Bring Your Pup to Work
A Virginia Commonwealth University study of 450 desk jobbers found that those who brought their pooches to work experienced steady declines in stress throughout the day, while employees without canine companions reported an increase in stress. No pup? No problem: Walking or playing with a co-worker’s pet seemed to boost satisfaction as well. So talk to your employer about the benefits of a bring-your-dog-to-work day (one that respects employee concerns such as allergies and safety).