Meghan Markle entirely changed her life path for a relationship. While her circumstances are extreme, the main question her decision raises is relatable: Is it OK to give up a career for love?
"As soon as you use the word 'beautiful’ you are taking the conversation somewhere that isn’t professional."
According to recent statistics one third of Brits now sleep for just five-to-six hours per night, which is significantly less than the standard seven-eight hours that experts recommend we need. A new study, published by the Rotterdam School of Management, has revealed that erratic and disruptive behaviour at work can be caused by just one night of poor ZZZs. Researchers found that lack of sleep does not only mean tired and groggy workers, but can also cause “unwanted” activity, which they believe could be associated with lower levels of self-control.
The reader wrote that she instructed the intern to abide by the business casual dress code at the start of her internship but has found that the intern often wears “skin-tight leggings and tops that do not cover bottoms and hips.” The reader wonders if she should address it with the intern, even though the internship is quickly coming to an end.
Finally, some good news in the work world: You don’t have to look like a supermodel to make more money, says a new study published in the Journal of Business and Psychology. In the last few years, many studies and surveys, including one published last May, have found that “individuals who are above average in physical attractiveness earn more money, and those who are below average in physical attractiveness earn less money, than average-looking individuals” in the United States and Canada and in the United Kingdom. The new study put that theory to the test by measuring the physical attractiveness and income of 20,745 respondents on a five-point scale at four different points in life over 13 years, between the ages of 16 and 29.
Could your job be lowering your fertility? New research has revealed that heavy lifting and working night shifts has been linked to poor fertility in women. The study, published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine, found that a physically demanding jobs or work schedules outside normal office hours could take it’s toll on a woman’s fertility.
In a nutshell, diabetes is a lifelong condition that makes someone’s blood sugar levels become too high. And while you can live a relatively normal life with it, it’s much better to try and prevent it. There are two main types of diabetes – one and two. But only Type 2, which 90% of UK adults with diabetes have, can actually be prevented.
“It makes sense because men don’t actually get pregnant, give birth, breastfeed and need maternity leave for their body to recover,” one mum wrote. “If more couples choose to share it, I guess the question will also be asked more to those fathers.
Having a bad day is one thing, but telling your staff they look outright damn awful without makeup on is a completely different story. “Don’t ever turn up to work without makeup on again”, is just one of the several shockers the CCA team unearthed, after deciding to find out what the worst foul-mouthed phrases are to have left the mouth of a manager. In true British humour, the card company has decided to launch a range of greeting cards featuring these howlers, inspired by the upcoming film release, David Brent: Life on the Road, who of course is the ultimate awkward manager.
Dressing for the office every day is tricky enough, without having an overly fussy boss who disses your do’s as inappropriate. When June Rivas was recently told by her boss that wearing her hair in a ponytail or donning a head scarf was ‘unprofessional’ she chose to respond in the best way possible. After carefully checking the company dress code, which merely stated that employees needed to be “clean and pressed” June decided to file a complaint of harassment against the overbearing boss.
In the 2009 film ‘Up in the Air’, Anna Kendrick plays, Natalie Keener, the anxious, ambitious, and freshly-graduated new hire at the company where George Clooney’s character, Ryan Bingham, works. (Photo: Paramount Pictures) “I took Tuesday off,” my roommate, a paralegal applying to law school, told me last night, the two of us bleary-eyed from long workdays, slouching in the living room of our Brooklyn apartment. “It’d be nice to work at home when I’m sick, but my boss doesn’t believe in it.” She was doing the work of two paralegals, as the law firm recently decided to downsize their administrative workforce, while getting the salary as one paralegal.