Friendly Workplace = Longer Life?

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Do you have buddies that you look forward to seeing at work on Monday morning? If you do, the good news is double: 1) congrats on making a friend and 2) your work friendship might help you live longer! Seriously? Research published in the New York Times shows that it's possible that a friendly work environment could add years to your life.

Researchers from Tel Aviv University studied employees from a number of different fields. Monitoring them over a period of 20 years, they found that the people who had positive relationships with their work peers tended to live longer than those who had no or limited bonds to their work community.

Food for thought when you're passing that stranger in the cubicle across the room: a simple hello could be the catalyst for a life-extending friendship!

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