Daily Briefing: September 13

The stat, the quote, and the read you need to start your day right.


Showers in the Netherlands last an average of 9 minutes. To assist with Europe's approaching energy crisis, the government has launched a campaign encouraging individuals to possibly skip armpit scrubbing, according to the WSJ. According to government-affiliated academics, showering for less than 5 minutes per day saves a family 60 cubic meters of natural gas each year as well as money on their utility bills.


“This is an unsustainable situation and is becoming increasingly precarious.”

Rafael Mariano Grossi, the head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog, stated emphatically yesterday that the only way to prevent a catastrophic accident at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant is to stop all shelling in the area and establish an international safety and security zone around the facility. A team of UN inspectors have visited the plant and confirmed that it lost its connection to offsite power and is currently relying on emergency generators for electricity.


Your career is one-eighth of your life—job advice by the numbers. (The Atlantic)

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