So you can enjoy your time off in peace.

By Samantha Zabell
Updated November 12, 2015
If you’ve ever shopped online, you know to look for the “https” at the beginning of any web address in your browser; without the “s” at the end, there’s no guarantee the page is secure—and your credit card info could be stolen, says Liz Gumbinner of But that’s not the only way to protect your privacy online.Start with your Facebook profile, says Gumbinner: Click on the arrow on the blue bar at the top right of the page to access your settings. Go to “general account settings,” scroll down to “security” and then go through each item and make sure it’s exactly how you want it. “This controls who sees your posts, who can contact you, who can look you up, who can tag you, whether search engines can link directly to your timeline—and even who is put in charge of your account if something should happen to you.” (It’s called a “legacy contact,” and that person would decide whether to shut your page down or turn it into a memorial.)Manage all your social media accounts this way, says Gumbinner—and remember that anything you put on Internet, private or not, can ultimately be shared. “We all have a digital footprint,” she warns. “We saw this with the Sony breach, with Snapchat content not disappearing—everything you send and do online lives somewhere.” The bottom line: Update your privacy settings regularly, and make sure you trust everyone in your network.
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Do you ever find that you spend even more time thinking about work from home than when you’re actually at your desk? That inability to detach can be detrimental to your health—and might make it more difficult to recover from stress. And, according to a new study from the British Psychological Study, employees especially have trouble leaving important, incomplete tasks at work.

In an online survey of 103 employees, researchers found that unfinished work caused more anxiety and worry at home. The findings were published in the Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology.

"If you have an important deadline looming on the horizon, for example, your brain will keep nudging you with reminders, which makes it difficult to get a break from work demands,” lead researcher Dr. Brandon Smit said in a statement.

However, there was a seemingly easy way to turn off those reminders. Employees who planned out how they would finish these tasks were better at detaching themselves from work. They wrote down where, when, and how they would complete the jobs.

Of course, there are other reasons why employees can’t detach. Maybe you have a boss who emails you late at night, or it could even be genetic, according to a small study at the University of Notre Dame. Whatever the cause, coming up with a plan to manage your stressors seems to be a simple way to identify job-related anxieties, and make sure they don’t completely derail nights at home with your family.