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What's Wrong With the Media's Portrayal Of Women Today, and How to Reverse It

By Kathy Caprino
Forbes

Spend a day watching YouTube videos, TV shows, and the “news” and you’ll be as stunned as I am at dichotomy between what we are saying is possible for women today (that they can ascend to leadership, launch their own successful businesses, and sit at the board table equally with men, rather than being relegated to only 16% of corporate leadership), vs. how women are actually being depicted in the media. From my view, popular media focuses much more heavily on a whole host of negative or limiting aspects of women, including an intense scrutiny of and emphasis on their looks (think about the obsession we have with Hillary Clinton’s hair), and a keen focus on how they’re struggling so hard to balance life and work, how catty and demeaning they can be to each other, or how they’ll throw each other under the bus in order to rise to the top.

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Defining Integrity at Work

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

We too often chalk our coworkers interpretations of ethics and integrity to a personality conflict, or differentiating backgrounds, but that's too simplistic an excuse given the volume of time spent with those people. It is extremely important to not only understand your company expectations for behavior, but you need to subscribe to your own code of ethics/values first.

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How To Love Your Job Even If You Don't Like It

By Kerry Hannon
Forbes

Boredom is often at the root of unhappiness at work. So take a single step toward modifying what’s getting you down. Challenge yourself to look for one area that would give you more joy at work and then make it happen. If you persistently add worth to what you bring to the job, chances are your boss will notice and reward you for it.

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Ten Signs You Could Be a Budding Workaholic

By Beth Kuhel
Personal Branding Blog

Not taking time off from work can have dire consequences; it can lead to burnout and worse, a total downward spiral of your personal life. Whether you work for yourself or for someone else it’s critical to take breaks that help you recharge your battery. Taking regular time off to exercise, spend time with friends and family and time to think outside of the office can lead to breakthroughs and give you perspective on the work you’re doing.

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Work-life Balance: A Method of Sacrifice, Understanding

By Kym Klass
The Montgomery Advertiser

Finding the time to meet work deadlines and still find time to attend family events, school functions, or even take that much-needed vacation creates sacrifice at the workplace and on the home front. When work receives more attention, the family suffers. When the family is priority, work is put on hold.

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Finding Your Own Work-Life Balance

By Todd Defren
Business2Community

Before we ask the question, “How well are you balancing your professional and personal lives?” we need to first ask, “What does work-life balance mean to you?” After observing me at work for a full day a few years ago, my daughter wryly observed, “Basically, your job is to write and respond to emails. All. Day. Long.” With that frame of reference in mind, here’s what work-life balance means to me...

 

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Are You a Time Micromanager or a Time Strategist?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

The day starts when you step foot into your office building, and it ends when you put your computer to sleep around the 5 o’clock hour. For some, the eight hour work day isn’t enough, and for others it’s way too much. So, here’s the question you need to ask yourself…do you micromanage your time to stay busy, or do strategically play out your tasks and projects to be more productive?

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Why Not to Force Yourself to Become a Morning Person

By Adrienne Erin
Contributor, Online Career Tips

Many experts believe that it’s important to give into your body’s natural rhythms and preferences. If you’re not meant to be a morning person, it’ll tell you. Read on if you need more proof that you can snooze without losing.

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