A friendly reminder for the upcoming long weekend: you might be happier whining about your job than hanging at that barbecue. Yes, really.

"I wonder what the copy machine is doing right now." (via Thinkstock)

Writer Derek Thompson just did a big piece for The Atlantic called "A World Without Work." It's an exploration of current trends in American work, and what could happen if technology continues to expand in a way that takes away jobs, but keeps giving us money. Could we all start living lives of fabulous leisure and happiness?

Sources: The Atlantic