Monthly Archives: September 2014

Newsflash: Presidents Still Work While On Vacation

Newsflash: Presidents Still Work While On Vacation
A crisis-weary president addresses the nation on the latest turmoil in the Middle East while on vacation away from the White House, as his staff assures reporters he will be able to monitor world affairs from the comfort of his oceanside home. No, it's …
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Want a raise? Try taking a vacation
According to internal research by audit firm EY (formerly Ernst & Young), employees who use more vacation days end up with better performance reviews. "In the U.S. and Canada … for each 10 vacation hours a person took, we found on average that …

How To Come Back From Vacation And Not Want To Die
I've just come back from a month in Portland OR, and let me tell you, leaving the 80 degree heat, clear blue skies, friendly smiles, delicious food, and big welcomes and coming home to the beautiful laughable English weather, crappy service, bad …
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Turkey's summer vacation rituals in focus at salt Beyoğlu

Turkey's summer vacation rituals in focus at salt Beyoğlu
The press release of the exhibition explains that 19th-century İstanbul was once a central hub for summer vacations, from the mansions of the Bosporus to the mansions on the islands, for members of the Ottoman court and ambassadors alike. “The Marmara …
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Michelle's column: A memorable vacation
Certainly, working at the State Fair or attending convention might not seem like a traditional vacation. But vacations are supposed to be fun, and spent with fun people, right? And you make some incredible memories and bring home lots of photos? In …
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The excitement of a good vacation
We look forward to the planning with anticipation, we execute the packing with the diligence of a military drill sergeant, and we can't sleep the night before – it's just all too exciting! The actual vacation – whether it is three days, one week or …
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Summer Vacation Is Officially Over. How To Ease Back Into Work

Summer Vacation Is Officially Over. How To Ease Back Into Work
“The worst thing to do coming back from vacation is walking into the office Monday morning with a slate of meetings and conference calls,” says McLeod. Blocking off time in your calendar to catch up on emails and reconnect with your job will help you …
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Ocean Springs mulls short term vacation rental ordinance
Ocean Springs is exploring allowing people to rent out their single family homes as short term vacation rentals. The city has drafted an ordinance permitting houses and condos in residential areas to be rented for fewer than 30 days with some stipulations.
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Five myths about presidential vacations
1. Presidents get vacations. “Presidents don't get vacations — they just get a change of scenery,” Nancy Reagan once said in defense of her husband's frequent trips to his ranch in Santa Barbara, Calif. In the nuclear age, presidents may have only …
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5 Ways to Make Sure You Can Afford Your Next Vacation
A vacation can be a great way to relax, reload, and spend time traveling or catching up on hobbies you enjoy and can't often partake in, such as reading. Vacations can get expensive, though, so planning ahead can help. There are many ways you can save …
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The Hamptons Named Among Top Fall Vacation Spots

The Hamptons Named Among Top Fall Vacation Spots
The Hamptons was recently named among the top five fall vacation spots according to, a vacation rental marketplace. The site ranked the Long Island hotspot as the second best destination to visit during the fall shoulder season, between …

How To Keep Your Creativity Flowing After Vacation Ends
I know many couples who turn short business trips into mini vacations, extending the trip by an extra day to play tourist. Your brain doesn't need to travel to have a vacation. Try a different restaurant for lunch or a space outside of the office for …
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Two Privacy Bills Move as Congress Returns From Vacation
After all its hard work this year Congress is almost done with its summer recess. Lawmakers are due back Sept. 8 and have much to tackle. Two bills are of paramount importance to EFF: one—the USA FREEDOM Act—must be passed by Congress, while the …
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Louisiana man drowns during Florida vacation

Louisiana man drowns during Florida vacation
NAVARRE BEACH — Officials say a 65-year-old Louisiana man drowned in the Gulf of Mexico on Labor Day. The Santa Rosa Sheriff's Office says Roderick M. Maybee of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was pulled unconscious from the water Monday afternoon off …
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What comedian Patton Oswalt did on his Twitter-free summer vacation
In her book “Alone Together,” professor Sherry Turkle writes of the world we've all created for ourselves on social media. “The ties we form through the Internet are not, in the end, the ties that bind,” she says. “But they are the ties that preoccupy …
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Back From Vacation … in Time for Fiesta
My vacation's over. Summer, for all practical purposes, is done. It's the day after Labor Day, so that means it's election season. (O.K., that notion is a quaint holdover from simpler times. As we all know, there have been some fairly vicious campaign …
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