Can your boss improve your sex life?

Trying to convince your boss to let you work from home? Are you debating whether to ask? Well, FlexJobs Corp., a Boulder-based company, has some surprising information that could influence you or your boss’ thinking.

FlexJobs is touting the results of a recent survey it conducted that included more than 1,000 respondents. It found that 99.5 percent of people think a flexible schedule would make them happier, but a substantial number of people think it would make them a better friend, parent — or lover.

According to FlexJobs, 63 percent said workplace flexibility would help them be a better friend, 91 percent said they would have more time for family or friends, and 82 percent said that it would help them be a more attentive spouse, partner or significant other.

The real surprise: 41 percent of respondents said having a flexible job would improve their sex life, and another 34 percent were optimistic that it would.

Some of the results of this survey really took us by surprise,” FlexJobs founder and chief executive Sara Sutton Fell said. “We are well-informed on the many work-life benefits offered by flexible job arrangements such as telecommuting, freelance, part-time and flexible schedule jobs. But we hadn’t really considered on a broad scale how having a flexible job could positively affect people’s love lives and romantic relationships as well. It’s exciting!”

The Cherry People — what the folks at Cheribundi Inc. like to be called — received an endorsement that makes them jubilant. The Boulder-based company’s tart cherry juice was included in a list of 20 healthy drink options in Prevention Magazine’s February issue.

Seems the well-thought-of magazine agrees with Cheribundi’s claim that “eight to 12 ounces twice a day of tart cherry juice — a favorite among elite athletes — has been shown to boost muscle recovery after exercise and reduce inflammation, which means that it might help with achy, arthritic joints, and it packs the nutritional power of 40 cherries.”

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