What You Need Is More Vacation!

A crusading editor wants three to four weeks mandated by law

Congratulations, ace. America's unprecedented economic gains were beaten out of your work-obsessed hide, and what have you got to show for it? A few extra bucks to pay the shrink or the barkeep? A promotion that bumps you up to 60 hours a week? A pager? The bone they haven't thrown you is the one you desperately need--more time away from the salt mine.

According to a raft of recent studies, Americans are working more and enjoying it less. Between 1995 and 1999, the number of people calling in sick because of stress more than tripled. "I've got a lot of...

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