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Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Drama In Real Life - @BRADKNEWMAN SHARON MCGRE­GOR, Camp­bell River, B.C.

A NEW LAW IN FRANCE gives em­ploy­ees the right to dis­con­nect from work email when they’re out of the of­fice. Cur­rent af­fairs mag­a­zine The Week asked its read­ers what such leg­is­la­tion might be called.

The Civil Nights Act

The E-man­ci­pa­tion Procla­ma­tion The Free­dom From In­for­ma­tion Act So­cial Not­work­ing

The French Dis­con­nec­tion

HOW TO WORK FROM HOME Note to self: be­fore baby-talk­ing to the cat, make sure con­fer­ence call has dis­con­nected. STEP BY STEP

My co-worker Ruth had reached a mile­stone birth­day, so we planned a lit­tle cel­e­bra­tion. I was tasked with or­der­ing the cake. I wrote a short verse and asked the bak­ery to dec­o­rate the cake with the four lines of text, then to add “Happy birth­day Ruth” at the end. They fol­lowed the di­rec­tions ver­ba­tim. My poem was writ­ten on the cake in pretty blue ic­ing, fol­lowed by “Happy birth­day Ruth at the end.”

“Nine out of 10 doc­tors rec­om­mend keep­ing their stetho­scopes in the freezer.”

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