You May Also Like

Dating hacks from real women

8 dating hacks from real women on the front lines of singledom

This tip to deal with feet swelling on a plane is oddly satisfying

This tip to deal with swollen feet on a plane is oddly satisfying

What are terpenes in cannabis?

Terpenes are the unsung aromatic heroes of the cannabis plant—here’s what you need to know

Celebrate Madonna's birthday with these 4 tips

Like a wellness maven: 4 ways Madonna keeps her health shiny and new at every age

personality tests

I tried 3 different psycho-spiritual personality tests—here’s what I learned

Leaky gut syndrome comes from partner fights

6 doc-approved tips to keep calm during fights with your S.O.—for the sake of your gut health

Expedia study confirms the obvious: If you live in the U.S., you need a vacation


You may not be surprised to hear the results of a survey released last week, which confirmed a sad truth: Americans really need more vacation time. And money.
Expedia Vacation Deprivation
The results of the Expedia survey, mapped out.

 

You may not be surprised by the results of a survey released last week that confirmed a sad (and obvious) truth: Americans really need to take more vacations.

The 2011 Vacation Deprivation study, conducted by Expedia, collected data from 7,803 individuals in 20 countries. The results showed that Americans take less than half the vacation time that Europeans enjoy.

Even more depressingly, the number one reason Americans cited for not taking vacation was that they couldn’t afford it. (Ugh, who else is sick of this recession?!)

Survey conclusions that were way more fun? Everyone loves the beach, no matter where they live. The world’s meanest bosses are in Italy; the nicest in Norway.

The only good news for those living stateside: Americans who did take vacations actually checked their work email and/or voicemail less than some of their counterparts. (We don’t know these people, though, do you?)

However, this particular finding leads us to believe that maybe we are better at relaxing and doing nothing than we’d thought. And that’s a good thing to remember for those 50 weeks of the year when not on vacation and when work-life balancing is really key.

 

Loading More Posts...

You May Also Like

A generic EpiPen from Teva is finally approved

Finally, allergy treatment for *all*: Generic EpiPens are coming to save lives and wallets

Aretha Franklin's musical healing

So many musical icons have died recently—but Aretha’s the one I can’t stop crying about

personality tests

I tried 3 different psycho-spiritual personality tests—here’s what I learned

horoscope of the day setting intentions

Intention-setters, there’s some serious astrological mojo supporting you right now

Celebrate Madonna's birthday with these 4 tips

Like a wellness maven: 4 ways Madonna keeps her health shiny and new at every age

kundalini sex tips

Have mind-blowing sex using techniques from this celeb-adored yoga style