When Caroline Harper suddenly found herself jobless in her mid-40s, she decided to step off the corporate ladder and travel to all the places she’d always wanted to go, from Antarctica to Egypt. Here’s how it changed her life — and her career.

Can you optimize a company for calm, not chaos? That’s what entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson decided to do after they founded Basecamp. Here are 4 strategies they use to minimize distraction and maximize quality work time.

And if your boss is on the fence, here’s a compelling case study — from economics professor Nicholas Bloom — to show her.

Shorter workweeks could help reduce accidents, combat climate change, make the genders more equal, and more, contends historian and author Rutger Bregman.

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Research-backed advice for what you need to do on your holiday break (and how long you should do it for)

Never mind workers — Yoshie Komuro believes that if anyone stands to benefit from a sensible workday, it’s employers.