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A new mindset

You would think that the best remedy for the fatigue and stress experienced by two out of three American workers would be better working conditions. But researchers at UCLA’s School of Management have a different solution: a new mindset. Work on a holiday mindset and weekday cares will melt away.

Wish away work-related stress with a miracle cure: a dose of mindfulness and sunny pretence on weekends. Be mindful while folding the laundry and cooking a new dish for dinner! Be silly and dance! Splash in puddles! Apparently, people instructed to adopt a holiday mindset on the weekend returned to work on Monday feeling (marginally) happier. A surrogate vacation as a proxy for better working conditions, and a let-out clause for employers, especially those who don’t provide paid holidays (about a quarter of US

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