At last, this could be the excuse for getting out of work early we’ve been looking for.  The funny thing is if we don’t take advantage of it now, we may spend more time looking for everything else later on!

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Working long hours could be doing long-term damage to your brain. Research from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health shows that long working hours can raise the risk of mental decline and possibly lead to dementia.

The study found that those who worked more than 55 hours a week had poorer mental skills than those who worked a standard work week. Specifically, those who worked the most overtime hours recorded lower scores in two of the five tests, assessing reasoning and vocabulary.

Thank you Finland for proving what I’ve been saying for years—working this much is driving me crazy!  How about you?