Sometimes I find cool stuff on the interwebs (first edition here). Here’s what I found this week.
If you’re a Harry Potter fan (have you picked up the fact that I am too?) you’ll love this clip of Daniel Radcliffe sorting celebrities in to Hogwarts houses.
How to make a ginormous fluffy pancake in your rice cooker. Looks like I know what we’ll be having for breakfast.
The Secret to Baking the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. You know how sometimes you think you made the exact same recipe as the last time but they just turn out different? This will help you figure out how to make the exact chocolate chip cookies you want.
Work-Life Balance is Non-Existent in the Connected Age. Recent research shows that American’s work-life balance is crumbling (shocker).
The research discovered that 45% of workers feel obligated to respond to emails after hours, while 47% feel guilty if they don’t work — either on site or from home — when sick.”
For millenials, the data was even more extreme.
Employees born between 1982 and 1993 are most inclined to remain “on” during off hours, with more than half feeling compelled to respond to emails outside of work. Additionally, 40% of millennials surveyed expressed guilt about using all of their vacation time, more than double the 18% of baby boomers who reported a similar sentiment.”
Wait for it, I have commentary…
In over two years, I have not taken a sick day. In my current workplace, the sick day policy is kind of that we don’t have one. If I’m not feeling well, I work from home. The only time I’ve used an actual sick day is when I had surgery that I was completely knocked out for and was therefore incapable of answering emails. I’ve often wondered if this is healthy. Because of what I do (working so closely with kids with cancer) there have been many occasions that I’ve felt I needed a mental health day. Are those even acceptable?
I think most people, millenials in particular, would benefit from clear work-life boundaries in terms of communication.
The Worlds Ugliest Dog was crowned this weekend. I can’t be the only one who still thinks these pups are adorable. Peanut looks like he’s smiling!
Humans of New York. I’m not sure how I hadn’t heard of this project until I came across it on Instagram. So fascinating. Such a wonderful reminder that every person is a completely unique individual.
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Any thoughts on work-life balance? I’d love to hear.