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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


20 soothing, beautiful songs guaranteed to help you fall asleep

An expert picks the ultimate classical music playlist

by Sarah Biddlecombe
20 Oct 2017

Puppy dog eyes are a thing and your dog makes them just for you

A study says dogs change their facial expressions when humans are looking

by Amy Swales
20 Oct 2017

Here’s how to buy a house or a flat for the princely sum of £1

It's time to enter the real-estate raffle

by Megan Murray
20 Oct 2017

Oxford University under fire for shocking lack of racial diversity

One MP called the revelations an example of “social apartheid”

by Moya Crockett
20 Oct 2017

This prosecco festival is the best way to start feeling Christmassy

Bubbles, bubbles everywhere

by Susan Devaney
20 Oct 2017

Missing your 16-25 railcard? We have good news for you

Rail bosses have taken pity on cash-strapped millennials

20 Oct 2017

This man’s response to his friend’s period while hiking is everything

“I had NOTHING on me and I was wearing shorts”

by Susan Devaney
20 Oct 2017

Why anxiety makes it harder to follow your intuition

It can have a paralysing effect on decision-making

by Anna Brech
19 Oct 2017

“Why all men must work to stamp out sexual harassment and abuse”

In wake of the Weinstein allegations, one writer argues why men need to be counted

19 Oct 2017

Rage, lust, power and warmth: how it feels to experience ‘red emotions

“I grew up being told my body was terrifying and my voice was unimportant”

by The Stylist web team
19 Oct 2017