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Knowing When to Shut it Down and Walk Away

Lydia Loizides | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Lydia Loizides

am not going to lie, the decision to step away was hard. Should we program the Tweets and Facebook posts while we are out? How do we handle customer support? What will our Advisors say?

Work At home? Here's The Only Gift You Need This Year

Katherine Stanley Obando | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Katherine Stanley Obando

I hadn't realized what a huge difference there is between a day in which you end up doing hardly any work by happenstance, and a day you intentionally dedicate to other things.

Americans Are Taking Fewer Vacation Days Than At Any Point In Nearly 4 Decades

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business

"Employees are essentially working for their employers for free."

Dave Jamieson

Americans Believe Paid Vacation Should Be A Worker's Right | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of requiring large U.S. employers to provide their workers with at least some paid vacation ti...

Take a Break - Or Else

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 10.19.2014 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

In short bursts all of this is tolerable and maybe even desirable to get the adrenaline flowing. But as a steady diet the stress can become detrimental -- not only to the business owner but to the business, as well.

Jillian Berman

Americans Are Too Afraid And Stressed To Take Days Off From Work | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.22.2014 | Business

American workers are too scared to go on vacation. About 40 percent of us don't plan on using all of our paid time off this year, according to a ...

Americans Are Overworked But Aren't Taking Time Off. What Gives?

Sara Horowitz | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business
Sara Horowitz

The American economy is experiencing a sea change -- and if you're still working in the old economy, you know more than anyone that something's gotta give.

The 5 Don'ts for Taking Time Off From Your Business

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

That kind of laundry list mentality is depressing when you think about it, especially since taking a vacation shouldn't have to be something that stresses you out.

10 Reasons To Take A Random Day Off Of Work

Susie Moore | Posted 06.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

The world is OK if we take a few hours to ourselves to relax and revive a little. I start the weekend relaxed, organized and in a splendid mood. Do you need any more reasons?

The Case For Skipping Your Workout

Posted 04.04.2014 | Healthy Living

By Daniel Duane for Men's Journal There's nothing like a new season to get us fired up for sports again -- bulking up for summer's Tough Mudder, or...

WATCH: After Hearing This, You May Want To Quit Your Job And Work For Netflix

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Netflix is a great way to kill a few hours with a binge-watching marathon, but it turns out the company is also a wonderful example for how to treat e...

How I Know You Need A Break

Debra Carpenter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Parents
Debra Carpenter

You're filling the role of mother, nurse, chef, teacher, maid, handyman and personal shopper -- all day, every day. It makes perfect sense that you're tired and grumpy and maybe a little frazzled.

How To Make The Most Of Your Time Off

Robert 'Reb' Rebele | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert 'Reb' Rebele

Research is beginning to show that we need to be much smarter about what we actually do when we manage to get away from the office. Instead of simply "switching off," we need to learn how to switch among a variety of modes.

Why It's Important to Encourage Employee Vacations This Holiday Season

Julia Neumer | Posted 02.08.2014 | Business
Julia Neumer

It's clear employee breaks from work are critical to the health of any organization. A team that is worked too hard without coming up for air risks the chance of becoming disengaged or aggrieved.

Having a Hard Time Taking Time Off? Learn From Mindy the Monk Seal

Anna Sabino | Posted 12.04.2013 | Hawaii
Anna Sabino

Watching Mindy the Monk Seal made me think that once in a while we should all just throw ourselves into our favorite relaxing activity with no time limitations or rules. Let's let the waves take us and let's enjoy the blissful ride of pure relaxation. Our minds and bodies will thank us.

Arthur Delaney

Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day? | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

For nearly two years, Tom Allen clocked into his job at a defense hardware plant in Lansing, Mich. in the afternoon to start a 12-hour shift, usually ...

Sagmeister Was Right: We Need Time Off

Zahra Ebrahim | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Zahra Ebrahim

We do the work we do so that we get to be in control, and yet we often find the pace of that work controlling us. So I challenge those of you who are employers, self-employed or social entrepreneurs: take a sabbatical.

38 Percent Of U.S. Workers Have No Paid Sick Leave

CNBC | Mark Koba | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

CNBC: Just last month, New York joined the short list of cities—Portland, San Francisco, Washington and Seattle—and the state of Connecticut...

7 Tips That Will Guarantee Your Vacation Request Is Approved

Rana Florida | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Rana Florida

Don't disappoint your family or friends by getting stuck in the office. Here are some tips to ensure you get to take your vacation on your schedule.

Countries With The Most Vacation Days

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E. M. Hess | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: The United States is the only developed country in the world without a single legally required paid vacation day or holiday. By la...

At Some Employers, Workers Can Buy More Vacation Time

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — Want more time off work to hang out at the beach? Need a little cash and have vacation days to spare? Some companies allow their w...

You Can Rescue America's Silenced Time Crunched Voters

Trooper Sanders | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Trooper Sanders

What is the antidote to time silencing the voices of nearly 2.7 million voters? Americans should not only vote on November 6, they should also take practical action as friends, family members, and co-workers leading up to and on Election Day to give busy people in their lives time to vote.

3 Careers That Don't Work for Women With Children

Manoush Zomorodi | Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents
Manoush Zomorodi

When I was in college, no one talked about what kind of career women should choose that could work well with having a family. There was very little discussion about what to do after college at all, actually.

Taking Time Off Can Improve Health and Productivity

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 10.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Considering the price we pay in terms of our health and well-being, it may be time to question whether our traditional work ethic -- which is essentially chasing the dime, no matter what -- is still a worthy or even sustainable concept.

New Government Figures Confirm Huge Gaps in Access to Paid Leave

Ellen Bravo | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Ellen Bravo

We have no quarrel with executives getting paid sick days. But the workers who clean their office, deal with their customers, and guard their building should have them as well.