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Japan is facing a ‘death by overwork’ problem — here’s what it’s all about

"Karoshi," or death by overwork, has become a growing problem in Japan as both sexes now face the heavy burden of long overtime hours.
In these cities, work is just a hop, skip, and a jump away — though people usually prefer to drive.

20 cities where Americans have the shortest commutes

People in these US cities commute less than the average American.

The 15 cities where Americans work the hardest

Here's who puts in the most hours at work, commutes the longest, and has the least amount of downtime.
Dentists typically get paid more than $180,000 a year and work less than 40 hours a week.

The 16 highest-paying jobs for people who want to work less than 40 hours a week

People with these jobs typically work less and earn more than the average American.
Demanding jobs can make life easier, not harder.

If you want to make life easier, you should take the most demanding job you can get — here’s why

Joanna Coles, chief content officer of Hearst, says she learned from personal experience that a flexible schedule is key for working parents.

A 31-year-old’s ‘death from overwork’ causes Japan to rethink work-life balance

In Japanese the word is karoshi, or "death from overwork." A woman who died of heart failure in 2013 is the most recent death to bear the label.
Not every task is as important as it seems in the moment.

How to get things done when it feels like you’re being pulled in a million directions at once

Thiago Olson, managing director of venture fund Engage Ventures, shares his best advice on maintaining a solid work-life balance.

Melinda Gates: Corporate America must stop demanding we all be workaholics

America's workaholic culture is one of the main obstructions to diversity, causing women and minorities to lean out, Gates argues.
These companies offer so much more than paid time off.

15 of the best companies for working moms

These companies offer moms some of the most competetive perks including paid time off, flexible working arrangements, backup childcare, and mentoring programs.

European vacation policies put America’s summer Fridays to shame

For Americans, heading home early on Friday is considered the height of luxury in the summer. European companies take things a few steps further.