Author: Jessica

The shocking cost of making a wrong career choice

Choosing a career that aligns perfectly with your skills, values and interests isn’t always easy. In fact, a staggering 9 out of 10 people aged between 21 and 65 say they regret rushing their career choices, with many picking a university course at random because they simply don’t know what they want to do and feel pushed to make a decision because they are ‘running out of time’. Others are persuaded by parents to follow in their footsteps, often in a career that they do not find remotely interesting. Over half of the 3,000 students that responded to a...

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Men more open with emotions at work than women

Men are likely to be more open with their emotions, confide in their bosses about affairs of the heart and be more accepting of workplace romances than women, according to the latest study on emotional intelligence and office relationships by employee engagement firm Perkbox. The research, involving 1,050 UK managers and employees, showed that 60% of men would feel comfortable confiding in their bosses on personal issues such as the break-up of a relationship with a partner or spouse, if they felt that it would interfere with them doing their job properly. Only half of women said the same....

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The world’s best cities

Chicago is the world’s most fun city to live in, while Melbourne comes in second, Lisbon third and New York fourth, according to the Time Out City Index. 20,000 people in 18 cities worldwide were asked over 80 questions to measure their cities’ food and drink scene, inspiration, vibrancy, community, sociability and affordability. Chicago came out top in this research by Time Out, the trusted global brand for inspiring and enabling people to make the most of their city, because of its superb restaurant and bar scene, strong community feel and affordability. It’s the best city to have a...

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The Grand Tour takes pole position

Amazon’s biggest visual production to date, The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, shows clear appeal amongst UK SVOD viewers. GfK’s established SVOD content tracking and analysis reveals that the show was the most viewed title on Amazon in both November and December 2016, attracting the biggest audience reach for an Amazon show in the UK since GfK’s tracking service began in 2015. Despite launching halfway through the month, The Grand Tour (TGT) became the most streamed show on Amazon in November 2016, accounting for 8% of all the streams watched. The following month, that...

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The future of bricks-and-mortar stores

Consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with the in-store shopping experience that offers little of the convenience of online counterparts, with four in ten (40%) claiming shopping in-store is a chore and a third (32%) saying they would rather be at home washing the dishes. This is the finding of a report published today by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute, titled “Making the Digital Connection: Why Physical Retail Stores Need a Reboot.” The study of 6,000 consumers and 500 retail executives from nine countries (United States, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden) highlights a growing divide...

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How to start your study abroad journey

Whether you’re looking to have a study session on the sandy beaches of California, explore the Australian outback, or enjoy the nightlife with your new friends in London, it’s clear why an increasing number of students are choosing to study abroad. International study gives you the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, to bond with students from around the world, and grow as an individual — all while working toward a valuable degree. Between 2005 and 2012, the number of students studying abroad increased by 50 percent. That means as many as 4.5 million students were enrolled outside of their...

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