Are you looking to take off more time from work in 2023? The only problem, you don't have that much vacation time? Here's a life hack every Central New York worker needs to know.

Recently, a lifehack showing how to get 46 days off from work only using 18 days of paid time off (PTO) started circulating around Facebook and TikTok. Is there truth to it?

The meme itself is a list of dates throughout the year where workers can strategically use PTO to maximize the number of consecutive days off."

The Daily Dot reports that a video from @fandomfanboi shows a post from Twitter user @afashola_ on this brilliant plan shows the breakdown of dates throughout the year to take:

January 2023

The user points out that if you take the Thursday and Friday before MLK Day off you'll get 5 consecutive days off. MLK Day is Monday January 16th 2023.

April 2023

If you take the four days before Good Friday off you'll have a ten day break. Good Friday lands on Friday April 7th in 2023.

July 2023

If you take the Monday before July 4th off, you'll get a four day break. The 4th of July lands on Tuesday July 4th 2023.

November 2023

If you take off 5 days after Veteran's day and 3 days before, Thanksgiving you'll get 17 consecutive days off. Veteran's Day lands on Saturday November 11th, Thanksgiving lands on Thursday, November 23rd.

December 2023

If you take 4 days between Christmas and New Years off you'll have 10 consecutive days off. Christmas lands on Monday December 25th 2023, and New Years the following Monday.

God speed on taking these days off, and have a Happy 2023.

These Upstate New York Restaurants Are An Absolute Must Try For 2023

315 Menus is a group on Facebook focused on all of our amazing restaurants locally. You can post questions, reviews, photos, and if you're a restaurant you can post menu items, specials, and more. Recently someone posted the following question:

What local restaurant have you never been to that’s on your ”must go to” list for 2023?"

We decided to pick the top answers and present them to you. If there are others that should be on the list, text us on our station app:

13 New York Restaurants Make List Of Food Networks Best Pasta In The Country

Food Network recently published a list of the "98 Best Pastas In The United States" and honored New York State with 13 shout outs. Even within that shoutouts, Syracuse and Upstate New York had 2 slots.

They broke the list down to specific dishes you can enjoy at these restaurants. Here's those restaurants on the list:

21 New York State Counties With The Most Horrendous Commute Times

Have you ever stopped and added up how much time you spend behind the wheel? What are the worst commute times for counties across New York State?

How bad do we REALLY have it in New York State when it comes to our commute times? According to The U.S. Census Bureau, the national average for a one-way commute to or from work is 26.9 minutes and 9.3% of workers nationwide have a one-way commute of 60 minutes or more. Here in New York State, the mean travel time to work in minutes for workers age 16 years+ between 2016-2020 was around 33.5 minutes.

Which counties across the state are the worst?