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1. Are you taking life too seriously? You’re not alone
Six in 10 Brits admit they take life too seriously, according to a study conducted by Nestle, which presumably thinks its chocolate can help turn those frowns upside down.



2. Pitman Training supports women across the nation
As part of Pitman Training’s yearlong commitment to Pushing for Progress, following the launch of their free training and coaching platform for women on International Women’s Day.

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3. Making it personal: How to source corporate gifts
In a world full of emails, phone calls and social media, employers are looking for a more personalised approach to show genuine appreciation to their staff and stakeholders.



4. This is the cheapest time to book a hotel room
If, like 98 per cent of PA Life readers, you are responsible for booking hotel rooms, this data could help you save your company’s accommodation budget.

5. PA Life hails second Masterclass a success
With a key focus on event planning, guests learnt new skills and took away tricks of the trade to ensure their next event reaches new levels.


6. Healthcare, birthdays off and gym membership – the work perks Brits most want
Private healthcare, an extra day’s holiday on their birthday and free gym membership are among the perks Brits want from employers, according to a study from office supplies specialist Lyreco.


7. Competition: Visit Brighton with the PA Life Club
Taking place Friday 13 July to Saturday 14 July, guests will arrive at the Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront at 4pm, where they will enjoy a tour of the hotel and its corporate offering.

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8. How to detach from work to preserve your mental wellbeing
Chloe Ward, TMS technician at Smart TMS, a mental health clinic specialising in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, reveals her tips for employees to consider
9. Take back your time: Managing business travel as a PA
When it comes to business travel, saving time and money is a top priority for many assistants. Melissa Hirst, marketing and PR manager at CT Business Travel, shares just how easy it can be to arrange business travel effectively.

Open for communication. Portrait of confident and beautiful business woman in smart casual wear using her phone while drinking coffee against office building.


10. The average Brit will spend ten years watching TV in their lifetime
Headline findings (aside for the 10 years of shame), include: Brits will watch on average 27 hours of TV a week; In a month they’ll binge on 13 different series and 5 movies; Only Fools & Horses is (still?!) the all-time top TV show.