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How to Use ‘Trip Stacking’ to Keep COVID From Ruining Your Holiday Plans

With travel bans, increased airline cancellations, and general uncertainty related to the Delta variant, people are booking overlapping vacations to ensure that they’ll be able to travel—what’s known as “trip stacking.” Basically, it’s a back-up plan that ensures you’ll still travel on the days you’ve already booked…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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‘Workcations’ Are a Total Scam

According to a recent article published in the Washington Post, the phenomenon of the “workcation” is on the rise. These hybrid work-play trips promise to combine the best parts of a productive workday with a relaxing vacation. A “best of both worlds” pitch is always tempting—but what if it’s a total lie?Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Survive a Multigenerational Family Vacation

After spending so much time apart thanks to COVID travel restrictions, this summer’s family reunions have taken on new meaning. In some cases, families have decided to take these reunions on the road, and make it a multigenerational family vacation. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Survive a Multigenerational Family Vacation

After spending so much time apart thanks to COVID travel restrictions, this summer’s family reunions have taken on new meaning. In some cases, families have decided to take these reunions on the road, and make it a multigenerational family vacation. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Why Unlimited Vacation Days Is a Scam

Increasingly, companies include unlimited paid time off as part of their job offers, as it’s an enticement popular with millennials and Gen Z workers. But you’ll want to think twice about whether it’s really all that great—studies show that workers often take less time off with unlimited vacation days. Why would that…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Out-of-Office Message Should Be Brutally Honest

The out-of-office message is one of the most formulaic functions of the modern workplace, so much so that most of them seem to have been derived from a game of Mad-Libs: “I will be away from the office from [date] with limited access to email. If your message is urgent…” etc., etc.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Soon Is It OK to Take a Vacation After Starting a New Job?

Requesting vacation time after receiving a job offer is a universally tricky ask. Every employee deserves time off, but when you’re brand new at work, leisure time might feel like it should be on the back burner. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How Soon Is It OK to Take a Vacation After Starting a New Job?

Requesting vacation time after receiving a job offer is a universally tricky ask. Every employee deserves time off, but when you’re brand new at work, leisure time might feel like it should be on the back burner. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Take Time Off Without Screwing Over Your Coworkers

On Wednesday night, with a winter storm of historic magnitude battering Texas and leaving millions of residents without electricity or potable water, Senator Ted Cruz decamped for the sunny climes of Cancun, Mexico with his family.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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McLaren Driver Lando Norris Has Coronavirus

On Tuesday McLaren driver Lando Norris announced that he was the fourth Formula 1 driver to contract Coronavirus. Previously, drivers Lance Stroll, Lewis Hamilton, and Sergio Perez were forced to sit out of rounds during the 2020 season as a result. Norris is currently on vacation in the United Arab Emirates, and will…Read more… Continue […]

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The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu Provided the ‘Perfect’ Family Vacation

Disney World in Florida has been busy prepping for the holiday season (during an ongoing pandemic). This comes as the California Attractions and Parks Association urges Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen Disneyland (even though the state is facing one of the worst fire seasons in history). Clearly, neither of these parks…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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You Should Still Take Vacation Days

If you’ve been working from home during the shutdown, the past eight weeks have probably felt twice as busy and stressful as usual. After all, you’ve had the difficult task of staying productive while learning new tools, figuring out how to communicate with remote coworkers, trying to balance productivity and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Plan a Vacation With a Lower Carbon Footprint

Going on vacation is dreamy, and good for your brain whatever your budget. But when a single round trip from New York to London releases a literal ton of CO2 into the atmosphere (enough to melt three square meters of Arctic ice), it’s hard to relax and enjoy that free airplane booze without ruminating on […]

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