4 Tiny Changes That Will Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Many of us live to work, rather than work to live. According to the Department of Labor, the average American between the ages of 25-54 with children spends a whopping 8.7 hours on "working and related activities" each day, but only one hour on "eating and drinking" and two-and-half on "leisure and sports." While you're unlikely to convince the boss to let you cut your day short in favor of spending more time watching TV, you might be able to make a few small changes that boost productivity and get you out the door as soon as possible. Plus, if you take care of yourself, your time at work will be more pleasant.

Lunchables … for Adults?

If you pine for the days when your lunch came in little plastic pockets, much like pills in a blister pack, rejoice: Oscar Meyer has recently announced that it will release "Portable Protein Packs" containing 170 calories worth of cheese, meat, and legumes. Aimed at adults who need a little something to tide them over on the trail or in the office, P3s resemble nothing so much as miniature Lunchables for adults. There's just one tiny problem.

Take a Better Lunch Break

By now, you've probably come around to the idea that you should take a lunch break, even if you don't always manage to make it happen. But what should you do with this time off in the middle of the day, to make the rest of your working life more productive?

3 Cheap, Healthy Lunch Ideas for the Office

If you're trying to be more frugal, you already know that one of the most horrifying parts of creating a budget is finding out how much you spend on stuff you don't even enjoy. Take weekday lunches. Many of us buy our midday snack, and eat it huddled over our keyboards. At the end of the week, we've spent a tidy sum of money on food we didn't get to savor. Plus, it probably wasn't even all that good for us.