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Eight hours for work, eight hours for play, eight hours for sleep: During America's Industrial Revolution, the idea of evenly splitting each weekday between labor, leisure, and rest was revolutionary, and work-life balance suddenly became a political issue. The importance of maintaining this delicate balance was one of the arguments for the 40-hour workweek, and in an ideal scenario, we could all devote equal amounts of time to our careers, our hobbies, and taking care of ourselves.
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