06/04/2013 10:47 am ET

Take A Break

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At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged. Engineers at the tech powerhouse’s Mountain View, Calif., headquarters are told to spend 20 percent of their work hours -- whether a couple of hours a day, or a full day a week -- doing exactly what they please. They can sit and stare into space, take a nap or wander the corporate campus and let their minds roam free.

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