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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Royal Shake Up, Discovering New Music, and Faking it at Work

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The Takeaway looks at America's enduring war in Afghanistan, a new study on new music, and claims people make about work-life balance.

WNYC News

Report: Low-Wage Workers Face Longest Commutes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

When commuting time is added, New Yorkers have the longest work week of people in other major cities. And the less you're paid, the longer your travel time is.

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The Takeaway

Why Women Are Opting Out of The Workforce

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At home in the United States, the number of women working peaked in 1999 and is now declining. Here The Takeaway explores why more American women are choosing not to work. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"8 Hours for Work, 8 Hours for Rest, 8 Hours for What We Will"

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

There was a time when working a 40 hour work week wasn't the norm. And in many ways it still isn't. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mindful Time Management

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

According to author Julie Morgenstern, her tips on time management are an important step in "taking back the clock" at home and work.

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Money Talking

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Back to Work

Thursday, November 06, 2014

You know you do it and you want to do something about it. Well, there is a solution for how to get busy, but it's not very "touchy feely."

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The Takeaway

Feminist Icons: From Rosie the Riveter to Beyoncé

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Just how flawless of an icon was "Rosie" herself?  And is it time we put aside the propaganda and found some new feminist icons? 

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WNYC News

Stringer to Employers: Time to Get Flexible

Monday, June 16, 2014

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The comptroller is urging businesses to adopt policies that see family and work as complimentary rather than competing.

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The Takeaway

The Unrealized Dream of the 3-Hour Work Day

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Economist John Maynard Keynes once predicted that technological innovation would make the U.S. fantastically wealthy and everyone would enjoy far more leisure time. He was right about one part.

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The Takeaway

Is "Lean In" Faux Feminism?

Monday, May 12, 2014

It's been more than a year since Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg released her book "Lean In." But preeminent black feminist  bell hooks says Sandberg's philosophy isn't revolutionary.

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The Takeaway

How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

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.

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The Takeaway

Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

It's become popular to insist that the key to a successful career is to simply "follow your bliss" straight into a profession that you're truly passionate about. For most people, is it really practical to do what you love? And if it's not, why are we giving this advice to our young people? Miya Tokumitsu, holds a Ph.D in art history. Her recent essay in Jacobin magazine breaks down why being told to "do what you love" isn't necessarily sound advice.

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The Takeaway

The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What They Love?

Friday, January 24, 2014

'Planet Hillary': The Clinton Machine Gears Up for 2016 | How California's Cities Are Coping With Drought Conditions | Sundance Preview & This Week's Movies Reviews | World Economic Forum Takes Up Climate Change | Ludomusicology: The Study of Video Game Music Gains Recognition | Who Really Gets to Do What ...

The Takeaway

An 8-Hour Day? Workdays & Weeks Vary Nationwide

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

On its 100th anniversary, we explored the legacy of the 8-hour workday. But in today’s world, the structure and moderation of that schedule seems almost mythical. Here you'll find two people who embrace radically different ideas about the hours worked in a day. Jason Fried is the co-founder and president of 37signals, a software company based in Chicago, and Sabina Gault is the CEO of Konnect PR, a public relations firm based in Los Angeles.

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The Takeaway

Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions | Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages | Stephen Frears on the Key to Genius Directing

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Polar Vortex's Breathtaking Chill Freezes Millions | Supreme Court Halts Utah Same-Sex Marriages | An 8-Hour Day? Workdays & Weeks Vary Nationwide | The Burglary That Exposed FBI Surveillance | Meeting the Standard: From the Drawing Board to Your Home | Stephen Frears on the Key to Genius Directing

The Takeaway

Responses: A Time When You Realized You Were Juggling Too Much

Friday, May 10, 2013

All this week, as part of our series "Breaking the Glass Ceiling in Male-Dominated Fields," we've heard from women who have broken into predominately male occupations and risen to the top. They shared their lessons on how to juggle their demanding jobs and their family lives. We asked all of them and our listeners the same question: What is a moment that caused you to realize you were simply juggling too much between your job, your family and your personal life?

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The Takeaway

Lessons From a Female Union Electrician

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Rochelle James is a proud union electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3. She is a single mom whose challenges to make life and career go smoothly sound a lot like the challenges of bank president Karen Peetz or senior tech executive Padmasree Warrior or journalist Judy Woodruff. For Rochelle James, white collar or blue collar, the lessons and the tough wisdom are all the same.

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The Takeaway

Evolution of Marijuana Culture, Future of Biking, Punk in Fashion

Thursday, May 09, 2013

How is Marijuana Culture Changing in This Country? | What it Might Take to Reinvent the Wheel | Lessons From a Female Union Electrician | The Rise of Bike Culture | Punk Fashion: From the Streets to the Met

The Takeaway

Karen Peetz on Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

All this week we're talking to women and mothers about the real struggles of making a full life fit into a career or vice versa. At home Karen Peetz is a mother of two, and at work she's the president of The Bank of New York Mellon, a multinational bank and financial services corporation with over $1.4 trillion in assets.

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The Takeaway

Judy Woodruff Once Thought She Could Do it All

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

All this week we're talking to women and mothers who have harnessed smarts, spirit, and self-awareness to break into male-dominated careers and rise to the top. Judy Woodruff has covered news and politics as a broadcast journalist for more than three decades for PBS, CNN, and NBC. She is also a wife and mother of three, including a son with spina bifida. Her children are now grown but she hasn't forgotten the feelings of guilt and sacrifice that accompanied juggling a demanding career with a busy home life.

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