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Remote Work May Actually Be Good for Business

Working remotely doesn't negatively affect productivity. It may actually even enhance both employee and company resiliency, a new study finds.

Military Families Push the Army to ‘Normalize Parenthood’

A new directive addresses fertility treatment, pregnancy and postpartum recovery – issues that have long affected soldiers’ careers, marriages and home life.

5 Things Women Job Seekers Want

Women want better pay and work-life balance but also value working in diverse organizations, among other factors, a new Gallup poll reveals.

6 in 10 Americans Would Quit Current Job for Remote Position

Work-life balance is increasingly important for today’s post-pandemic workforce.

Formula Pins Down What Gets People in the ‘Flow’

Can you get yourself into a creative and productive "flow" intentionally? Researchers say it is possible and have created a formula to explain it

Staring at An Image of Yourself on Zoom Has Serious Consequences for Mental Health – Especially for Women

Mirrors, selfies and knowing other people are looking at you all cause people to think of themselves as objects. Video calls are all three in one and are likely increasing the harms of self-objectification.

Are You Tired of Your Job or Is It Actually Burnout?

What are the signs of burnout at work and what can you do about it? An expert explains what to look for in yourself and others.

Paid Family Leave Is Good for Moms and Baby Brains

Nearly 80% of US workers don't receive paid family leave, leaving them having to choose between earning a paycheck or bonding with their newborns.

Small Towns Drew Most New Pandemic Residents

Major cities lost people to more remote, lesser-known areas.

Pandemic Decision-Making Is Difficult and Exhausting – Here’s the Psychology that Explains Why

People tend to dislike uncertainty and risk – two things that are hard to avoid completely during a pandemic. That’s part of why it can feel especially draining to make even small decisions these days.

There Are Racial Disparities in How Much Sleep People Get

"The persistent sleep disparities for Black people may be contributing to the persistent average worse health status among Black people."

Job Seekers Will Sacrifice Money for Diversity at Work

A significant number of job applicants will sacrifice salary to work somewhere with greater diversity, research finds.

5 Ways Americans’ Lives Will Change if Congress Makes Daylight Saving Time Permanent

Research suggests that permanent daylight saving time would save lives as well as energy and prevent crime.

Losing Sleep Over the Pandemic? Work Flexibility May Be a Boon for Night Owls’ Health

Many sleep scientists maintain that people who prefer to stay up late could improve their mental and physical health by synchronizing their natural sleep cycles with workday demands. The flexible work schedules that came with COVID's work-from-home trend, according to one new study, backs up this idea.

Even after Lockdowns Eased, Pandemic Depression Persisted across Social Classes

A new study finds that adults in the U.S. reported the same levels of depression a year into the pandemic as they did at the outset.

As Ketanji Brown Jackson Testified, Black Women Saw Themselves Reflected

For many, her reactions and words on the public stage reflected what they have lived as they navigate workplaces dominated by White men.