The paradox of the poles of the work-life balance discussion in Nature News is this.
Nobody who succeeds at work and then claims balance really knows if they just got very, very lucky in their career.
Nobody who works around the clock and drives their lab to similar performance knows that this was *required*.
The hidden side is that both balanced and St Kern/Poo'd types also fail in their careers.
UPDATE 09/06/11: Plus also, StKern/Poo'd types can also succeed in their careers really, really well....and still fail to cure cancer.