Articles about Quality of Life

Sleep

Study says too much sleep could be worse for your health than getting too little

Is it possible that getting too much sleep can also be bad for your health? According to a new study, the answer is yes.

Happiness

These childless women are happy – so why won’t anyone believe them?

We've still not reached a place where the choice to remain childless is free of judgment. For many, being subjected to other people's opinions persists.

Pop Culture

How 10 celebrities say they integrate work-life balance

10 celebrities share how they try to integrate work and life. Despite fame and fortune, work-life balance plagues all parents, regardless of their paycheck.

Personal Finance

These are the 25 best cities in America for renters

Sometimes renting can be just as difficult as homeownership. The most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the average renting household spends 29.9% of their income on rent.

Work-Life Balance

4 modern-day tips to help you balance work life and home life

Here are a handful of modern-day tips that will help you go a step further in balancing your work life and home life. The end goal; maximize time and minimize stress in all areas of life.

Work-Life Balance

Does your current company match your lifestyle?

Whether you’re settled comfortably into your role or just waiting for the next opportunity, you should be in a constant state of evaluation and feedback with your current employer.

Personal Finance

The best (and worst) states for teacher’s wages

We collected figures for teachers at all three levels (elementary, middle and high school) to create three color-coded heat maps of earnings and we calculated the average between elementary, middle and high school teachers to create a Top 10 list of states where teachers earn the most.

The Whole Human

30 excuses stopping you from living your best life (and 30 solutions to overcome them)

Studies show that failure is among the most common reasons for making excuses. Fear of what we don’t understand is also at the top of the list. Whatever your excuse, know this — you’ll never get to where you truly want to be if you continue to make excuses. Start making solutions instead. Here’s one excuse for every day of the month and one solution to counter each one.

Personal Finance

These are the cities where renters can best afford to live alone

Many renters don’t enjoy living with roommates, but in order to live alone you need to find an affordable home. This can be challenging, especially with rents on the rise across the country. However, there are some cities where living alone is within reach for a large number of workers. Below we look at these and other factors to rank the cities where you can afford to live alone.

The Whole Human

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happy, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot. Stoicism and Buddhism are both a few thousand years old and I write about them a fair amount because both have core elements that have been validated by modern science.

Finances

How to deal with your significant other losing their job

When my husband lost his supposedly stable job (just a casual two months before our wedding), we went through one of the roughest patches of our relationship — most of it being my fault.

Personal Finance

How much you need to make in each state to afford a 2-bedroom apartment

Affordable housing is already a hot-button political issue. Housing advocates have long pointed out the lack of affordable options in big cities with booming tech sectors, like San Francisco, but where does that leave the rest of the country?

Work-Life Balance

The U.S. is stingier with childcare and maternity leave than the rest of the planet

America's lack of parental leave and childcare may explain why the U.S. is no longer a leader in women’s workforce participation.

News

Survey: More women are paying alimony and child support

In the eyes of the law, alimony payments are becoming a gender-neutral space. As more women become the primary wage earners of their household, this means that women are no longer off the hook from financially supporting their ex.

Personal Finance

By 35, you apparently need to have twice your salary saved for retirement

Hope you've been saving since your nascent twenties because the number listed is not pocket change. Fidelity Investments experts said you need to have a year's worth of your salary saved by 30. By 35, that number needs to jump to double your salary.

The Whole Human

Finding your ‘onlyness’ – Stop hiding what makes you distinct

Each of us stands in a spot in the world only we stand in, with our own specific value. But are you hiding what makes you distinct?

Inspiration

Here is why you should live like you’re immortal

It seems like all my peers have this idea that being young is an excuse for not living a satisfying life. But Millennials are not the only group of people who hide behind excuses. We all do. I get it. Taking on responsibilities in life is scary. It’s way cooler to have toast with avocado.

News

These are the best cities to start a new career

WalletHub analyzed 182 American cities in terms of "Quality of Life" and "Professional Opportunities," then assessed each in terms of 27 different factors — including the availability of entry-level jobs to monthly average starting salary to workforce diversity — to ultimately come up with their rankings.

The Whole Human

10 ways to make yourself a more attractive human being

There are two basic paths to becoming more attractive. Become a better human being (internal) or become a better looking human being (external.) Here are a few quick ideas for maximizing them both.

The Whole Human

How to train (and rewire) your brain for happiness

Our brains are wired to be negative, but the good news is that you can train your brain to hold on to happiness in a few minutes a day.

Productivity

How do you change your mindset to be more positive?

How do you harness that inner critic and start seeing your life as one of abundance instead of a life of limitations? Try beginning your day with this 5-minute habit that will restructure your brain and help you build a positive mindset.

Personal Finance

I grew up on welfare and now I have $50,000 saved at age 28

It was 2014, and I was feeling overwhelmed by my poor credit, student loans, and credit card debt. On a whim, while waiting in line at Duane Reade, I picked up a copy of Suze Orman's Women and Money. I was hooked. It was the first time I felt like I was in full control of my own financial future.

Productivity

The 4 reasons to stop setting goals (and focus on process, instead)

The word “process” might be better reserved for an assembly line, but don’t let its unsexiness distract you from the dramatic changes this shift can unleash in your life.

Parenting

5 ways for parents to empower their daughters

Gender stereotypes persist. According to a survey of 1,900 girls and young women between 7 and 21, conducted by the charity Girlguiding, many feel that pressure from social media, TV, friends, teachers and parents affects how they think and act.

Quality of Life

These are the 10 happiest countries on Earth (with one glaring omission)

Does money buy happiness? Not necessarily. Well, certainly not if you look at the UN’s World Happiness Report rankings for 2018. The UN considers six different factors—GDP, life expectancy, social support, generosity, freedom, and corruption—across 156 countries when putting together this list. GOBankingRates.com then looked at the rankings and determined the average annual wage and unemployment rate for each country to determine if there was a strong correlation between economic factors and overall happiness.