Monthly Archives: October 2009

Slackerology: The fallacies that keep us working like rented mules

Tweet Slackerology Theory: bringing home less disposable income and owning less crap can raise happiness and reduce stress. [I apologize. I know that last week I promised that this post would be about how to live like a European in the US, but as always, once I started writing, the…

The Thankless Work of a Pioneering Slacker – the Leif Pettersen Story

Tweet As promised last week, I’m following up my post on the destructive culture of over-work here in the US with a little background on my personal research in the field of Slackerology. And when I say ‘field’, I’m largely referring to a desk, in a cubical, in a secured,…

Why are Americans working so hard?

Tweet The latest Expedia numbers about how few vacations days Americans receive (and subsequently use) have come out. While this annual survey is a fairly blatant tactic to encourage/enrage people into booking trips to Orlando and Hawaii, I always linger over the findings, as they are a key part of…

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