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Had to let go of my beloved best friend Maude today. We’d been together for 10 years, and she was at least 14 years old. Here’s a pic of her in September 2013, the only time she ever went to the beach in her life, and here’s the last thing I wrote about her, which should give you some idea of how I’m feeling now. 

Had to let go of my beloved best friend Maude today. We’d been together for 10 years, and she was at least 14 years old. Here’s a pic of her in September 2013, the only time she ever went to the beach in her life, and here’s the last thing I wrote about her, which should give you some idea of how I’m feeling now. 

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styro:

theatlantic:

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

Corn-flake capitalism has come to Sweden.
In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg decided to conduct an experiment. He replaced the three daily eight-hour shifts at his plant in Battle Creek, Michigan with four six-hour shifts. The results? The company hired hundreds of new people, production costs plummeted, and employees operated more efficiently, learning to prioritize leisure over work. Vestiges of the system remained in place until 1985.
Now the Swedish city of Gothenburg is considering a similar experiment. The governing coalition has proposed a year-long trial that would divide some municipal workers into a test and control group at the same pay rate, with the test group working six-hour days and the control group working the traditional eight. (It’s unclear how, or if, a lunch break will factor into the scheme.)
"We’ll compare the two afterwards and see how they differ," Mats Pilhem, city councilor and Left Party member, told The Local. “We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after they’ve worked shorter days.” He added that increased efficiency at the workplace could create more jobs in Gothenburg. The opposition Moderate Party, for its part, has accused Sweden’s crusading six-hourers of trying to drum up votes ahead of elections.
Read more. [Image: Arjan Richter]


Six hour days! Heavenly!

styro:

theatlantic:

Sweden: The New Laboratory for a Six-Hour Work Day

Corn-flake capitalism has come to Sweden.

In 1930, in the throes of the Great Depression, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg decided to conduct an experiment. He replaced the three daily eight-hour shifts at his plant in Battle Creek, Michigan with four six-hour shifts. The results? The company hired hundreds of new people, production costs plummeted, and employees operated more efficiently, learning to prioritize leisure over work. Vestiges of the system remained in place until 1985.

Now the Swedish city of Gothenburg is considering a similar experiment. The governing coalition has proposed a year-long trial that would divide some municipal workers into a test and control group at the same pay rate, with the test group working six-hour days and the control group working the traditional eight. (It’s unclear how, or if, a lunch break will factor into the scheme.)

"We’ll compare the two afterwards and see how they differ," Mats Pilhem, city councilor and Left Party member, told The Local. “We hope to get the staff members taking fewer sick days and feeling better mentally and physically after they’ve worked shorter days.” He added that increased efficiency at the workplace could create more jobs in Gothenburg. The opposition Moderate Party, for its part, has accused Sweden’s crusading six-hourers of trying to drum up votes ahead of elections.

Read more. [Image: Arjan Richter]

Six hour days! Heavenly!

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applejackismyhomegirl:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

woooooww “prolife” priorities…. $500k could:
pay for prenatal care for 250 kidspay for one year of OTC birth control pills for 833 peoplepay for one year of child care for 41 childrenbuy one year’s worth of baby formula for 520 babiesbuy 10,000 packs of diapersbut hey i guess the whole glass house thing is cool too

applejackismyhomegirl:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

woooooww “prolife” priorities…. $500k could:

pay for prenatal care for 250 kids
pay for one year of OTC birth control pills for 833 people
pay for one year of child care for 41 children
buy one year’s worth of baby formula for 520 babies
buy 10,000 packs of diapers

but hey i guess the whole glass house thing is cool too

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