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Washington Post: Today’s Moms are Working Later into Their Pregnancies — and Going Back to Work Earlier too
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Washington Post: Today’s Moms are Working Later into Their Pregnancies — and Going Back to Work Earlier too

Today’s mothers are taking less off for maternity leave. Data from a 2011 Census brief tell the full story. In the early 1960s, fewer than half of American women were working at the start of their pregnancies, and only about 15 percent continued working until a month before their due date. In the mid-2000s, by contrast, … Continue reading

The NY Times: As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work
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The NY Times: As Jobs Become Scarce, Teenagers Drive Farther to Find Work

As jobs start requiring previous work experience, the farther away high schoolers have to drive to find a part-time position. Unfortunately, long commutes affect teenagers’ sleep patterns and raise the risk of depression, causing the majority of parents to pull their children out of the job market. For others, the advantages of having a part-time job during adolescence outweigh … Continue reading

CNN: For China, Three Decades of One-Child Policy Proves Hard to Undo
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CNN: For China, Three Decades of One-Child Policy Proves Hard to Undo

McKenzie believes China is regretting the one child policy and is trying to reverse its consequences. The Party is in a race against the clock. China faces a rapidly aging population and shrinking workforce. The government says the country could become home to the most elderly population on the planet in just 15 years, with … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: The Rise of the ‘Expat-preneur’
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Wall Street Journal: The Rise of the ‘Expat-preneur’

Meet expat-preneurs: traditional expatriates with an entrepreneurial nature. With a sharpened vision and dynamic skills, these professionals are transforming local economies. Being a foreigner in a new place is part of what makes expat-preneurs good at judging market needs and new opportunities from the outside. Still, it’s a combination of that outsider viewpoint with an insider’s knowledge … Continue reading

Today: Quality over Quantity: New Study Brings Time-Squeezed Parents Relief
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Today: Quality over Quantity: New Study Brings Time-Squeezed Parents Relief

A study indicates that success of children is not as dependent on how much their parents are home, but how the parents spend the time when they are home. When it comes to parenting, quality actually does trump quantity, according to a new study prompting sighs of relief from guilt-ridden, time-squeezed parents nationwide. The amount … Continue reading

Quartz: One Thing the US Military Gets Right: Childcare
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Quartz: One Thing the US Military Gets Right: Childcare

According to Quartz, the military has exceptional childcare which the rest of the nation should copy. In 1989, the US congress passed the Military Child Care Act. This act set in motion the Department of Defense’s creation of military child development centers that have been recognized as the national standard bearers for quality of care. … Continue reading

Time: Now Mothers Have a Third Shift—on Facebook
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Time: Now Mothers Have a Third Shift—on Facebook

Time points out that parents now have a “third shift”-managing their child’s social media footprint. This exchange — the negotiation between parents, the consideration of a child’s digital footprint, and the time and effort that went into making this decision — illustrates the emergence of a “third shift” of work that parents take on to manage the online identities … Continue reading

CNBC: Job Hunting Tips for Millennials
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CNBC: Job Hunting Tips for Millennials

With the job market finally rebounding, the unemployment rate currently stands at 5.5 percent. However, the unemployment rate among millennials seems to have stagnated at 14 percent. CNBC offers millennials tips on how to land of their dreams. Networking is key, said workplace consultant Alexandra Levit. She recommends mining social media networks such as LinkedIn for contacts at a … Continue reading

Harvard Business Review: Dealing with the Unique Work-Life Challenges of Family Businesses
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Harvard Business Review: Dealing with the Unique Work-Life Challenges of Family Businesses

The Harvard Business Review depicts difficulties in work-family balance caused by family owned businesses and offers some solutions. Here are some solutions that client families have come up with to find a reasonable middle way between the extremes of “all in” or “all out” in their search for a work-life balance: Separate family time from … Continue reading

US News: Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate
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US News: Paid Family Leave Is Primed for a National Debate

The topic of paid leave is front and center in political debates on the national and state level. Hillary Clinton’s widely anticipated presidential campaign is getting an early boost on Capitol Hill, with a bill supporters believe will draw wide support among crucial female voters. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., last … Continue reading

Kaiser Health News: Depression, Related Ailments Take Their Toll on the Workplace, Study Finds
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Kaiser Health News: Depression, Related Ailments Take Their Toll on the Workplace, Study Finds

For every dollar spent on treating depression, almost five dollars is spent on the treatment and workplace costs of related medical conditions like back and chest pain, sleep disorders and migraines – placing a greater financial burden on businesses and the health care system, according to new research measuring the economic impact of depression. “The … Continue reading

Wall Street Journal: Why Companies are Promoting Mindfulness at the Office
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Wall Street Journal: Why Companies are Promoting Mindfulness at the Office

Reporter David Gelles talks about the rise of mindfulness in the workplace. All mindfulness is doing is trying to get us more attuned to the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that we’re experiencing. Now, people have reported that their mindfulness practice made them more sensitive to things like environmental concerns and the conditions of factory workers. … Continue reading

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