The Surprising Reason Why the Gender Pay Gap Hasn’t Shrunk
It gets more intense every year — the drive to work longer and longer hours. And there’s striking .
Inside A Workaholics Anonymous Meeting
What happens when you can’t stop working? In this episode, the Better Life Lab podcast goes to a workaholics anonymous meeting to find out. We also here from Malissa Clark, a professor of psychology at the University of Indiana and an expert in workaholism. She discusses the science and research behind workaholism, and how we can change.
Even Progressive Offices Fail at Work-Life Balance
No meeting Wednesdays and work from home Fridays are not enough. In this episode, you'll find out how employers can really create a healthier and more productive workplace. Tara Oakman, a former Obama White House official who is currently working as a senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and David Waldman, vice president human resources and administration at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, weigh in.
Why You’re Addicted to Being Busy
Email inboxes and push notifications were designed to keep us busy. But when we break it all down and how we think about busyness, we should be paying attention to the way our environment is designed — both at work and at home. Behavioral economist , a professor in the psychology department at the University of Arizona, where he directs the Laboratory for Social Connectedness and Health. And he confesses — he is obsessed with busyness.
How to Take Summers Off and Still Get Promoted
Michelle Hickox took summers off and still got promoted. First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. Now she wants everyone to know how she did it. She tells her story to Better Life Lab.
Economists say the way we work has become so stressful it’s now the fifth leading cause of death. Their mission is to find a better way. Better Life Lab is a co-production from New America and Slate.
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