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Death of a diplomat and other things you may have missed this week

Serbia's ambassador to NATO Branislav Milinkovic is seen in a December 2006 file photo made available by NATO.

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For many of us, Monday to Friday races by in a blur. We know it can be a struggle to delve beyond the big headlines and keep on top of all the interesting stories out there. We're here to lend a hand: In case you didn't see them the first time, a collection of stories you may have missed this week on globeandmail.com.

Death of a diplomat

It's the stuff that mystery novels are made of: After arriving at an airport parking garage earlier this week to meet with other diplomatic officials, the Serbian ambassador to NATO strolled over to a barrier, climbed over it and jumped to his death. Officials have ruled the death a suicide.

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Buzzwords a buzzkill

Are you creative, motivated and responsible? These might be valued skills in the workplace, but you might want to refrain from having them on your resume. LinkedIn analyzed more than 187 million resumes and cover letters online, and found these words among the most overused 'buzzwords.' What are some of the other words to avoid?

Holiday tips: Splurge or scrooge?

With the holidays just around the corner, many of us are putting the finishing touches on our Christmas shopping lists. But what about the service workers we cross paths with every day – the doorman, housekeeper or newspaper delivery person? Here's some advice for how much you might consider tipping for the holidays.

Men as part of the solution

For women recovering from domestic violence and abuse, the process of healing is often done in isolation away from men – in shelters or other women's groups. But one Toronto group is looking to change that, believing that in order to prevent violence against women, men need to be involved. See what Ernestine's Women Shelter is doing to bring men into the conversation.

Identity politics

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A Maritime union? Good luck with that, says The Globe's Josh O'Kane. Maritimers are fiercely loyal to their hometowns and cultural traditions, the New Brunswicker argues. There's no rivalry between, say, an Islander and a Nova Scotian, he says, but the "enormous sense of place in each province" means that any attempts to assimilate will likely be a failure.

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