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You Can Start a Job and Learn to Love It Later

You don't have to "follow your passion," a new study suggests. You can find a job and then learn to love it. (piovesempre/iStock)
You don't have to "follow your passion," a new study suggests. You can find a job and then learn to love it. (piovesempre/iStock)

Contrary to popular wisdom, you don’t have to fall in love at first sight with a potential job. There’s more than one way to get...

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Dreams and Realities of the Real Estate Business

Imagine $37,800 for a day’s work. Not a bad haul, but that’s relative—chump change for a Kobe Bryant or a Johnny Depp. For the lot of us in the common-ordinary-everyday class who get up, go to work, come home, go …... Read More




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    Protecting the Rights of the Digital Workforce in the ‘Gig’ Economy

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    Recent information released by InterNations, the worldwide Expatriate Networking Organisation with 1.7 million members, from its “Expat insider 2014 survey” provides insights into expatriate opportunities... Read more

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    Even More Stunning US Air Force Photography

    To satisfy the notable interest in our Stunning US Air Force Photography photo gallery, once again I have delved into the archives of the United States... Read more


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