Monday Morning Wisdom: Leaving Early from Work may get you Home Late
A lot of us think that leaving early from work, even if it's only a few minutes, will let us get at home earlier at the end of a hard day of labor. According to this OmniNerd artcile, doing so may actually have the opposite effect and get you home later in the evening.
Brandon Hansen uses a year's worth of data collected on his urban drive to and from work along with statistical analysis to show the effects of varying departure times and considering external factors like nearby school districts' schedules. In the end, a minor shift in his departure time results in saving driving hours equivalent to over a third of the vacation time given annually by his employer.