work-life balance

San Francisco becomes the first municipality in the country to pass a law providing working parents and caregivers the “right to request” flexible or predictable work schedules. That goes for everybody--not just mothers. Sounds pretty equal.
Millennials don't do corporate. New findings show that younger women especially aren't accepting traditional corporate structures with all its stress. Millennial women seem unwilling to make the personal sacrifices they believe are needed to climb the corporate ladder.
Workers who are single and without children have trouble finding the time or energy to participate in non-work interests, just like those with spouses and kids, new research suggests.
This weekend, writer and cartoonist Tim Kreider wrote a piece for the New York Times on the "busy trap" we all have a habit of falling into. "Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing something to promote their work. They schedule in time with friends the way students with 4.0 G.P.A.’s make sure to sign up for community service because it looks good on their college applications," he writes. Click through for the full column.

Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer at Facebook, recently sat down with an interviewer from Business Insider to discuss the difficulties women executives face when trying to balance their careers with having a family. As Sandberg says, "The data...shows very clearly that men assume they can have it all -- meaning a great career and a great family -- and women do not. And that is largely true, because we don't have an even split in the home....If we would get to an even division of labor in the home, more women can have it all." Personally, Sandberg says she and her husband work to prioritize both of their careers equally and split household labor down the middle -- especially in front of their kids.