• For One Glorious Summer, Americans Will Vacation Like the French

    12 days ago - By The Atlantic

    Here's a cool trick for blowing any American's mind. Tell us that in France, so many boulangeries shut down for vacation every summer that it can be tough to snag a baguette. Bakers aren't the only ones who get time off. In August, up to half of the country's salaried employees have been known to take at least a full week off from work. Half! Americans are good at lots of different things, but going on vacation is not one of them. Every year in parts of Europe, summer turns into a mini-sabbatical. In Norway, during the tradition of fellesferie , the nation simply shuts down for a few weeks...
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