Is the utopian workplace just a ploy to keep us all at work?

Today’s long read is from Aeon, and asks a provocative question about whether “tech campuses” and the like are really in all of our best interests. After talking about Google’s new Mountain View campus, author Benjamin Naddaff-Hafrey wonders: Such offices symbolise not just the future of work in the public mind, but also a new, utopian age [Read More…]

Do long hours make you less productive?

CNBC reported a bit ago that working more than 50 hours a week may not be doing you, or your employer, any favors: Nearly half of U.S. workers say they routinely put in more than 50 hours on the job each week, often without overtime pay. But employers should probably start politely declining the “free” [Read More…]

Even Jesus Wasn’t Always Spiritual: A Theology of Boredom

If Christ’s sacrifice can cover all the sinful things we are, think, say, and do, perhaps it can also make room for spending significant amounts of time not being “spiritual.” [Read more…]

You Don’t Need More Free Time

So says the New York Times in a recent article by Cristobal Young. Do you agree? AMERICANS work some of the longest hours in the Western world, and many struggle to achieve a healthy balance between work and life. As a result, there is an understandable tendency to assume that the problem we face is [Read More…]

Working at Rest: Make a Breathing Space For Yourself at Christmas

By Jordan Dillon I work on my day off. My mind organizes tomorrow’s tasks as I lay down to sleep. I squeeze in errands between appointments. I review our family calendar while I clean up after dinner. I review the family budget while I pump gas into our minivan. My down time isn’t always rest. [Read More…]

Overwork Can Kill You–Literally

By Bill Peel The accident occurred at 11:04 a.m. according to the police report. A deafening crash and shower of glass and shrapnel had jolted me awake. I slammed on the brakes as a gooseneck trailer peeled away a good portion of the driver’s side of my car, barely missing me. My face stung and [Read More…]