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China wants a 4.5-day work week—to boost its economy

Chongqing, a municipality of around 30 million people in China’s southwest, has taken the first step in implementing an official two-and-a-half-day weekend scheme. The Hebei and Jiangxi provinces (with a combined population of almost 115 million) are also exploring the idea.<p>The notion of extending …

China

Trim unearths and cancels those online subscriptions you forgot about

I’ve been less than perfect when it comes to keeping track of the numerous services and sites I pay for every month.<p>I suspect I’m not alone. In fact, I think many of these auto-rebill sites benefit from the fact that people simply forget that they signed up.<p>A new service called Trim rifles through …

Encryption

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Living large! Meet Hank the obese pooch who leads a better life than you - he gets wheeled onto his flights and travels FIRST CLASS

• <b>The dog, named Hank, is a support dog for interior designer Kari Whitman</b>• <b><br>Due to an illness, Hank has gained weight and can only move with the aid of</b> …

Pets

The Secret To Danish Happiness

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of "hygge."<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and</i> …

Happiness

Disney Streaming Launch November 2015 - Disney Streaming in UK

All you need is faith, trust, and a $15 a month.<p>If you're anything like us, your inner monologue when you browse Netflix is something like this:<p>"Look at these films. Aren't they all neat? Wouldn't you think my collection's complete? Wouldn't you think I'm the girl who has everything...<i>except for</i> …

YouTube reportedly bullied creators into signing its Red deal

YouTube says it has managed to make 99 percent of content on its video platform available through its ad-free subscription program, but it didn’t allow creators much of a say in the matter.<p>TechCrunch reports that “YouTube confirmed any “partner” creator who earns a cut of ad revenue but doesn’t …

YouTube Red

Amazon is now using a whole lot more of the robots from the company it bought for $775 million

It's the company Amazon bought for $775 million in 2012. Kiva makes robots that automate the whole picking and packing process at large warehouses.<p>Amazon began using Kiva robots only last year, and by the end of 2014, said it had 15,000 bots working across 10 of its warehouses.<p>Now it looks like …

Robotics

This reaction to a venture capitalist's rejection proves that some startups have lost their minds

It's probably easier now than ever to raise money for your startup. One Silicon Valley investor even said he hears startups complaining when they can "only raise $1 million seed rounds."<p>But it looks like some founders have lost their minds when it comes to their entitlement to raise money.<p>On …

Venture Capital