Work & Family Life

Monthly newsletter providing employees with tips to help balance family, social, and working lives.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 5, May

7 Steps to Asking Better, Smarter Questions
Most of us realize at some point in our work lives how important it is to ask good questions in a timely manner.Questions provide clarity and direction. They allow us to sift through the day's conversations, catch up with what's going on and cut through...
A Focus on What Really Matters in Child Raising
A focus on what really matters in child raisingThis book is about the roots of joy and what parents and others can do to raise children who stand the best chance of becoming happy, responsible adults - which, of course, is what we all want for our kids.Based...
How to Talk to Your Kids about Drugs
As parents, we want to warn our kids about the dangers of drug abuse. But many of us are reluctant to start that conversation because we're afraid we'll be asked, "Mom, Dad, did you use drugs?" And if we did, we don't know what to say.The fact that you've...
More Research on the Sources of Happiness
What makes for ioy in life and how tan we set the stage for our children to find happiness throughout their lives? Researchers have explored different aspects of these questions-and here's what their studies have revealed.IN HIS BOOK "Adaptation to Life...
Older Drivers Safer, Fitter and Wiser Too
Dire predictions of more car accidents because so many older drivers are on the road have not been borne out. In fact, fatal car accidents involving older people have declined significantly in the past decade, according to the Insurance Institute for...
Thank You, Readers. We Love You Too
We get fan mail from our readers that we just can't resist sharing sometimes. These two wonderful letters came to us from both sides of the world, literally - via e-mail from Connecticut and snail mail from New Zealand.Karen, from Connecticut, writes:I...
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
What do I really want for my children? If you. spend some time thinking about this question, your reply will almost certainly include one particular word - the simple, almost silly-seeming word, happiness.Most of us parents just want our kids to be happy,...
Vitamin K Research.Another Reason to Eat Your Veggies
IT'S OFTEN CALLED the forgotten vitamin. It was I discovered in 1934 by a Danish scientist and the letter "K" stands for the Danish spelling of "Koagulation."Vitamin K is typically the first nutritional supplement that most American children receive...
What's Going on in the Soft Dairy Case?
We may have figured out how to avoid the saturated fat in milk. But when it comes to sour cream and soft cheese, there's a lot we don't know. What does "light sour cream" mean anyway? And how much lower in fat is the "low fat ricotta" actually?The Center...
Why So Many More of Us Are Living to Be 100
The number of 100-year-olds among us has shot up and will continue to increase at a rapid clip in future decades. Scientists in the United States and from many parts of the world have been studying this new phenomenon, and the fruits of their research...
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