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5 tips for having an honest discussion about job satisfaction with your boss

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You’re not happy. You haven’t been for weeks, but you can’t tell your boss

After all, what if it backfires? Open communication and honesty don’t seem like your boss’ style — a typical perception in many organizations, and particularly for new employees. In fact, only half of employees believe their boss is open and upfront with them, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2014 Work and Well-Being Survey.

Regardless of this stifling perception, you should speak up. If you…

4 reasons you should accept those out-of-the-blue LinkedIn requests

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I’ll just put it out there — I have a big ol’ mushy spot in my heart reserved for LinkedIn. As a freelance writer, it’s been a great resource for me to not only get connected with new professional contacts, but even land some well-paying projects

So, I can’t help but to be a little surprised when people seem positively disgusted with the fact that I accept LinkedIn requests from complete strangers. “You do that?” they’ll ask with facial expressions that would make you think I just confessed…

Hundreds of climate scientists to lose jobs in Australia

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Australian science body the CSIRO is expected to slash hundreds of jobs, according to multiple reports

The departments bearing the brunt of the cuts are the Oceans and Atmosphere division and the Land and Water division, Fairfax Media reported. It is believed more than 100 jobs in each department with be lost

The Guardian Australia confirmed the news was shared in an email to staff from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial…

Hundreds of climate scientists to lose jobs in Australia

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Australian science body the CSIRO is expected to slash hundreds of jobs, according to multiple reports

The departments bearing the brunt of the cuts are the Oceans and Atmosphere division and the Land and Water division, Fairfax Media reported. It is believed more than 100 jobs in each department with be lost

The Guardian Australia confirmed the news was shared in an email to staff from Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial…

The best jobs to seek out after having a baby

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Congrats on the new addition to your family and welcome to parenthood!

These are the days of sleepless nights, baby babble and priceless moments of bonding and development. It’s also time to face a major life dilemma — family or career?

You may be itching to get back to work, flex your skills and converse with other adults, but you may be torn about leaving your newborn in the care of someone else, and paying for that care. Luckily, as technology makes telecommuting more plausible, more…

New Banksy artwork in London slams use of tear gas at Calais camp

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LONDON — Banksy has made another strong statement on the Calais migrant and refugee camp.

A new artwork depicting the young girl from Les Mis

New Banksy artwork in London slams use of tear gas at Calais camp

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LONDON — Banksy has made another strong statement on the Calais migrant and refugee camp.

A new artwork depicting the young girl from Les Mis

3 tips to help you work from home on a snow day (and still enjoy yourself)

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One blessed day two winters ago, the city where I lived urged residents to stay home and off the roads and public transit. Shortly thereafter, a much-anticipated email from my boss arrived, notifying us that the office was closed. We were all to work from home.

It was cause for celebration in the form of homemade pancakes, followed by a snowball fight with my partner and our dog, followed by steaming cups of hot chocolate and a long, lazy afternoon nap.

But, first, I begrudgingly realized, I…

3 tips to help you work from home on a snow day (and still enjoy yourself)

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One blessed day two winters ago, the city where I lived urged residents to stay home and off the roads and public transit. Shortly thereafter, a much-anticipated email from my boss arrived, notifying us that the office was closed. We were all to work from home.

It was cause for celebration in the form of homemade pancakes, followed by a snowball fight with my partner and our dog, followed by steaming cups of hot chocolate and a long, lazy afternoon nap.

But, first, I begrudgingly realized, I…

Congress might grant more protection to unpaid interns — but there’s a catch

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While the Senate will likely pass legislation to protect unpaid interns working in the federal government from sexual harassment and discrimination, interns in the private sector might not be so lucky.

The Democratic-sponsored bill, which cruised through the Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Monday night, would grant unpaid interns in the federal government protection under the Civil Rights Act — meaning that interns could sue the federal government if they experienced…