Do-It-Yourself Sabbaticals

At Birchbox, the beauty and grooming subscription service, there is something called the “tri-bat.” Birchbox offers full-time employees who have been with the company for three years a $750 stipend (on top of their salary) and three weeks off in addition to standard vacation time. At six years of service, employees receive the same time…

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Yoga, Then an Ice Bath

“Yoga and an ice bath in the Hamptons,” the email from Danielle McCallum read. I enjoy two of those three things and kept reading. Ms. McCallum has developed her own practice, called Five, which is a combination of yoga, breath work, meditation and cold exposure. (“The center of Five is you,” her website reads.) She…

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