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Using Google Alerts for Brand Monitoring and Competitive Intelligence

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.30.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

In today's modern spy vs. spy world there is no better 1.0 tool than Google Alerts - the Swiss Army Knife for content sourcing, spying on competitor...

7 Ways to Gift Yourself Instant Peace and Calm

Alexis Meads | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Alexis Meads

We all need the calm within the storm. Maybe life isn't going to slow down, but doesn't mean we can't find peace and joy in our journey. Here are my seven ways to instantly feel calm:

Are You Thriving or Surviving?

Laura Berger | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

But see, I unfortunately can't get you around the stark reality that dictating a life of your own is not possible without having the guts to make it happen so you can watch everyone trying to figure out how they are going to get in the pool with you.

Employers: How Good Employers of Parents Can Become Great Employers

Deborah A. Kahn | Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents
Deborah A. Kahn

Employers who want to move from good to great need to understand and truly value parental efforts that do not fit neatly into clock hours.

Five Ways Tech Companies Can Be More Family Friendly

Kelli Newman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Kelli Newman

In honor of National Work and Family Month, the following are five suggestions for how tech companies can be more inclusive of workers with family obligations and, in the process, do a better job recruiting and retaining talented women.

Not Everyone Wants To Be Happy

Scientific American | Jennifer Aaker and Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

Everyone wants to be happy. It's a fundamental human right. It's associated with all sorts of benefits. We, as a society, spend millions trying to fig...

Yes, Life Does Come With Instructions

Jennie Sutherland | Posted 10.28.2014 | Good News
Jennie Sutherland

In the early 1990s Life's Little Instruction Book by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. was a New York Times bestseller and a perfect graduation present. With its unassuming red plaid cover, the book consolidated more than 500 suggestions, observations and reminders that Brown shared with his son who was going off to college.

Why Are You Crippling Your Kids?

Traci Bild | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Traci Bild

I'll never forget my rage during an elementary school book fair -- at another parent. As a volunteer behind the register, my daughter Paris asked if s...

7 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Do After Dinner

Quarterlette | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business

This post was originally published on By: Alicia Lawrence In the past five years, I've had the opportunity to work closely with d...

Questions for Within: What to Ask Yourself When Creating Your Dream Business

Heather Piedmont | Posted 10.28.2014 | Business
Heather Piedmont

I always make sure any prospect I work with truly wants the responsibility that comes with the freedom of being your own boss.

5 Ways The Internet Will Revolutionize Work And Play By 2025

Fast Company | Ben Schiller | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

For all the ways the Internet has changed how we live and work over the last 20 years, there are still plenty of areas it hasn't touched, and plenty m...

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Anneli Lucia Tostar | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Anneli Lucia Tostar

I am by no means qualified to suggest an institutional fix for our country's socioeconomic inequalities. I am, however, suggesting that we be grateful for those whose hard work is not intellectual and acknowledge the social constructions behind our presumptions of labor.

Run, Mama, Run!

Janice Windt | Posted 10.27.2014 | Parents
Janice Windt

Run, Mamma! Don't be late! Get up early, exercise. Look good, feel good, you know how it goes! Get the kids up, get them dressed.

Top Ten Things I Learned at a Leading Work-Life Event

Robin Hardman | Posted 10.27.2014 | Business
Robin Hardman

Since we're in the final days of National Work and Family Month, I thought I'd share a few odds and ends of what I picked up

Why Coyote Marketing Is All the Rage for Brands in Need of a Social Strategy

Lee Traupel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

Every business needs to stand up and out in today's content drenched world. Social media economies of scale starts with your staff. Whether your five or five hundred strong, look around the office or review the org chart.

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 10.25.2014 | 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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