Study: Long hours can lead to mental decline

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A Finnish-led study found that working long hours might increase the risk of mental decline, the BBC is reporting.

The study, conducted on 2,214 British civil servants, found that those who worked more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills that those who worked a 40-hour week. The 55-hours-a-week workers had problems with short-term memory and word recall.

It’s a good thing/bad thing type of situaiton.  The good thing about the 55-hour-a-week workers is they got more work done.  The bad thing is they forgot where they put it.  The good thing is they made more money.  The bad thing is they couldn’t count it.

You know, I regularly work more than 55 hours a week, and me not so bad mental skills with … um, Tuesday … what myself say?

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Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — ...

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