The Daily Populous

Wednesday December 8th, 2021 day edition

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus endorsed a four-day work week bill.

Progressives in Congress are lining up behind a bill that would shrink a regular week of work from 40 hours to 32 — bringing the four-day work week to America.

As workers demand more from work, and refuse to work in positions that don't suit their needs, a four-day workweek has caught traction.

Its implementation into law — or at least the mainstream — could mark a pivotal moment in America's rethink of work.

"The 32-hour work week would go a long way toward finally righting that balance.".

The idea of a four-day work week has started catching on amidst America's great rethinking of the role work plays in our lives.

O'Connor is the coordinator of a four-day week pilot in Ireland, with the US and Canada next up for trials. »

More than 300 scientists have told Mark Zuckerberg they want access to Meta's internal research on child and teen mental health because it doesn't meet scientific standards

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They demanded access to Meta's research on how Facebook and Instagram affect child and teen mental health.

Internal research by Meta found that one in three teen girls said using Instagram made them feel worse about their bodies.

"We do not believe that the methodologies seen so far meet the high scientific standards required to responsibly investigate the mental health of children and adolescents.". »

Houston law firm files $10 billion mega lawsuit against Travis Scott

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Attorney Brent Coon, founder of Brent Coon & Associates announced the massive lawsuit Monday against rapper and headliner Travis Scott and other defendants.

The firm currently represents 1,547 concert goers, more than any other group seeking damages to date, according to a news release.

Coon's firm has filed a request with the Harris County District Court system to consolidate all the cases involved. »

Looted Gilgamesh tablet returns to Iraq in formal ceremony

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The 3,500-year-old clay tablet bearing a portion of the Epic of Gilgamesh that was looted from an Iraqi museum 30 years ago was formally returned to Iraq Monday.

A recovered clay tablet from the United States is displayed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021. »

Runny-nosed hippos test positive for Covid-19 in Belgium

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(CNN) Two hippos at a zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, have tested positive for Covid-19, in what is believed to be the first such infection reported in the species.

The hippos, named Imani and Hermien , have shown no symptoms "other than runny noses," according to a news release from the zoo.

How the animals were exposed to the virus is unknown -- their caretakers have not shown any Covid-19 symptoms and all tested negative for the virus, the release said. »