Category Archives: Human Behavior: Leisure Time

41 minutes a day are spent socializing






Last week, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the American Time Use Survey, an annual look at how people spend the precious minutes of their short lives. Mostly, people sleep (almost nine hours a day on average), work (just … Continue reading






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Hollywood Is Producing Higher Highs, Lower Lows






For months, American moviegoers have either been going big or staying home. And if they keep behaving that way, 2015 may set new marks for both hits and misses — while leaving a hole in the middle, where Oscars are … Continue reading






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Fall Colors Above Average This Year






Newswise — Karl Niklas, the Liberty Hyde Baily Professor of plant biology, focuses on the relationship between plants and the physical environment, predicts the 2015 fall season will be filled with beautiful, vibrant colors despite the lack of rainfall. Niklas … Continue reading






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9 hobbies anyone can master in 2015






Every time we roll into another new year, it’s time for reinvention. Some may want to lose 15 pounds, others are interested in getting through a reading list or traveling to the Grand Canyon. Your motives might be different, but … Continue reading






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The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You






Every woman has had this experience: you get to the end of the day and realize you did nothing for you. And if you go days, weeks, or even months in this cycle, you begin to feel like you have … Continue reading






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Not Taking a Vacation Is Costing You an Insane Amount






Last year, American workers walked away from $52.4 billion in unused vacation time, forfeiting a total of 169 million paid days off, according to the U.S. Travel Association. While it’s well-known that American companies are less freewheeling with paid time … Continue reading






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Americans just cannot relax






It’s Sunday, typically a day of rest for most. But if you’re reading this article from your office—you’re not alone. A new paper by economists Dan Hamermesh and Elena Stancanelli found that Americans not only work longer hours, but they … Continue reading






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How we all spend our time: new US government data






On an average day in 2013, employed adults living in households with no children under age 18 engaged in leisure activities for 4.5 hours, about an hour more than employed adults living with a child under age 6, the U.S. … Continue reading






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Time pressure and modern life: a new book






Overwhelmed is a book about time pressure and modern life. It is a deeply reported and researched, honest and often hilarious journey from feeling that, as one character in the book said, time is like a “rabid lunatic” running naked … Continue reading






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Work-life balance more difficult to achieve, even for single people without families






EAST LANSING, Mich. — A memo to employers: Just because your workers live alone doesn’t mean they don’t have lives beyond the office. New research at Michigan State University suggests the growing number of workers who are single and without … Continue reading






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Why giving your presence away may make sense in 2013






Newswise — WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Dec. 19, 2012 – When it comes to your New Year’s resolution, a Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center psychologist suggests you resolve to give your “presence” away. Each January 1st millions of people resolve to … Continue reading






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The French take 30 days off for vacation, holiday: Americans take 10






Japanese, Koreans, Americans and Mexicans Take Fewest Vacation Days; French, Spanish, German and Brazilian Workers Take Most BELLEVUE, WA-(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Expedia.com®, the world’s leading online travel agency, today released the results of the 2012 Vacation Deprivation® … Continue reading






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Boredom linked to job accidents, alcohol and drug abuse, obesity, and even death






This gives new meaning to the complaint “I’m bored” — literally. Canadian researchers — including a professor from the University of Guelph — have come up with a new, precise definition of boredom based on the mental processes that underlie … Continue reading






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Celebrities: the more we know about them, the less we like them, says new study






Newswise — DURHAM, N.H. – Clint Eastwood’s famous interview with an invisible President Obama seated in an empty chair at the Republican National Convention may have done more than elicit a round of late-night television jokes. Celebrities who publicly support … Continue reading






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Which US cities’ residents take the most vacations? Hint: DC is Number One.






DENVER-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Where you live may impact how many vacations you take, according to new research released today by private destination club Inspirato. Among America’s 10 largest cities, residents of Washington, D.C., were the most likely to take a vacation over … Continue reading






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How volunteering time can give you more time






Many people these days feel a sense of “time famine”—never having enough minutes and hours to do everything. We all know that our objective amount of time can’t be increased (there are only 24 hours in a day), but a … Continue reading






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Poorly-educated Americans spend less time-off with family, friends






Despite having more leisure time overall, stressed-out Americans report having less ‘quality time’ to enjoy themselves, particularly those with little or no education. This is according to the findings of a new paper entitled Leisure Inequality in the US: 1965-2003, … Continue reading






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Amusement park rides explored in depth






A ride on a thrill rollercoaster is the highlight of any visit to an amusement or theme park. Today’s rides are at the cutting edge of technology and engineering, but they are but the latest of a long line of … Continue reading






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