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Are You Working Now? 9 Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance

Are You Working Now? 9 Top Jobs for Work-Life Balance

High on flexibility, low on stress

Looking for a flexible career that leaves you time for hobbies and family? Here are nine ideas that allow telecommuting and shorter work hours. Read More »

It's National Flex Day. Do You Notice Where Your Employees Are Working?

It's National Flex Day. Do You Notice Where Your Employees Are Working?

Working Mother declares "Workflex Revolution"

Working Mother Media released a study of 1,516 moms to raise the flag on the issue of workplace flexibility and declared October 15 National Flex Day. Read More »

Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

Hard Truth: 'Work-Life' Balance Is Way Overrated

Most people view life's goal is to be happy. I believe that's misguided. If the goal is happiness, one could, for example, spend all your time gardening, watching comedies, having sex, etc. Yet if everyone did that, the planet would be far worse: Patients would die, homes wouldn't get built and products... Read More »

What Do Successful People Know About Achieving 'Balance'?

What do you wish you'd known about handling both a career and kids? Read More »

How To Manage Unrealistic Work Demands

How To Manage Unrealistic Work Demands

By Chrissy Scivicque Does it seem like people are always slamming you with impossibly urgent requests? Do you ever feel like you'll only meet your deadlines if you work extra hours or take work home on weekends? Are the demands placed on you so intense that you find yourself wondering how anyone does it... Read More »

How To Take A Vacation Without Losing Your Job

How To Take A Vacation Without Losing Your Job

Most experts preach the importance of taking a vacation. And there are plenty of studies showing it's good for your health, productivity and creativity. But in America, most of us are limited to two weeks paid vacation. And most of us don't take even that in large part because we fear for our jobs, according to... Read More »

Linds Redding, Fatally Ill Ad Executive, Blogs About Wasting Life On Work

Linds Redding, Fatally Ill Ad Executive, Blogs About Wasting Life On Work

By Jim Edwards Linds Redding, a New Zealand-based art director who worked at BBDO and Saatchi & Saatchi, died last month at aged 52 from an inoperable esophageal cancer. Redding also kept a blog, and after his passing an essay he wrote about the ad business, titled "A Short Lesson In Perspective," has... Read More »

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

Finding A Truly Family Friendly Employer

By Lindsay Olson If family ranks high on your list of priorities, your life will run much smoother if you work for a company that is family friendly. But definitions vary: Some companies just provide the bare-minimum requirements (like unpaid time off for having a baby), while others go above and beyond to... Read More »

9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

9 Annoying Lies Job Interviewers Tell

By Heather Legg Job interviews are frustrating enough. Trying to pick out the perfect look, getting there on time (but not too early), doing research on the position ... you have plenty to worry about. Then there's the actual interview: answering the questions thoroughly (but not rambling), seeming... Read More »

Americans Are Lying About How Much They Work

Americans Are Lying About How Much They Work

Hang around in certain circles long enough, and you hear a lot about 70-hour work weeks. Then, after that complaint, you start hearing about 80-hour workweeks, and so forth in the arms race. People claim they fantasize about 60-hour workweeks, billed by some as the new "part-time." We may feel we're... Read More »

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Another Reason Why It's Good To Be The Boss

Back during the whole Marissa-Mayer-is-pregnant dust-up this summer, I mentioned that being the CEO is actually a great job for the mom of small kids. If you're late to a 9 a.m. meeting, people will wait for you. If you don't want to work from 5:30-8 p.m., people will take your calls at 8:30. They fly to see... Read More »

13 Tools To Tame Social Media Overload

13 Tools To Tame Social Media Overload

Question: I need to do a better job of avoiding "insecurity work" (constantly checking social media updates, email, etc.). What strategies do you use to ensure that technology does not get the best of you during the day? Read More »

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

Do American Workers Need More Vacation Time?

If you're like most Americans, you probably feel like Labor Day snuck up on you. That's because you spent most of the summer working -- or looking for work. The majority of American workers don't use up all their vacation time, most of them leaving an average of 11 days on the table, according to one survey (via... Read More »

How 20 Is The New 30 In Today's Workforce

How 20 Is The New 30 In Today's Workforce

By Gadi Ben-Yehuda What makes today's young professionals different than previous generations? For the past decade at least, Americans have been subject to variations of "40 is the new 30." A mantra that is supposed to allow older people to do the things that had previously been relegated to younger people,... Read More »

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

How Workers Waste Time [Infographic]

Employers need to stop blaming Facebook. At least if you believe the results of a new nationwide survey commissioned by TrackVia, the maker of a cloud-based application platform. The survey asked 300 workers to name their biggest time wasters. Only 5 percent respondents cited Facebook, Twitter or another... Read More »

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

What Stresses Out Workers The Most In 2012

By Cindy Perman Stressed out at work? Take a number. Nearly three-fourths (73 percent) of American workers are stressed out by at least one thing at work, according to Everest College's 2012 Work Stress Survey conducted by Harris Interactive. Read More »

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

How People Goof Off When They Work From Home [INFOGRAPHIC]

Many workers are eager to work from home, and more employers are accommodating them. But what do these workers actually do all day? Are they as productive as the rest of us toiling away in our cubicles? Well, maybe not. A recent survey asked work-from-home employees if they do non-work activities. Many... Read More »

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

No. 1 Hidden Risk To Working From Home

By Elaheh Nozari, LearnVest Working from home today? It could have a serious effect on your career. The Wall Street Journal recently reported the results of a new study that suggests employees who work from home or remotely may end up getting lower performance evaluations, smaller raises and fewer... Read More »

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Can You Get A Job When You're Pregnant?

Maybe you've heard the news: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo's new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: She is pregnant (it's a boy) and due Oct. 7. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo's board know about her pregnancy at... Read More »

Is Marissa Mayer, CEO Of Yahoo, New 'Poster Child' Of Working Moms?

Is Marissa Mayer, CEO Of Yahoo, New 'Poster Child' Of Working Moms?

By Jocelyn Noveck NEW YORK -- "Another piece of good news today," tweeted the expectant mom, announcing to her online followers that she and her husband are awaiting a baby boy. But this wasn't just any excited mom-to-be. This was 37-year-old Marissa Mayer, the newly named CEO of Yahoo -- obviously a huge... Read More »

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