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The TV show ‘Severance’ has employees separate their work self from their home self completely. (Apple TV+)

The folly of the work-life balance

The work-life balance is about more than shutting off devices or abstaining from emails and meetings after 6 p.m.
A pedestrian views his smartphone as he crosses a city street. Right-to-disconnect laws are aimed at improving the work-life balance of employees, but giving them more freedom over how they work might be a smarter approach. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

How businesses can best help employees disconnect from work

The best way to help employees disconnect from work is to allow them the autonomy to choose for themselves how, when and where to disconnect.
A crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic lends urgency to scientific research, putting researchers under pressure to produce. janiecbros/E+ via Getty Images

Pandemic, war and environmental disaster push scientists to deliver quick answers – here’s what it takes to do good science under pressure

Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
Our grandparents had it easy when it came to time management — society, social norms, business operations and institutions helped them manage their time. Now it’s up to us. (Ono Kosuki, Piqsels)

Time management has become harder than ever — and we should be grateful

It’s no secret that time management has become harder than ever. But it’s not because we work more, or that life is getting faster.

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