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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.

20 cities where Americans have the longest commutes

People in these US cities commute far more than the average American.

6 people from around the world share what it’s like to have nationally mandated work vacation

The US is the only wealthy nation that doesn't guarantee paid-time off. Business Insider spoke with a handful of people whose governments do.
One of the new tree houses.

Microsoft employees can now work from tree houses

Being outside can relieve stress and spark creativity, so Microsoft is building out a network of outdoor work spaces.
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.

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.
The eight-hour workday may be five hours too long, researcher suggests.

Forget the 9 to 5 — research suggests there’s a case for the 3-hour workday

Psychological research finds people can only concentrate for a few hours at a time. After that, they get distracted and performance suffers.
Look beyond Wall Street for finance jobs.

15 US cities that are hiring finance workers like crazy right now

Check out these US metro areas if you're searching for work in the financial industry.