The negative effects of working for prolonged hours (especially at the computer) without frequent breaks are well known. However, for some of us, the inability to unplug and take frequent short breaks is influenced by culture of the environment in which we spend a good chunk of our time: Work! A 2014 study of staples employees showed that 1 in 5 cite guilt as a reason for not stepping away from their workspaces. This is hardly surprising as in many organizations today, those who take frequent breaks are often perceived as slackers and those who have the ability to get...

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