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You Can Work Yourself to Death

Sohaila Abdulali shares research in an article for the Guardian that indicates the unsurprising finding that too much work can put you in an early grave. The research looked at over 2,200 adults in their 60s over seven years. It found that “those in high-stress jobs with little control over their workflow die younger or are less healthy than those who have more flexibility and discretion in their jobs and are able to set their own goals as part of their employment.” Additionally, people with challenging jobs who received less autonomy in how they did their work were found to be 15.4 percent more likely to die than those with more autonomy.

The irony is that having this knowledge is probably only going to make you stress out even more. Ah, well. At least the end is nigh. You can view the full article here: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/21/stressful-jobs-can-kill-study

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