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Kindergarten teacher suspended and reassigned over his tattoos & blackened eyes

A French primary school teacher is all over the news this week for getting suspended from a job last year because of his appearance. Sylvain Helaine, 35, a.k.a. Freaky Hoody, lives in Palaiseau, which is somewhere near Paris, and has his face and entire body tattooed, including his tongue and gums. His eyes have even …

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Of course, you should judge a book by its cover. That’s what covers are for.

How you look and what you wear are deliberate choices you make about how you present yourself to the world. These choices can affect not only how others perceive you, but also how you think and act. I’ve been thinking about this since I got home. I was in the grocery store, picking up the …

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A survival guide to awkward parties for introverts (and people who hate work functions)

Let’s face it. Most social gatherings suck, and organized occasions, such as work parties or association functions are the worst. Weddings, extended family events, and other forced communal festivities are usually pretty bad too. Well, maybe not for everybody. I’m sure there are people out there who enjoy making small talk with folks they barely …

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Life and career lessons from a lawyer and an Uber driver I never even met

I saw this status on LinkedIn and it made me angry. Every day I cross paths with some broke ass life coach. LinkedIn profile says Life Coach; Speaker; Thought Leader. Dudes hanging out in Starbucks doing their initial introductory “coaching” session because they can’t afford offices. Broke nobodies going to Broke Nobodies International meetings doing …

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Stop the culture of ghosting job candidates by letting hiring managers know it’s rude

Hiring managers ghosting job candidates is way too common. According to a recent survey, more than a third of job candidates said the last company that rejected them did so by not telling them anything. And I suspect the numbers are even higher in some industries, because we hear so much about it. And job …

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Everything you need to know about career success – you learned in elementary school

Remember how as kids in the schoolyard teams were often chosen by ‘captains’ picking out the members they wanted on their side from the crowd of potential players gathered there? Well, we’ve all gotten older, but very little else has changed over the years. In the world of career survival, that scene of picking teams …

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