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Mashable: Google CFO Retires with a Candid Memo about Work/Life Balance
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Mashable: Google CFO Retires with a Candid Memo about Work/Life Balance

Patrick Pichette, one of Google’s highest ranking executives, announced his retirement on Tuesday (March 10) with the following opening line: “After nearly seven years as CFO, I will be retiring from Google to spend more time with my family.” Pichette recalls a vacation in Africa with his wife last fall, during which she suggested they keep … Continue reading

Brookings: 3 Targeted Approaches to Expand Employment Opportunities
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Brookings: 3 Targeted Approaches to Expand Employment Opportunities

The Brookings Institute finds that even though America has climbed out of the recession, there is still a job gap of around four million. The Great Recession and the recovery that followed have demonstrated a clear need for policies to encourage job growth. The United States has experienced a fairly steady recovery—fifty-three consecutive months of … Continue reading

Huffington Post: #LeanInTogether and Getty Images Team Up
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Huffington Post: #LeanInTogether and Getty Images Team Up

The #LeanInTogether campaign encourages men to help women in the fight for gender equality. Through a partnership with Getty Images, #LeanInTogether is hoping to provide readers with realistic stock photos of men with their families. Instead of endless photos of white guys in suits — or any other ridiculous and cliché portrayals we so often see in stock photos — the #LeanInTogether … Continue reading

Washington Post: An Unusual New Policy for Working Mothers
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Washington Post: An Unusual New Policy for Working Mothers

Last Friday (March 6th), global telecommunications company Vodafone, announced a new maternity leave policy. All Vodafone operating companies around the globe are to offer at least 16 weeks of paid maternity leave. Additionally, for the first six months after returning from maternity leave, new mothers are expected to work just 30 hours a week but continue … Continue reading

Malta Today: Majority Still Believe that Family Life Suffers When Women Work
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Malta Today: Majority Still Believe that Family Life Suffers When Women Work

Maybe France and the rest of Europe are not better at facilitating a great work-life balance after all. 77% of Maltese still believe that family life suffers when the mother takes a full-time job, placing the Maltese holding such a view third out of all member states in a Europe-wide survey. That view was expressed by … Continue reading

The Washington Times: Relationship, Educational and Economic Factors Contribute to Family Success
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The Washington Times: Relationship, Educational and Economic Factors Contribute to Family Success

The Council on Contemporary Families conducted a report where they found that family happiness is dependent on strong relationships and educational and economic backgrounds. Stable relationships, educational opportunity and economic opportunity are all important for family well-being, according to a new report by the Council on Contemporary Families. Researchers from the CCF, a nonprofit research organization that seeks to … Continue reading

Fortune: Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”
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Fortune: Female company president: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I worked with”

PowerToFly President Katharine Zaleski admits: “I didn’t realize how horrible I’d been — until I had a child of my own.” I still am embarrassed by this memory. Five years ago I walked into an office on the twenty-fifth floor of the Manhattan headquarters of Time Inc. (which owns Fortune.) I was there to meet … Continue reading

Slate Magazine: If America Is Hell for Working Women, France Might Just Be Heaven
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Slate Magazine: If America Is Hell for Working Women, France Might Just Be Heaven

America is rated one of the worst places for working women, France is rated one of the best. By global standards, the United States used to be a great country for working women. But these days, we look hopelessly behind the times. As the White House noted in arecent economic report, American women between the … Continue reading

Psych Central: Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI
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Psych Central: Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

Balancing long work hours with family time leads to heavier individuals. A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in the … Continue reading

Harvard Business Review: What Millennials Want from Work
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Harvard Business Review: What Millennials Want from Work

The Harvard Business Review outlines millennials views on work. As more Millennials assume leadership positions around the world, organizations are becoming increasingly concerned with how to ensure their success. However, most existing research on those born between the early ‘80s and late ‘90s is skewed toward understanding what a narrow, typically Western, population wants. Conclusions based on … Continue reading

Fortune: The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism
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Fortune: The Difference Between Work-Life Integration and Workaholism

In a very intelligible piece, Fortune explains the fine line between work-life integration and workaholism. Lai, who says she typically works 80 to 100 hours a week, believes the key question to ask is, “What are the things that energize you, and what are the things that detract from your energy?” The work she does, Lai … Continue reading

Mother Jones: Men Complain Far More Than Women About Work-Family Conflicts
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Mother Jones: Men Complain Far More Than Women About Work-Family Conflicts

According to a new study, Men seem to be more outward about discontent with work-life balance. Danielle Kurtzleben points to an interesting chart today from the White House’s Economic Report of the President. It’s based on only two data points (1977 and 2008), but it’s still kind of intriguing. Since 1977, two things have happened. … Continue reading

The Huffington Post: Women are Working More Everywhere – Except in the U.S.
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The Huffington Post: Women are Working More Everywhere – Except in the U.S.

Currently, in the United States, 73.7% of 25-to-54-year-old women are looking for a job. Other countries, such as France, Germany, and Canada, however, have been increasingly adding women to the labor force each year. So why has the U.S. frozen in time? The answer lies in child care. The annual $7,800 child care fee forces women to stay at … Continue reading

NPR: Back Before Children Looked Childish
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NPR: Back Before Children Looked Childish

According to Weeks, American children behaved and were treated similar to adults because the constraints off the time called for it. This culture has drastically changed Immersed in silent film from the 1930s – depicting everyday folks in rural North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia – I realized that young people back then looked pretty much … Continue reading