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What really motivates workers

As we ease out of the the long weekend of President’s Day, I thought I’d share two articles about work.

And one about a heist!

What really motivates workers (and it’s not money) [The Spectator] – “I recently learned from my assistant the trick of working all morning, taking a few hours off in the afternoon, then working again in the evening. You get more done than you do in a solid day, but it feels like you’re on holiday. In truth this shouldn’t surprise us: the best way to solve a difficult crossword clue is not to stare harder at it, but to go and take a break.”

The mystery of the disappearing vacation day [Washington Post] – “Did you know that Americans are about half as likely to be taking vacation in any given week as they were 40 years ago? Neither did we! When we spotted this alarming trend in an obscure government time series, our eyebrows shot up so far our ears popped.”

Bellagio Bandit: How One Man Robbed Vegas’ Biggest Casino and Almost Got Away [Rolling Stone] – “Tony Carleo stole $1 million in chips – then checked himself into casino’s hotel to live like a king” Wait, what???