Virginie Montet
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/ 11 October 2007

Homeless man is chess king of Washington

He sleeps on a bench, but he is king of chess during the day at Washington’s Dupont Circle, where he dazzles beginners and masters alike with his winning moves on the park’s stone chessboards. Tom Murphy (49) makes what little money he has from teaching his prodigious knowledge of the game to passersby for a few dollars.

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/ 25 February 2007

US workers start seeing value of power nap

Sleeping on the job goes against the grain of American capitalism, but even United States businesses are now flirting with work-time ”power naps” like those taken by more laid-back colleagues abroad. Not surprisingly, other businesses see the power nap as a money-making opportunity, to sell chairs, cocoons, pods and other devices.