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Study Finds It’s Not So Stressful At The Top

via Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Management consultants say 60% of senior executives experience high stress and anxiety on a regular basis, and a thriving industry of motivational speakers teaches business leaders how to manage their corrosive burden of stress. But just how uneasy lies the head that wears the crown? Not so uneasy, it … Continue reading

Army Suicides Doubled From June to July

via Robert Burns, The Huffington Post Suicides among active-duty soldiers in July more than doubled from June, accelerating a trend throughout the military this year that has prompted Pentagon leaders to redouble efforts to solve a puzzling problem. The Army, which is the only branch of the military that issues monthly press statements on suicides, … Continue reading

Study Finds Work Email Might Be Hurting Your Health

via Deborah Netburn, L.A. Times Are you addicted to checking your work email? Do you check it first thing in the morning and right before you go to bed? Do you check it on work breaks and even on vacations? Well, here’s a piece of advice: Stop. According to a new study by researchers at … Continue reading

Bring Back The 40-Hour Work Week

via Sara Robinson, Alternet 150 years of research proves that long hours at work kill profits, productivity and employees If you’re lucky enough to have a job right now, you’re probably doing everything possible to hold onto it. If the boss asks you to work 50 hours, you work 55. If she asks for 60, … Continue reading

Swearing To Relieve Pain

via Chicago Tribune Today the Tribune editorial page endorses swearing. Loudly. (We endorse swearing loudly, that is; our endorsement itself is sotto voce.) Oops. Sorry, we forgot to mention one condition: Go ahead and scream that curse … to relieve physical pain. British researchers report in the Journal of Pain (no, we didn’t make that … Continue reading

All Work and No Pay: The Great Speedup

On a bright spring day in a wisteria-bedecked courtyard full of earnest, if half-drunk, conference attendees, we were commiserating with a fellow journalist about all the jobs we knew of that were going unfilled, being absorbed or handled “on the side.” It was tough for all concerned, but necessary—you know, doing more with less. “Ah,” he … Continue reading

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