Finland’s PM planning a four-day work week:
Reducing the length of the working week boosts productivity. When, in August, Microsoft Japan tested a four-day week, productivity work shot up by about 40%. One Melbourne organisation found a six-hour working day forced employees to eliminate unproductive activities such as sending pointless emails, sitting in lengthy meetings and cyberloafing (messing around on the internet). British businesses that have successfully switched to a four-day week include Elektra Lighting, Think Productive and Portcullis Legals.
Russian fans celebrate world junior gold despite losing to Canada:
After a television rerun of Russia vs. Canada in the world junior hockey championships from 2011 aired in Russia alongside Sunday’s live action, some Russians celebrated thinking they were watching the live version:
Soccer player Dmitry Tarasov wrote on Instagram: “Well done guys, congratulations on the win.” After the post was widely mocked, Tarasov said it was meant as a joke after he forfeited in a board game he was playing with family.
Failing to notice the dated uniforms and the fact that it was the miracle comeback gold medal game in which he played, it took Vladimir Tarasenko ten minutes to notice, according to his wife:
Yana Tarasenko, a lifestyle blogger who is the wife of St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, posted on Instagram that her husband had watched the 2011 game for 10 minutes in the belief it was live — at least “until he saw himself in the game.”
Smartest 8 year old in Quebec disappointed with birthday cake:
God is burning Australia…not climate change or, um, fires?!
Iran vows “severe” revenge:
Here is everything you need to know from The Vice.
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