Posts tagged "work life balance"

Make It Work: Not All Ambition Is Good Ambition

I’m still searching for the thing that will be My Thing. In the meantime, I know I need to keep a paycheck coming in.

Cassie Marketos | August 17, 2015 - 1:10 pm

Make It Work: How To Get A Grip On Your Work-Life Balance

Working to live or living to work?

Cassie Marketos | July 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs — some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position — so…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Matt Lauer Asks General Motors’ Mary Barra If She Can Be Both CEO And A Good Mom

“Today Show” host Matt Lauer interviewed General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra this morning and asked about her leadership of a struggling company as a woman and the fact that…

Jessica Wakeman | June 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

President Obama Speaks Out In Support Of Paid Maternity Leave

President Obama spoke out yesterday in support of paid maternity leave and paid family leave. “There is only one developed country in the world that does not offer paid…

Jessica Wakeman | June 24, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Emma Thompson Weighs In On Balancing Work With Motherhood: “You Don’t Need It All At Once”

“You can’t be a great mum and keep working all the time. … I wanted to spend more time with my family. A year off was my birthday present to myself.

Jessica Wakeman | May 27, 2014 - 5:00 pm

Study: Being At Home Is More Stressful Than Being At Work

Spending time at home is way more stressful than spending time at work, according to a surprising new study by Penn State researchers. This comes as something of a surprise given…

Claire Hannum | May 25, 2014 - 9:00 am

Mommie Dearest: I Never Expected To Be A Stay-At-Home Mom

Stay at home vs. working moms: it’s a debate that may well have sparked the heated flames of the “mommy wars.” There haven’t been a shortage of opinions on this…

Avital Norman Nathman | March 19, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Oh, For Eff’s Sake, Michelle Obama Is Not A “Feminist’s Nightmare”

One of the most intriguing characters on “Scandal” is First Lady Mellie Grant. She’s not just a WASP sent from Central Casting, or a put-upon wife of a philanderer. Mellie…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Frisky Q&A: Ani DiFranco On Patriarchy, Motherhood & “Having It All”

When I arrived at the basement of the Calvin Theater in Northampton, Massachusetts, I found folk musician Ani DiFranco in the midst of trying to get her six-month-old son Dante…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 20, 2013 - 2:00 pm

5 Things To Know About Why The Japanese (Supposedly) Aren’t Having Sex

According to UK’s Guardian, Japan’s young people aren’t having a whole lot of sex. In fact, a study found that 45 percent of women 16  to 25 “were not interested…

Claire Hannum | October 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The New York Times Piece Following Up On “The Opt-Out Generation” Will Scare The Crap Out Of You

In 2003, The New York Times Magazine published an article by Lisa Belkin about the “opt-out revolution” — highly-educated women with prestigious jobs who left the workforce for full-time parenting.

Jessica Wakeman | August 7, 2013 - 5:30 pm

52 Years Late, Phyllis Richman Tells Harvard Admissions How She Had A Career And A Family

In June 1961, after applying to Harvard’s graduate program in city planning, Phyllis Richman received a letter from Harvard asking her exactly how she planned on having a career and…

Mary Odell | June 10, 2013 - 9:20 am

Huh? Good Men Project Founder Calls NY Times Piece On The Benefits Of Paternity Leave An “Attack On Dads-At-Large”

Last week, The New York Times published a fairly straight forward news piece on the bountiful array of studies conducted here and in other parts of the world that suggest that offering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 8, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Hillary Clinton: Stop “Whining” About Not Having It All

“I can’t stand whining. I can’t stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they’re not happy with the choices they made. You live in a time…

Jessica Wakeman | October 18, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Attorney General Lisa Madigan Fires Back Against Sexist Questions

This week at the National Democratic Convention, sexism seeped out of the mouths of three Chicago Sun-Times reporters when asking Attorney General Lisa Madigan about her potential run for governor.

Daley Quinn | September 7, 2012 - 3:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Feminism & Judging Other Women

It was easy to roll one’s eyes at Elizabeth Wurtzel’s recent piece on, “1 Percent Wives Are Helping To Kill Feminism And Make The War On Women Possible.” Although…

Jessica Wakeman | June 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Stay-At-Home-Moms More Worried, Sad & Stressed, According To New Poll

As if the “mommy wars” need even more ammunition to make women feel bad about themselves: a new Gallup poll found that stay-at-home-moms were more likely to be unhappy than working…

Jessica Wakeman | May 18, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Australian Company Offers Double Pay To Moms Who Return To Work

As an incentive for working mothers not to drop out of the workforce, the Insurance Australia Group (IAG) is offering double pay for new moms for their first six weeks…

Jessica Wakeman | April 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

The Soapbox: On Ann Romney & Women “Marrying Up”

Another day, another bombastically link-baity piece on the Internet to get everyone’s feathers ruffled!

Today’s linkbait comes courtesy of The New York Daily News op-ed page, in which…

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm