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Pope Francis Has More Twitter Followers Than The White House, And 15 Other Things To Know About El Papa

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After spending four days in Cuba, Pope Francis has finally arrived in the United States — and just delivered a powerful speech to Congress, which you can read in full .

While pundits and the general population will no doubt be analyzing his speech in the days to come, we provide you with some things you may not have known about El Papa in the meantime:

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For more on the Pope, check out a photo of him as a young man, as well as his most powerful quotes on climate change.

Video Of The Day: The Case For the 32-Hour Workweek

“No matter how much money I make or how powerful I get, I can’t buy time. I don’t have that long to spend with people I love. And I’m not going to be at my f****** keyboard at 9PM on Friday night because there’s no life there.”

This is what Ryan Carson, the CEO of Treehouse–an online school that offers adult students courses in web, mobile, and business development–has to say about the average time we spend in an office. Carson uses a four-day workweek at Treehouse, stressing the significance of reducing time in the workplace and the perks of a more flexible schedule. Carson believes that a 32-hour workweek doesn’t only lead to an overall more productive work environment, but allows one to live a more balanced life.

20 Absolutely Ridiculous Facts About Pablo Escobar

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Pablo Escobar (left), next to an image of Wagner Moura, who plays Escobar on the show Narcos. Image Source: Inquisitr

If you haven’t yet viewed the latest Netflix original series Narcos, stop what you’re doing and pull out your laptop right now. The ten-episode series starring Wagner Moura, Maurice Compote and Boyd Holbrook details the rise of Pablo Escobar, the devastating Colombian man who ruled the world’s most complex and far-reaching drug trade—and killed thousands in the process.

Escobar eclipses just about every drug kingpin in history. He started from nothing, and in as little as decades became one of the most powerful men in the world. Along the way, he did some truly staggering things:

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Escobar, pictured here with his daughter, Manuela.

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Photo Of The Day: Powerful Letter From LEGO To Parents In The 1970s

Lego Letter From The 1970s

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The letter reads:

To Parents.
The urge to create is equally strong in all children. Boys and girls.
It’s imagination that counts. Not skill. You build whatever comes into your head, the way you want it. A bed or a truck. A dolls house or a spaceship.
A lot of boys like dolls houses. They’re more human than spaceships. A lot of girls prefer spaceships. They’re more exciting than dolls houses.
The most important thing is to put the right material in their hands and let them create whatever appeals to them.

In the 1970s, LEGO began to market gender-neutral toys that encouraged creativity and the desire to create and build among all children. This short but eloquent note was included with a series of Lego dollhouses in 1974 and addressed to parents, emphasizing the importance of this message as well as parents’ crucial role in nourishing their children’s development.

Although LEGO has recently been scrutinized for manufacturing a line of toys specifically geared towards young girls, the company once expressed a progressive outlook on gender equality and bridging the gap between girls and boys.

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