Category Archives: work/life balance

Do you have time for recess?

Usually I read a novel, or listen to a book on tape or music on a flight. I listened to a bit of German for fun today, flying again to Washington D. C.. The flight is a bit long so … Continue reading

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Work life balance: it is OK to work hard

Do you ever get the feeling your career is some kind of race and others view your hard work as sneaking into a car in the middle of a marathon? Do you feel better about taking time off if you … Continue reading

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Work life balance: beware transitions

Two different people have recently made me very aware of the biological importance of transitions. One was Jeff Clune who gave an excellent talk at BEACON last month. One part was on the evolutionary origins of modularity. He finds considerable … Continue reading

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Work life balance: four essential life activities

Did you have a week right before a grant proposal deadline when it felt like you were doing nothing but work? If you skipped any of these four things, you did not use your precious time as well as you … Continue reading

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Work life balance: the official version

We have a lot of freedom as academics to determine what we do and when we do it. Maybe this freedom is why we agonize so much about what the right balance is. No one would argue that we should … Continue reading

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