How many unread emails do you have? And how does that make you feel? Whether you're an email infinity person, or an inbox zero person, we all just want control over our email inboxes. But when you go on vacation, that control gets a little harder to attain. So what do you do? Do you quickly skim your inbox for the important ones when you get back? Do you go through all of them in detail while you're away? Or do you just delete them all without even looking? Whichever one you choose, the fact remains; your email is getting in the way of your vacation.
When did the reaction to email notifications go from eagerness to read what someone wrote you, to anxiety propelled by dozens of ringing tones? And what is it doing to us?
GUEST: Marina Koren, staff writer at The Atlantic