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The next six months will look extra relaxing for thousands of workers in the U.K., where they're participating in the world's largest trial run of a four-day workweek.

Over 3,300 employees from across 70 U.K. firms will be participating in a pilot program testing out the four-day workweek strategy and honestly, we're a bit jealous. The program starts this week and runs until December of this year, reported the New York Times.

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The evidence is piling up and we should really make Thursday the new Friday.

San Francisco-based tech company Bolt has decided to permanently switch to a four-day workweek immediately after an immensely successful trial run.

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There's no way around it — the last year has been challenging in many different ways. If you're feeling unfocused, unmotivated, or just plain low, you're not alone.

We spoke to Dr. Jacob Hirsh, associate professor of organizational behaviour and HR management at the University of Toronto about how to feel more motivated, improve your focus, and tend to your well-being at home.

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Nobody ever wants to be on campus unless they have to. It's basically an unspoken rule. Even though classes don't have as much work right now (unless you're a science student... your loss), libraries and work areas are already starting to fill up with loud first years who just want to find friendships that last longer than frosh week, squads of people who take up entire library floors to discuss what's on Twitter, and the occasional one in every fourteenth person who really wants to try (probably by reading the syllabus in extreme detail). But no shade to any of them - it's hard to work at school. I get it.

So if you're like me and would rather spend all day at the sketchy McDonalds on Rideau Street than be at school during your long breaks, I got you. Here's a list of 9 Ottawa spots with free-wifi (and caffeine, obviously), perfect to get your workflow on. 

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We have heard time and time again of the ways that immersive technology and smartphone addiction are harmful to mankind. While this might be true, it is also true that too much of anything isn't good.

So instead of telling you that you need to throw your devices away indefinitely and consider a more Amish route, I'm just going to give you some good reasons to make an effort to take habitual breaks from your phone.

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