In California, employees can be “written-up,” fined or even fired for working through a break that is mandated by state law or for coming back early from a lunch break.

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If you like visiting art museums, you should know about Google Arts & Culture, a surprisingly little-known website that, among other things, offers digital tours of many of the greatest art museums of the world.

Several years ago, K and I spent some time in Holland – and one of the highlights for me was looking at the masterpieces at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. It was an immensely enjoyable and edifying afternoon.

Imagine seeing the major works of Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, Frans Hals. Not to mention the modernists: Vincent van Gogh, Karel Appel, Willem de Kooning, and Piet Mondrian.

You don’t have to travel to Amsterdam to visit the Rijksmuseum. Nor do you have to travel to Madrid to visit the Prado. Or to NYC to visit the Met.

When you are in the mood, go to Google Arts & Culture.

For the link to the Rijksmuseum, click here.

 

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There are three causes of death that have been on the upswing – Alzheimer’s Disease, drug overdoses, and suicide. 77% of all suicides are committed by men. Of men that commit suicide, rates are higher for those that are middle-aged, white, gay, and married. Two of every five suicides are the result of relationship problems.

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Halloween is the second-largest (after Christmas) commercial holiday in the U.S. Last year, Americans spent approximately $9 billion on candy, costumes, etc.

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The good food movement is growing. In 2018, sales of natural, organic, and functional food and beverages grew 6.6% to $152 billion, while sales of conventional food and beverages contracted 0.2%.

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