Work/Life Balance

What will a 401(k) buy?

The average 401(k) balance registered with the Vanguard mutual fund company was $101,650 in mid-2014. That’s up 80% since the end of 2008.

Work days just keep getting longer

Full-time U.S. workers now put in an average of 47 hours a week, according to recent Gall­­up poll.

What it's like as an admin at Facebook

If you ask Sara Geiger, she’ll tell you it’s fantastic. Geiger loves the atmosphere at the eight-building campus in Menlo Park, Calif. She loves the free meals, the on-site gym and happy hour drinks. Most of all, reports Claire Moorman in the Dubois County Herald, she feels like she belongs there.

3 ways to cut your stress down to size

There are endless tips and tricks to mitigate the effects of stress, but what if you could shift your stress mindset altogether? A technique called “adding the opposite” can help you do just that, writes Lea McLeod, founder of The Job Success Lab.

1-Minute Strategies: December '14

Turn your next meeting into a walkabout ... Spin your tips into a blog or podcast ... Read another reason to love coffee.

Time to take back your vacation time

Vacation is a time to get away from your job and recharge, but in 2013, the American Psychological Association reported half of American employees checked their email at least once a day during their time off  work. Still, it is possible to get a real break from work.

1-Minute Strategies: November '14

Get moving—even if it’s just for a few minutes ... Learn the power of the doodle ... Boost your chances of career success with three simple steps.

5 strategies to outsmart your stressors

Eliminating all sources of stress in our lives is never going to happen, but minimizing their effect is a completely attainable goal. Psychologist and PsyBlog blogger Jeremy Dean offers research-based tips on how to manage the stress in your life.

Easy ways to make yourself happier

If you are looking for happiness, you are looking for harmony. The Healthy Eating Guide’s Scott Christ offers some ways to make your­­self happier.

1-Minute Strategies: October '14

Make sharing the first thing you do when you get home after work ... Take 225 words of notes per minute with a pen ... Does it really take 10,000 hours of practice to master a skill as author Malcolm Glad­­well claims?