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Work Life Balance

Whether you work to live or live to work, too much of one and not enough of the other is never good. We know people work long hours and no one ever got promoted by spending less time at the office, but work/life balance is becoming more important than it's ever been. We've got tips and expert advice on how to create and sustain that balance so you'll be happy both at home and at work.

Work Life Balance Advice

  • Do Employers Have to Offer 2 Weeks Vacation?

    I'm not sure this is a matter of "rights." While two weeks vacation is almost universally acknowledged as the minimum vacation time, even that is at the discretion of your employer, and by no means is he/she required to give it to you. Read more...

  • Office Romance: Follow Your Head or Heart?

    If and when you find yourselves unencumbered and yet enamored, make the decision on whether to explore your mutual attraction without jeopardizing your job. Read more...

  • 7 Ways to Take Time Off Without Losing Your Mind

    Vacations are supposed to relieve stress and recharge your batteries, but when you don’t properly prepare for them they can do just the opposite. How do you get all of the health benefits of a vacation, without stress coming along and … Read more...

  • 8 Reasons You Should Turn Down That Job Offer

    The good news is you got the job. Which, in this still-reeling economy, is quite an accomplishment. But the bad news is you're worried you might be settling for a position that isn't the right fit for you. So where do you go from here? Read more...

  • How Your Bedtime Is Affecting Your Job Performance

    Society stigmatizes people who are different -- not just the well-recognized differences like skin color, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. The stigmas are also against people of a quieter nature, heavy people (especially women!), … Read more...

  • Infographic: Do Americans Still Value Work?

    Do Americans still value hard work and make sure their careers come first? Or have times and priorities shifted? Here's our "Working Study" infographic based on our recently released survey, which shows how Americans view work these days. Read more...

  • Do Americans Still Value Hard Work?

    America is a country that has long prided itself on sweat, determination and hard work. We love stories about people putting in the hours, working harder than everyone else, and pulling themselves up by their bootstraps to enjoy financial … Read more...

  • Is Your Bad Credit Keeping You from Getting Hired?

    If you’re like most people, your credit rating is probably the last thing on your mind while looking for a new job. But according to analysts and experts, your credit rating should definitely be on your mind if you want to get hired. Read more...

  • Why the Gap Between Rich & Poor Is Widening

    Numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier this month confirm what many have known for a long time: The gap between the rich and the poor in this country is growing ever wider. And while we examined the numbers behind the income gap … Read more...

  • 8 Reasons You Should Take a Pay Cut

    Just a few decades ago, the thought of taking a pay cut was preposterous. A history of a steadily climbing paycheck as you advanced through your career, gaining experience and promotions, was seen as proof that you were on the right track. … Read more...