1) Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95% (NY Times) - Target schools just got a little more target, I guess.
2) When the French clock off at 6pm, they really mean it (Guardian) - It is now illegal to answer your boss's email after 6pm in France. Against the law to take work home with you, too. Weekends? Fuhgedaboudit. And yes, this goes for American companies with French subsidiaries too. Is this a great country or what?
3) Swedes to give six-hour workday a go (The Local) - Not to be outdone by the French, the Swedes are set to launch the 30-hour workweek, with full pay. The thinking behind the move is that it will account for fewer sick days. Because there's no need to call in sick when you're never at work anyway.
4) JPMorgan details where it's hiring 000s. Perfect background for a career in HFT (eFinancial Careers) - Back office is the new front office.