If you haven't yet planned your summer vacation, check out these suggestions for making the most of your break ... and coming back to work better than ever.
Do the opposite of normal.
As the saying goes, "a change is as good as a rest." If you sit at a desk from morning to night, make your vacation an action-packed adventure. If your job is physically demanding, then veg out on a beach somewhere. If you live in the city, get up close and personal with nature. If you don't, head into town for a nightlife, shopping and culture binge.
Join the party.
The 4th of July isn't the only anniversary being celebrated this summer. To name just a few that are offering commemorative festivities:
U.S. National Park Service, 100th anniversary
Pearl Harbor attack, 75th anniversary
Star Trek, 50th anniversary
Shakespeare's death, 400th anniversary
Botswana independence, 50th anniversary
More ideas: Major anniversaries in 2016
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