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World’s Best Cities for Art, Food, and Music

Experiencing the many different cultures of the world is one of the best parts about traveling. What better way to get to know a place than to immerse yourself in the food, music, arts, people and historical sites.

Totallymoney.com has curated a list of the 30 most popular cities in the world with the most cultural attractions.

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Top Countries for Women Working Abroad

InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, compiled a ranking of the top countries for women working abroad based on the insights given by over 6,000 women in the annual Expat Insider Survey.

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New Platform Offering Scholarships and Programs for Displaced University Students

The institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched a new online platform to help provide educational opportunities to students who have lost access to education due to crises in their home countries. The new IIE Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE-PEER) currently offers language learning and online courses, plus over 600 scholarships in numerous countries for displaced college and university students.

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Top Countries with Best Work-Life Balance for Expats

Achieving a healthy work-life balance is a top goal for most people. The global average for people satisfied with their work-life balance is only 17%, so it’s safe to say that it’s a goal many struggle to achieve. What is considered a satisfactory work-life balance varies from person to person, and some countries promote a better work-life balance culture than other countries.

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Italy: New Obligations Take Effect for Foreign Companies Posting Foreign Workers

Companies seconding foreign workers to Italy must meet new obligations set forth by The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. An online portal has been launched to accept mandatory notifications from EU and non-EU employers.

Any updates to employees’ information must be reported by the employer within five days of change. Employers must also maintain employee documentation for up to two years after the assignment end date, and a company representative must be appointed.

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Denmark, Costa Rica and Norway: Happiest and Most Loyal Workforces in the World

Employee satisfaction and loyalty to a company are crucial to retaining good talent and a motivated workforce, and overall a good sign for the economy. What’s more interesting is understanding what motivates young professionals to stay loyal to a company and why professionals in one country appear to be happier and more loyal compared to that of its neighbor.

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Asia Expected to See Highest Real Wage Growth in 2017

According to HRM Asia, Asia is expected to see the highest real wage growth increase in 2017. In case you’re unsure what ‘real wage’ is, it refers to wages that are adjusted for inflation.

Globally, the real wage increases are forecast at 2.3%, a slight decrease from last year’s reported prediction of 2.7%. While real wages in Asia are forecast to increase by 4.3%, the highest globally.

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Shanghai: A Single Work Permit for Expats

Great news for foreigners looking to become expats in China. As of November 1, 2016, the two types of work permits for ordinary foreign employees and foreign experts will be streamlined into one, which means foreigners will only need to apply for one unified work permit.

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The 25 Best Multinational Companies to Work For

The research and consultancy firm, Great Place to Work, provides a new ranking of 2016’s best multinational companies to work for. Google continues to be the top contender for the fourth year running, with the company landing in top rankings in six different countries.

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The World’s Best and Worst Countries for Girls Ranked

Every seven seconds, one girl under the age of 15 gets married across the world. According to Save the Children, child marriage is correlated with teen pregnancy, maternal deaths, and high levels of girls dropping out of school.

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