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Sierra Imhoff16 hours ago
How to Go from a Self-Doubter to a Self-Starter
Many people are pessimistic by nature; I would know, I was one of them. The belief that we can't always seems to be more plausible than we can. It's a sad fact about life. But, what if I told you that...
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Desh Dunia3 days ago
Lead Your Retirement Years With The Perfect Pension Plan
You are born a child, carefree and happy. Then you become an adult with a bucket of responsibilities to carry around. Soon you become old. Then again you are carefree and happy, it’s almost like you g...
Gareth Johnson4 days ago
Team Management: Goal Setting
At Gay Star News, the online media company where I work, we've been growing. We've been recruiting new members to the team, and there's also been some turn-over in roles, plus we've got some plans for...
Scott Evans8 days ago
Employee of the Year?
There are a lot of people who go to work every day just waiting for, and hoping for, an opportunity to get out of their current position. They get up every morning dreading the thought of going into t...
Gareth Johnson9 days ago
Recruitment Lessons
I work for Gay Star News—we're an online news and information site that focuses on the LGBTQ community around the world. We achieve big things, but we're only a small team—essentially it's 21 people w...
Poor Girl's Guide to a Budget that Works
I have a confession. I've never tried Avocado Toast. The idea of guacamole on bread when there is a perfectly good chip right there is foreign to me. Yet somehow, even though I'm not splurging on such...
Yvonne Glasgow10 days ago
Five Steps To More Effective Article Writing
For the last two years, I've written an average of four 450 word articles on a daily basis, seven days a week. Because I was writing for an SEO firm doing link building articles I was often writing ab...
Amanda Haywood11 days ago
Swagbucks.com
As a stay at home mother of two, I have explored several different ways of supplementing my husband's income while working at home. There are many scams out there, so this can be a dangerous venture t...
5 Ways Startups Can Save Setup Costs
If you just started up your small business, you’ve probably heard that terrifying statistics claiming that 8 out of 10 startups fail in the first 18 months but the truth is: those numbers are a myth. ...
Yvonne Glasgow13 days ago
How To Become A Full-Time Freelance Writer
The first thing you need to understand when you decide you want to write for a living is that it’s not going to be easy. Sure, it’s mostly on your own terms, but work can come and go, and you may spen...
Claire Raymond15 days ago
Selective Colour On Photos Using GIMP
Selective colour is like the marmite of the photography world, no matter whether you love it or hate it, you can't deny its popularity. Some photographers like it, some hate it with a passion and refu...
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Heidi Tien16 days ago
Life Lessons From Employment
Having a job can be a great way to gain some experiences about earning money and making a living on your own. It can also be a strong lesson that people learn about the path it takes to actually get a...
Starting a Warehouse Management Career
Picking a career is quite hard in this day and age and people are generally unsure whether they’ll be able to find a decent job or not. Simple and obvious solutions are neither lucrative nor satisfyin...
Beginning with Digital Art
Get inspired by what various artists do by watching their techniques and delving into their digital art process on YouTube, but do not, I repeat, do not try to automatically put your level of expertise to theirs. This was a valuable lesson I had to learn when first getting into digital art. I placed my pedestal too high and expected too much from myself. While I’ve worked with watercolors, oil paints, different pastels and pencils, naturally, I assumed that digital painting was the next step to ...
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Heidi Tien18 days ago
Life Lessons From The First Time Living In An Apartment
Life Lessons From The First Time Living In An Apartment 1 thing for sure, do your own laundry, and purchase your own laundry detergent. This is an apartment, not a dorm room (Hint: not Adams Hall 3rd ...
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Jenny Medeiros18 days ago
Stressed and Overworked? Here's How To Relax and Boost Productivity at The Same Time
“What! The project is due for Monday? I’ll get right on it!” You shout before putting down the slice of toast you thought was your phone and promise yourself you’ll try to get more sleep tonight. We’v...
Sharon Giardina18 days ago
Naturally Navigating Your Career
Avid hikers, nature buffs or adrenaline junkies will have come by the art of natural navigation before. Practitioners of the art are those that swear by the accuracy, reliability and organic ideologie...
Claire Raymond18 days ago
Removing Objects From A Photo: The GIMP Clone Method
One of the most common things people want when having their photos edited is to have something removed from the photo. These things can range from removing a car in the background to removing an unwan...