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Embrace training to stay relevant in an ever-changing workplace.

How to stay relevant at work

 

Companies are moving toward automation over human skills. Here's what you need to do to stay relevant at work.

Money Work
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8 months ago
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Discussion of the week

Do you have a canny tip for saving money.

Share your money-saving hacks here

Everyone loves to save a dollar or two when they can. Do you have any money-saving tips to share with your YsFriends?

Money
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11 months ago
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Your Memories

I hated school, but felt free during the daily walk there and back.

Do you remember walking to school?

Walking the few kilometres to and from school used to be a favourite part of my day. That's not the case for today's kids.

Culture Community Nostalgia
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11 months ago
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Your Stories

Cows enjoying the breeze from fans.

Wind turbines keeping cows cool, and other tales

My wife has a habit of putting her foot in it and it can be so funny, I have to share.

Domestic Travel Relationships Community Australia
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8 months ago
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Your Rants

Who's worse, member unions or business? Picture: Supplied.

Are unions as bad as business?

Employer unions, employee unions or unethical business. Who's worse?

Money Work Politics
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8 months ago

Your Causes

photo credit @geoff.

Why invest in women and girls?

As we celebrate International Women's Day today, we'd love you to ponder this Desmond Tutu quote, which we totally agree with.

Support a Cause Kindness Community
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8 months ago
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7 fascinating historical novels transport you to another time

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. When done right, it can transport us to another time and teach us about eras...

Arts Books
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10 terrifying books to read when you're feeling spooky

Enjoy some scary reads in the countdown to Halloween.

Arts Books
Originally from dailydot.com
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37 books with plot twists that will blow your mind

Love a good plot twist? Then these 37 books are highly recommended.

Arts Books
Originally from buzzfeed.com
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Nine must-read books in the age of Donald Trump

Here are some must-read stories about understanding, living under and resisting autocracy and fascism.

Culture Books Hobbies
Originally from newsweek.com
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15 tips from famous authors to help you write that novel

Harness the writing habits and tips of famous authors of yesteryear to further your own work.

Ys Scribes Books Hobbies
Originally from mentalfloss.com
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Genius wines have labels with short stories to read

A good read and a bottle of wine go together like movies and popcorn. Enter, the Librottiglia (a combination of the Italian...

Books Drink Wine
Originally from boredpanda.com
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How to share your personal experiences through writing

People write for many different reasons, and some choose to share deeply personal and affecting experiences that they have had...

YsScribes Books Hobbies
Originally from writerslife.org
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Download Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man as a free audio book

When Ralph Ellison published his first novel, Invisible Man, in 1952, it took the literary world by storm

Culture Books Hobbies
Originally from openculture.com
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Hunter S. Thompson's widow wants you to smoke his weed

The late writer's widow says she has found a way to replicate the marijuana he left behind.

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Originally from newsweek.com
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It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.