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Want to Excel at Work? Take a Vacation

A comprehensive review finds that regular vacations are essential for keeping employees performing at their best. More

  • We may be inclined to think that a fun experience will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we’ve finished our work or chores, but new research shows that this intuition may be misguided. More

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    Unearned Fun Tastes Just as Sweet

    We may be inclined to think that a fun experience will be all the more enjoyable if we save it until we’ve finished our work or chores, but new research shows that this intuition may be misguided. More

  • We might love to reminisce and tell others about our extraordinary experiences, but new research suggests that sharing these extraordinary experiences may come at a social cost. More

    Trying to Share Our “Epic” Moments May Leave Us Feeling Left Out

    We might love to reminisce and tell others about our extraordinary experiences, but new research suggests that sharing these extraordinary experiences may come at a social cost. More

  • New research from Baylor University identifies two key factors that can help employees make the most of their workday breaks. More

    How to Give Workers a (Better) Break

    New research from Baylor University identifies two key factors that can help employees make the most of their workday breaks. More

  • At some point or other, most of us probably feel like our work lives are gobbling up our personal lives, leaving little time for hobbies. But new research indicates that people who spend time on hobbies tend to have better performance on the job. The study findings show that people More

    Creative Hobbies Linked With Job Performance

    At some point or other, most of us probably feel like our work lives are gobbling up our personal lives, leaving little time for hobbies. But new research indicates that people who spend time on hobbies tend to have better performance on the job. The study findings show that people More

  • Science Explores How Life's Marvels Elevate Cognition and Emotion More

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    All About Awe

    Science Explores How Life's Marvels Elevate Cognition and Emotion More

  • Taking a lunch hour stroll was shown to have a positive influence on people’s mood, enthusiasm, and perception of performance at work. More

    Walking at Lunchtime Buffers Against Workplace Stress

    Taking a lunch hour stroll was shown to have a positive influence on people’s mood, enthusiasm, and perception of performance at work. More

  • Data from a study of German adults showed that people who adopted socially-focused strategies reported increased life satisfaction one year later. More

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    Social Pursuits Linked With Increased Life Satisfaction

    Data from a study of German adults showed that people who adopted socially-focused strategies reported increased life satisfaction one year later. More

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