What Working From Home Does to Your Brain, According to a Solitary Confinement Expert

It’s long been said — and suggested by research — that remote workers are more productive than their in-office counterparts. Most famously, the co-founders of the Chinese travel website CTrip found that their remote employees ended up making 13.5 percent more calls than those dialing from company headquarters, the equivalent of...

A Guide to Taking Two Weeks’ Vacation Without Making Life Hell For Your Coworkers

We’ve talked about vacations from work before — more specifically, how most Americans aren’t taking them. As Mel magazine has previously noted, a whopping 54 percent of us didn’t take a vacation at all last year, meaning “a grand total of 662 million vacation days withered and died like rotting bananas.” I’m...