WORK-LIFE BALANCE

How To Make Work-Life Balance Work

"Work-life balance, says Nigel Marsh, is too important to be left in the hands of your employer. Marsh lays out an ideal day balanced between family time, personal time and productivity -- and offers some stirring encouragement to make it happen."

Nigel Marsh TED 2010

How Nighttime Tablet and Phone Use Disturbs Sleep

"Bedtime reading with a tablet or smartphone can interfere with a good night’s sleep, some studies and many anecdotal reports suggest. Now researchers have conducted a small experiment to test the idea.

Scientists had nine people spend 10 nights in a sleep laboratory. For five consecutive nights, they read before sleep with an iPad; then they read print for five nights. In both scenarios, they read in a dimly lit room until they felt ready to go to sleep."

By Nicholas Bakalar

For The New York TImes

Facebook Job Ads Raise Concern About Age Bias

"Verizon is among dozens of the nation’s leading employers — including Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Target and Facebook itself — that placed recruitment ads limited to particular age groups, an investigation by ProPublica and The New York Times has found."

By Julia Angwin, Noam Scheiber and Ariana Tobin
For The New York Times