Shanghaiist was once ashamed of being a slacker, so imagine our relief upon reading this Shanghai Daily article about the seven professions in China that are most likely to lead to an early death. Education, IT, news media, and the police are among the professions discovered in a study to lead to early death from overwork, which a Japanese guy discovered in the 1960s and dubbed karoshi. You can read more about this at the Job Stress Network website. We must confess to being skeptical about the police dying young. What is it that brings their average lifespan down? The gun-toting lawless bad guys, wily political dissidents and cyberhackers, or maybe all those camwhores stripping in front of their computers? Or is it the fumes they breath in when, as rookies, they have direct traffic somewhere along Yan’an Lu?