The Daily Populous

Thursday July 19th, 2018 evening edition

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Work less, get more: New Zealand firm's four-day week an 'unmitigated success'.

Academics studied the trial before, during and after its implementation, collecting qualitative and quantitative data.

Work four days, get paid for five: New Zealand company's new shorter week Read more.

Work-life balance, which reflected how well respondents felt they could successfully manage their work and non-work roles, increased by 24%.

Andrew Barnes said he would take the results of the trial to the board to open up a discussion on how a four-day work week could be implemented long-term in his company.

asked Barnes, who believes the new work model has the potential to profoundly impact society for the better.

New Zealand’s workplace relations minister, Iain Lees-Galloway, said the results of the trial were “very interesting” and he was keen to encourage businesses to trial new and improved work models. »

YouTube takes down FamilyOFive channels operated by convicted child neglectors on probation

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The parents, Michael and Heather Martin, are serving probation in Maryland after emotionally and physically abusing children on videos the family claimed were harmless pranks.

The remaining five family members have moved to West Virginia and continued to operate YouTube Channels FamilyOFive and FamilyOFive Gaming, which combined had more than 400,000 subscribers.

YouTube is something we enjoy as a family, and we will continue to do it, within the strict boundaries we have set for ourselves. »

Teen Girls Harm Themselves More Than Boys, CDC Finds

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Teens were asked if they had deliberately hurt themselves, with no intention of suicide, at any point in the previous year.

Overall, 17.6 percent of the sample indicated that they had—approximately 24 percent of girls and 11 percent of boys.

Certain factors, such as being bullied or identifying as LGBT, were linked to a greater likelihood of self-harm. »

The billionaire ‘Giving Pledge’ signed by Bill Gates and Elon Musk could soon be worth up to $600 billion

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According to Wealth-X, the total net worth of signatories in 2016 implied a pledged value of at least $350 billion.

The new prediction is based on an increase in the number of signatories, an uptick in billionaire wealth during 2017, and projections for the billionaire population.

As of April 2018, 175 individuals from 22 different countries have signed the pledge, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. »