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To boost happiness, treat your weekend like a vacation

By Tara Parker-Pope

24 Feb 2023 · 2 min read

Editor's Note

You don't have to travel to get the benefits of a vacation. U.S. researchers found that treating your weekends like a holiday can make you happier. The Post has the details.

Americans spend more hours at work than people in many other countries. And though Americans often get fewer vacation days than people in other parts of the world, many don't use even the vacation days they have.

Time off is important to reset and recalibrate. But if you're having trouble making time for a vacation, recent research suggests that simply treating your weekends like a vacation can make you happier.

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