How many hours a week do you work?

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In this week’s New Yorker magazine Cal Newport asks one of the most pressing questions of our age – Why Do We Work Too Much? From the story: In 2013, a Japanese news reporter named Miwa Sado died suddenly, soon after covering two consecutive elections. An investigation by government officials classified the tragedy as a case of karoshi, or death by overwork. Sado had clocked a hundred and fifty-nine hours of official overtime in the preceding month. When her body …

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