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Carol Smith: Trade Time on Monday for Sunday

Unpalatable as it may sound, the chief revenue officer at Harper's Bazaar says dedicating a few hours on Sunday to catch up on email and tend to work matters could wind up saving you time at the office come Monday. In a 2009 interview with The New York Times, the so-called branding powerhouse explains: “I come to work almost every Sunday for at least four hours to go through my e-mail. I did it when it was a real inbox…and now I do it with email. I'm glad I come in on Sunday. It's the quiet time. I get things out of the way...so when I come in on Monday, it's like my vacation day."