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PUT SOME PANTS ON

Millennials, stop working from home all the time

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The crown jewel of contemporary work-life balance is the ability to do your work from home, but are we doing it right?

At this very moment, I am pacing around my kitchen island, sipping coffee brewed in my own coffeepot. Thousands of Americans are likely doing the same, even as they check in with colleagues and start important calls: While still more the exception than the rule, telecommuting is unmistakably on the rise. According to a 2015 Gallup poll, 37% of US workers say they’ve worked from home at some point—a huge jump from the 9% who said the same thing in 1995.

Let’s not eulogize traditional office culture just yet.

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