How to Ensure Your Flexible Schedule Is a Blessing and Not a Curse

Whether you're a working parent, a college student, or just someone who wants to avoid wasting hours in a standard 9-to-5 commute, being granted a flexible work schedule seems like a dream come true. However, what happens when your flex schedule results in more work and stress than you expected? Here's how flex schedules can go wrong, and how to get them back on track.

The Top 20 Companies for Work-at-Home Jobs

Working from home saves commuting time and the cash you'd spend getting to work, and keeping yourself fed and caffeinated while you're there. It's also a pretty good deal for companies, who get employee loyalty for no cost and might even see some productivity gains in the bargain. But not every company is on board with allowing employees to work at home. If you want to work remotely, you have to find the employers are OK with it.

Use the Polar Vortex to Convince the Boss to Let You Work at Home

It's cold today in many parts of the country, really cold -- from 4 degrees early this morning in Nashville to a whopping negative 32 degrees in Fargo, North Dakota. If you live in one of these super-chilly areas, and have a job that relies on an internet connection, you probably have the option to work from home today. Before you while away the day, half-working while watching Netflix and drinking cocoa, consider this: the Polar Vortex might have given you your best chance at setting up a permanent work-from-home arrangement.