Favorite Tips of 2009: 15 Tips For a Better Work-Life Balance

We're counting down to the new year by taking a look back at the very Best of 2009, and that includes your favorite guides and tips for managing your career and money.

Staying on top of your A-game and maintaining a healthy work-life balance can feel like an oxymoron. Most of us experience an uneven pull between our social lives and work commitments, which isn't surprising considering the current economy and fact that employees everywhere are working overtime to show they're an indispensable part of the team. Nevertheless, it's important to establish a healthy harmony between your job and personal life. This doesn't just mean working overtime to please your boss and boyfriend, it means creating a balance of time spent working, playing, and pleasing yourself. Check out our guide to balancing your personal and professional lives — a 2009 favorite — and whip out the scale.

What else wowed us this year? Check out some of the biggest headlines of 2009 and cast your votes in my Best of 2009 polls!

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