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June 1, 1944: Extinguishing the light of hope in the hearts and aspirations of workers around the world, the Mexican government abolishes siestas—a mid-afternoon nap and work break which lengthened the work day but got people through brutally hot summer days.

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'Too Damn High': Why We Spend So Much on Health Care
Posted On: Mar 14, 2014
March 14, 2014 | HEALTHCARE | We spend a lot of money on health care in the United States. In fact, Americans pay far more for health care per person than any of the other 33 OECD countries – $2,800 higher than the next closest country and two-and-a-half times the OECD average. [Note: OECD is the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.] Is this investment paying off? Not really. Despite the billions we funnel into our health care system, the United States lags many other major countries on key health outcomes. Continue reading at aflcio.org.
 
 
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