Suicide rates have increased in nearly every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent. Suicide is a major public health issue, accounting for nearly 45,000 deaths in 2016 alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta decided to take a comprehensive look at suicides from 1999 to 2016. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
Jeff Bezos does not believe in the term “work-life balance,” labeling it a “debilitating phrase,” as cited in Business Insider. Bezos, instead, likens the relationship between the two to a circle. When you’re happier at home, you perform better at work; when you’re happy at work, you’re more present at home. The problem is most employees today don’t feel in control to be able to implement the “circle” framework proposed by Bezos.
When straight couples divide up the chores of daily life, the duties are often determined by gender. Same-sex couples, research has consistently found, divide up chores more equally. But recent research has uncovered a twist. When gay and lesbian couples have children, they often begin to divide things as heterosexual couples do, according to new data.
Black women continue to be sorely underrepresented in leadership roles in corporate America. Currently, they make up 12.7% of the U.S. population, yet they represent only 1.3% of senior management and executive roles of S&P 500 firms, and there is not a single black female CEO in the Fortune 500. Despite this underrepresentation, a small subset of black women have found success as leaders and played key roles in driving organizational change.
For many new parents, the experience of welcoming a child comes with only a brief break from the daily grind. In federal offices, one of the most popular baby shower gifts is personal days. Co-workers donate them so a new mom can extend her leave beyond six weeks after giving birth. Currently, 15 percent of employers allow workers to donate their paid time off to other workers, according to SHRM's upcoming employee benefits survey, coming June 19.
Growing numbers of Americans face the immense and often overwhelming challenge of caring for an aging parent or other loved one, a burden that will skyrocket as 76 million baby boomers move into their 80s and need help coping with dementia, cancer, heart disease or just plain frailty and old age. Social trends and medical progress are working against each other. Half of the 35 million family caregivers who now assist older adults have full-time jobs.