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Low Social Status Bad for Your Health

The immune system is happier on top

(Newser) - It's not only good to be king—it’s good for your health, according to a new study. British research has long shown that underlings in the corporate pecking order suffer from more stress-related, life-threatening health problems than the executives who order them around. Now the Economist reports that... More »

For the Rich, Sleep a Status Symbol

Young heirs feel no need to look busy

(Newser) - Looking industrious has fallen out of favor among America’s upper crust. Jamie Johnson, who covers the lifestyles of the rich for Vanity Fair , writes that it’s fashionable for today’s wealthy heirs to lounge in bed until 4 or 5 in the afternoon—any stigma once associated with... More »

50% of Workers Bring Jobs Home

Personal lives suffer for rich, educated

(Newser) - Nearly half of all American workers bring their work home, with many saying that it affects their family, social or leisure lives. Those worst affected are professionals, the wealthy, and the highly educated, reports Live Science . It’s “what we refer to as ‘the stress of higher status,... More »

Brazilian Teen's Ride: Pink, Sporty, Bulletproof

In Sao Paulo, armoring a car is as much about status as protection

(Newser) - Sao Paulo, Brazil, is known as the armored car capital of the world, and for good reason, the Wall Street Journal reports. Brazil's murder rate is 5 times the rate in the US, and the wealthy are historically at risk for kidnapping. Add to that a recent influx of wealth,... More »

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