Every Saturday morning, Konversations brings to you a list of 5 great content pieces curated by our team from around the web.
1) How far have you gone to hide your smoking habits from your mother? How hard have you tried to quit it yourself? Well, this Japanese company did something unheard of - 6 days of extra leave to non-smokers. While many claims that their smoke breaks are productive and they hold discussions as well, this is not directly quantifiable.
2) "People who smell their partner's farts have more meaningful relationships." "People with messy desks are more intelligent and creative." "Coffee helps avoid cancer." If you have watched the news in the past few years, you'd have definitely come across such headlines which make little sense in the name of "scientific studies".
4) Urban Poor is not an oxymoron, it's the apt title for more than half a generation. Their problems seem like first world problems on the surface, but dig deeper, and you'll find the sad reality of their lives: https://buff.ly/2oaQtbs
5) Can good things be addictive? Do you crave human connection the way only social media can provide but also yearn for some amount of anonymity so that you are free to express yourself? Do you feel like a geek stranded on an island, surrounded by regular people? Reddit is your new best friend.