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Live YOUR Life

Over the past year, the work-family discussion has been injected with a massive shot of adrenaline. Much of the resurgence of interest has resulted from the advice and actions of some highly accomplished women. Their overtures and the public reaction … Continue reading

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Front-lines and Sidelines: Time to Let Go of Gender Stereotypes

Last week, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, announced their intention to lift the military ban on women in combat. To say this is a dramatic step would be a significant … Continue reading

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Dickens’ Enduring Lessons

With December’s arrival, we turn our attention to Christmas – the most wonderful, wondrous, and unfortunately, overwrought holiday for most Christians around the world. Last year, I wrote a piece on how “presence trumps presents” – encouraging people to think … Continue reading

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The Masculine Critique

In 2009, the Center decided it was time for a greater focus on men and work-family issues. At the time, the field was predominantly women – researchers, practitioners, and consumers – and seemingly all discussion was focused on women’s struggles. … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Countries … and Their Respective Challenges

Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family. This post originally appeared in our member newsletter. For me, the month of March has included more than the run-of-the-mill work and family experiences. Two … Continue reading

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Taking Charge of Your Career and Life

In spite of the recent improvements in the US employment numbers, the last few years have been extremely trying for many individuals’ careers. While anytime is a good time to tweak your career management strategy, these days it is especially … Continue reading

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Christmas Presence beats Christmas Presents Every Time

Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work& Family.  This post originally appeared in our member newsletter.    This week Jennifer Fraone appeared on one of Boston’s local news channels to do our monthly Work-Life Wednesday segment. … Continue reading

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