Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press More people are expected on airplanes and highways over Thanksgiving than last year, but changing habits around work and play might spread out the crowds and reduce the usual amount of holiday travel stress. Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred … Read more

Liz Weston: How to take a career break

Kimberly Palmer: 5 ways to feel wealthy (even if you're not)

Back in 2016, Jamie Clark of Seattle was a software engineer who planned to take a year off of work to finish a master’s degree in computational linguistics. One year turned into three and a career change into financial planning. Nowadays, Clark, who uses they/them pronouns, believes the experience makes them a better advisor – … Read more

Realscreen » Archive » Off the Fence producing wildlife series “Giants” for Curiosity

Realscreen » Archive » Off the Fence producing wildlife series “Giants” for Curiosity

Global factual entertainment company Curiosity is teaming with Off the Fence to produce Giantsa five-part series about the largest creatures on Earth. The series covers beasts such as the Savanna elephant and its ancient predecessor, the anaconda, and the Titanoboa snake, using CGI to trace the links between extinct ancient monsters and present-day behemoths. The … Read more

I’ve traveled and worked remotely in 50 US cities. Here are my top 4—and they aren’t in NY or LA

I've traveled and worked remotely in 50 US cities.  Here are my top 4—and they aren't in NY or LA

In September 2021, my wife and I sold our house, car and possessions to become full-time digital nomads. But even before the pandemic made remote work a popular trend, I’ve lived and worked remotely in more than 50 US cities. We run both of our businesses — a consulting firm and education program — online. … Read more

India, Australia, Singapore firms jobs are in these sectors: LinkedIn

India, Australia, Singapore firms jobs are in these sectors: LinkedIn

Recession fears may be looming in Asia-Pacific, but that hasn’t stopped companies in India, Australia and Singapore from continuing their hiring spree, according to LinkedIn. As economies reopened after the pandemic, companies in the hospitality, retail and entertainment sectors ramped up hiring, said Feon Ang, Asia-Pacific managing director at the professional networking platform. All three … Read more

45-year-old ‘fake retiree’ shares the most surprising lessons he learned when he tried to retire early

45-year-old 'fake retiree' shares the most surprising lessons he learned when he tried to retire early

In June 2012, at 34 years old and after 13 years of working in investment banking, I wanted out. So I decided to negotiate a severance, retire early, and live off passive income through my rental properties, stock dividends and e-book sales. But just one year in, I realized that the life of travel and … Read more

Has remote work changed the travel landscape? | Lifestyles

Has remote work changed the travel landscape?  |  Lifestyles

By SAM KEMMIS – NerdWallet While some workers return to the office this year, many others continue to work remotely indefinitely. This seismic shift has changed where people live and work and, increasingly, how they travel. In the first quarter of 2022, nearly 25% of job postings at the 50,000 largest companies in the US … Read more

Employers turn to company-wide vacation to encourage worker well-being

Employers turn to company-wide vacation to encourage worker well-being

Sometimes, vacation isn’t all that restful — say, when the emails and Slack messages just keep coming, and you can’t help but look, or feel obligated to. Now, a few companies are offering a new perk to fight burnout and give employees a real break from their work: company-wide holidays when everyone is off at … Read more

5 ways Slack’s senior director of engineering uses the app to plan vacation

5 ways Slack's senior director of engineering uses the app to plan vacation

Between smartphones, email and messaging apps, workers are more available than ever. That can be great for office productivity but terrible for disconnecting after hours. Rod Garcia is a senior director of engineering at Slack and, before joining the company in 2019, tells CNBC Make It he was “guilty” of checking work messages while on … Read more

How a vacation accountability buddy can help you take time off work

How a vacation accountability buddy can help you take time off work

Last year, Bumble gave employees a paid week off of work in an effort to curb employee burnout. It made such a difference that the dating app company now gives employees a collective week-long holiday twice a year. It’s a big move that adds to the company’s generous time-off policies, including a 6 months of … Read more