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These aren't the droids you're working for

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Fun Fact Friday: The thirst is real in California

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Amy Scott uncovers the week that was with Cardiff Garcia of the blog FT Alphaville and Linette Lopez of Business Insider.

What else did we learn this week at Marketplace?

Fun Fact: Agriculture accounts for nearly 80 percent of water consumption in California. 

This week Jerry Brown ordered the first mandatory water cuts in California history. However, the mandate was directed towards urban use even though agriculture accounts for more than half of California’s water consumption.

California drought prompts 25 percent mandatory cutbacks

Fun Fact: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow studied political science as a Rhodes Scholar in 1995.

The Rhodes Trust, organizers of the Rhodes scholarship program, announced plans this week to expand its reach to China. We took a look at the financial gains to be made by both the program coordinators and participants in China.

Rhodes Trust plans global scholarship expansion

Fun Fact: More than 150,000 international students are getting a degree in Germany today, including over 4,000 Americans.

It’s a series you can’t miss- in which we look at why a growing number of students are getting their degrees in other countries like Germany, where taxpayers pick up the tab for college tuition. Would you pay higher taxes to make higher education free? Take our poll.

American students head to Germany for free college

Fun Fact: A new office layout could increase attendance to over 90 percent.

Amidst news that Facebook is planning to put thousands of its workers into one mile-long room, we looked at whether an open plan layout was in fact more conducive to a productive work environment. GlaxoSmithKline tried this out and saw their attendance jump from 40 percent to over 90 percent. But it’s not all about the open plan office.

The rise of the open-plan office

 

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