Money Matters By Mindy Charski [caption id="attachment_6460" align="alignright" width="380"] couple on the beach[/caption] What does the Labor Department say is likely to be the most expensive thing you’ll ever buy in your lifetime? Your retirement. That knowledge can be shiver inducing, yes, but it can also be empowering. After...

Etc. A comprehensive new assessment of women in the global workforce from Mercer, the international human resources consulting firm, has identified a “glaring and persistent gap in female workforce participation.” Although efforts at gender equality are under way in every region of the world, they are...

The Office Dear DW, Is it OK to talk about politics at work? Signed, The Debater Dear The Debater, It’s probably best if you don’t. For starters, some employee handbooks explicitly advise against talking politics in the office. As election season gets into full swing, it’s a good idea to...

Shortcuts Sleep problems have become something of an epidemic: one-third of adults in the United States report sleeping fewer than seven hours a night, and a similar number say they nod off in the daytime at least once a month. These tips from the National Sleep...

Learn the right way to leave a legacy for your heirs By Tanisha A. Sykes The last few years have been heart-rending for Michellene O. Davis, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Barnabus Health, an integrated health-care provider in New Jersey. In 2012, her parents were...

Fear of failure holds many of us back. But if we heed the Silicon Valley motto— “Fail Fast, Fail Often”—­we may be better able to achieve our goals and advance our careers. By Ellen Lee Steve Jobs was the ultimate failure. He dropped out of college, he...

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