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Should a Company’s Workers All Vacation at the Same Time?

American workers take among the least amount of vacation time in the industrialized world, with the reasons including that there’s no legal requirement for companies to provide any paid time off and employees in slimmed-down workforces having more to do. Even when people do manage to take vacation time, colleagues have to scramble to cover their work that has to get done, and vacationers return to all the rest of it that piled up in their absence. The Week‘s Elissa Strauss suggests that a better way to do it would be for everyone in a company, or at least in a department, to take vacation at the same time. She cites a new Swedish study that found the benefits of vacation are felt even more when people take off together, with psychology professor Terry Hartig calling it “collective restoration,” the idea that we have an easier time relaxing when everyone else is too. She notes that this is sort of what happens unofficially in countries including Italy and France, where large numbers of people vacation in August and the country slows down overall considerably. While saying she knows it’s unlikely that synchronized vacations will happen here anytime soon, Strauss is all for the idea, even though it would lead to business slowdowns just as in those countries, writing, “we will have to learn to expect less in order to give less, but considering how ineffective our vacations are now, that is a bargain we should be willing to make.”

 

Are Too Many of the Same Shows and Actors Winning Emmys Year After Year?

Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominated the Emmy Awards again on Monday night (August 25th), and some critics are saying that rewarding the same shows and their actors with Emmys year after year is getting to be too much. AP’s TV critic, Frazier Moore, said of the situation in an essay yesterday (August 26th), “repeat recognition can become wretched excess,” writing, “Too often, Emmy celebrates not excellence, but an excellently maintained status quo.” He looks back to 1996, when Candice Bergen withdrew herself from consideration for her starring role in Murphy Brown after having won five Emmys for her performance. Moore suggests that the Television Academy should follow her example. In fact, he goes even further and proposes that any program or actor be allowed just one Emmy for a show’s entire run, after which they’d no longer be up for nomination for it. He says, “After that, only a clear and demonstrable change in a series, or in a character or other aspect of the series, would allow nomination for an encore award.” He compares it to awards given for films, Broadway show, records and books, saying they’re only up for an Oscar, Tony, Grammy or Pulitzer the year they’re released. While acknowledging that TV shows are different because new episodes are put out each year, he stills says it’s like rewarding, quote, “every lap of the same race.”

 

Fun Things You Can Do With Your GoPro

There are many ways to almost destroy your GoPro trying to capture viral footage – jumping off cliffs, jumping a mountain bike across a cliff, pushing the GoPro off a cliff… but for the first time ever we’ve seen someone almost destroying their action cam by boiling it. Crazy science experiment? Naw – the guy just wanted to give us an underwater view of an egg being poached

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by Cooper August 26, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper August 25, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper August 22, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper August 21, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper August 19, 2014 Front Page News

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by Cooper August 18, 2014 Front Page News

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