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This European City’s Number One Restaurant Is Staffed Entirely By Prisoners

For the finest dining in Cardiff, go directly to jail.

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Fans of Orange Is the New Black likely remember cringing during a particularly awkward episode of the breakout Netflix prison series, in which inmates of the fictional Litchfield penitentiary engage in a mock job fair, in order to prepare themselves for life after incarceration. It’s an episode played both for laughs, and ultimately, poignancy, as we come to understand just how out of sync the penal system’s idea of vocational training is with both the world outside the prison’s walls, and the characters within. The episode is, of course, fiction, but not necessarily that far removed from the reality seen by show creator Piper Kerman, a former inmate herself.

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It’s Like Uber, But For Mangoes

A Saudi-Arabian entrepreneur has launched a successful mango delivery site.

Walk into any grocery store in Amman, Jordan, and you’ll be confronted with about 70 varieties of packaged mango juice. Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E are some of the top mango-importing countries in the world. And there’s nothing quite like a chunky mango smoothie purchased from a disreputable street cart on the side of some busy road in Cairo. The point is: people in the region fucking love mangoes. Now, they can have mangoes delivered right to their door through a service called Mango Jazan. It’s a delivery service that delivers nothing but mangoes.

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Upstairs Downstairs: Downton Abbey and the Service Economy Dichotomy

While it may seem as though that time of class separation has passed, for many workers, the parallel existence still persists.

Any waitress worth a 10 percent tip knows there’s a simple way to maximize the utility of a low-paying restaurant job: Befriend the guys in the kitchen.

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