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  • Burnout in gastroenterologists more related to work-life balance than employment factors - Healio 17 October 2017
    Burnout in gastroenterologists more related to work-life balance than employment factorsHealioORLANDO — A survey of more than 700 gastroenterologists revealed that nearly half experienced burnout, and that work-life balance drives it more often than practice-related issues. “Higher rates of burnout were reported in younger gastroenterologists, ...and more »
  • Four Secrets Of People Who Have Achieved Enviable Work-Life Balance - Forbes 17 October 2017
    ForbesFour Secrets Of People Who Have Achieved Enviable Work-Life BalanceForbesThere are certain personalities types, which, if they allow themselves, can be completely swallowed up by their work. Driven by insecurity, competition or even the much-maligned “passion,” these types often struggle to identify where they end and their ...
  • Mila Kunis Drops Truth Bombs about Work-Life Balance, Bourbon, and Surviving Trump's Presidency - MarieClaire.com 17 October 2017
    MarieClaire.comMila Kunis Drops Truth Bombs about Work-Life Balance, Bourbon, and Surviving Trump's PresidencyMarieClaire.comDespite her worries, she's confident that things will work out. "This country is a beautiful country that I am proud to be a part of. We just have to stick it out for three years." After getting all that off her chest, Mila […]
  • How technology can enable a good work-life balance - Telegraph.co.uk 17 October 2017
    Telegraph.co.ukHow technology can enable a good work-life balanceTelegraph.co.ukFlexible working is now a reality for all companies, big or small. Aside from regulation that makes it a legal requirement for UK businesses to consider flexible working requests from their staff, work-life balance is increasingly becoming a factor in ...
  • Study: Hacker News users value code quality just as much as a work-life balance - TNW 16 October 2017
    TNWStudy: Hacker News users value code quality just as much as a work-life balanceTNWUnsurprisingly, readers of Hacker News, Y Combinator's haughty message board, show almost identical enthusiasm for a “high quality code base” as they do a healthy work-life balance. That's hardly a surprise, as anyone acquainted with the site will tell ...
  • What research says about how your boss impacts your personal life - Quartz 16 October 2017
    QuartzWhat research says about how your boss impacts your personal lifeQuartzOther research supports this finding on the value of supervisor emotional support for work-family balance. Although less common, in our study we found some people who said their leaders helped them directly with their life outside of work, such as by ...
  • 6 executives who make a point of leaving the office before dark - Business Insider 15 October 2017
    Business Insider6 executives who make a point of leaving the office before darkBusiness InsiderBut some execs are forging a different path, showing the importance of work-life balance by limiting their hours in the office. Below, find six execs who have spoken publicly about their commitment to leaving their desk at a reasonable hour. True, most […]
  • 3 Questions To Ask As Soon As Your Work-Life Balance Starts Slipping - Fast Company 12 October 2017
    Fast Company3 Questions To Ask As Soon As Your Work-Life Balance Starts SlippingFast CompanyOne of the reasons work-life balance may feel so elusive–and so at risk of sliding through your fingers the second a new project lands in your lap, or when your personal life takes an unexpected turn–is because certain preferences or habits in […]
  • Don't expect work-life balance if you want to be rich - The Independent 10 October 2017
    The IndependentDon't expect work-life balance if you want to be richThe IndependentSpooner says he often hears young adults talk about wanting a work-life balance. And while that's feasible, it won't make you rich. He writes, "What this will turn out to be in the real world, if you want this balance, is that you will […]
  • 'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why. - Entrepreneur 5 October 2017
    Entrepreneur'Work-Life Balance' Is Backfiring on Employers. Here's Why.EntrepreneurThe author continued that we can't ignore the fact that a person's work life and home life overlap. And, because our brains don't bifurcate well, she suggested work-life integration, as opposed to a continued search for balance, as the way to achieve ...

RSS From Zen Habits

  • Habit Mastery: My New Course to Help You Level Up Your Skills 16 October 2017
    By Leo Babauta I’m excited to tell you about my new video course, Habit Mastery, which is designed to help you practice and level up your habit skills. It’s a 12-week course with two video lessons a week, daily practice, and interviews with 11 other amazing habit experts. Guys, this is one of the best […]
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  • The Ultimate Productivity, Simplicity, Finance, Happiness & Weight Loss Hack 12 October 2017
    By Leo Babauta I’ll share the ultimate hack in just two words: letting go. These two words, if practiced and lived, can be the key to all the self-improvement in your life: Productivity: By letting go of trying to do everything, or be updated about everything, you can focus on just what’s important. This simple […]
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  • A Guide to Getting Good at Dealing with Chaos 5 October 2017
    By Leo Babauta It is a wonderful thing to have order to our lives, to simplify and have routines and systems that make things peaceful, organized, and calm. Unfortunately, life likes to throw chaos and disorganization our way. Things get disrupted, people interrupt, email requests pour in, our neatness gets messy, schedules get thrown into […]
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  • The First Hour: Creating Powerful Mornings 3 October 2017
    By Leo Babauta As your day starts, it’s easy to get lost in the habit of checking messages, replying to email, checking the news and your favorite blogs. It’s easy to fritter your day away doing a thousand small harmless actions … but the essential actions get put off. The antidote, I’ve found, is putting […]
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  • The Ideal vs. the Reality of Changing Your Life 26 September 2017
    “Our plans never turn out as tasty as reality.” ~Ram Dass By Leo Babauta If only life went exactly as we imagine it would go … things would be so much easier! Unfortunately, in my dozens and dozens of habit changes, I’ve never once had a change go exactly as I’d envisioned. The reality is […]
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  • Procrastination is a Practice Ground for Life Mastery 21 September 2017
    By Leo Babauta There isn’t a person among us who doesn’t procrastinate — put off your work for the day, distract yourself, put off pursuing your dreams, put off putting your work out in the world for fear of being judged. But here’s the thing: most people think that this procrastination is a problem. Most […]
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  • The Action Habit: Put Everything Into the First Step 14 September 2017
    By Leo Babauta The things that stop us from taking action are all-too-familiar: Feeling overwhelmed Fear Not knowing where to start A habit of procrastinating and doing easier things It’s easy to get into a mode of inaction, but building the Action Habit can be a lot more difficult. The reason is that the feedback […]
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  • How to Train Yourself to Stay Focused 8 September 2017
    By Leo Babauta It’s a common problem these days: switching between browser tabs and apps on your phone, checking social media and messages and email, thinking about the million things you have to do but putting them off … Anything but staying focused on one task at a time. And it’s hard to break out […]
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  • The Amazing Self-Confidence Habit 4 September 2017
    By Leo Babauta How often has a lack of self-confidence, or a feeling of inadequacy, stopped us from doing something awesome? I would guess that for lots of us, this feeling of inadequacy stopped us from: Putting ourselves into uncomfortable social situations were we might make new friends or start dating Starting a new business, […]
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  • Single-Minded Devotion to a Task 29 August 2017
    By Leo Babauta I’m going to share a secret to productivity, happiness and mindfulness that you can practice right now, and every day: Devote yourself single-mindedly to anything you do. And by that, I mean anything. For example, you can single-mindedly focus on: Writing Washing a dish Talking to someone Reading an online article Listening […]
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RSS From Four-Hour Work Week

  • Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin 14 October 2017
    “Education is supposed to juice your curiosity, not diminish or sate it.” – Walter Isaacson Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the […]
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  • Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire 9 October 2017
    “Stick your neck out…it’s a lot more fun than sitting at home and watching other people do it.” – Sir Richard Branson Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. His […]
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  • Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More – Esther Perel 8 October 2017
    “The most powerful anti-depressant is doing for other people.” – Esther Perel Psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) is back to answer your most requested questions. The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested […]
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  • Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others 5 October 2017
    This episode contains some of the best lessons I’ve learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by my recent talk with Ray Dalio, which has been incredibly popular and led to many additional questions about money and investing. There is no doubt we need to create systems and procedures […]
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  • TRIBE OF MENTORS — Sample Chapter and a Taste of Things to Come 3 October 2017
    The sample chapter is below, but first, to answer a common question… Some people have asked how the new Tribe of Mentors (subtitle: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World) is different from my last book, Tools of Titans. They’re different in content but similar in format. Differences — First, 90% of Tools […]
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  • Eric Ripert — Lessons in Mastery and Mindfulness 29 September 2017
    “Anger doesn’t help to create quality.” – Eric Ripert Eric Ripert (@ericripert) is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. In 1995, at just 29 years old, he earned a four-star rating from The New York Times. Twenty years later and for the fifth consecutive time, Le Bernardin, where Eric is the […]
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  • Tools and Tips for Better Sleep 26 September 2017
    In this episode of the podcast, I focus on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle: sleep. I’ve found that if you prioritize sleep — and recovery, in general — it magnifies everything else in your life, from your emotional health to physical training. To help you take better care of your mind […]
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  • Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More 22 September 2017
    In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal: My 3-5 favorite books of the past year. Technologies and apps that have made my life easier. How to build a new network from scratch. My top five supplements […]
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  • Bill Burr — The Comedian’s Comedian 18 September 2017
    “Everybody fucking relax. Get yourself a sandwich.” – Bill Burr This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a famous standup comedian, and thousands of you have been requesting him for years. Rolling Stone called Bill “the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor,” and when we were finally […]
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  • Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing 13 September 2017
    “Pain plus reflection equals progress.” – Ray Dalio Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he has built Bridgewater into what Fortune […]
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