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It’s time to get on the bidet train, America!

Good morning, money nerds. Today is Thursday and this is Apex Money.

Okay, today we’re going to lead with our bonus video. This has nothing to do with money. Instead, it’s a 26-minute video of a guy solving a complex (almost impossible!) Sudoku puzzle. Sound boring? It’s not. In fact, if you’re like me you’ll end up watching the whole damn thing.

Almost half a million views on YouTube in the ten days it’s been online — 24,000 upvotes and only 131 downvotes. That’s how good this video is.

With that out of the way, let’s move on to our regularly-scheduled money stories.

Could the coronavirus lead to larger homes and office spaces? [HousingWire] — “The idea that a distributed work environment can be as or more productive than a traditional office environment does not have universal buy-in. For most CEOs, the jury still is out on how productive workers are when they work from home.”

The simplest way to make up for portfolio losses. [A Wealth of Common Sense] — “This is more about optics than anything but psychological tricks can be helpful during down markets because behavior is the first thing to go during stressful markets. Sometimes you have to fool yourself into staying the course because the temptation to sell is so great when prices are all over the place.”

It’s time to get on the bidet train, America. [Mother Jones] — “Americans have a toilet paper addiction. And it’s not just causing mass anxiety — it’s taking a toll on the planet. But, I have some good news: There is a better way to avoid fights in the supermarket and environmental devastation. America, it’s time to embrace the bidet.”

True story: I first used a bidet in Argentina in 2012. Well, I tried to use it. I couldn’t figure it out. Then, over the next few years, I used bidets in France and Italy and began to see their virtues. When we bought our current home in 2017, one of the first things we did was install a bidet on our toilet. It was cheap and easy. We love it. It doesn’t completely eliminate the need for toilet paper, but it certainly reduces it. Plus, I come away feeling much, much cleaner!

That’s it for today, my friends. I’ll be back tomorrow to help you close out your week. See you then.

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