Violet Speedwell seems an unlikely heroine at the opening of Tracy Chevalier's "A Single Thread." She's moved 12 miles away from her overbearing mother to rent a small room and eke out a living as a typist
We live, or so we’re constantly informed, in the era of the Sensitive Snowflake, the twentysomething university student who can’t hear a vaguely challenging opinion without melting into a puddle of panic.
Around the world, more and more employees are seeking flexible work arrangements, and as a result, companies are increasingly offering a variety of family-friendly policies. Yet, a study of over 400 working