Buzz: Balancing work and life, by working at home 

Psst, bosses: You want to keep your employees happy? Maybe you should let them work from home once in a while. A TODAY Money story this...

Buzz: Congrats, new Dad! Now, back to work?

A father’s exhausting, exhilarating experience of welcoming his first child into the world should not be followed by a call from the...

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Buzz: Bossed around, in good ways and bad

Almost everyone has a boss, and that person usually had the power to make your job a joy or a misery. A story this week looking at how...

Buzz: Profits up, perks down, employees disgruntled

The nation’s corporations have been turning in record profits of late, and yet you wouldn't necessarily know it from how their employees...

This week's buzz: Working, but waiting to quit

Psst, bosses: Take a good look around your office. There’s a good chance at least some of your workers are counting the days until they...

To clip or not to clip: Some are souring on coupons

For some shoppers, the coupon craze appears to have given way to coupon complaints. A Life Inc. post this week about the sharp decline in...

For cheaper health insurance, step on the scale

It’s well known that U.S. medical costs are more than double that of other developed countries, which is why, in a bid to lower insurance...

Readers debate: Is a 'Beaver Cleaver' family really best?

No doubt about it, many working parents are stressed out. But is there a better alternative? A Life Inc. post this week about a Pew study...

The modern American retirement plan: Save, and hope

Many Americans are feeling pessimistic about their retirement prospects, and with good reason. Previous studies have shown that many...

If you think working from home is distracting, try the office

The hubbub over Yahoo’s decision to nix telecommuting got a lot of people talking this week about the potential distraction of working...

For jobseekers, it can be a rude, rude world

Looking for a job in this still-tight job market can be frustrating enough. For many, it’s made worse when they never even hear back from...

On love, marriage and awkwardness around the office

The flowers are starting to wilt and the balloons are starting to droop. It’s the day after Valentine’s Day, and chances are someone...

Monopoly's cat choice draws cheers and jeers

Meow! The news this week that Monopoly had chosen to replace its iconic iron with a new cat piece left some readers delighted, while...

Take this job and … retire from it, hopefully

Let’s face it: Even if you love going to work every day, there’s probably a little part of you that’s thinking ahead to that time when...

Super Bowl commercial shocker: Sex sells

The news this week that a watchdog group was criticizing a sexy Super Bowl ad had some readers grumbling – about the quality of the ad....

Flatulent federal worker prompts potty humor

Talking about making a stink. A Life Inc. story about a Social Security Administration worker who was reprimanded after "passing gas and...

Taco Bell, and teen, draw raves for thinking outside the buns

Lots of people post requests on company Facebook pages. Not that many companies respond to those requests like Taco Bell did. The news...

Fiscal cliff averted, many would like to file taxes

The Internal Revenue Service said it is still figuring out what effect the last-minute fiscal cliff legislation will have on when you can...

Social Security can be fixed, but many skeptical that it will be

A Life Inc. post this week on ways to fix Social Security’s longer term funding issues prompted an intense debate over whether the system...

Quieter TV commercials bring loud praise

When it comes to commercials, Life Inc. readers seem to prefer the sound of silence. A post this week on a new law mandating that...

Separation between shopping and politics? Nope

President Barack Obama’s plan to overhaul the health care system has some executives complaining that the additional health care...

Macy's, Target draw protests over holiday plans

It’s still a few days until Thanksgiving, but already many readers are  thinking about holiday shopping – or where they don’t plan to be...

The high cost of living: What the exit polls tell us

There are plenty of signs the economy is slowly getting back on track, but many Americans are still feeling the pain of the last five...

Jobseekers on employers: Slow, picky, cheap, annoying

Many employers will tell you that it’s hard to find good employees these days. Jobseekers tell Life Inc. it’s getting pretty hard to find...

There's only one reason for a 'happy period,' Richard

Richard Neill has already received a humorous apology from a panty liner company. He probably also deserves a thank you – for the rant...

There will - no there won't - be a bacon shortage

For bacon lovers, it’s been a complicated week. First came the news that there was going to be a bacon shortage – followed closely by a...

Buzz: Take this job and shove it (in your imagination, anyway)

With the unemployment rate at 8.1 percent, most people don’t have the luxury of quitting their jobs at all, let alone in a dramatic...

Buzz: Your tips for a frugal food budget

You’ve got to eat, but – as many of our readers have learned – you don’t have to break the bank doing so. This week in Life Inc., we...

Buzz: Working harder and recruiting workers

Happy Labor Day! If you’re like a lot of our readers, it sounds like you really earned that day off to reflect on the contributions you...

Buzz: Secondhand shopping is a way of life for many

TODAY guest Katy Wolk-Stanley stuck a chord with her first-person account of how she has gone five years without buying any new consumer...

Buzz: Dog days of August and office pet peeves

The dog days of August are definitely upon us. A lot of us are taking time off for vacation. And for those of us still in the office, it...