It's Monday, you've just gotten home from work, and you're blessedly free from social obligations for the night. You heat up some takeout, plop down on the couch clutching your phone ... and start to scroll through Instagram. Then you switch over to Facebook.
Just because you didn't work last weekend doesn't mean you had a good weekend. White-collar workers are logging longer hours than a generation ago, and Americans excel at the losing game of competitive busyness. In this context, a weekend without email and spreadsheets might seem like a victory in and of itself-and it is, kind of.