The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

A Labor Day Look at Our Time Squeeze

On this Labor Day, we can explain the “middle-class time squeeze” by looking at how time/money tradeoffs changed a family’s division of labor.

A Labor Day Look at How Much We Work

Comparing the U.S. workweek with South Korea and five European nations reveals how much we do at night and during the weekend.

What If Everyone Worked Less?

After an experiment at a Swedish nursing home, some people are saying that “less is more.” Where are we going? To the work/life balance. The Swedish Experiment Researchers wanted to find out if less time at work created more productivity.…

Where Home and Work Should Intersect

While working at home has become the focus of a new French law, the bigger issue could be how much new technology enables the firm to monitor our lives.

Is Your Lack of Sleep Hurting the GDP?

Connected to our productivity, if we do not sleep 7 to 9 hours each night, then lack of sleep diminishes the quality and duration of our work.

Do Brazilians or Russians Work Shorter Hours?

Brazil or Russia? Who tends to work shorter hours? Who takes longer lunch hours? Who watches more TV? Who is more likely to sleep 8 hours or more each night?   Brazil was the correct answer to every question. My…

Productivity: Working Weekends

Israel has to decide when to have a weekend. The Israeli Sabbath, Friday sunset through Saturday sunset will be a part of it. The second day? Sunday and Friday are possibilities. Knowing that productivity is a major consideration, Israel’s prime…