Workplace Roundup: Mustaches and Making the Most of a Short Week

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday means this week is only four days long for many workers. And we all know that’s both good and bad. Good because there's an extra day to recover from the 49ers' loss (or celebrate the Seahawks’ win). Bad because 100 percent of the week’s work needs to be completed in just 80 percent of the time. Today’s Workplace Roundup looks at stress in the workplace and offers tips for making the most of your limited time. But first, let’s talk about mustaches in the workplace. Why? Well … Why not?

The Many Mustaches of the American Workplace

The American Mustache Institute and Wahl Trimmers recently examined an issue at the forefront of all of our minds. I’m speaking, of course, about the state of the American worker’s mustache. Their conclusion: "The mustache is reclaiming its rightful place on the job." Check out this infographic for the full report.

Your Mother Was Right

Work got you stressed? OK, that’s a silly question. We all feel the pressure at some point. Time offers several scientifically proven ways to reduce stress at work. One tip: Sit up straight. Hunching over your keyboard increases feelings of stress and powerlessness. My solution when things seem overwhelming is to take a quick walk around the office — and then hit up the candy bowl down the hall.

A Reason to Procrastinate?

Could procrastination actually be beneficial? Writing in Entrepreneur, sales guru Perry Marshall explains why you should listen to the little voice in your head that urges you to check Facebook instead of tackle a challenging work project. Turns out this voice often speaks up when you’re headed down the right path. Marshall offers tips for using your inner procrastinator to your advantage.

Lessons for the Chronically Late

Twenty percent of the U.S. population is chronically late. And workers who schedule frequent meetings know that a good portion of these folks seem to be on every invite list. If you’re always running late, Fast Company offers four lessons to learn from punctual people. Step one: Become a realistic thinker. That means recognizing how long it actually takes to drive to work, respond to email or walk to your meeting location.