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Has an Employer’s Market Further Skewed Work-Life Balance?

5 Tips for Ensuring Desirable Lifestyle from Exxon Manager-Turned-Life Coach With reports of the unemployment rate dropping to 7 percent, lower than it was even five years ago and down from a peak of 10 percent in October 2009, many are breathing a sigh of relief. But the effects of a long bout of high unemployment are sure to have thrown off the balance of employee well-being, says former Exxon executive Bob Epperly. “Of course, the rate does not take into account those who are underemployed, including over-skilled workers inRead More


4 Ways to Come Up with Brilliant Ideas When the Pressure’s On By Michael Levin

National Ideas Month Shines a Light on Creativity Here’s an intriguing idea from New York Times best-selling author and writing coach Michael Levin,: “Creativity is a muscle; use it or lose it.” Levin, whose new “Books Are My Babies” YouTube channel (www.BooksAreMyBabies.com) offers 160-plus free tutorials for writers, says anyone can grow their creativity, just like any other muscle. “I define creativity as ‘the ability to develop great ideas while under pressure,’ ” he says. “Pressure creates diamonds, so why shouldn’t it also create great ideas?” But sometimes, pressure paralyzesRead More


How to Be the Boss of Your Own Life

Businesswoman Provides Tips for Being Your Own CEO Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the United States with hundreds of thousands of new businesses opening each year. More than 22 million of our small businesses are one-man (or woman) shops, and the number of those ringing up more than $1 million in sales is growing – it was nearly 27,000 in 2011, the most recent U.S. Census statistics available. “Americans are very savvy business people, and for more and more of us, the rewards of running our own business trounceRead More


4 Great Green Technologies to Celebrate Earth Day

Environmental Advocate Shares Affordable Gadgets that Shrink Your Footprint – and Your Bills Just as intended, the 44th annual celebration of Earth Day on April 22 will be surrounded by talk of our environment, our impact on it and what we can do to better live in harmony with it. “We’re seeing more and more people who realize that, if each of us does what we can every day,  collectively, we can have a tremendous impact,” says Lynda Chervil, a thought leader and green technology advocate whose new book, “Fool’sRead More