Thanks to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, we're reminded that just because the economy may still be slumping, that doesn't mean we need to hoard our vacation days.

After all, these aren't ketchup packets or free saltines – they're entitled benefits that employers tout as much as comprehensive health care.

It's not because 15 years with no vacation will lead to a public meltdown (see video below), but by taking days off we're actually doing the company a favor. According to the 2012 Aflac Workforces Report, stressed-out workers are twice as likely to leave their job as workers who aren't stressed (43 percent vs. 25 percent).

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