Why Being Made To Work 9 To 5 Makes Zero Sense These Days

Upworthy exists in a distributed workplace and allows workshifting — meaning that we work from home (or wherever), set our own schedules, and generally feel and look like this when we're working: This practice — this wonderful and absolutely fantastic practice — of workshifting is the idea is that it's easier to meet goals if you're not waking up at an ungodly hour your body doesn't want to (especially if you're a night person like I am) or forced to think up ideas at 3 p.m. when your brain always works better while you're making dinner at 7 p.m. I can personally attest that it works, but why not look at some of the science-y science below? Maybe you can convince your boss to consider a change.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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