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Be Cool, Ditch the Tie

In Bangladesh, a country whose power shortages are particularly severe during its hot summers, it doesn’t make much economic sense to dress up in a stuffy suit and then crank up your office’s AC to stay cool. That’s why, to cut down on air-conditioning use, the prime minister ordered a new dress code for the country’s public servants: no more ties and suits — just simple, short-sleeved shirts. Casual Fridays every day shouldn’t be too difficult to enforce. [%comments]