Working Odd Hours Leads to Cognitive Decline Over Time

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Many jobs come with odd hours that can ultimately start to affect your health. From the early morning hours seen by flight attendants or a bartender’s late night, this shift work can actually lead to a decline in different areas of your well-being. A new study suggests that working shifts over a 10-year period can actually lead to a decline in cognitive abilities.

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5 Things to Know About Working With Highly Sensitive People

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Being sensitive tends to have negative connotations, especially in the workplace. This, however, is a huge misconception.

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. first researched the traits of high sensitive people back in the early ’90s, finding that as many as one in five people can identify with being highly sensitive. Traits include reflecting on things more than others, worrying about how others feel and preferring quieter environments. Aron authored The Highly Sensitive Person and has even developed a self-test (which you can download here) to determine if you are a highly sensitive person.

Aron and Ted Zeff, Ph.D., author of The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide, recently provided The Huffington Post with a list of habits of highly sensitive people. Below are the habits that relate to work life and productivity.

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