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A New Study Finds We Should Really Only Work Three Hours a Day

There’s a reason it’s so hard to put in a full workday without taking a ton of little breaks to eat snacks, aimlessly mess around online, or think impure thoughts about the deliciously voluptuous new temp in accounts receivable.

According to a new study, we just aren’t WIRED to work that long.  Psychologists found that our brains can only focus on a single task for a few hours at a time . . . after that, it NEEDS a break.

And the data backs that up . . . the average person says they’re only productive for two hours and 53 minutes at work.

The rest of the time they’re either working slower than their peak speed . . . or totally slacking off.

So maybe we should really ONLY have three-hour workdays . . . so we can get in, just HAMMER through our stuff like a machine . . . and then go home and let our brains regroup for the next day.

(Business Insider)

A Guy’s Lung Cancer Turns Out to Be a Little Toy He Inhaled 40 Years Ago

Every parent needs to remember this story so they can bust it out on that fateful day when their kid tries to shove a toy up their nose.

A 47-year-old guy in Preston, England has had a cough since 2015, and earlier this year, he went to several doctors for help.  Eventually they did a scan of his lungs and they noticed a dark mass.  The guy was a smoker, so they assumed it was cancer.

But when they used a bronchoscope to actually look into his lungs, they found it wasn’t a tumor, it was something else:  A toy.

Specifically:  A Playmobil toy traffic cone.

The guy said he’d gotten some Playmobil figures as a gift when he was SEVEN, and he must’ve inhaled the traffic cone.  And it got stuck in his lung and stayed there for FORTY YEARS.

It’s been four months since the doctors removed it and the guy’s cough is totally gone.

(The Guardian

 



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