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WHY EVERY WEEKEND SHOULD BE A 3-DAY WEEKEND
Were you lucky enough to have yesterday off and have a three-day weekend? Are you feeling better about being at work or school today? There are plenty of reasons why EVERY weekend should be a three-day weekend. Here are a few:
1. Planning short vacations (like a three- or four-day weekend) throughout the year is good for employee well-being.
2. Working long hours is bad for your physical and mental health. A study found that workers who put in 55 hours per week or more had a 33 percent greater risk of stroke and a 13 percent greater risk of heart disease.
3. Kids do better when they have a four-day school week. According to a study by Georgia State and Montana State Universities, elementary school kids who were in a four-day school week program scored significantly higher in math than those who went to school five days a week. (Huffington Post)
ZIMA IS MAKING A COMEBACK
The 1990s malt liquor beverage Zima is making a comeback.
You might be old enough to remember that this stuff was on store shelves from 1993 to 2008 – and was marketed as an alternative to the wine cooler.
Supposedly, at the peak of its popularity, they were selling 1.2 million barrels of it each year.
Well, reports are swirling that it will once again be offered – but for a limited time only.
So keep your eyes open for it, if you’re into that whole 1990s nostalgia thing. (Ad Age)
Mom Sends Son Care Package Full of Trash
Connor Cox, a Westminster College student, received a care package from his mother shortly after beginning his second semester of school. It wasn’t a typical care package though; this package was just a bunch of garbage. Turns out, Connor had forgotten to take out the trash from his room before he headed back to school, so his mom decided to mail it to him. (mashable)
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