August 19, 2011 |
President Obama made his first foray out of his vacation compound Friday with a trip to the legendary Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Bystanders who had been browsing upstairs at the two-story bookstore rushed to the windows as crowds gathered on the street. Obama, in a blue polo shirt, jeans and sneakers, wandered in with his daughters. After telling some customers that Sasha was going to browse, he wandered the store with a staff member while discussing his choices with one of the employees.
May 12, 2013 |
Is your love life lacking? Maybe you need a vacation. A survey of 2,076 adults found that 88% of Americans are “somewhat likely to be intimate” when taking a vacation with a spouse or partner. Only 12% said they are “somewhat or much less likely” to be intimate on vacation, according to the survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Expedia, one of the world's largest travel site. What's more, the study said couples who vacation three or more times per year are more likely to be satisfied with their love life than those who take two or fewer vacations per year.
May 30, 2011 |
Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little stress-reduction. And that can have some big payoffs. It can lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and help you live longer. It may even make you smarter. "A vacation is not a luxury," says Jens Pruessner, an associate professor in the departments of psychology, psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal.
January 5, 2011 |
Air Force One touched down at Andrews Air Force Base at 11:03 am Eastern on Tuesday, bringing the first family back to Washington after what the president called a "terrific" holiday vacation in his home state of Hawaii. As he settles back at the White House to prepare for battles ahead, here's a look at some statistics from his getaway. 12 : Number of days Obama spent in Hawaii, one more than in 2009 when the trip was consumed with responding to the attempted Christmas Day bombing of a U.S.-bound jet. 5 : Days the vacation was delayed because of the lame-duck session of Congress 2 : Number of days he extended his stay, eventually leaving Jan. 3 instead of Jan. 1. 116 : E-mails from the White House press office sent between the time of Obama's departure for Hawaii until his return.
August 12, 2013 |
American workers get more vacation time today than they did two decades ago, but far fewer paid sick days, according to new government data. The average full-time worker at a private company gets 10 days of vacation a year, up from eight days in 1993, according to the analysis by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That expands over time, with the average employee getting 14 vacation days after five years (compared with 13 days in 1993) and 20 days after 20 years (versus 18 days in 1993)
August 4, 1999
NFL players with the biggest bonuses for the 1998 season: Hugh Douglas, Eagles equal to $305,882 a game Cris Carter, Vikings $211,765 a game Jake Plummer, Cardinals $188,235 a game Scott Mitchell, Lions $188,235 a game Dan Marino, Dolphins $152,941 a game Drew Bledsoe, Patriots $152,941 a game Mark Brunell, Jaguars $147,059 a game Brett Favre, Packers $147,059 a game Source: World Features Syndicate ...