Researchers: Working Just 8 Days Per Month Could Help Fight COVID

By Victor Tangermann – Re-Blogged From Futurism

Working for four days — and then staying at home for ten — could bring down infections.

A team of Israeli researchers have an unusual new idea to help contain coronavirus infections: working in 4-day shifts, and then staying at home for 10 days, as Fast Company reports.

“The idea is that people will work in two-week cycles,” Ron Milo, a professor of computational and systems biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, told Fast Company.

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White House Hopeful Warren Takes Aim at Unpredictable Work Schedules

By Amanda Becker – Re-Blogged From IJR

Democratic White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday said that if elected she would require employers of 15 or more to post work schedules at least two weeks in advance, in a bid to tackle unpredictable and last-minute scheduling.

The proposal is modeled after a bill that Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, introduced in Congress called the Schedules that Work Act, to require employers in the food service, retail, cleaning, hospitality and warehouse industries to give employees two weeks’ notice of their work schedules.

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The US Housing Market Goes “Brutal”

By John Rubino – Re-Blogged From Dollar Collapse

Real estate tends to ride an emotional rollercoaster, as anyone who made it through the 2000s can attest. But in some ways the current market is even stranger than those of past cycles. Consider:

Home buying market so brutal, some home buyers make offer sight unseen

(CNBC) – This spring home-buying season should be a coming-out party for Millennials, many of whom are finally ready to make a purchase after hunkering down for years in their parents’ basements or expensive apartments.

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