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Study: You Really Can 'Work Smarter, Not Harder'

May 15, 2014 Two weeks ago, my oldest son taught my youngest son how to perform a corner kick during half time of my middle son’s soccer game. He demonstrated the correct way to swing the leg, angle the foot, and launch the ball toward the goal. When the referee blew his whistle,...

Stop Leaning In—Career Capital Is What Really Matters

March 3, 2014 Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, still sits on the bestseller list, but new research finds that women have a different idea about what they need to thrive at work. Workers believe that building “career capital” is the key to their success, according to a new report from Accenture. This refers to...

Why Paid Family Leave Is Good for Everyone (Even People Who Don't Use It)

July 9, 2013 The Rhode Island legislature voted last week to pass a law to give workers paid time off to care for a new child or seriously ill or injured family member. If Governor Lincoln Chafee signs the bill into law as expected Rhode Island will become the third state with some...

Marissa Mayer's Potentially Revolutionary Paternity Leave Policy

May 2, 2013 Marissa Mayer took a lot of flak when she nixed telecommuting at Yahoo yet built a private nursery for her own baby next to her office, on the heels of her earlier statement that she intended to work through a meager two-week maternity leave. This week, however, she announced a...

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