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productivity,Work

Vacations, Paid Leave and the Madness of American Workaholism

LONDON – The hint of an autumn breeze sweeps through my window on an early Sunday morning in...

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Parenting,Work

Working Moms: Don’t Use Academic Research To Validate You

Like many out there, I was overjoyed to read the results of a recent study from Harvard University...

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Why Mindfulness Apps Are The Future

There are few things I feel strongly enough about in life to champion their virtues to others: The...

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  • Vacations, Paid Leave and the Madness of American Workaholism

    LONDON – The hint of an autumn breeze sweeps through my window on an early Sunday morning in August as I work through the annual back-to-school inventory of uniforms and school supplies. My eye graces the “To Do” List I crafted back in late May – still sitting in a corner of my desk, as if beckoning […]

    Posted on August 30, 2015 0 comments
  • Working Moms: Don’t Use Academic Research To Validate You

    Like many out there, I was overjoyed to read the results of a recent study from Harvard University claiming that being a working mother  has tangible benefits to our kids. More specifically, the new research showed that working mothers are good role models for their daughters. I was on my way to work when I […]

    Posted on June 29, 2015 0 comments
  • Why Mindfulness Apps Are The Future

    There are few things I feel strongly enough about in life to champion their virtues to others: The New Yorker. My favorite films about politics. Pop Tarts for grown-ups. But of late, I’ve found that I’ve become an evangelist for something I would never have thought likely: mindfulness apps. For those not in the know, […]

    Posted on May 18, 2015 0 comments
  • An American Goes to the Polls in the U.K.

    LONDON – I’m not quite sure what I expected when I showed up at my local polling station in London last Thursday morning to vote – for the very first time – as an ex-pat American in a British General Election. But it certainly wasn’t this: an “open air” voting booth, a single sheet of […]

    Posted on May 11, 2015 0 comments
  • Is Fat Passé?

    LONDON – At the risk of lobbing a hand grenade into the collective female unconscious, let me throw out some food for thought: I think that, slowly, the whole idea of being “fat” is becoming passé. It’s not that I believe that body image has ceased to be one of the central parameters for how […]

    Posted on April 22, 2015 0 comments