A new poll finds that 52% of workers say their work/life balance has gotten better in the past three years. 91% of professionals say their manager is very or somewhat supportive of their efforts to juggle both, with 74% describing their bosses as good or even excellent. Younger workers are more likely to say their work/life balance has gotten better.
Source: Robert Half
Dads are full of factoids, master pancake makers, and love to offer advice. We don’t always understand what they mean, but they do have a way with words. Here’s some unusual, sometimes helpful, totally real advice from real life dads.
- “When playing cards, always sit with your back to the wall.”
- “Don’t walk on ice with your hands in your pockets.”
- “Unless you’re okay with it being written on the front page of “The New York Times,” don't say it.”
- “It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission.”
- “Don't be a wart on the pickle of progress.”
- “You’re not really an adult until you can comfortably eat in a restaurant alone.”
- “If you want to dance, you have to pay the band.”
- “Never pack luggage you can't lift or carry yourself.”
- “When having a conversation with someone, wait three seconds after they stop talking before you start talking. For an added awesome awkward moment, wait seven seconds.”
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Prepping your meals for the week is a great way to help you eat healthy and it’s great when you’re trying to lose weight. But registered dietitian Jaime Mass warns, “Simply because something is prepped in advance doesn’t mean it’s a healthier choice.” Here are some of the most common meal prep mistakes you’ll want to avoid.
- Mindlessly munching while you prep - Having a little taste is one thing, but if you’re not careful, you can sample a whole meal’s worth, while you prep. And just like they tell you not to grocery shop while you’re hungry, you shouldn’t prep when you’re hungry either.
- Skipping veggies - Each prepped meal should be half fruits or veggies, according to registered dietitian Meghan Daw. And when prepping salads, keeping the lettuce separate from dressing and liquid-y ingredients can keep it from getting slimy and mushy.
- Getting portion sizes wrong - And this mistake can go both ways: either it’s too small and doesn’t fill you up, so you end up snacking on less healthy food later, or you’ve prepped enough for a whole family and you eat too much.
- Not prepping snacks - If you’re only prepping lunch for a full day at the office, you’re much more likely to be tempted by the cookies in the breakroom when you hit the afternoon slump. But having snacks like string cheese and nuts will keep you on track.
- Prepping the same foods every week - You’re more likely to get bored and give up on meal-prep if you make chicken, broccoli, and brown rice every week. So change up your recipes and ingredients to keep it exciting and enticing.
Source: Women's Health
Finding the perfect pair of jeans is one of life’s great pleasures. And when you have a pair that fit just right and are the ideal color, you don’t want them to fade or lose their shape when you wash them. So you wear them a few times between washes and try not to think about how dirty they actually are.
But at some point you’ve got to launder them, right? Well, not according to some denim lovers. They suggest freezing your jeans can kill the bacteria and help preserve the shape of them too. But does it really work? Here’s what DSTLD’s design director, Paul Roughley says.
"If your jeans aren't raw denim (unwashed) then there's no reason to not give them a warm wash after a few wears,” he explains. “To preserve the color, turn them inside out and wash on cold with a gentle detergent. You can also spray them with some Febreze and hang them on a clothesline outdoors if you're inclined to be a little unorthodox about jean care."
So there you have it. You don’t have to launder those jeans, but you can without worry. We just wish finding the perfect pair was as easy as caring for them.
And because why not, here are some wine pairings for the junk food you eat in your everyday life.
Ice cream - When you’ve had the kind of day that only wine and ice cream will fix, these are the perfect pairings:
- Nestle Drumstick - Chardonnay
- Creamsicle - Riesling
- Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia - Port
- Klondike Bar - Cabernet Sauvignon
Pizza - Pizza and wine make a great combo. Here’s how to match your pie to your vino:
- Cheese pizza - Pinot Noir
- Pepperoni pizza - Syrah
- White pizza - Champagne
- Veggie pizza - Chardonnay
Doughnuts - These two might not sound like they belong together, but if you like wine and you like doughnuts, why not bring them together with these combos:
- Glazed doughnut - Chardonnay
- Jelly filled - Rose
- Chocolate frosted with sprinkles - Prosecco
- Boston Cream - Port
Kids’ leftover snacks - Little ones ask for snacks constantly but hardly ever finish them, leaving you to have to clean up their leftovers. So make these hand-me-downs better with these wines.
- String cheese - Chianti
- Clementines - Chardonnay
- Goldfish crackers - Cabernet Franc
- Carrots and hummus - Riesling