Work-Life Balance: How To Achieve Happiness

It is common knowledge: happy employees perform better than unhappy ones. But success does not necessarily make people happier. So what does? According to many studies, the answer is the magical phrase: “work-life balance”. The challenge here is twofold for both employees and employers. Firstly, how to make more money and still maintain healthy work-life balance, have family time, to relax and have fun. Is it possible to have it all? Secondly, how can employers make their employees happy and retain them?

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Work-Life Balance: Tips From 4 Successful Working Mothers

At the beginning of the last century, almost all married women stayed home as housewives. Today, the labor market looks much different. 7 out of 10 mothers are working, most of them full time. Out of 83 million moms in the United States, roughly 61% of them work. Working moms account for almost one-fifth of all employed individuals.

On top of that, working women are also spending time cleaning, cooking or taking children to their sport/music activities in the afternoons. With Mother’s Day coming up soon, we talked with four mothers who shared with us the secrets of multitasking and how to balance work and life activities. Here is what they can advise us on the balancing act.

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Juggling All The Balls: Tips For Working Mothers

We recently sat down with La Tonya Walker, TAD PGS’s Director of Recruiting for Alexandria and California, to get some golden nugget insights into how this high-performer balances her family and career.

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“For some people looking into my life, it may seem that I handle it effortlessly, but I’m the first to admit that life can be overwhelming at times. To handle life’s roller coaster I have systems in place that help me turn the negatives into positives and to live life purposely every day.”

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Choices when you transition out of the military

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When you transition out of the military, you have three options. You can get further training or education, start a business or find employment. If you are like many transitioning veterans, you need to put food on the table and pay the rent for you and your family. That means you need to find employment.

Choosing a job or a career after you transition  can be the most important decision you make. Many people have an idea of what they would “like” to do, but you do not really know whether that idea is practical or is it a dream?

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Famous Veteran: Yogi Berra

 

Yogi Berra made his MLB debut on 22 September 1946.

 

I sit and I thank the good lord I was in the Navy. We ate good, clean clothes, clean bed. You see some of these Army men, what they went through, that’s the one I felt for.

Son of Italian immigrants Pietro and Paolina Berra, Lawrence Peter Berra grew up in St. Louis in an Italian neighborhood called “The Hill.” His parents didn’t know anything about baseball, but the local American Legion league set him on a path that would take him to the Hall of Fame. It was during his years in the American Legion that he earned the nickname Yogi when his friend, Bobby Hofman, said he looked like a Hindu yogi because of the way he sat with his arms and legs crossed when waiting to bat. Continue reading

Famous Veterans: Yogi Berra

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I sit and I thank the good lord I was in the Navy. We ate good, clean clothes, clean bed. You see some of these Army men, what they went through, that’s the one I felt for.

Son of Italian immigrants Pietro and Paolina Berra, Lawrence Peter Berra grew up in St. Louis in an Italian neighborhood called “The Hill.” His parents didn’t know anything about baseball, but the local American Legion league set him on a path that would take him to the Hall of Fame. It was during his years in the American Legion that he earned the nickname Yogi when his friend, Bobby Hofman, said he looked like a Hindu yogi because of the way he sat with his arms and legs crossed when waiting to bat. Continue reading

Best Work-Life Balance Jobs

Work-life balance is declining as more employees are reporting a decrease in satisfaction over the past few years. While it’s becoming harder to find that perfect balance, some positions offer a better work-life balance than others.

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5 Tips to Downsize Your Stuff before Your Military Move

5 Tips to Downsize Your Stuff Before Your Military Move

Stuff. We all gather “stuff” as we stay at a duty station or our last home. When ready to transition out downsizing is an important part of the equation. What do you keep, what do you get rid of and where do you go from here? How do you downsize?

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Top Companies With Workplace Flexibility

More and more companies are starting to allow different work options, like telecommuting and remote positions, because flexibility on the job can alleviate stress and even create better productivity. Business Insider partnered with PayScale to discover companies who stand out, including the top companies with workplace flexibility.

Researchers looked at the latest list of the 50 best companies to work for in America to determine the most flexible companies. Payscale determined the flexibility evaluating questions to do with how much time employees telecommute or if they are able to work from home.

Cisco Systems topped the list with almost 75% of employees given the opportunity to work from home.

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Famous Veteran: Leonard Nimoy

 

 

“Live long and prosper”: That was the catchphrase for Mr. Spock from the classic sci-fi show Star Trek, and the legendary actor who played him, Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy certainly lived long and prospered before passing away on the morning of February 27, 2015 at the age of 83. Continue reading