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How Clif Bar's Thao Pham found community and came to help others

ALAMEDA, Calif. - The gig: Thao Pham, 44, is the vice president of community at Clif Bar & Co. and the executive director of the Clif Bar Family Foundation. Her team of eight people works with nonprofits, organizes volunteers and ensures that the Emeryville, Calif., food company gives back to the communities from which it draws.

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6 biggest career mistakes college grads make

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Q: The owner of our small business appears to be having an affair. "Barry's" office is about 10 feet from my desk, and the door is always open, so I hear everything he says. For the past month, Barry has been having highly suggestive phone conversations with a woman whom he apparently sees in the evenings or on weekends.

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