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THE NEW STAYCATION

Meet “bleisure,” the latest vacation mash-up: tacking PTO days onto the end of a business trip. Smart move, as women who vacation at least twice a year are less likely to die of a heart attack. And considering that more than half of the workforce is female and 41 percent of entrepreneurs (and frequent travelers) are women, sneaking in relax time via work just makes sense. “Adding even one or two days of ‘bleisure’ may limit the cascade of coronary inflammation, chronic stress hormones, and memory difficulty that working too much could generate,” says Paul D. Nussbaum, Ph.D., head of the Brain Health Center in Wexford, Pennsylvania. Bonus: You’ll save the cost of additional airfare, returning home happier and healthier. And is the sign of a productive trip.

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