Whole LivingIt used to be that you could deduce what someone was doing based on where she was. Sitting in an office typing? Probably doing work. Camped out on the bleachers during a soccer game? Must be off the clock. But now at 10 a.m. on a Tuesday you might be Facebook-ing your old college roommate. And at 10 p.m., you could be in a bathrobe and clay mask conducting serious business (while catching up on reality TV). Thanks to portable technology and a shifting work-life landscape, duty and play have become strange bedfellows -- and not only because you occasionally fall asleep next to your laptop.
We're all living in a permanent state of elsewhere, says sociologist Dalton Conley, author of "Elsewhere, U.S.A." Conley, who coined the term "weisure" to describe this hybrid of work and leisure, says that since we're physically able to work around the clock now, we often feel we're in the right place only when we're in two places at once. This doesn't mean we're doomedRead More »from 8 New Rules of Work-Life Balance