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11/16/2018

Whistleblower Shannon Reed has told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee she thinks she was fired because she reported sexual harassment and assault allegations against former US Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke, who resigned in March. Chief Vicki Christiansen has testified she is working to change a culture of gender discrimination.

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Politico
11/16/2018

Show your personality on social media, but do so appropriately, PR professional Lisa Low stresses. Employers can thoroughly search through your posts, including likes and dislikes, so be smart at using social media to your advantage, Low suggests.

11/16/2018

The Dutch food group Levola sued Smilde Foods over the two companies' similar spreadable cheese products, asserting that Levola's cheese should be protected under copyright law and Smilde's product shouldn't be sold. However, an EU court ruled that a taste isn't intellectual property because the taste of a food product "will be identified essentially on the basis of taste sensations and experiences, which are subjective and variable."

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11/16/2018

Learning to move on from a job you love is as important as learning how to commit to one, explains Gianpiero Petriglieri. Even though you may love your job, it also might be necessary to move on in order to succeed at loving your work even more, Petriglieri adds.

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Gianpiero Petriglieri
11/16/2018

Reframe your thinking from negative self-talk, like "I hate public speaking," to positive by saying things to yourself like "I am excited about presenting," suggests Shawn Doyle. Talking positively to yourself changes your role and helps you perform better, numerous studies have found.

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Entrepreneur online
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11/16/2018

Set a good tone in the summary section of your resume by using language that depicts gratitude toward your past education and experiences, suggests career coach Olivia Jaras. Explaining your value and using phrasing such as "I had the good fortune" gives a feeling of being thankful and approachable, Jaras adds.

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CNN
11/16/2018

Have reservations about accepting a position at an organization that simply doesn't feel right during the job interview, such as noticing disorganization or outdated technology. An incongruous interview is showing its cards as to the company's typical day-to-day inefficiencies, and this is likely not a business you'd want to work for, explains AllyO co-founder Sahil Sahni.

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CNBC
11/16/2018

Parents' work schedules and engagement in their work have an influence on their children's mental health, and studies have shown this may vary for fathers and mothers. The key is for parents to find creative ways to not only be physically there for their kids, but also, more importantly, spend quality time with them, writes Stewart Friedman.

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11/16/2018

After noticing a raccoon with odd behavior, residents in Milton, W.Va., alerted authorities, who have apprehended the animal, which was "drunk" on fermented crab apples. Police had captured another raccoon the day before that also staggered and appeared disoriented.

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Fox News
11/16/2018

A lawsuit filed in federal court claims Puerto Rico has violated a law by not letting public employees invest $316 million in retirement contributions, causing them to miss out on high stock market returns. The lawsuit, filed by unions, names Banco Popular, multiple government officials, two boards and an advisory authority as defendants.

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Reuters