By Leila Brillson, Refinery29
.True! And sure, all of those guys may be happier, but that's not the case with butchers. According to CareerCast.com, fashion designers are a pretty unhappy lot who are saddled with rather unfortunate career paths. Those who happen to have the best jobs include software engineers, dental hygienists, and actuaries (according to Wikipedia, that's a role that helps businesses manage risk and uncertainty).
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Using a set criteria that takes into consideration factors like workplace stress levels, competition, occupational hazards, and income-growth potential, CareerCast ranked 200 jobs from best to worst - with fashion designer coming in at 182 (jewellers fared better, at 141).
Of course, different work environments yield different experiences, even within the same line of work, but the real issue here was how dated the positions surveyed appeared to be. Titles like typists/word processors, disc
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2/3 cup grated fontina cheese
3 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt to taste
½ cup light mayonnaise
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Roasted Red-Pepper-Machego Frittata
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