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Why People Fail: The 16 Obstacles to Success and How You Can Overcome Them by Siimon Reynolds

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stress

What a killer stress is.

A killer of dreams. A killer of happiness. And in the end a killer of people as well. Increasingly, medical researchers believe that stress plays a crucial role in weakening our immune system and thereby shortening our lifespan. Make no mistake: if you view your life as stressful, you are putting your very existence at risk.

Now, if you’re in your twenties or thirties, your body can probably handle the stress. But if you are aged 40 or above, you are really rolling the dice if you are regularly in the stress zone.

Here’s an amazing statistic. Have a guess what time of the week most heart attacks occur. Give up? Around 9 AM on Monday! Why? Probably because people are really worried about their upcoming day. In ...

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