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Huffington Post: Why Walking Meetings Can Be Better Than Sitting Meetings
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Huffington Post: Why Walking Meetings Can Be Better Than Sitting Meetings

Apart from providing us with the obvious physical benefits of walking, walking meetings help break down formalities, foster camaraderie between co-workers, and lead to more creative thinking. To gauge walking’s effect on creativity, Schwartz and Oppezzo had test subjects walk and sit, and then asked them to find alternate uses for everyday items like tires … Continue reading

Newsweek: Sex, Race, Education and the Marriage Gap
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Newsweek: Sex, Race, Education and the Marriage Gap

There is growing income inequality in this country and Reeves believes a good portion of it is due to “assortative mating” (marriage between people of similar backgrounds). There is a growing trend in the United States toward assortative mating—a clunky phrase that refers to people’s tendency to choose spouses with similar educational attainment. Rising numbers … Continue reading

Washington Post: The Uncomfortable Truth About How We View Working Women
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Washington Post: The Uncomfortable Truth About How We View Working Women

When you search “CEO” on Google Images, the first woman to appear after dozens of men is a plastic doll CEO. Unfortunately, additional images mostly include hyper-sexualized female caricatures. The main concern here is the low number of women portrayed in positions of power on the internet. About twenty-seven percent of American CEOs, for example, are women. But … Continue reading

Detroit Free Press: Work or Stay Home? No One-Size-Fits-All Approach for Moms, Kids
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Detroit Free Press: Work or Stay Home? No One-Size-Fits-All Approach for Moms, Kids

Is there too much societal pressure on mothers?  A stay-at-home mother named Lydia Lovric recently lit up social media across North America with an article in Huffington Post Canada titled “Dear Daughter, Here’s Why I Don’t Work.” Lovric explained that she left a “fancy job” she loved to take care of her children because “your … Continue reading

Forbes: Three Scenarios For The Future Of Work
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Forbes: Three Scenarios For The Future Of Work

PwC introduced an interesting report on the future of work as they envision three possible delineations into work “worlds”. The Blue World In this scenario “big company capitalism” rules and the primary goal and purpose of a business is to focus on profits, revenue, and growing market share, pretty similar to what companies focus on today … Continue reading

The Washington Post: Don’t Be a Bachelor: Why Married Men Work Harder, Smarter and Make More Money
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The Washington Post: Don’t Be a Bachelor: Why Married Men Work Harder, Smarter and Make More Money

Wilcox analyzes why he believes married men make more than single men. Men who are reluctant to settle down until they make more money – and women who spurn low-wage men – could benefit from what Taulbee has discovered: Marriage has a transformative effect on adult behavior, emotional health, and financial well-being—particularly for men.  (Parenthood … Continue reading

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