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A short workweek at a Japanese company led to a massive boost in productivity

Since the early 1950s, when Japan set about rebuilding its post-war economy in earnest, few cultures could rival its seemingly tireless work tradition. While the global average is around 40 hours per week, Japanese workers often tally 80 or even…

Workers with short or 'active' commutes are happier campers

This will hardly come as a surprise if you’ve sat in grueling rush hour traffic on your way to work. A new study from researchers in Australia found that the length and type of your commute can affect not only…

We can't kick the working lunch habit

When was the last time you went out with your co-workers or a client and had a relaxing lunch? If you’re like the majority of workers today, you probably can’t remember when you last had a real lunch break. That’s…

How your free time affects your work day

How you spend your time after work can impact how you feel and what you accomplish at work the next day. Maybe you come home and run errands and finish chores. Or perhaps you do something active like take a…

These sustainable wool shoes are casual, comfortable and cool

Tim Brown was vice captain of the Wellington Phoenix soccer team in New Zealand nearly a decade ago when he began thinking about a second act after his sports career. He was interested in design, particularly footwear. And being a…

Why We Need Millennials In Manufacturing Jobs Now

Earn a college degree, move to a major city, and land a white‐collar job in the knowledge economy – that’s the path many millennials have been taught to follow. But that route isn’t always viable. Five‐ and six‐figure student loan…

6 ways a job you hate can make you sick

It’s no fun going to work when you don’t love your job. Maybe you’re bored or can’t stand the drudgery of your daily duties. Perhaps it’s the deadline pressure or the office politics. Whatever the reason you dread your morning…