Category Archives: Workaholism

6 inspiring mantras to help you master work-life balance

By Fred Mouawad As CEO of eight different companies, it’s become a conscious decision for me to maintain a positive work-life balance. Over the last 20 years of entrepreneurship, I’ve learned that the key to maintaining this balance is managing … Continue reading

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Many US workers are sacrificing sleep for work hours, long commutes

DARIEN, IL - A new study shows that paid work time is the primary waking activity exchanged for sleep and suggests that chronic sleep loss potentially could be prevented by strategies that make work start times more flexible. Results show … Continue reading

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Sleep Cycle, Cancer Incidence: a New Study

Newswise — People who work around the clock could actually be setting themselves back, according to Virginia Tech biologists. Researchers found that a protein responsible for regulating the body’s sleep cycle, or circadian rhythm, also protects the body from developing … Continue reading

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5 signs you’re working too much

Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working too much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review from the … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed & Rushed? Do a Stress Assess

By Leo Babauta If you find yourself rushing from task to task, worried that you don’t have time to do everything … If you are feeling a high amount of stress and are just overwhelmed by the number of things … Continue reading

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Job Authority Increases Depression Symptoms in Women, Decreases Them in Men

Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC, November 17, 2014 — A new study finds that having job authority increases symptoms of depression among women, but decreases them among men. “Women with job authority — the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay … Continue reading

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Working irregular shifts can age the brain by extra 6.5 years, study finds

Working shifts significantly damages people’s ability to think and remember, and doing so for at least a decade “ages” the brain by an extra six and a half years, new research has found. The findings are the latest to link … Continue reading

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Not Taking a Vacation Is Costing You an Insane Amount

Last year, American workers walked away from $52.4 billion in unused vacation time, forfeiting a total of 169 million paid days off, according to the U.S. Travel Association. While it’s well-known that American companies are less freewheeling with paid time … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Becoming Stress-Proof: Much of What You’re Now Doing is Wrong.

Eric Barker Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work. The APA’s national survey on stress found that the most commonly used strategies were also rated as highly ineffective by the same people who reported using … Continue reading

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The ‘Work-Life Balance’ Misnomer: Is Work-Life ‘Integration’ the New Norm?

The Monday-through-Friday, nine-to-five is a pipe dream. For employees in “traditional” jobs — office jobs with set, weekday hours — today’s status quo of ever-connectedness means that work often creeps into personal life (and vice versa): We often find ourselves … Continue reading

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Burnout caused by more than just job stress

Impossible deadlines, demanding bosses, abusive colleagues, unpaid overtime: all factors that can lead to a burnout. But when it comes to mental health in the workplace, the influence of home life must also be considered to get the full picture. … Continue reading

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Americans just cannot relax

It’s Sunday, typically a day of rest for most. But if you’re reading this article from your office—you’re not alone. A new paper by economists Dan Hamermesh and Elena Stancanelli found that Americans not only work longer hours, but they … Continue reading

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Workaholism: The addiction of this century

In spite of the many positive aspects of work, some people are unable to detach from it – working excessively and compulsively. These are called workaholics. Postdoctoral Fellow Cecilie Schou Andreassen and colleagues from the Department of Psychosocial Science at … Continue reading

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