We've tested the claim that overworkers have no choice, and found it wanting.
A new French study shows people who regularly work ten-hour days have a 29% greater risk of having a stroke than their peers. Long hours also affect your relationships, sleep and mental health.
Has anyone close to you asked you to cut down on your work? Do you feel guilty that you're not spending enough time with your friends, family or even yourself? It might be time for change.
A common theme from science fiction is a vision of a world where humans do less work and machines do more. Why have we not yet reached that point?
All the awareness campaigns have had little effect on the 'garden variety' mental illness that’s causing most of the disability and death.
In many of the workplaces I visit as a neuroscientist, stressed workers behave much like addicted lab rats. But you don't have to quit the rat race to start feeling better at work.
More and more workplaces are turning to the wellness industry to try and solve the problem of overwork.