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No Email, No Smartphone, No Internet, No TV, No Problem?! Jodi Unplugged -- Part 1

Jodi B. Katzman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Women
Jodi B. Katzman

When my smartphone went dark, my PC succumbed to malware and my old TV conked out (must things always happen in threes?), I was forced to undergo a different kind of cleanse -- a digital cleanse -- which proved as jarring as I imagined a juice cleanse to be.

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Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

How to Redefine Your Marketing Strategy in Today's Tech Drenched World

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

"There's many a slip twixt cup and the lip" is erroneously attributed to Shakespeare throughout history. The origins can be traced back to Greek myth...

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

3 Steps to Creating Like The Creator

Lorna Bright | Posted 08.28.2014 | Religion
Lorna Bright

Like many of you, I was taught that the Fourth Commandment simply means, "work all week and go to church on Sunday." But the reality is that most of us work only five days per week, not six, so by not taking a full six days to do all our work, we've broken the commandment.

Yes, You Can Still Get Fired for Pumping at Work

Rachael Ellison, MA | Posted 08.29.2014 | Parents
Rachael Ellison, MA

These are the women who followed Sheryl Sandberg's example and have "leaned in" as far as they could. They are pushing ahead and aiming to break the glass ceiling. Too many of them find it's just not possible after having kids.

What I Learned From Five Months Of Travel

Cliff Hsia | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

These are the lessons about life that I have learned after five months of travel around the world...

Why We Should All Vacation At The Exact Same Time

The Week | Elissa Strauss | | Posted 08.27.2014 | World

It may be summertime, but the living isn't exactly easy. Vacations are increasingly being squeezed by our inability to disconnect and the pile of w...

Forget the What, Focus on the How

Chitra Anand | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Chitra Anand

We all are caught in the frenzy of busyness. We are struggling to find time to do all the things that we need to get done and barely have time for the things that we want to do.

I Did The Dirty Dishes At 2 a.m.

Tony Posnanski | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tony Posnanski

refuse to play the "who works harder" game. I think that a lot of marital fights are because of that. My day at work was rough. How do I know that my wife did not have the exact same day? Why, because dishes were not done?

Feeding the Beast: How to Be a More Creative Entrepreneur

Penina Rybak | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

"This is the perfect moment in history to live with imperfection, to embrace variety and leave conformity on the assembly lines." -- Anna Quindlen, B...

Getting Attention in Today's Social Media Tower of Babel

Lee Traupel | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Lee Traupel

One of our greatest challenges working with clients is getting their attention, let alone their target market demographics. Some see this shiny mark...

Why You Need to Lean Back Instead of In

Tamara Star | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Intuitive coaches and best-selling authors Wendy DeRosa and Tamara Star offer practical advice on counteracting this stressful world. Are you fee...

What Makes Life Worth Living? Take a Moment to Ask

Miroslav Volf | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Miroslav Volf

Various forces bigger than ourselves -- perhaps most of all marketing and pop culture - shape our goals without us realizing it, guiding our lives for us, often in directions that, were we to think about it, we would want to resist. Life becomes, for instance, a series of consumer decisions based on our preferences for this or that experience, or a mad race for some vaguely-defined "success."

5 Ways to Get Re-Energized for Work After the Summer

Marilyn Tam | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Find the meaning in your work and give thanks for that. Your work has a purpose -- look for the greater connections and benefits that you provide. Knowing that you are making a difference in other people's lives will energize you to devote more attention to what you do.

Iyengar And The Invention Of Yoga

The New Yorker | Michelle Goldberg | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

In contemporary yoga classes, teachers often speak of Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutras,” a philosophical text compiled around two thousand years ago, as...

The Spaces Between

Kristin Shaw | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents
Kristin Shaw

Some days, I struggle to focus, and I deliberately call out each sense by name in my head after he falls asleep, nestled next to me. The scent of baby mixed with little-boy sweat. The sight of his eyelashes brushing his cheeks. The touch of his small arm against mine.

The Great Taste: Laughter, Insults and a Moment

Tom Cramer | Posted 08.22.2014 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

In early May of this year, I drove up to Madison Wisconsin to meet friends and sleep out for tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest.

Are You Numbing Yourself With Busy?

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Start paying attention to the choices you make and don't let anyone else dictate what is valuable to you. If you need to go for a walk and breath, just do it.

The SAS Story: Building and Sustaining a Unique Culture

SAS | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business
SAS

I have worked at other companies where just leaving my desk to grab a quick bite to eat would leave me riddled with guilt. The reality is, if we aren't taking care of ourselves, productivity and creativity suffer.

Love What You Do and You'll Enjoy Your View From the Top

Margaret Scott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Women
Margaret Scott

My advice to anyone wondering if they're on the right path is to ask yourself: "What would it take for me to do something that I love?" And I'd say to them, "Grab onto your dream. Do it while you can and just make it happen."

Where The Five-Day Workweek Came From

The Atlantic | Philip Sopher | Posted 08.22.2014 | World

“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of The Atlantic, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven...

Having it All vs. Having What Matters

Kimberly Inskeep | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Inskeep

I came of age at a time when women's appeal for equal opportunity on the career ladder was coupled with a decree that we could, in fact, do it all and have it all. We believed that "work-life balance" was an achievable, worthy pursuit.

Putting the 'W' Back in WFH

Jeremy Vandehey | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Jeremy Vandehey

For the last year, my commute was a grueling 20 feet. I showed up to work early to fight for the best parking spot (location: the couch...opponent: my dog) and put in a solid 8 hours of work (also consisting of naps, laundry, and video games). I work from home (WFH), and I'm a lot better at it now than I used to be.

I Feel Guilty... For Not Feeling Guilty

Lauren Stevens | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Lauren Stevens

This is where my guilt comes in; I feel guilty because I've not succumbed to the mom guilt surrounding many of the parenting decisions I've made. I love being a mother, but my world does not revolve around my child. T