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Do we place too much value on work in our lives? (Pexels)
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Will you be taking vacation this summer, or are you too busy with work? Today, we discuss "workism" — a term coined by Atlantic staff writer Derek Thompson, who argued in a piece earlier this year that work is becoming a religion for many Americans.

Guests

Janna Koretz, psychologist and founder of Azimuth Psychological, which specializes in helping people in high pressure jobs. Azimuth tweets @AzimuthPsych.

Ellen Ruppel Shell, science journalism professor at Boston University and author of "The Job: Work and Its Future in a Time of Radical Change." She tweets @EllenRuppelShel.She tweets @EllenRuppelShel.

This segment aired on June 25, 2019.

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