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    :: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 ::

    Lazy-Ass Nation? - By Joanna Pachner, Financial Post, Canada
    It wasn't long ago that "do it yourself " was the buzzword of the day, as digital technology enabled us to do everything from publishing to music recording at home. The "nesting" trend that followed the 9/11 attacks sent people flocking to magazines and TV shows instructing how to do your own home renovations, arrange your own bouquets or organize your memories in a scrapbook. But something's changed. DIY has given way to DIFM -- do it for me. Even Home Depot, that staple of the industrious home tinkerer, is expanding its installation services to jack up flagging growth. And somewhere along the line, scrapbooking went from a trendy hobby to a chore that personalized scrapbooking services now offer to take off your hands.

    With studies showing that 92% of workers take sick days just to run their errands, employers are moving beyond on-site daycares and massage services to make it easier for workers to pull those long hours.
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