Better Life Lab | The Art and Science of Living a Full and Healthy Life

7 EpisodesProduced by Slate Magazine

Economists say the way we work has become so stressful it’s now the fifth leading cause of death. Our mission is to find a better way. Explore the art and science of living a full and healthy life with behavioral and social science researchers who can help us better understand what drives our human … read more

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The Surprising Reason Why the Gender Pay Gap Hasn’t Shrunk

July 19th, 2018

32:10
It gets more intense every year — the drive to work longer and longer hours. And there’s striking new research that shows that women, who already get paid less than men, are put at a distinct disadvantage by an American …

Inside A Workaholics Anonymous Meeting

July 12th, 2018

23:28
What happens when you can’t stop working? In this episode, the Better Life Lab podcast goes to a workaholics anonymous meeting to find out. 

We also …

Even Progressive Offices Fail at Work-Life Balance

July 5th, 2018

26:27
No meeting Wednesdays and work from home Fridays are not enough.

In this episode, you'll find out how employers can really create a healthier and more productive workplace. Tara Oakman, a former Obama White House …

Why You’re Addicted to Being Busy

June 28th, 2018

31:43
Email inboxes and push notifications were designed to keep us busy. But when we break it all down and how we think about busyness, we should be …

How to Take Summers Off and Still Get Promoted

June 21st, 2018

29:54
Michelle Hickox took summers off and still got promoted. First, she had to believe that she could, then she had to prove to others it was possible. …

Your Work May Be Killing You

June 15th, 2018

27:39
Bragging about being overworked is not badge of honor. Economists say the way we work has become so stressful it’s now the fifth leading cause of …

Introducing Better Life Lab

May 18th, 2018

3:23
On Better Life Lab, we explore the art and science of living a full and healthy life. The podcast combines the power of storytelling - people sharing …
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