Everyone knows that being unemployed increases the risk of wearing your pajamas all day. But it's much worse than that: A new study finds that being unemployed increases the risk of premature death by 63 percent.
The study—which used research from the last 40 years—controlled for factors like pre-existing medical conditions or addiction, so those aren't the reason for the scary figure. Rather, the researchers seem to think that the stress placed on unemployed people—men in particular—causes them to fall into unhealthy habits, like eating poorly, drinking too much, smoking, and watching the entire stretch of Law and Order with Michael Imperioli even though good episodes of SVU are like three channels away.
The solution? Get a job! LOL, ha, there aren't any. Join a support group! Or a revolutionary army. Same difference.
[LiveScience; image via Shutterstock]