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Vacation Days

The 20 Most Creative Excuses For Taking More Vacation Days

Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel

We've ALL been there. Endless reports have come out about the countless virtues of taking vacation; even more reports, it seems, have come out abo...

A GIF Guide To Getting What You Want At Work

Posted 07.31.2013 | Women

There's going to be a time when you want something from your boss. Whether you're asking for a flexible schedule, a raise, or just that vacation day y...

Are More Americans Working Through Their Vacation Time?

Posted 07.18.2013 | Travel

More Americans than ever are stressed about their jobs, and unfortunately, fewer and fewer are taking time off. U.S. workers are increasingly forg...

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.

Give Yourself a Bonus: Take a Vacation

David Geller | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
David Geller

Vacations make us happy, give us time to bond with our families and allow us the downtime for to feel rejuvenated and inspired. Just leave that cellphone off and that laptop behind.

Countries Where People Really Need A Vacation

Posted 11.15.2012 | Travel

It's well known that American workers take some of the fewest vacation days, but at least we aren't as vacation deprived as those in Asia. Accordi...

Left Unsaid on Labor Day

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 11.10.2012 | Business
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Labor Day 2012 has been celebrated. The holiday speeches left unsaid what we now know to be fact: for too many workers, there are no paid days off. Zero. That's something, instead, to shout-out.

This City Takes The Least Vacation Time

Posted 08.29.2012 | Travel

Of those who reside in the nation's largest cities, residents of Chicago are least likely to take a vacation, according to a new survey. Washingtonian...

Off the Grid: Luxury or Necessity?

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

We have no use for leisure when it takes us 10 days to clear our way to leave and 10 days to catch back up when we return from our supposed vacation, where we answered texts and emails just to be sure we could afford to relax.

The Best Perk Ever

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money

As companies squeeze more work out of their employees, a handful of employers are giving back. Companies from Netflix to Best Buy are giving employ...

Want to Stay Healthy? Go Ahead and Take a Vacation

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

If you want to stay healthy and well, it may surprise you that a summer break may just be what you need -- and what this doctor is recommending.

5 Reasons Using Your Vacation Days Is Good For Your Health

Linden Schaffer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Linden Schaffer

People who pride themselves on not taking their vacation days ruin it for the rest of us! Taking off for a week long or longer is not only good for your health, but it can improve your work too. Here are five reasons to claim those vacation days.

Europeans Who Get Sick On Vacation Can Take Another One, Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Business

We've all been there: You’re eagerly waiting to take off on a well-earned vacation, only the person next to you on the plane can’t stop sneezing. ...

A Surprising Consequence Of The Recession

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 05.31.2012 | Business

Sick days seem to be a thing of the past -- and the weak economy may be to blame. In the first three months of 2011, sick days accounted for an ave...

U.S. Workers Aren't Using Their Vacation Days

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.12.2012 | Business

Wanna get away? No. Nearly half of American workers didn't use all of their allotted vacation days last year, according to a recent survey conduct...

How Goldman Sachs Is Trying To Boost Morale

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

Even the great Vampire Squid knows when to give its young some love. Goldman Sachs has plans to give its junior-level employees more vacation time...

Have The Day Off Today? Healthy Ways To Make The Most Of It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.20.2012 | Healthy Living

It's a rare gift to have a day off from work. According to the American Time Use Survey, employed Americans work an average of 7.9 hours a day on the ...

U.S. Workers Will Hand Employers Billions By Not Taking Vacation Days

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

American workers are giving their companies a boost by not using all those vacation days. U.S. workers on average won't use two of their vacation ...

PHOTOS: Which Country's Workers Take The Most Vacation?

Posted 08.29.2012 | Travel

Once a year--if not more--various companies examine vacation days by country: Who takes the most and who could really use a day off. Travel booking...

Rod Kurtz

Do You Really Need A Vacation?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 08.16.2011 | Small Business

As the clocks turn back and the weather turns chilly, many of us start dreaming about sneaking off to somewhere warm for that proverbial R&R. No matte...

Watch: Why Won't Americans Take Time Off?

Posted 07.29.2011 | Healthy Living

American workers typically get less vacation days than workers in industrialized countries throughout the world, but they also don't take off all the ...

Countries That Require You To Take A Vacation (CHART)

Open Forum | Posted 07.03.2011 | Business

Here in the U.S., the government doesn't require companies to give employees a specific number of paid time off days. Around the globe, though, many g...