Why your work should come second

Leisure time used to be a sign of status. But somewhere along the way, workers — especially Americans — started measuring success by investing more and more hours for more income. Research suggests that working less actually boosts productivity and creativity. How can we cut back?

Work Less, Live More

Josh Epperson is a 38-year-old man who spent over a decade in the corporate world, rising through the ranks. Then he decided to try an experiment, accepting only meaningful projects that pay well and allow for less than 20 hours of work per week. Most weeks, he only works 10 to 15 hours, and his annual income is still six figures. Learn more about how to divest from the rat race with our Instaread on The Good Enough Job.

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