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This is a great article to read as you enjoy your fifth Diet Coke, check your blackberry, take a constituent call and eat a Buffalo Chicken wrap from Longworth at your desk.

Emily Heil: Unhealthy Hill: Stress, Schedules Take Toll

The lifestyle led by Members of Congress and their staffs typically isn’t the healthiest — think late nights, plenty of stress and an unpredictable schedule. (Members and the thousands of staffers on Capitol Hill are perennially “subject to the call of the chair,” in parliamentary parlance.)

Seriously though, doesn’t this make August recess so much sweeter?

We hope you enjoy the time off.