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Work and Life Quiz: Finding a Balance

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What percentage of Americans are willing to work while on vacation?

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What percentage of Americans are willing to work while on vacation?

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Can't seem to escape the office when you take time off? You're not alone. Plenty of us are checking work-related email, taking calls, and reading documents when we should be relaxing.

Resist the urge to use your laptop or smartphone to check in with the office. The work will be there when you get back. Don't forget to take all the vacation time you have coming, either.

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What's the average commute time in the U.S.?

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What's the average commute time in the U.S.?

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Yep, it takes most of us nearly an hour to get to work. But you can get back some of that lost time.

If you drive, consider taking a commuter train or riding with a co-worker.

And don't be afraid to talk to your boss about working from home or changing your hours to avoid traffic. You won't know if you don't ask.

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Today's moms spend more time with their kids than moms in the 1960s.

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Today's moms spend more time with their kids than moms in the 1960s.

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Yes, more moms work outside the home today. But they're spending more time with their kids than '60s moms did. And dads have nearly tripled time with their kids since 1965.

Even so, about half of parents say it's hard to balance work and home. If this is your family, one of you should look for a job that offers a flexible schedule, if you can.

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On an average day, how many men help with housework?

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On an average day, how many men help with housework?

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Women still do most of the work, but one in five men lends a hand with cleaning or laundry. Even more -- about one in three -- chips in by making dinner or cleaning up after after.

Is your family struggling to juggle work and home? You could hire a housekeeper or cut your errand-running by ordering groceries and other items online.

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Working long hours more than doubles your risk of:

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Working long hours more than doubles your risk of:

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Putting in extra time may boost your paycheck, but it could be bad for your mental health.

One study showed that people who worked more than 11 hours a day were twice as likely to become depressed as those who worked 8-hour days.

Fight the blues by getting sleep, eating healthy food, and making time to exercise.

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