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    Boss’ response to employee who took sick days for her mental health goes viral

                Ben Congleton, CEO and co-founder of Olark (left) with Matt Pizzimenti, the company’s COO and co-founder The topic of mental health has been in the spotlight this year with celebrities including Prince Harry advocating for more to be done to help those experiencing mental health problems. Unfortunately, in workplaces, […]
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    Jeremy Clarkson’s daughter opens about body confidence and cyber bullying

    Emily Clarkson, daughter of one of Britain’s most recognisable television stars, has revealed her battle with body image issues and bullying in her new book Can I Speak to Someone in Charge? The 23-year-old reveals how she hated her body and dreamed of being thinner: ‘I used to squeeze my eyes shut, cross my fingers […]
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    Eight things you should avoid doing at work

    We all want to make a good impression at work, and although the majority of us do what is required of us, there are behaviours that we should definitely avoid if we want to stay in our boss’s good graces. Complaining all the time We all go through difficult situations at work, but it’s important […]
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    Four tips to get healthier

    We all know the importance of keeping healthy, however, for some of us, it can be a challenge to make the right decisions to improve our overall well-being. So, here are four simple tips on how to stay healthy: Work out with your friends  Exercising by yourself can sometimes feel lonely and demotivating. So, to […]
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    Transformers star admits to struggling with addiction after arrest

    Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf, who is best known for his leading role in Transformers, was arrested for drunkenness, disorderly conduct and obstruction, and shouted racially-charged insults toward a police officer. The arrest took place in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday with LaBeouf reportedly telling a black police officer, “You’re going straight to hell, bro,” whilst also […]
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    Is having a routine the key to being more creative?

    They often say that moments of inspiration come out of the blue! However, we all know that simply waiting for inspiration to hit us is unrealistic. But, what if inspiring and creative ideas were to come to us as a result of our day-to-day routines? Some of the greats – among them Beethoven and Ernest […]
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    Is a relationship contract the path to keeping love alive?

    As Mandy and Mark sit across from each other, they review their relationship and the changes they would like to make. This is not uncommon for couples – in fact, evaluating where you are in your relationship is a great way of improving and making any necessary changes. However, not many couples have a ‘four-page, single-spaced document’ signed by both parties, valid for 12 months. But Mark and Mandy do. Composing a relationship contract probably sounds unromantic and suspiciously controlling, but is it the trick to keeping a relationship alive?
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    Is waking up early the secret to success?

    ‘The early bird catches the worm’ – This is a well-known catchphrase, but is it true? It is hard enough to wake up in the morning for work, but according to research, waking up earlier than usual can give us the opportunity to widen our skills and be more productive during the day. In fact, […]
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    President Trump’s travel ban comes into effect for six countries

    A woman happily greets her mother who came in from Jordan. Under the new ban, parents are allowed in the US, but not grandparents.  Residents of Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen who do not have close family ties in the US will be banned from entering the country. Close family ties have been […]

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    Faecal bacteria found in ice drinks in Costa, Caffè Nero, and Starbucks

    An investigation launched by the BBC programme Watchdog found high levels of faecal bacteria in the ice drinks of three of the UK’s biggest coffee shop chains. Faecal coliforms, which contain disease-causing pathogens, were present in 7/10 ice samples in Costa, 3/10 in Caffè Nero, and 3/10 in Starbucks. Margarita Gomez Escalada, a microbiologist and […]

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