October 14, 2012
Relax Already

Our focus at Bad Attitudes is on bringing the good news. So here’s some for all you non-hard-working American taxpayers:

Researchers in New Zealand have found that people who work at least 50 hours a week are up to three times more likely to face alcohol problems. Earlier this month, the American Journal of Epidemiology reported on a global study showing that over-workers are between 40 and 80 percent more likely to suffer heart disease than others. The lead researcher of that study had previously found that middle-aged people working more than 55 hours a week tend to be disproportionately slow-witted, and to be more at risk for dementia.

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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at October 14, 2012 11:37 AM
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As they repeated throughout our statistics classes, correlation does not prove causation.

The lead researcher of that study had previously found that middle-aged people working more than 55 hours a week tend to be disproportionately slow-witted, and to be more at risk for dementia.

So the question is, which causes which?

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on October 15, 2012 3:02 AM

If you want something to be true hard enough, it comes true. Jeez, Chuck, what's all this statistics crap? Don't they teach you anything about cognition?

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on October 15, 2012 12:32 PM
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