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– Two interesting happiness and balance articles this week, both from the NYT. First, researchers discover that not only are careers in finance or consulting bad for work/life balance, but they in fact are far worse than careers in law or medicine. Secondly, researchers found that the reported happiness level for women has dropped since the dawn of the feminist era. Perhaps ignorance was bliss?
– Shopping’s My Cardio offers some tips on how to make a “worthy” splurge.
– The Happiness Project offers tips on how to make conversation with a stranger — uber handy for summer office mixers, as well as for networking opportunities.