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Caregiving Spouses More Likely to Take on Medical Tasks

Posted on 04/14/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | CaregivingSpouses who are caregivers are significantly more likely than other family caregivers (adult children, for example) to perform many of the tasks that health care professionals do — including medication management, wound care, using meters and monitors, and more. Nearly two-thirds of spouses who are family caregivers (65 percent) performed such tasks, compared with 42 percent of other caregivers. Those are the findings of a new report issued today by the United Hospital Fund and the AARP Public Policy Institute. Among …

‘Ban Bossy!’ Say Sheryl Sandberg, Beyoncé and More

Posted on 03/10/2014 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeIf you’ve got a young girl in your life — a daughter, a niece, a granddaughter, a young friend — here’s a campaign you definitely should know about:  Ban Bossy. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, author of the best-selling book Lean In, has joined forces with a group of high powered women — including former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, CEO of the Girl Scouts Anna Maria Chávez,  and a host of celebrity spokespeople — to launch a public service campaign …

Why I Won’t Celebrate ‘Bring Your Parents to Work Day’

Posted on 11/6/2013 by | General News | Comments

Your LifeLate yesterday, I got an email reminding me that today is the first annual “Bring Your Parents to Work Day.” LinkedIn, which created the occasion, describes it as “a global initiative designed to help bridge the gap between parents and their professional children.” When I read this my first reaction was, What gap? The millennials certainly don’t have anything approaching the generation gap we boomers had with our moms and dads. My second reaction was to email my 24-year-old, who, by …

The Opt-Out Revolution: A Boomer Perspective

Posted on 08/10/2013 by | General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | Your LifeAs a “working mother” since the late 1980s, I’ve read — even written — countless stories over the years on challenges of trying to juggle kids and a career. Media attention to the topic always kicks up a conversation: From the mommy track and the mommy wars to opting out and leaning in, these articles have all wrestled with the same basic question: Is it really possible for women to  “have it all” — or at least a manageable balance? The …

A Disappointed Fan of HBO’s Girls

Posted on 01/28/2013 by | General News | Comments

EntertainmentLast night’s episode of HBO’s Girls opened with Hannah, an aspiring writer, discussing a potential assignment with the editor of a website, Jazzhate.  The editor shows Hannah a wall where the words “This is Your Comfort Zone” are inside a frame.  Off to the side, it says: “This is where the magic happens.”  Hannah wants to be sure. “So the magic happens outside your comfort zone?” she deadpans, as the editor nods. Much of what happened throughout the third episode …

HBO’s Girls: The Millennial Dating Scene

Posted on 01/14/2013 by | General News | Comments

Your LifeThe Sunday Styles section of yesterday’s New York Times featured an article entitled, “The End of Courtship,” about the complicated dating scene that millennials are navigating as they struggle to find a romantic partner. Last night’s first episode of the second season of Girls touched on much the same theme.  Both left me wondering how much different dating really is today from when we were that age. Ever since it debuted last year, I’ve been a huge fan of the HBO …