Friday, July 18, 2014
A growing number of older middle-class Americans are migrating across the country from one temporary job to another to make ends meet.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What happens when corporate and nonprofit executives actively encourage their employees to get more rest? Four CEOs who launched an experiment after WNYC's "Clock Your Sleep" Project share their results so far. Plus: Tracking Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's money; an update on Israel and Palestine; the legality of flying drones in New York City; and assessing Mayor de Blasio on crime six months into his administration.
Monday, July 07, 2014
Fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, structural engineers. In an age of constant self-promotion, anonymous work remains integral to public successes.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
Stringer’s analysis, comparing 1990 and 2012, shows that women workers comprise a slightly smaller percent of the total workforce (48.2 percent ...
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Brigid Schulte, a staff writer for The Washington Post, wonders: Are our brains, our partners, our culture, and our bosses making it impossible for us to experience anything but “contaminated time”? In Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time she looks at the stresses that have eroded our leisure time and tries to find ways to put the pieces of our over-scheduled lives back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
As protestors "arrest" Ronald McDonald, meet the New Yorkers behind the nationwide movement to raise wages for fast food workers.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Sheryl Sandberg is tired of the word "bossy," so much so that she's launching a campaign against it. Sandberg says "the other B-word" discourages girls from thinking of themselves in positions of leadership. Is it so much the word "bossy," or the way we teach young girls to think about themselves? Sarah Burningham, author of "Girl to Girl: Honest Talk About Growing Up and Your Changing Body" and two other books for teen girls, and Micki Maynard, contributor to Forbes.com, weigh in.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Joan C. Williams is an expert on women and work, and she explains what women need to know to get ahead in their professional lives. Her book What Works for Women at Work, written with her daughter Rachel Dempsey, offers pragmatic advice that goes beyond the traditional one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Last week, we discussed this piece of common advice given to young people: "Do what you love." It sounds very simple: Follow your passion, and the money will follow. But is that always the case? Our conversation about following your dreams sparked a lot of discussion. To explore this issue in greater depth, The Takeaway hears from Jey Born and his wife Betsy Thorleifson. Together they discuss how they are making a team effort as a couple to do what they love.