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Do nonsmokers deserve extra vacation days?

Nonsmokers typically harbor some resentment against smokers. It depends on your workplace dynamics, of course, but it usually revolves around the number of times smokers duck out of the office for a smoke. Maybe it’s once an hour or every…

8 cubicle dwellers with serious Christmas spirit

If you work in a cubicle farm or any office with partitions, you know how hard it can be to personalize your space and make it your own. Some people add personal items like family photos or plants, but other…

These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving

Several years ago, big-box giant Walmart surprised the country by announcing its Black Friday sales would start on Thanksgiving night. Die-hard Black Friday shoppers cheered the decision, while die-hard turkey day enthusiasts claimed the move destroyed the meaning of the…

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…