Articles about Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

How to talk about infertility with your boss and not make it uncomfortable

For many, the desire to start a family is primal — a period in life they’ve looked forward to for decades. That’s why infertility can be such a daunting, disheartening and difficult experience — after all, few know if they will have trouble procreating until they try.

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43% of 18-25 year olds say they’re expected to work during vacation

Americans don't always use their vacation days because they're nervous about job security, but what happens when you're using your time off but are still expected to work? And does it have an effect on your work-life balance?

How To

Setting yourself up for ‘Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day’

For parents, it's a chance to show your child what your job is like and open their eyes to different career possibilities. But let's face it: bringing your child to work can make it difficult to get work done.

Productivity

10 career tips that are also great to apply to your life

It’s all about making smart choices that affect your work-life AND your personal life. After all, a successful career is built upon strong character and purposeful choices – the same factors that drive a happy, fulfilling personal life.

Work-Life Balance

Why it’s OK to focus on your career over starting a family

It’s easy to start feeling left out and panicked that your friendships may diverge because you are not rushing to get a bun in the oven. Whether it is friends or family, there’s no need to feel guilty about choosing your career over kids.

productivity

7 things I do outside work that double my productivity

Comparing yourself to someone else is as bad as smoking cigarettes. Everyone knows that. But I just couldn’t help myself. I compared others lifestyles to mine, and moped over why the ‘fame I deserved didn’t come to me.’ Turns out, I was looking at achievers all wrong.

wellness

Stanford professor: The workplace is literally killing us

No good employer is going to outright say that they kill you, but new research finds that too many modern workplaces are grim reapers inflicting a fatal amount of stress on our bodies and minds.

Work-Life Balance

What Paul Ryan’s ‘weekend dad’ excuse tells us about how fatherhood is changing in the U.S.

We can't say for sure whether that's really Ryan's primary motive against seeking re-election in November, but it's hard to argue that someone should devote less attention to parenting.

The Whole Human

If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

Life is about simple pleasures and joys and that happiness is attainable at any moment. As I look back at the past 18 months (the happiest and most financially successful of my life), there are three habits that stand head and shoulders above the rest.

Travel

How to create some personal time during a busy work trip

A business trip does not have to be all about business to be successful. Finding a little "vacation time" within an assigned work trip is achievable if you learn how to balance the needs of your employer with your goal of personal downtime.

News

35% of Americans would give up the right to vote for a raise

LendEDU surveyed 1,238 employed people in the U.S. and asked what they would be willing to sacrifice for a 10% raise and the results were interesting, to say the least.

Career advice

Richard Branson on flex policies, what Virgin looks for in an employee, and lessons learned

Entrepreneur Richard Branson gave a keynote presentation this week at the Adobe Summit, a digital marketing conference, in which he made a serious case for why Americans need more vacation time.

News

New bill wants to give employees the right to ignore email after-hours

Do you dread answering work emails long after you have left work? A new New York City bill wants to help you ward off demanding bosses who expect answers at all hours of the day and night.

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Survey: 41% of employees feel “shamed” for taking vacation

Do you ever get nervous before asking your employer for permission to use your vacation days? You're not alone.

Productivity

Here’s how much time and money you save by working remotely

Working remotely means no more expensive commutes, no more costly work uniforms, and no more $15 lunches you end up buying in a rush. Sign us up!

Advice

Here’s how to leave work on time — every time

It may seem impossible to take back control of your workday, but there are research-backed tips on how to leave work on time in a professional manner. Here's how.

Health

The signs and symptoms you may be a workaholic, and how to break the habit

We all take pride in our work, but some people find it difficult to draw a line between their professional and personal lives. Here are the signs that you might be a workaholic.

Advice

This is what the best teams and families do: 3 rituals from research

There are three key elements the best teams and families all have in common that boost trust, cooperation, motivation and overall performance. And they’re going to surprise you.

News

Study: A top promotion can double a woman’s chance of divorce

A woman's professional success may come at the cost of her marriage. When women got promoted to the top job in their field, it doubled their chances of a divorce. The same was not true for men being promoted.

News

Study reveals the work issues people lose the most sleep over

People stay up worrying for a variety of reasons, but for some, it's because of work. Nearly half of workers can't get a good night's rest because of their jobs.

Advice

How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

When you boil it down to the basics, focus and productivity require only two things.

Advice

5 tips on how to relax and reduce stress after a day at the office

Stress experts often talk about “setting boundaries” between work and home. But in this day and age of mobile phones and other devices that connect us back to work 24/7/365, how is that even possible?

News

This is the price of happiness according to researchers

Money can buy you happiness — but only up to a point. Researchers found a strong relationship between individual's income and their personal satisfaction ... and the numbers may surprise you.

Job search

Other than salary, free time is the most important factor when it comes to job offers

Employers, listen up: Offering employees the right amount of leisure time is crucial, in more ways than one — especially when it comes to hiring.

News

And the award for worst commute goes to …

In New York City, which has the country's longest commute time, you can actually win a prize for your heroism braving your absolutely terrible commute.