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Short Breaks Better Than One Long Vacation

by Rathi Manohar on August 17, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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Short Breaks Better Than One Long Vacation

Short breaks are better than one long vacation.

Research has shown that taking smaller, frequent breaks makes people a lot more happier than taking one long holiday.

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Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist, said that people's enjoyment wanes as they become accustomed to their holiday lifestyle.

"On a long vacation, day seven is less good than day one because it's not as exciting. That's why in general, going away four times [a year] provides more benefit than you would expect, and going away for one week provides less benefit than you would expect," The Telegraph quoted Prof Ariely at Duke University in North Carolina, as saying.

But other experts disagree.

"If you pack three times as many holidays into the same amount of leave, you can expect three times as much trouble. It's not obvious to me that it's worth it," said Tim Harford, the author of Dear Undercover Economist.

Source: ANI
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