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DRESSING TO RELIEVE STRESS

In an effort to reduce stress in employees' lives, some employers are adding a new twist to the "dress for success" trend -- dressing to de-stress.

According to Health magazine, in the face of rising workplace tension, some companies are creating "stress down days," specific days on which the office dress code is relaxed, allowing employees to wear casual clothes like jeans, sweat shirts and sneakers.

Some companies reportedly declare such days weekly or biweekly (usually on Friday). Others, such as AT&T, implement them during crunch times.

Results, as most of you workers out there might guess, have been favorable. Even with a laid-back, "unwind" feeling in the air, work reportedly gets done. One AT&T spokesman told Health, "Employees appreciate being treated as individuals."

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