Taller People Earn More: What Can 'Shorties' Do About It?
When a study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology reported that taller people earned more than shorter people, the news left a lot of shorter people, like me, feeling mildly peeved.
I Got a £1000 Demand For Using An Image Off The Internet
Back in 2009, I was working as a marketing manager for a University, when I received a letter from Getty Images demanding payment for unauthorised use of one of their photographs. Getty is a big supplier of images across the media. They supply the BBC, magazines, newspapers, and more.
Look On The Bright Side To Banish The Blues
Mental health is a huge issue at the moment. The Covid-19 pandemic made us all feel the mental health crisis more acutely, as many people struggle with issues around loneliness, isolation, money problems, and lack of purpose.
Stock Photography - Is It Worthwhile?
I’m a keen contributor to Alamy’s stock photography website, where to date, I’ve sold $6695 of photos. That’s since I started contributing in 2016. Most of those sales were in the past three years and I received almost 50% of the income from the sales. It’s a 50:50 split with Alamy who deal with the sales side of things.
Don’t be Offended — Why You Should Chill
People are always so ready to be offended. Today someone on twitter said she was inexplicably blocked by an acquaintance. I replied, “Well that’s odd. I’ve never spotted you being the least bit controversial, political, or anything that might rub anyone up the wrong way.”
A Codebreaker From Bletchley Park
When my mother-in-law told me that one of her friends used to be a Naval Wren, she suggested I could interview her for a military history magazine. So we arranged a time and went to see Nancy at her home, where she’d placed a collection of her wartime memorabilia on a table for me to see.
Do You Believe in Angels?
Nicky Stammers had been suffering unexplained symptoms for years, until she had a vision in a dream, which led to a firm diagnosis and the start of her healing process. Was it a message from heaven? This is Nicky’s story in her own words…
Self-Published Authors: Dealing with Amazon Haters
As a self-published author, what do you say when Amazon haters challenge your decision to sell books through Amazon? A member of a local environmental group recently told me that Amazon is monopolistic, destructive to the high street, and unethical. Then he gave me a website linking readers to local bookstores.