Posts Tagged "health"

Science Says You Shouldn’t Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Posted on June 27th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, it’s hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn’t necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health, so it’s imperative to know when to say no to more hours. 


Various organizations and independent researchers have looked at the physical, mental, emotional, and social effects of working beyond the standard 40 hours a week. Notable findings include the following:

  • Working more than 10 hours a day is associated with a 60 percent jump in risk of cardiovascular issues.
  • 10 percent of those working 50 to 60 hours report relationship problems; the rate increases to 30 percent for those working more than 60 hours.
  • Working more than 40 hours a week is associated with increased alcohol and tobacco consumption, as well as unhealthy weight gain in men and depression in women.

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Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You’ve been warned.

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10 Daily Habits of the Most Confident People

Posted on February 1st, 2016 by The Learning Factor

I’m not here to patronize you.  We know if you walk with better posture, force a fake smile, or get a new haircut you can trick your brain and boost your self-confidence.  Perhaps for 20 minutes you’ll think you’re the next Richard Branson. 

I’m here to tell you there are proven ways to improve your self-confidence that will drive real, long lasting change in your life.

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Stay motivated and confident in 2016.

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10 Qualities of People With High Emotional Intelligence

Posted on January 18th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have an unlimited amount of success in both their personal and professional lives? It could be because they possess high emotional intelligence.

According to Psychology Today, “Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others.” This usually involves:

  • emotional awareness, which includes the ability to identify your own emotions as well as those of others;
  • the ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks such as problem solving;
  • the ability to manage your emotions, such as being able to calm down when you’re upset.

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If you want to know if you have high emotional intelligence, here are a few tips to guide you along the way.

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