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How does a 9 to 3 work day sound? Sweden's finding out

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Many of us might work each day for eight hours — or more. But perhaps there's a way for you to be more efficient and creative at your job.

Here's how one town in Sweden is experimenting: slimming down the day of their government employees to just six hours.

The belief is that longer shifts decreased productivity, and a shorter day will make people more efficient.

Could a similar idea work here in the U.S.? What do we know about how to best manage your time?

Joining us is Laura Vanderkam, author of "168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think."