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The Dog Days of Summer: The Guilt of Vacation

Has work caused you to rearrange or even cancel your vacation plans? You're not alone, according to a new survey. First in a series.

Many of us have stressed about wrapping up deadlines before we set up our out-of-office auto response. But have you ever actually canceled a vacation because of work? It turns out, lots of Americans report having changed their vacation plans, or just never taken days off in the first place. And despite piles of research proving that time off is beneficial for wellbeing and job satisfaction, many Americans still struggle to unplug even for one day. Below, see what our survey respondents said about their attitudes toward vacation—then go block some guilt-free days on your calendar.

The Guilt of Vacation 

Up next in our summer guide to work: school's out, but working parents are on. How to handle the childcare conundrum.

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