Work-life balance

Richard Branson’s 5 Tips for Work-Life Balance

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 11:36 am

When he’s not busy being the billionaire founder of Virgin Group and its 400 companies, Sir Richard Branson is known to have a bit of fun. You might find him partying with his family on a private island, dressing up like Che Guevara, or…

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How to Find a Better Work-Life Balance

By | Jul 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

Since its inception, the American higher education system has been continuously evolving, but no change has had a greater impact on learners than the introduction of modern technology into the classrooms. Once a path only for the privileged elite who could manage the financial…

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5 Ways Meditation Improves Productivity and Leads to Success

By | Jul 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Science is convincing many companies to turn to meditation to help improve productivity and efficiency. Companies who have implemented meditation training and encouraged employees to take time out for meditation each day have discovered that meditation makes for happier and better-rounded employees, in addition…

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Meditation Apps: Are they Actually Useful?

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

The emergence of affordable technology that fits snugly in the pocket or backpack has changed our lives. We can talk, email, video chat and compile data with a vast number of apps. But have we lost the ability to turn off? There’s increasing talk of…

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This Guy’s Beard Fell Out from Working Too Much

By | Jun 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

Designer and developer Jason Lengstorf was working 80-hour weeks designing websites for clients in 2012, when his beard started falling out. “Patches of my beard started to turn white. The whiskers became ultra-fine. Then they fell out altogether. Shortly afterward, I lost my ability…

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6 Unusual Hobbies Can Make You a Better IT Professional

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Image credit: Flickr/Paul Stein After a long day of work, what do you do with your free time? Catch up on the latest tech trends, busy yourself with reading books on the secrets of successful tech startups, teach yourself new skills that could help…

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I Talked to Thai Monks About Our Technology Addiction

By | Feb 17, 2015 at 8:00 am

“I love Justin Bieber,” a 29-year-old Buddhist monk tells me, robed in orange, holding up his smartphone. But he thinks listening to Justin Bieber is evil – an example of “craving mind,” a Buddhist mindset of wanting and desire that ultimately leads to pain. Somehow,…

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Longer Work Hours Tied to Greater Alcohol Consumption

By | Jan 17, 2015 at 6:00 am

This news will come as no surprise to anyone who’s ever had to work more than 40 hours a week (so, basically, everyone…?): longer work hours have been found to contribute to greater levels of alcohol consumption. According to a recent study published in The…

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Don’t Be Ashamed of Wanting Work-Life Balance

By | Jan 15, 2015 at 6:30 pm

You know when you used to work at that 9-5 job and had to wait until about 5:05 to leave, just so you didn’t look like a slacker who hated their work and wanted out at 5:00 on the dot? Well, there’s a startup equivalent to that:…

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9 Founders Share Their New Year’s Resolutions for Work-Life Balance

By | Dec 30, 2014 at 7:00 am

When I set out to write this article, I was going to do a general roundup of entrepreneurs’ New Year’s resolutions. But as I sifted through dozens of responses, a clear theme emerged. Over 20% of them were about work-life balance. This tells me…

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This is What a Lack of Sleep Does to Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Dec 26, 2014 at 11:00 pm

This morning, I set my alarm for 6 AM. Sure, it’s the day after Christmas, and I went to bed at 4 AM, but I was fairly confident that I could wake up in time and put in the day’s work hours without falling…

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6 Quotes to Bust Startup Stress

By | Dec 11, 2014 at 7:00 am

How do you combat startup stress when it threatens to overwhelm you? We’ve written before about ways that can help, including getting to the root of stress, getting involved in your startup community, and disconnecting. But sometimes, you don’t have time. You might just…

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SelfSpark Founder James Norris Demystifies the Science of Lifehacking

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

The best part of interviewing James Norris, founder of Self Spark and myriad startups around the world before this current venture, is that I left our conversation feeling more organized and confident in achieving my to-do list! How did he do that? Read on…