Email may shorten your life

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Being cut off from work email significantly reduces stress and allows employees to focus far better, according to a new study by UC Irvine and U.S. Army researchers.

“We found that when you remove email from workers’ lives, they multitask less and experience less stress,” said UCI informatics professor Gloria Mark. Those with no email reported feeling better able to do their jobs and stay on task, with fewer stressful and time-wasting interruptions. The only downside to the experience was that the individuals without email reported feeling somewhat isolated.

Here are some things about your job that could lead you to an early demise:

Your commute to your office.
Your morning coffee.
Your coworkers.
Your chair.
Your lunch.
Your happy hour cocktail.
Your commute from your office.

Source: today.uci.edu, via io9 and theatlantic.

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