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From panda hugger to chocolate taster, these are the world's best jobs

How much do you really like your job? Do you tolerate it, plodding through the week and waiting desperately for Friday night so you can climb into bed and reunite with your beloved Netflix? Or do you leap out of bed each morning, excited for the day ahead and incredulous that you've managed to wangle your dream job?

Chances are that you're nodding your head at the first option – but why not grab one of these amazing real-life jobs before someone else does? We promise we're not making them up.

With everything from a panda cuddler to a beach tester (yes, it's a real thing) on offer, we're drafting our resignation letters as we speak...

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Applications open for the role of ‘hedgehog officer’

Cat Cafe Manchester

Dream job? A cat cafe is on the hunt for nannies

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Dislike your colleagues? It might be ruining your relationship


Why we can all benefit from more flexible working


Meet the high-flying women who walked away from huge salaries


Why work friends are key to career success and happiness

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Applications open for role as professional panda hugger

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“Why it’s time to put a stop to banter in the workplace ”


The UK's best job perks


The deadly secret hidden within that creepy Game of Thrones hug

Spoilers are coming…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Why it’s totally fine if you don’t have a ‘work wife’

Having friends at work is nice – but it’s not the be all and end all

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

Meteorologist’s epic response to troll who called her “disgusting”

“Enough is enough.”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
18 Aug 2017

Acts of love, humanity and solidarity following the Barcelona attack

In the darkness, there is light.

by Moya Crockett
18 Aug 2017

How you can help those caught up in the Barcelona attack

The ways you can support the victims, survivors and investigation

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

People are furious about Trump’s response to the Barcelona attack

The world is sick of his double-standard on terrorism

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Aug 2017

Ryan Phillipe on how he tackles depression

“I’m thinking about how to focus and steady myself”

by Susan Devaney
17 Aug 2017

Are black girls being forced to grow up too fast?

A study has shown that black girls as young as five are seen as more adult than their white peers

by Kemi Alemoru
17 Aug 2017

Teen receives sickening messages after asking for career advice

This businessman's response was shocking

by Sarah Biddlecombe
17 Aug 2017

We want everything from this new high-street Disney collaboration

Seriously magical

by Megan Murray
17 Aug 2017