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Travel

Survey: These are the best states for a summer road trip

But whether you hop in a car or on a plane for your summer vacation this year, taking time off from work can be a great way to recharge with your friends and family.

Travel

4 secrets every carry-on traveler swears by

It’s all about a little of strategic thinking, planning and charm! No matter if you are rushing to an airplane to sign the business deal or just want a spontaneous weekend getaway. These 4 secrets are what every successful fashionista swears by. Trust us on this one!

Travel

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

If you can somehow find the time to get a week or two or even a few days to really check out and go somewhere you should consider one of the destinations on TripAdvisor's "Most Blissful Destinations For Wellness Travel." 

Father's Day

Fathers also want to ‘have it all,’ study says

According to the 2016 National Study of the Changing Workforce, almost half of fathers in heterosexual relationships say they share caregiving responsibilities equally or take on a greater share of caregiving than their partner.

Travel

These are the best and worst airports of 2018

We already know airports are disgusting places full of germs just waiting to get us sick, but there are definitely some airports and airlines that are better than others.  Like there are some airports where you just regret leaving your house at all and there are others where you actually had a relatively pleasant time.

News

Survey: 50% of Americans not taking a summer vacation this year ‘can’t afford it’

While workers in certain cities tend to check in with work the most while on vacation, some don’t even make it to this point.

Communication

How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response

But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.

Health

This is why you may be feeling a little blue even though it is summer

Summer is usually one of the best times of the year. Most of us have finally gotten over the harshness and challenges of winter (and often spring) and are just so excited for the warmer temperatures and sunlight. However, many people are actually feeling a bit depressed right now and there is a good reason for it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 1% of the population during the summer season. 

Office Life

Why these companies decided to go on vacation together

There’s no way around it: You definitely spend more time with your colleagues than you do with any other community in your life. But what if in addition to sharing your space, mind, and lunch with your coworkers, you also went on vacation with them?

Productivity

5 ways to make your post-vacation transition a little easier

Coming back to work after a vacation to a place near or far can leave you scatterbrained. All of a sudden, you have to snap right back into work mode, and remember to do a bunch of things as you ease back into your regular routine.

30 flights around the country in August for less than $300

It’s time to search for your August getaway! And you’re in luck — this year’s summer flights are looking friendly and affordable for trips all around the United States. Here are 30 roundtrip flights from four major U.S. cities for less than $300.

Productivity

6 things successful people do when they return from a long weekend

An extra day off makes snapping out of weekend mode that much harder.

Vacation

How to request time off for a long honeymoon

While you’d like to take off all of those months — paid — to plan your wedding, we’re not sure any employer would be up for this arrangement. Many, however, will consider an extended honeymoon.

Productivity

19 activities super successful people do over long weekends

With the long weekend approaching, it is interesting to look at how super successful people spend their free time. Do they totally unplug from work or do they use this as a time to pursue more projects? Or do they just have six hour brunches? Here are the long weekend activities of several successful people. 

News

These are the best cities to go on vacation this summer

Warm weather is right around the corner and summer vacations aren't far behind. While it can be hard enough to take time off — research shows that 52% of American workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017 — deciding on a location is the other half of the battle.

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Survey: Employees in these cities check in at work the most while on vacation

New research from staffing firm Accountemps shows that these cities have the most workers that regroup with their employers "at least several times a week" while they’re on vacation: Miami, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Seattle and New York.

Books

10 beach reads for summer 2018

The days are getting longer, which means more daylight hours to spend outside strolling, meeting up with friends, or stretched out on a beach with a good book (or ten). From short stories to historical fiction to nonfiction, we rounded up ten great books to read on the beach this summer. Enjoy!

News

Smart or sad? One-third of us work during vacation to enjoy vacation

Respondents claimed it made them more productive during the summer if they didn't stop working completely. It may seem counterintuitive to the concept of a relaxing vacation, but some of us feel like we need to keep working on our breaks to feel less stressed about work.

Productivity

How to focus on your work before taking a big vacation

Packing, flights and last-minute changes to the itinerary are all part of going on a big vacation, but factors like these can make it hard to get work done. Here's how to focus on work before going away.

News

Survey: 52% of workers didn’t use all their vacation days in 2017

Employees use an average of 17.2 days nationally — 0.4 days more than the year before and the third consecutive year the number has risen.

Wellness

You may sleep through your next vacation, according to this new travel trend

Americans do not get enough sleep. This is a fact. And even when we do get sleep it is not usually high quality due to our inability to never be near a blue lit screen. And this is starting to cost us. This is why some hotels are now offering sleep packages and sleep vacations are becoming all the rage.

Productivity

3 secrets to working less and getting more done

We all know the feeling that there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. As a professor, I’m responsible for teaching new material to my undergraduate students, helping my graduate students get their research published, and coming up with new ways to understand the world around us. I’m also a single mother raising six-year-old twins, one with special needs. So trust me when I say that I get the feeling of having too much to do with too little time.

Travel

4 secret benefits of business travel you better get in on

Traveling for work can be rough. It's stressful, it's structured and it usually involves some very early mornings and mediocre coffee. But business travel isn't slowing down any time soon as in 2016, U.S. travelers took 458.9 million domestic business trips and this is expected to reach 478.2 million by 2020. But if you do have a chance when traveling for work to get a moment to just explore, whether it is tacking on an extra day to a trip or just taking a long lunch, it can have a profound impact on you. 

News

The 10 states where you will have the most fun outside of work

Work hard, play hard. However, depending on what state you live in it may be easier to play a little harder outside of work. Personal finance site WalletHub looked at all the states and ranked them for fun levels depending on factors including movie costs to accessibility of national parks to casinos per capita.

Travel

These are the best cheap summer vacation destinations for 2018

Summer travel is expensive, mostly because that’s the time when everyone wants to vacation. But it doesn’t have to be extremely pricey if you know where to go. According to U.S. News and World Report, these are the best budget trips around the country this summer.