What the older and wiser think you should know
Most important life lesson from older people? Love your work.
Mothering in the work-life balancing act
Middleclass mothers in the UK are deserting the workplace in droves.
Millenials choose demanding jobs over having kids
Millenials would like to have kids someday, but they just don’t see how it could work
Breastfeeding and feminist frustration
Breast-feeding shouldn't be criticised for keeping women from "full participation in public life", as feminist academics contend.
What has to change before women can “have it all”
Sheryl Sandberg is now on the board of Facebook -- but there's a bigger buzz this week about an article in The Atlantic entitled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All".
Irish women more satisfied with life than men
The OECD’s latest ‘Better Life Index’ shows that Irish women have a better overall quality of life than men when a range of different factors is taken into account.
How men contribute to Australian happiness
It’s happiness survey time again, with the publication of the OECD’s annual Better Life Index. And, for once, it’s not a Scandinavian country that comes out on top.
Carol Bartz, former president and CEO of Yahoo, admits her biggest mistake -- and it wasn't not spending enough time at the office...
Connected to work - checked out of life?
Parents who have a managerial or executive job, and perhaps some lower down the employment ladder, are having to make some hard decisions about their use of communication technology.
Gen Y not so keen on gender equality
An Australian study has set the traditional-role-division cat among the
gender equality pigeons: the tide of opinion seems to have swung against
the feminist ideal of an equal division of domestic and market work
between husbands and wives.
Musical mom has kids and career
A reader in Canada has alerted me to a really great article -- a profile
of a musical mother who is keeping up her career but not letting it get
in the way of having a family. Child number four is on the way and
won’t be the last if she and her husband have their way.
The pursuit of happiness
Is it time to shelve materialistic measures of a country’s progress
such as gross domestic product and replace them with quality of life
indicators like access to healthcare, ecological footprint and
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com