The idea of turning a passion into a job has always been alluring. But is there a downside to combining our passions and our working lives?
Most of our professional lives would be impossible without our laptops, desktops and even mobile phones. Yet when it comes to relaxing after work, many of us simply switch screens. – our devices dominate our lives. Psychologist and author Doreen Dodgen-Magee explains how our beloved devices are changing our minds and bodies––and what can be done about this.
Working remotely has given many of us the opportunity to make our own rules about what our lives look like. How can those who have quit or cut down on drinking fit back into a work culture based around alcohol? We hear from five people dealing with workplace drinking culture who no longer drink as much as they did before.
This year I'll announce gold medalists at the Olympics and I presented at the 2020 Euros final. Being a stadium announcer is a lot of pressure.
Kris Temple is a sports broadcaster who is one of the stadium announcers at the Tokyo Olympics. He tells Joanna York why his stressful job is important even without spectators.
More and more employees want their companies to take a stand on social and political issues, though exactly how and when companies should speak up isn’t clear. How much advocacy can staff expect from the places where they work? And is speaking up enough? Or should businesses be doing more?
I halved my salary working on blockbuster musicals to become an undertaker. It changed my life for the better.
Jordan Lever, 33, was a veteran stage manager for blockbuster shows when the pandemic hit. Without work, he decided to retrain as an undertaker because he saw similarities with his old job. He tells his story to journalist Joanna York for Insider.
The Indochine concert in Paris was a medical trial to test whether large-scale indoor events can be held safely. I was among the 5,000 attendees to experience the historical event
The lines between work and home may be blurring, but many of us still see our jobs as a key part of our identity. So what happens when the job is no longer there? We find out how three people coped with losing jobs they loved .
UK charity Beat, which helps those with eating disorders, has reported a 175% increase in demand for its services since the first lockdown. At the same time, working from home has been positive for others. I spoke to three people whose relationship with food has changed—for better or for worse—since the pandemic began.
Rest, exercise and therapy are all touted as treatments for professional burnout, a condition that can have significant and long-lasting effects on our physical and mental health. But are they the only answer?
As the health pandemic rolls on, setting work goals for 2021 might feel like a big ask. The past year has provided a crash course in uncertainty that has made many of us question our priorities. We spoke to Penelope Jones, founder of career support resource My So-Called Career, to find out where to begin.
As a broadcast sports journalist who hosted flagship TV shows on US sports network ESPN, Cari Champion often stood out as the lone woman—and often the only black person—behind the desk. In 2020, after almost eight years at the network, she quit. Now, advocacy for racial and gender equality is at the centre of her work. Here, she talks authenticity, speaking out and knowing her worth.
In 15 years working on construction sites, Michelle has worked with another woman once—otherwise it’s her and anything from five to 2,000 men. She has coped with this by developing a work persona. “I take up as much room as I can. I change my tone. I swear more,” she said. "My husband used to say when I came back from the site, ‘Okay, drop your balls at the door. You’re at home now..."