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If you're in a job that's clearly awful in at least one aspect, there's at least one upside: it's a lot easier to know that you want to quit. But if you like your team, have a decent salary and a reasonable manager, you'll likely have a more difficult time deciding when to move on.

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Dear Lifehacker, I've been a smoker since I was 14. I'm now 22 and I consider myself to be smoking hot (pun intended). I've heard that smoking cigarettes can age you prematurely. However, judging by the before-and-after photos I've seen, most of these people were pretty rough to begin with! Will smoking really ruin my good looks, or will I just go from a 9 to an 8.5? (I whiten my teeth professionally, so that's not a problem.)

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Whether you're an employee at a large organisation or a self-employed freelancer, we all encounter difficulties during our professional careers. Some of hurdles we face make us question whether we should continue down the path we're on. So how do you decide when it's time to quit? A Google executive said there are two good reasons for throwing in the towel. Read on to find out more.

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One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going.

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You did it. You gathered up your courage and put in your two weeks notice. You're ready to make it through your last few workdays, bid your co-workers adieu and then hit the road for greener pastures. You feel confident that you're over the hardest part of the process, when suddenly HR contacts you to inquire about a time for your exit interview.

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It's the final stretch: You've quit your job, and now all that stands between you and a different life are those two weeks of notice. Use this time to tie up loose ends and take care of the little details that will make it easier to leave your old job behind and focus on your new one.

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You've been doing the same tasks for as long as you can remember. New skills? New responsibilities? Can't really name any off the top of your head. In fact, you're starting to feel like things are a little stalled. It's time to pay attention to how your job is affecting your career as a whole.