National Paper Airplane Day
Did you enjoy your three-day weekend? Wouldn’t it be great if all weekends were three days? Yesterday, former Democratic presidential candidate and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang tweeted: “3-Day weekends are better than 2-Day weekends. We should seriously look at 4-day workweeks. Studies show that we would be just as productive. It would create jobs at the margins and improve mental health.” He’s not alone in his thinking. New Zealand Prime MinisterJacinda Ardenhas recently suggested that a four-day workweek could help boost productivity as well as domestic tourism and work-life balance. (NY Daily News)
Colors of the world …Crayola is launching a new line of crayons representing a variety of skin tones from around the globe. The Colors of the World boxes have 24 different shades with names like Light Golden, Deep Almond and Medium Deep Rose.
“With the world growing more diverse than ever before, Crayola hopes our new Colors of the World crayons will increase representation and foster a greater sense of belonging and acceptance,” Crayola CEO Rich Wuerthele said in a press release. “We want the new Colors of the World crayons to advance inclusion within creativity and impact how kids express themselves.”
The new box set will be available in July and even includes a coloring book featuring landmarks and characters from around the world. (Huffington Post)
Burb boom …There’s no doubt that big cities have been hit hard by COVID-19, and it seems that has many people considering a move to the ‘burbs. According to a new Harris poll, nearly a third of Americans are considering moving to less densely populated areas in the wake of the pandemic. Real estate experts predict there is likely to be a major boom in property values in the suburbs and rural areas surrounding major cities in the next year. (USA Today)
Ordering takeout is a drag …A Mexican restaurant in New York has upped its delivery game – by having drag queens bring the food. Customers who spend a minimum of $50 at Fresco's Cantinain Queens can add another $15 to their bill for “drag-livery,” where a drag queen will deliver the food to their home and lip-synch a song of their choosing outside. (Insider)