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Editor's note: The following recap was originally published in December 2014, in conjunction with the UK airing of the Downton Abbey Christmas special.
The festive Christmas episode of Downton Abbey , which is the last new episode of the season, was full of surprises, thrills, and a whole range of emotions.
Structured in two acts — the first of which was actually away from Downton — the two-hour Christmas Special provided resolution for some storylines, unveiled secrets from the past and left a few questions up in the air
Most importantly, though, the writers gave viewers a huge holiday gift at the end of the episode: a surprise engagement Read more...More about Television, Entertainment, Tv, Downton Abbey, and Recaps
In case you missed it, a major change is taking shape in workplaces across the country: The idea of "the long-term career" is coming to an end. American employees are increasingly known job hoppers. Today, 91% of millennials expect to stay at a job for fewer than three years, and the nationwide average for job tenure lies at around 4.6 years
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With employment back in full swing post-recession, it’s a job seeker’s market once again. As companies of every industry grow more reliant on technology, skilled workers are in high demand — plus, with tools like mobile and social aiding the job search, finding new opportunities has never been easier Read more...More about Job Search Series, Business, Jobs, and Mashable Careers
Australian politicians are reportedly using the secret messenging app Wickr to communicate with each other on the sly.
According to The Australian, Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Social Services Scott Morrison have been using the service to communicate about their dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the ongoing leadership crisis.
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It follows months of speculation regarding instability within the Liberal-National Coalition Government, which culminated in a vote on whether to declare Abbott's position vacant. That motion was defeated, but it has not quelled the rumours that members of his government are secretly pushing for a change of leadership. Read more...More about Politicians, Australia, Us World, Politics, and Wickr