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The Physical Effects of Having a Terrible Job

Sarah Landrum, Career Contessa contributor

Every day, millions of people get up and go to work. Some people are lucky and go to a job they love, but then there are some jobs that simply aren’t made to be loved, whether it’s because of the job itself or the environment the job is done in. The result is the same: Over time, a job you hate can have a serious impact on your health in a multitude of ways.

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7 Science-Backed Ways to Make Working from Home More Productive

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

While working from home has its allure (less money and time spent commuting, more control over your environment, activewear in lieu of officewear, etc.), the actual “working” part can be a challenge. After all, with no manager or colleagues around to keep you accountable, it can be all too easy to put off work in order to, say, put in a load of laundry, run to the grocery store or get sucked into another “Law & Order: SVU” marathon.

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3 Creative Ways to Get Out of a Workday Rut

Amy McDonnell, CareerBuilder writer

With the daily stresses, responsibilities and expectations of our personal and professional lives, we all need to press the “reset” button from time to time. Sometimes, though, the usual ways of getting ourselves out of a rut or jump-starting our creativity just don’t do the trick. Sometimes, we don’t just need to pull a rabbit out of a hat – we need full-on magic to give us a fresh perspective and get back on track.

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Going on Holiday? 6 Tips to Leave Work at Work

A typical holiday from work often includes relaxing and spending time with family and friends. Yet, for many Canadian workers, taking a holiday doesn’t always mean truly leaving the office.

A recent survey from shows that 30 per cent of workers read their work email while on holiday. With easy access to work email via smartphones and tablets, it’s common for workers to feel like they have to check in, even when they’re supposed to be checked out. 

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