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Nalini Mani: When My Body Shut Down, I Knew I Needed a Change

Nalini Mani | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Nalini Mani

My brain said "move," and my body refused to comply. The next thing I knew was that I was still sitting there on my couch, in the same position, at 9:30 a.m. the next morning, completely dressed.

How I Know You Need A Break

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

You're filling the role of mother, nurse, chef, teacher, maid, handyman and personal shopper -- all day, every day. It makes perfect sense that you're tired and grumpy and maybe a little frazzled.

Wanted: Personal Assistant

Sharon Kay Edwards | Posted 02.16.2014 | Parents
Sharon Kay Edwards

Finish my Christmas shopping -- with your own money. Wrap said Christmas presents beautifully. Find my sunglasses. Make a kick-ass gingerbread house that looks like the Witch's cottage from Hansel and Gretel so that I can look like all the other awesome moms on Pinterest.

This May Help You Handle The Holiday-Season Work Stress

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Alison Green for U.S. News If it seems like you're always stretched too thin and never have enough time to complete your work before three new p...

Building Flexibility Into The Way We Work

Erin L. Kelly | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Erin L. Kelly

To move beyond decades of discussing work-life balance to meaningful change, employers need to shift from one-off accommodations. It's time to make working efficiently, creatively, sustainably and flexibly the new norm.

The Benefits of a Productive Cocoon

Daniel Goleman | Posted 12.24.2013 | Business
Daniel Goleman

Every morning I go off to a small studio behind my house to write. I try to ignore all email and phone calls until lunchtime. Then I launch into the sometimes frantic busy-ness of a tightly scheduled day. But that protected time in the morning is when I get my really productive work done.

7 Tips For Regaining Control Of Your Bedtime

Josh Tal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Tal

Women's experience of sleep loss is different, and requires sensitivity to feminine factors that may cause and maintain sleep difficulties. Focusing on ways to get quality sleep can help prevent the many health, cognitive and emotional consequences of sleep loss.

Annice Brown: The Price of Freedom

Annice Brown | Posted 09.07.2013 | Women
Annice Brown

When I was in my 20s, success meant money and power because that's how men defined it, and I modeled my success after theirs.

I'm So Busy I Barely Had Time to Write This Post

Lea Stanković | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Lea Stanković

How could it ever be right to tell anyone, that you don't owe your success to sheer grind, but actually quite the opposite? I say it could. The long hours you spend in the office won't automatically lead to that shiny success dream you always had.

Overwhelmed Parents: A National Crisis

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.25.2013 | Parents
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Our culture's failure to prioritize the needs of the family over the values of "free enterprise" is a primary factor in the disintegration of the American family.

You Can Have It All, but You Can't Do It All

Myra Evans | Posted 07.03.2013 | Women
Myra Evans

Where was my Dr. Huxtable? Instead of resting on the weekends after working at least 80 hours, I was at the grocery store and preparing meals that could be frozen and reheated later in the week. Was this my dream or a nightmare?

May Day And Torah: Biblical Ecology And Economics For The 21st (Or 58th) Century

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.22.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Is there some subterranean -- even subversive -- connection between spring celebration of the Earth and spring celebration of work and time for rest?

Workforce Burnout: Is Social Media a Help or a Hindrance?

Beth Carter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business
Beth Carter

What happens though when companies want their employees to be so plugged in that the employees are stressed and can't feel "they can get away from their work?"

Loving Yourself in 2013

Amanda Slavin | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I believe 2013 is a tipping point: the year where those who have survived during the recession, who have been bombarded all year long, will realize that life is too short to not make the time for the people you love or -- most importantly -- to make the time to love yourself.

When To Stop Being A Hero

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Now, it's perfectly normal to gain recognition and satisfaction from being the only one who can solve a particular problem, but when the joy of the recognition quickly fades into resentment, stress or overwhelm, sorry -- you've become the hero at a great cost.

These Countries Don't Overwork Their Employees

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Searching for reasonable work hours? Try moving to Europe. Americans are over ten times more likely to work in excess of 50 hours per week than th...

The No-Vacation Nation

William D. Chalmers | Posted 08.25.2012 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Seems our Calvinist Puritan-inspired work ethic, in pursuit of that growing more and more elusive American Dream, is getting the better of us. Long gone is that great American motto of getting away from it all.

A Surprising Consequence Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Sick days seem to be a thing of the past -- and the weak economy may be to blame. In the first three months of 2011, sick days accounted for an ave...

New Study Shows We Are Overworked and Overwhelmed

Karen Leland | Posted 07.30.2012 | Small Business
Karen Leland

Just in case your overflowing email inbox and chaotic to-do list weren't proof enough, according to a national study released earlier this month, one in three American employees are chronically overworked.

U.S. Workers Aren't Using Their Vacation Days

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Wanna get away? No. Nearly half of American workers didn't use all of their allotted vacation days last year, according to a recent survey conduct...

Are You Too Passionate For Your Own Good?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

The type of passion one has matters -- not just for work, but for many other areas of life. What kind of you passion do you have? Do you feel a compulsive need to work, or are you easily able to disengage?

Why Doctors Should Be Allowed To Work Part-Time

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 08.21.2011 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Anderson

While I know Sibert is not arguing for a law that would mandate full-time work for physicians, even just returning to the expectation that all doctors must work full-time could have severe consequences.

Avoiding Burnout: 7 Ideas for Happier Workdays

Kristi Ling | Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles
Kristi Ling

Working less and slowing down at the office can lead you to a happier work life. Easier said than done? It may seem that way, but even making a few tiny changes can make a huge difference.

5 Signs You're Working Too Hard

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

I realized that I have been working too hard lately and trying to do too much. And I really need to relax. Here are five other telltale signs that you might need to take a break:

'The Way We're Working Isn't Working' (POLL)

Tony Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tony Schwartz

We're in a new kind of energy crisis -- and this one's personal. Demand is overwhelming our capacity. We're running as fast as we can, but it's inexorably burning us down.