Work Life Balance


Serious Student Loans? Jobs That Help Pay Off Your Debt

By Beth Kotz / March 29, 2017

Student loans have been a fixture of the educational system for quite some time now, but recent years have seen their impact balloon to unfairly burdensome proportions. Today’s college graduates often find themselves looking down from a mountain of debt all while trying to grow up and secure a job in what remains a bleak […]


Work vs. Your Personal Life: How to Keep Everyone Happy

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / July 28, 2016

“Don’t go anywhere near Jim’s office today, he’s on a rampage.”   You’ve no doubt heard that, or something similar. The phrase comes up when someone is having a tough time keeping their personal life separate from work. With social media dominating our lives these days – chances are everyone already knows why you’re on […]


Just How Busy Are You, Really?

By Cally Martin / July 19, 2016

Or are you just addicted to the feeling of being busy?   In a world where technology makes it simple to work outside of the office, it seems like everyone is constantly working. Parks, coffee shops, restaurants…full of people furiously tapping away on their laptops. It makes me question whether, in this wired generation, are […]


How to Make Returning From Vacation Suck Less

By Cally Martin / June 30, 2016

Vacations are great, coming back from them isn’t. Here’s how you can plan ahead to make your return to work not that terrible.   Whether you’re out for a long weekend or an extended vacation, you’re more than likely going to miss a meeting, a deadline, a whole lot of emails, or maybe you’ll just […]


So Long, Farewell, Should You Quit Your Job?

By Alexandra Hoeflicker / March 24, 2016

Maybe you want to start your own business, or perhaps you’re hoping to find a different job that leaves you feeling more fulfilled. Whatever the reason, you’re thinking about packing up your workspace, handing in your two weeks’ notice, and bidding adieu to your current job. Quitting your job is a big decision, and it’s not one you […]


Enjoy your Working Summer: 5 Tips to Stay Motivated

By Cally Martin / March 22, 2016

SXSW has come and gone here in Austin and spring is in full-swing. The sunshine is beaming through our office windows and all we can dream about is working on our tan out on the lake! Remember how easy we had it in high school and college with summer off so we could enjoy it […]


Personal or Professional: Where to Draw the Line?

By Cally Martin / March 9, 2016

All offices have cliques. In every office there is a manager who wants to be the employee’s friend (or vice versa). And in every office there must be a line drawn in the sand between personal and professional relationships.   You spend so much time at work, it’s almost impossible not to blur the line […]


Is Showing Up to Work Sick Ever a Good Idea?

By Cally Martin / March 4, 2016

The short answer: No. But if you live in the U.S., where employers aren’t required to offer paid sick leave, you might have to load up on non-drowsy meds and deal with it.   We’re nearing the end of flu season, but anyone can get sick year-round. So how do you handle “presenteeism” with a […]


The Weird Trick That Can Reduce Workplace Stress

By Kelly Love Johnson / February 5, 2016

Do you know what telomeres are? If not, you should. They directly impact your health (and your lifespan). Shortened telomeres are bad news, and stress is a huge factor. Why? Inflammation. When you experience stress, especially the long-term and ongoing type, your body responds by producing higher levels of cortisol, a hormone that regulates everything from your […]


Secondhand Stress in the Office: Are You at Risk?

By Kelly Love Johnson / January 27, 2016

Can you catch stress like the flu? That might be a little far fetched, but there is scientific evidence that being around other people who don’t manage their stress well can cause your stress levels to rise. A 2011 University of Hawaii study found that stress is as contagious as the common cold. How often do […]


Be Careful – Your FOMO is Showing!

By Cally Martin / January 21, 2016

­­If you are reading this, you’re probably already familiar with the concept of “FOMO.” FOMO (fear of missing out) was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2013, making it officially known to the world that we’re all consumed by thoughts of “what if’s”.     Technology and social media make it simple to see […]

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