Work-life balance in graduate school

Good musings on the work-life balance in graduate school at the Starts with a Bang blog. Julianne Dalcanton at Cosmic Variance weights in as well. I'd personally say that being a postdoc brings many sorts of new stresses (like getting your own funding), but having that PhD and the related experience under the belt does help cope with them. I had a relatively painless time in grad school, but your mileage can (and does) vary.