An important new study released this morning by Travel Effect found that 40 percent of American workers will leave paid vacation days unused. The four reasons cited the most are the dread of returning from a vacation to piles of work (40 percent), the belief that no one will be able to step in and do their job for them while they're gone (35 percent), not being able to afford it (33 percent) and the fear of being seen as replaceable (22 percent). "Americans suffer from a work martyr complex," said Roger Dow, President and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "In part, it's because 'busyness' is something we wear as a badge of honor." Clearly, we need to work harder about working smarter -- by not working all the time. The "work martyr" complex needs to go the way of the Dictaphone, typewriter and green eyeshades as relics of the workplace of the past (okay, I like typewriters, but you get the idea).
When's the last time a veggie burger had you on the edge of your seat?
Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don't know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it's important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.
From fan expectations to pressure to conform, pop/R&B singer Estelle says it isn't always easy to stay true to oneself in the music industry. The Grammy-winning "American Boy" singer, however, refuses to bow to the stress.
This has nothing to do with privacy. I'm so tired of people blabbering on about how we need to respect people's privacy. Sexuality shouldn't be a private matter. It certainly isn't for straight people.
Will restaurants forever be synonymous with suppressed suffering?
Next Monday, September 29, the US Supreme Court will meet in closed session to decide whether to take a marriage case. They're expected to reveal their decision the following week, on October 6, but there's no way to predict what the court will announce
Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control.
While condoms have been the gold-standard HIV prevention method, when HIV-affected couples want to have a baby, they must necessarily consider other options, weighing the risk of possible HIV transmission with their natural desires to have a child.
It is exciting to live in a globalized society, even as it is demanding. We have at our fingertips access to much of the knowledge that has ever been available on these subjects, both in distant past and immediate present. Yoga and psychology are tremendous complements to each other.
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's 1963 ruling holding that a prosecutor must disclose all exculpatory evidence (evidence that helps the defense) there are still too many deliberate failures by prosecutors to disclose important evidence in serious criminal trials.
House Republicans have not only stymied congressional action to stop dangerous climate change by opposing every forward-thinking policy, but they have repeatedly tried to roll back the landmark Clean Air Act, which enabled President Obama to put forward an executive branch Climate Action Plan.
Being raised in the entertainment business -- her parents were showbiz legends Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, after all -- may have helped Arnaz hone her career path, but at 63, she is definitely her own woman -- creativity and all.
I invite you to join the crowds in New York or in your city at the historic People's Climate March this Sunday -- or else try any number of these five ways to join the march in spirit, and speak out beyond this weekend to save our planet.
No one can deny that California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. The challenge in crafting a long-term solution to the drought is that it requires us to confront the broader problem of climate change, and for many involved in the issue, climate change is a mirage.
With cleaner, more selective fishing gear types available, and historic lows in fishery participation, there is no reason to continue using this unsustainable fishing gear.
As Jo Kreiter's astonishing aerial dancers came rappelling down the side of an 80-foot concrete and brick wall to an inventive score, a disgruntled resident of a neighboring building leaned out of his window and yelled "Turn it down!" -- reminding us of the perils of performing in public spaces.
Originally, French service meant all the food served at a meal was placed on the table at once, and guests passed the platters and served themselves, what we think of today as family style. The modern buffet style of dining evolved from this.