Happiest Woman in America: What's Her Secret?

Mary Claire Orenic offers model for working moms juggling careers and families.
2:18 | 11/01/11

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And finally the woman being called the -- woman in America despite the stress of juggling a career and family so what about her life keeps her happy. Can anyone get us here's ABC sure enough funds and. They came out of college ready to take on the world and today he's boomer women are juggling families and work. And facing this killer statistic. And an estimated three quarters of a million dollars less over their careers -- -- their -- the results this. Generation of women in mid life has lower well being. Then any other generation than any other yes and this generation is more distress and stress -- And so what Mary Claire -- a working mom still smiling well -- that she's figured it out -- hearing. Researchers working with USA today surveyed thousands of women in came up with a list of specific things they say boost their happiness -- Mary Claire. Embodies most of them today -- -- back the layers of her work life to learn how those -- hours. First off age fifty very clear is a senior manager at her company. And she's not slowing down and I need that fulfillment I've always worked in fact I've never worked forty hours but I don't I think -- do that when we type. Pollsters found a happy as women are still work full time. But on this day Mary -- leaves at three to take percent -- college visit. She told her bosses she works best with a flexible schedule. And they love it flexibility contributes to happiness in the workplace more than any other benefit more than on say child care job sharing. -- even a long sabbatical. Another secret to happiness good friend. People who have the best friend at work -- seven times more likely to be in date during today. Underestimate the power of your commute either. Researchers found for every ten -- in the car your happiness goes down a notch. Mary Claire works from home twice a week to drive an hour drive home another -- -- plus two hours of productivity -- and lost family time a priority for so many women trying to make work. Work journal -- CA BC news New York.

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