“Being collegial is good for both individual workers and for businesses as a whole.” Those are the findings from a series of studies examining the behavioral economics of niceness. That said, most of us have little time for such niceties, and as professor Christine Porath writes in the NYT: “Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.” Ha, ha, ha. (Oh crap, was that reaction insensitive?)

+ “The paradox of work is that many people hate their jobs, but they are considerably more miserable doing nothing.” Derek Thompson imagines a world without work.

+ From Wired: The Essential Guide to Happiness at Work.

+ FastCo: The best time of day to do everything at works. (Later?)