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Study: People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days A Week

Study: People Over 40 Should Only Work 3 Days A Week

The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research at the University of Melbourne took 3,500 women and 3,000 men through a series of cognitive tests such as matching letters and numbers under time pressure, reading aloud, and reciting lists of numbers backwards. Analyzing those results with various other factors such as life quality, family structures, economic well-being, and employment, the team found that people who worked an average of 25 hours per week performed the best. What happens past 25 hours? Cognitive test results begin to drop due to stress and fatigue.

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