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The Benefits of Taking Vacation for Men and Women In a study of 12,338 middle aged men who were at risk of heart disease, those who did not take regular vacations were more likely to die over a 9 year period than those who did. These surprising figures were found by researchers from the State University of New York in Orsweg. Researcher Elaine Eaker also found that middle aged women who do not take vacations frequently have eight...

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The U.S. Travel Association announced Project: Time Off today, the new name for the association’s initiative to prove the personal, business, social and economic benefits that taking earned time off can deliver. The initiative, launched as Travel Effect in 2013, aims to shift culture so that using personal time off is not considered frivolous, but essential to strengthening families and improving personal health; a business investment...

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February 25, 2015: The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule revising the regulatory definition of spouse under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA). The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons. The Final Rule, which goes into effect March 27, 2015, amends the regulatory definition of spouse under the FMLA so that eligible...

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Between smartphones, laptops, tablets and apps, technology influences almost every aspect of our lives. We live in a world where we forget an off switch exists. We get anxious when we leave our personal devices at home, constantly refresh our emails and social media feeds, and don’t realize how much we end up staring at screens for the majority of the day. Powering down these gadgets and calling it quits is easier said than...

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Americans Are Taking Less Vacation Time than at Any Point in Last Four Decades American workers permanently lost a total of 169 million days of paid time off (PTO) across the workforce in 2013, according to a new analysis, “All Work and No Pay: The Impact of Forfeited Time Off.” These days could not be rolled over, could not be paid out, were not banked or used for any other benefit. Conducted by Oxford Economics for the U.S. Travel...

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