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Shake Shack shortened managers' workweeks to four days at some stores a year and a half ago. Recently, the burger chain expanded the trial to a third of its U.S. stores. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try

The notion of a shorter workweek might sound crazy to overworked Americans, but around the world, companies and even governments are starting to embrace it. The key is fewer meetings and distractions.

Tents line a street in Los Angeles on Jan. 8. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said his state budget will include more than $1 billion directed toward homelessness in response to a growing crisis on the streets on California's major cities. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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California Gov. Newsom Lays Out Framework To Address Homelessness

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A barracks building at the Heart Mountain Relocation Center in Park County, Wyo., one of the camps built to confine people of Japanese descent during World War II. Carol Highsmith/Library of Congress hide caption

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In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

In An Internment Camp, Maggie The Magpie Lifted Spirits

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Shake Shack shortened managers' workweeks to four days at some stores a year and a half ago. Recently, the burger chain expanded the trial to a third of its U.S. stores. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group via Getty Images hide caption

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Enjoy The Extra Day Off! More Bosses Give 4-Day Workweek A Try

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U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad attends the Intra-Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital, Doha, in July. Karim Jaafar /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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U.S., Afghanistan And Taliban Announce 7-Day 'Reduction In Violence'

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