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Work Life Balance

The Biggest Challenge for Today's Dual-Career, Working Family? Syncing Calendars

Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 10.24.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

Our full-time jobs require our presence at frequent early morning and late evening events, plus occasional weekends. All of our extended family lives a plane ride away, and paying for a nanny --- not in our budget! We get by by making significant sacrifices to our careers and our pocketbook.

Would You Live Life Differently If You Knew You Were Going to Die?

Russell V. J. Ward | Posted 10.24.2014 | Business
Russell V. J. Ward

The other day, I started watching Breaking Bad. I realize I'm one of the last people on earth to see the ratings giant but I found one character fascinating.

How To Shut Down Your Work Stress After You Leave The Office

Posted 10.24.2014 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Stop lugging home all of your job stress and actually start enjoying your time away. The Problem: The "Should I Have Said That?"...

7 Questions to Tame Your To-Do List

Maria Ross | Posted 10.24.2014 | Small Business
Maria Ross

I used to live by this mantra. But in today's world of 24/7 smart phone access, juggling business/kids/relationship/self-care/community and an avalanche of data coming at us, it's not really sound advice for entrepreneurs or small business owners to stay sane.

Myth About Dads And Work-Life Balance, Busted

Posted 10.23.2014 | Parents

By: Chad Brooks Published: 10/23/2014 06:22 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily In the past, discussions surrounding flexible work schedules have tended...

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

Judi Casey | Posted 10.23.2014 | Education
Judi Casey

As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the most attention from the global community of work and family scholars.

The Young and the Stressful: A True Story

Amy Alabaster | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Alabaster

Professional achievements still mean a lot to me. Success, however, is in the process of being re-defined. Prioritizing my well-being is the lesson I'll be learning for the rest of my life. After all, what is success worth if we're not fully present to enjoy it?

3 CEOs, 2 Paths, 1 Goal for Working Fathers

Scott Behson, PhD | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Scott Behson, PhD

Recently, two male CEOs stepped down to be more involved dads. Most working dads have to muddle through with difficult trade-offs. What we really need are "CEO Dads" who stick around and create supportive workplaces for the rest of us.

3 Paradigm Shifts to a Better Life

Gayle Hilgendorff | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Gayle Hilgendorff

Sure, we'll never have enough time for everything we need to do, so stop thinking that way. Start making your list of things you want to do, and somehow the day will feel just about right.

Accent on the Wrong Syllable

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

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American Business Should Take the Lead on Paid Parental Leave

David Hanrahan | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
David Hanrahan

The state of parental leave in the U.S. sucks. As these charts show, the U.S. is one of only three countries (the other two are Oman and Papua New Guinea) to not mandate some level of paid parental leave at the federal level.

Why You Should Be Busy Instead

Kara-Anne Cheng | Posted 10.23.2014 | Small Business
Kara-Anne Cheng

Don't fight busy just because everyone else is fighting busy. Fight for the things that matter most to you.

Here's Proof That Life Is All About The Little Things

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Life is stressful. We work too hard, don't get enough sleep and get so caught up in the daily grind that we often forget to stop and take in the littl...

The Learning Habit Challenge!

Rebecca Jackson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Rebecca Jackson

We can all get stuck in familiar routines that are nonproductive, simply because they are repeated, day after day. So, after repeatedly doing the same thing, day in and day out, we develop habits that are counterproductive to learning. We feel off-balance and stuck in a vicious cycle.

An Open Letter to Stay-at-Home Parents

Joe DeProspero | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Joe DeProspero

I work in an environment where bonuses and financial rewards for extra effort are customary and even expected. You never get paid a dime for your work, but are still expected to approach it with the same enthusiasm and diligence that a paid employee of a company would.

What Men Really Want

Jennifer Owens | Posted 10.21.2014 | New York
Jennifer Owens

Flexible work comes in many shades. For my husband, it's about flex-time, which allows him to shift his work hours to leave early twice a week to pick our children up from afterschool.

Americans Are Taking Fewer Vacation Days Than At Any Point In Nearly 4 Decades

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business

"Employees are essentially working for their employers for free."

Apple and Facebook Announce a Potential 'Freeze' on Parenthood

Andre Bourque | Posted 10.23.2014 | Technology
Andre Bourque

The always lovely and astute Christina Farr recently exposed Apple and Yahoo's plans to help their female employees freeze their eggs, as every progressive employer should.

The Simple Truth That Helped This Actress Find Total Happiness

Posted 10.21.2014 | Healthy Living

The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine. Interviewer: Maranda Pleasant Maranda Pleasant: What makes you come alive or inspires you? N...

Build a Movement, Not a Brand

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Crowds are never a good thing for business unless it's outside your front door. How do you stand out in today's tech drenched smartphone in hand world full of noisy content?

5 Ways You're Trading Incredible Sex for a Miserable Job

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

Your work is affecting your sex life one way or another. The effect it has is up to you, and largely the type of job you have. If you are in a job you hate, which is 87 percent of us, according to the Washington Post, it could destroy your sex life. Here's five ways how.

Sleep Better Tonight and Have Better Work-Life Balance Tomorrow

Russell Clayton | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Russell Clayton

Since we are deep into National Work and Family Month, I thought it would be a great time to remind us all (including myself!) that sleep can impact our ability to find an effective rhythm between work and life.

10 Ways To Stop Feeling Overworked And Overwhelmed

| Jeff Haden | Posted 10.17.2014 | Small Business

After reading an early version of a new book, I decided to do a quick survey during a speaking engagement. I asked the audience, "How many of you feel...

Forget Balance: 5 Things You Can Do to Lead the Life You Want

Stew Friedman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business
Stew Friedman

Forget balance! Instead, gain greater control and learn to pursue meaningful change in your world by building your skills as a leader in all parts of your life, no matter what your job or age.

In 2014, Companies Are Still Asking Their Employees to Choose Between Work and Family

Allison O'Kelly | Posted 10.16.2014 | Women
Allison O'Kelly

It saddens me that in 2014, two of our most progressive and influential companies, Apple and Facebook, have decided to send the message to their female employees to delay childbirth to get ahead.