Last year she left her namesake site to start a new company called Thrive Global, taking aim at rectifying the chronic stress and burnout that has become standard in many industries.

The change wasn t out of left field; Huffington has previously written on the subject of work-life balance in her books Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

So there s nothing to balance — increasing well-being and the productivity that goes along with it is a win-win, for work and life.

The shift in focus from the newsroom to a health and wellness startup has spurred some quizzical reactions, in part due to the allegedly stressful environment of the Huffington Post itself.

Current Gig: Founder and CEO of Thrive Global

One word that best describes how you work: Mindfully

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