February 11th, 2010 16:21 EST
Boredom Can Be Deadly
"There`s a new killer on the loose - boredom.
A new analysis to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology in April warns of a possible link between boredom and an early death.
The Associated Press reports that the researchers examined surveys, completed between 1985 and 1988, of 7,500 London civil servants between the ages of 35 and 55. They found that those who were bored at work during the previous month were two and a half times more likely to die of a heart problem than those who were interested in their jobs." Read more
If you are reading this article at work, don`t freak out, boredom alone wont` kill. But boredom can lead to unhealthy habits like overeating, smoking, boozing, and popping pills.
In fact if you are reading this essay at work, that`s a good thing. It means that you are taking a break from your boring and meaningless job. I encourage every cubicle dweller to frequently browse the Web to alleviate boredom. No office project can possibly be as thrilling and exciting as the essays you will find in NewsBlaze.Com. Most of my articles aren`t as boring as this one, I write about everything from Amy Winehouse to Sarah Palin.
Another way to fight boredom at work is to strike up a romantic relationship with a co-worker or sabotage a rival`s project. Be creative, and come up with new ways to deal with your boredom at work. If you follow my advice you probably won`t be promoted, but you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun.
Life is too short: Fight boredom! Be outrageous!
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