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It’s True: Your Job Could Be the Death of You

Workplace related stress may kill more people than diabetes or Alzheimer's disease, Harvard and Stanford Business School researchers say. The Atlantic reports that the report draws its conclusions based on 10 common workplace stressors, like lack ...

Leave Work Stress Behind with These Tips

Happy people make for a happy home, and that starts with putting mental distance between the daily grind and your evening life, the Wall Street Journal reports. We all know that work-life balance is essential to achieving and maintaining happiness, ...

Gallup to Company Wellness Programs: You’re Doing it Wrong

Company wellness programs are great in theory, but without a corporate culture that supports those initiatives holistically, they may be doomed to fail, Gallup reports. Putting a wellness program in place at work isn’t enough. Just 24 percent of ...

Don’t Be ‘Typhoid Mary’ to Your Co-Workers

You know what's worse than going to work sick? Getting sick at work. The workplace is a prime vector for spreading disease. To avoid being the jerk who carelessly infects your co-workers, follow these flu-season office etiquette rules outlined ...

Step on Work Stress with a Lunchtime Walk

Taking a walk on your lunch break can immediately lift your mood and help you cope with stress at work, the New York Times reports -- a good message for bosses as well as workers. The University of Birmingham led study followed normally sedentary ...

Working the Overnight Really Might Be Killing You

The more years you work night shifts, the higher your risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer if you are a woman, a new study suggests. Reuters reports that a long-term study on nurses found that those who worked rotating night shifts for six ...

Will Your Company Wield a Wellness Carrot or Stick?

About two-thirds of companies with workplace wellness programs offer incentives to get employees to participant, but one of four hits workers with financial penalties if they don't take part, according to a survey by the National Business Group on ...

Why You Should Be Nice to Your Bus Driver

Public-transit workers like bus drivers have among the highest rates of depression when sorted by occupation, the Atlantic reported Dec. 22. Other professions with higher-than-average depression rates include: real estate social work ma...

Americans Work More Than They Sleep

Americans work an hour more than they sleep on an average day and many typically fall short of getting recommended amounts of sleep, the Atlantic reported Dec. 16. The American Time Use Survey found that 30 U.S. workers get about six hours of ...

Your Kids Aren’t Making Enough Money to Save

Median wages for workers ages 24-37 have declined in every occupational category except healthcare since the current recession began in 2007, the Atlantic reported Dec. 3. The same is largely true for workers ages 18-24. Real wages have ...