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  • Diane Randle
    Published 18 minutes ago
    Walmart Owners Offer Employees 3% Discount On “Dumpster Diving Classes”

    Walmart Owners Offer Employees 3% Discount On “Dumpster Diving Classes”

    “Times are tough. Everybody knows that. I mean I think I heard that somewhere or something.” Ronnie Walton, one of the heirs to the Walmart fortune said Friday at a press conference called by the $130 Billion dollar Waltons, owners of Walmart. The U.S.’s largest employer is set to roll out a new plan to help Walmart employees with their household budgets.
  • Wendy
    Published about 3 hours ago
    What Entrepreneurship Means To Me

    What Entrepreneurship Means To Me

    Entrepreneurship means something different to so many people. It means so much to me. What it means to me might not be the same as what it means to you. Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. Some people want to get a job somewhere working for others. They don’t want the responsibility of owning their own business. But that’s ok. That’s their own choice. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
  • Alisia Watson
    Published about 20 hours ago
    This Is What Newbie Clip Art Designers Need to Know About

    This Is What Newbie Clip Art Designers Need to Know About

    For business owners and website owners alike, the struggle to find high-quality images that can be used for promotional and advertisement purposes is one that has been going on for a long time. This is primarily due to the fact that all creative works both published and unpublished are protected by US copyright law in one way or another. The determining factor in how a third-party entity besides the copyright owner can use such media falls into the sole hands of the person who owns the copyright.
  • Kevin
    Published about 21 hours ago
    6 Ways to Learn a Trade Without Going to College

    6 Ways to Learn a Trade Without Going to College

    A college education can be a rewarding experience for many people, but it isn’t for everyone. Some people may want to avoid accumulating debt. Others prefer a more hands-on learning experience. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can learn valuable job skills without a traditional college education.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published about 21 hours ago
    Interesting Career  Paths in the Justice System

    Interesting Career Paths in the Justice System

    Working within the justice system can be a fantastic way to contribute to society in a meaningful way. While you may assume working as a lawyer is the best way to involve yourself in this field, there are actually a number of noteworthy positions worth considering. There are many reasons to think about going to law school to become an attorney, but you may not have the time to dedicate to this commitment to education at the moment. If you’re looking to find your own path in the justice system, consider these job options.
  • Mariam Pagava
    Published a day ago
    Here Are Four Tips to Take Your Business Development Model to the Next Level in 2020

    Here Are Four Tips to Take Your Business Development Model to the Next Level in 2020

    Starting a business of your own can be an exciting, yet very difficult feat. The expectations of high ROI (Return on Investment) are coupled with challenges such as building the presence, acquiring the consumer base, withstanding the competition pressure, and many more.
Staff Picks
  • Julia Valentina
    Published 4 days ago
    5 Rules for Writing That I Stole from Famous Writers

    5 Rules for Writing That I Stole from Famous Writers

    I‘ve been writing for a long time and we all start small. We all start somewhere. And then we look up to our role models or other writers who are now successful and who are living the life you want.
  • Sara Robards
    Published about a month ago
    How to Make Money from Social Media

    How to Make Money from Social Media

    Is the nine-to-five office grind not for you? Looking for creative ways to make money? In the new world of social media-obsessed millennials, social platforms offer many creative roles that could mean turning your hobby into a career. Doing what you love could be easier than you think, and you don’t even need to leave the house to do so. Here’s how to make money from social media.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 2 months ago
    Vocal's Voice

    Vocal's Voice

    I'd like to make it clear that at no point have Vocal asked me to write this. I haven't been asked to promote the site for extra special goodies nor have they gone out of their way to locate me for any specific reason. I am, in fact, just writing directly from the heart, as one creator to another. And if this does result in a cheeky bonus, then cheers, Vocal. Mine's a JD and Coke.
  • Walter Rhein
    Published 3 months ago
    How to Get More Views on Your Vocal Stories

    How to Get More Views on Your Vocal Stories

    You've written a great article, but how do you get the world to pay attention?
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 5 months ago
    You Can’t Buy Internet Success—Part Deux

    You Can’t Buy Internet Success—Part Deux

    A little while ago, I posted an article about how content creators can’t buy internet success. You can find that article here.
  • Milcah Halili Centeno
    Published 6 months ago
    How to Get a Job as a Web Developer

    How to Get a Job as a Web Developer

    Job searching sucks. It's probably one of the most challenging, and if you're like me, depressing experiences you'll go through. This is especially true if you're entering a new industry, or if you're seeking a job with a higher salary. It's a roller coaster ride, to say the least.This is why I decided to become a teaching assistant for a web development boot camp early in my software engineer career. I know what it's like to feel imposter syndrome, to be rejected by companies you passionately want to work for, and to doubt your ability to get hired in tech. In this article I’ll cover:
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Advice
Business
  • Wendy
    Published about 3 hours ago
    What Entrepreneurship Means To Me

    What Entrepreneurship Means To Me

    Entrepreneurship means something different to so many people. It means so much to me. What it means to me might not be the same as what it means to you. Not everyone wants to be an entrepreneur. Some people want to get a job somewhere working for others. They don’t want the responsibility of owning their own business. But that’s ok. That’s their own choice. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone.
  • Mariam Pagava
    Published a day ago
    Here Are Four Tips to Take Your Business Development Model to the Next Level in 2020

    Here Are Four Tips to Take Your Business Development Model to the Next Level in 2020

    Starting a business of your own can be an exciting, yet very difficult feat. The expectations of high ROI (Return on Investment) are coupled with challenges such as building the presence, acquiring the consumer base, withstanding the competition pressure, and many more.
  • Robert Cordray
    Published a day ago
    The Importance of Business Intelligence

    The Importance of Business Intelligence

    Business intelligence operates almost similarly to government intelligence like the CIA, Britain’s MI6, and NSA, among others. Therefore, whenever you hear the word intelligence, it wouldn’t be wrong to first think of government intelligence. In the business world, it also serves the same purposes, although it is slightly different from the type of information it collects. When you start your business in this modern world, including BI in your operations can be the long-awaited break for your business. Here are some critical benefits that you will experience with BI in your business.
Career
  • Kevin
    Published about 21 hours ago
    6 Ways to Learn a Trade Without Going to College

    6 Ways to Learn a Trade Without Going to College

    A college education can be a rewarding experience for many people, but it isn’t for everyone. Some people may want to avoid accumulating debt. Others prefer a more hands-on learning experience. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can learn valuable job skills without a traditional college education.
  • Sasha McGregor
    Published about 21 hours ago
    Interesting Career  Paths in the Justice System

    Interesting Career Paths in the Justice System

    Working within the justice system can be a fantastic way to contribute to society in a meaningful way. While you may assume working as a lawyer is the best way to involve yourself in this field, there are actually a number of noteworthy positions worth considering. There are many reasons to think about going to law school to become an attorney, but you may not have the time to dedicate to this commitment to education at the moment. If you’re looking to find your own path in the justice system, consider these job options.
  • Wendy
    Published 9 days ago
    Top 10 Online Businesses to Consider When Wanting to Become an Entrepreneur!

    Top 10 Online Businesses to Consider When Wanting to Become an Entrepreneur!

    Me: Well there are many opportunities out there that you can do. Some are scams but there are many that are legitimate. Let me tell you about 10 different ways that you can choose from.
Celebrities
  • Sunshine Lee
    Published 4 months ago
    Robert Lanthier of the Reel Cowboys

    Robert Lanthier of the Reel Cowboys

    A long, long time ago, I was a child actress. It was the late 1950s to the early 1960s. I actually worked on shows such as Bonanza, (with Chuck McCann), Rifleman (with Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors), Andy Griffith, Bozo the Clown, etc., along with commercials like "Chatty Cathy" (with Maureen McCormick), "Actionware" (with Dian Van Patten), etc. That was such a fun time for me.
  • T.P Schofield
    Published 5 months ago
    Celebrity Hire

    Celebrity Hire

    A decade ago, the very idea of being able to hire a celebrity would have been deemed laughable. For so long, Hollywood A-Lister's, iconic musicians, and legendary sportspeople have lived and worked in their own "celebrity bubble." Loyal fans would wait in their masses to catch a brief glance of their idol. Queuing for hours on end, whatever the weather for a quick sighting of their own personal demagogue. All a bit ridiculous if you ask me, but whatever floats your boat.
  • David Wyld
    Published 11 months ago
    Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

    Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth

    "Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth..."
Economy
  • Aapki News
    Published 3 months ago
    No, Beximco Did Not Take Unfair Advantage from the Bangladesh Bank

    No, Beximco Did Not Take Unfair Advantage from the Bangladesh Bank

    Beximco Group is one of the leading companies in Bangladesh. It is pioneer of many business ventures, it created corporate culture, it ensured huge employment, and it contributed immensely to the economy. But no, it did not take any unfair advantages from the Bangladesh Bank by any means. The company is doing business according to the book.
  • Kevin
    Published 5 months ago
    How Technology and Business Make the Perfect Couple
  • Kamari Grace
    Published 7 months ago
    Millennials and the Sharing Economy

    Millennials and the Sharing Economy

    Sharing your life with strangers is an important part of building the economy. The sharing economy involves freelance work often facilitated by a larger company that can choose who works for them, and sometimes supervises transactions between customers and workers. Companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, which encourage the social economy, have become very popular recently. With the rise of the internet, and advancements in app development, the ability to do freelance work is at an all-time high. The sharing economy comes more naturally to younger generations, because of the fact that they have grown up always having the internet. It is also a point in time for generations, typically Millennials, and the earlier members of Generation Z, that they may not be completely settled into the job they ideally want, and they probably do not have complete financial stability, so being able to easily make money while working another job, or studying in college is appealing to them. When thinking about anything, you should always consider both the benefits, and the detriments, especially when it comes to the economy. The most prominent argument people have against the sharing economy is that it is taking us away from more traditional businesses, however, there is always going to be a demand for both. I strongly believe that the sharing economy is improving the economy as a whole.
Fact Or Fiction
History
  • Jerry Winkley
    Published 3 months ago
    Uncommonly Impressive (Ep. 3)

    Uncommonly Impressive (Ep. 3)

    My how the trends change. We live in a world where popular things seem to die off it just a couple of years anymore. I mean, nobody has Myspace anymore, Facebook is pretty much only used for political memes and yard sales, and YouTube is filled with tutorials on semi popular video games.
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 6 months ago
    From a Mere Trading Company to Ruling Over Large Parts of India?

    From a Mere Trading Company to Ruling Over Large Parts of India?

    Company executives have a great responsibility in controlling it. This is not as easy as managing a small business. This event is for a company that humbly began through the ranks to control not just a state, but nations as well. It was simply beghasting!. The Honorary British East India Company was a young partner in the trading network of the 18th century Persianate centered North India Empire. At first it was a private enterprise, and gradually it became involved in the politics of intensity on the subcontinent. The company started at a store in Mayfair London with a businessman named Sanjiv.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published about a year ago
    Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy

    Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy

    For over a decade now, the web has revolutionized lives for the good of individuals. Now, you can order pizza, a ride, transfer money, conduct video conferences with friends, and much more, all with a few swipes of a finger on a smartphone or other device. But what has not been spoken of or written about as much are the sites that paid for content. User or contributor or partner generated content has been the little secret that no one discusses about the internet. It is a conundrum wrapped in a riddled sprinkled with mystery to most folks. While gaming apps reap in billions of dollars for their makers, the sites that pay (or paid) for material have been relegated to the corner of the digital space. Names that when you speak of them to the layperson, usually draw faces of confusion or even wonder. Few news outlets have spoken of these now deceased sites and the people who possessed the opportunity to spread the message of the goodness of these sites didn’t have too much time as they changed business models, saw absorption into other companies, or found themselves rendered obsolete altogether. But the men and women who saw something curious in the universe said: this internet thing is a huge bank for the yacht-sized companies that have docked here. Why can’t people with a passion for writing or video be compensated for their efforts in these speedboats? Behemoths like YouTube have taken the model to greater heights but few other sites can boast their numbers. Salutes to these people who saw something of value remain in order. So, if you’ve heard of or never heard of the following sites on this list you can still grab your RevTags and SpyMac “Leapfrog” redesign for Why Are You Ranking: Best Defunct Websites That Paid for Content Listed from Cash Poor to Internet Wealthy.
How To
  • Kevin
    Published 2 days ago
    Different Ways to View Microservices

    Different Ways to View Microservices

    This is often called developing a monolithic application. Such an application is personalized to the needs of your client and can hardly be used by any other client. By redesigning your application so that you can reuse sections of your code for your other clients, you will be able to provide a toolkit of shareable code. However, your software library is still constrained by the programming language you use. Microservice extends this view further by turning your shareable library into an independent standalone service. Here are different ways to view microservices.
  • Lance Von Prum
    Published 5 days ago
    How to Write a Book

    How to Write a Book

    Writing a book is not difficult. All you need is to be passionate or knowledgable about something. You also need the willpower to take on a project that will take hundreds of hours over the course of weeks or months or more.
  • Lucas H. Parker
    Published 5 days ago
    7 Tips for Creating a Corporate Video That Amazes Customers

    7 Tips for Creating a Corporate Video That Amazes Customers

    Humans are visual creatures, period. Ever since childhood, we’re taught to make mental maps to remember new information better, or to make a connection between certain subjects and colours to jump-start our memory easier later. Considering this, and the fact that our attention span has decreased drastically with all the new content just popping up left and right, a fast-paced, entertaining video is the way to go when advertising your product or services. Here are some tips for creating a video that will hold your potential customers’ attention and make them want to learn more about your company.
Humanity
Industry
  • Jeremy Frommer
    Published 4 days ago
    Jerrick CEO’s Week in Review: 12/02/19 - 12/06/19

    Jerrick CEO’s Week in Review: 12/02/19 - 12/06/19

    At its core, Vocal is a platform for creating, sharing and distributing content. It turned out that, while building a best in class, long form social platform, we found ourselves with a very powerful IR product to boot. The assembly, digital distribution and search engine optimization of corporate materials and messaging in a structured environment like Vocal is far superior to patched-together data platforms or paying for research on forgettable websites. Simply put, there is no one better to piece the puzzle of public information together and define the narrative of a company than a CEO and executive team, and no better medium to share it than Vocal. My partner Justin Maury and I use the Vocal platform for more in depth discussions about the digital space, as well as Vocal product updates and Jerrick’s uplisting process. Each week, we’ll be publishing this recap, which will amalgamate and contextualize the various updates from the previous week and is designed to maximize communication and transparency with our shareholder and creator communities alike.
  • Brad Buchholz
    Published 4 days ago
    Art of the Sale

    Art of the Sale

    After 20 years as a salesperson, it has become apparent that basic sales strategy is not being passed on to new sales reps. The sales process is an art built on a 5 step process that creates the structure of a presentation. The steps are always required to move from prospect to closed transactions but every sale and salesperson is unique and this creates sales styles. These steps are not complicated or technical and so every new sales representative can incorporate them into a foundation to increase their success in the competitive world of sales.
  • maher afridi
    Published 9 days ago
    What San Francisco Courier to Choose

    What San Francisco Courier to Choose

    It is difficult to imagine modern life without courier service. The need to send the package to friends or relatives, work documents may arise at any time.
Interview
  • Bridgett Leslie
    Published 2 months ago
    Chausson d’Or Ballerina Gracefully En Pointe

    Chausson d’Or Ballerina Gracefully En Pointe

    Nina Tonoli is one step away from becoming a Principal Ballerina. The Belgian born soloist has trained her body to be a storyteller for over a decade now. For her dedication, she’s earned the Special Prize Chausson d’Or in Paris and the Award of Excellence in Dance from the Royal Ballet School in London. Ballet and purpose met early for the 25-year-old. “At 10 years old, I went to a local ballet school to do my first ballet class. Since then, I’ve never stopped.” Nina’s first performance was Sleeping Beauty where she played a dwarf. Today she dances for the Dutch National Ballet.
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 3 months ago
    An Interview with Anne Tibbets

    An Interview with Anne Tibbets

    Greetings, readers. Some of you are old fans. Some of you are brand new. I’m going to perform a psychic trick and say that most of you are writers!
  • Bobby Tequila
    Published 3 months ago
    A Sweet Fire in the Eye

    A Sweet Fire in the Eye

    When it comes to digital art, I want to make sure that everyone identifies what Robert Wilson and his Artstellations brand brings to the table. Yes, there is great detail, and there is a textured dedication that can be recognized in his work, but what is not known is that Robert is also a full time active duty soldier in our military defending our great country everyday. With the world everchanging with politics, Robert still makes a point to create, and it’s in digital art that you will see him shine.
List
  • Et Imperatrix Noctem
    Published 18 days ago
    Writer Psychological Profiling

    Writer Psychological Profiling

    An editor friend of mine once said she couldn’t stop psychoanalyzing the writers from the books they wrote. I agree. Writers may write in many points of views and assume many characters at any given time but ultimately the writers write what they know and how they feel. And from those words we read, we get to know the people behind those lines on a deeper level, intellectually and emotionally.
  • Carl Ellis
    Published about a month ago
    Client or Agency-Side? Five Factors to Consider First

    Client or Agency-Side? Five Factors to Consider First

    Regardless of the industry you choose, or those that you may skip, hop and stumble into along your way, it is inevitable to encounter people and processes that are at best tolerable, at worst drive you to the brink of a nervous breakdown. Yes, Karen from Finance, we are looking at you.
  • Olivia Picton
    Published 2 months ago
    6 Reasons People Love Working from Home

    6 Reasons People Love Working from Home

    Working from home has become increasingly popular thanks to recent advances in technology. It's easier than ever to telecommute either full or part time. All you need is a laptop and internet access. More people are choosing to leave the corporate office as more and more work from home jobs become available. While working from home comes with its own set of challenges, the pros seem to far outweigh the cons. Here are just a few reasons why you might want to consider working from home for your next job.
Literature
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published about a month ago
    How Should I Edit My Story?

    How Should I Edit My Story?

    Writers come in different shapes and sizes. Some of us write as much as we can in one day, never counting the words, and taking a day or two off to percolate. Some of us make certain to follow a stringent routine of no less than 2,000 words a day. Whatever works for you works for you, but after a novel has been written, it's imperative to edit that novel.
  • David Alexander English
    Published 3 months ago
    Enoch

    Enoch

    Chapter/Episode ONE of ENOCH—The Movie—A Work In Progress—from ENOCH the Metaphysical Novel by David Alexanders English (C2018) The inspiration for this work has always been the incredible story of Enoch. There has been so much mystique and misunderstanding around this character down through the years. It is a wonder and a testament that this singular figure holds such a revered and curious place in the fascination of so many thinking people of all cultural traditions to this day, regardless of whatever belief system to which one subscribes. The goal was to humanize this character; by positing the notion: what if he really existed; then envisioning, fleshing out how might his story have actually occurred.
  • Rosanna Teale
    Published 4 months ago
    The View from the Dog House (Pt. 7)

    The View from the Dog House (Pt. 7)

    Some authors write in a particular genre and all their work relates to that genre. Crime, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, romance—these spring to mind instantly. When asked, she who thinks she must be obeyed at all times says she writes character driven fiction. However, within this you have a whole raft of themes.
Social Media
  • Millington Lockwood
    Published 4 days ago
    Small Business Network Marketing Guide

    Small Business Network Marketing Guide

    As a small business owner in Orchard Park or anywhere for that matter, you are probably more than aware of the need to have your business on Facebook. With its 2+ billion users, it is the place that you need to be and the place that your business needs to be.
  • nina summers
    Published 8 days ago
    Why You Should Become a YouTube Creator!

    Why You Should Become a YouTube Creator!

    Have you ever sat and thought, “What can I do to actually get out of my comfort zone and build up my confidence?” Well coming from a YouTube content Creator, there are many different reasons I can give you on why you should become a content creator also! Before I started filming for YouTube I didn't know what my passion was or how I can help people get excited by just being ME. I had already been watching YouTube couples, Entrepreneur Life channel's, how to videos, and many other channels and videos. So eventually it grew onto me that I wanted to start my own channel. But not just any channel, I started a couple’s channel with my boyfriend. Everything was fun and going amazingly but after starting a couple’s channel I ended up wanting to start a personal as well so that I could do things that you wouldn’t really see on a couple’s channel, such as makeup videos, hair videos, story times on girl things, and videos about my business because I like doing entrepreneur life videos. Doing YouTube has grew me as a person, I am so much more outgoing, I am happier because I can be myself on my channel and I have people that sit there and watch me and support me. Why wouldn't you want to share your exciting moments with your YouTube family? You don't only have to show them your exciting moments but you can show them your challenges, you can share your stories, or even sit there and let them watch you eat; that's called a Mukbang. There are so many different types of YouTube channels such as how to channels, a channel just for mukbangs, review channels meaning you do different reviews for either movies, food places, cosmetic products, or just people. Other types of channels are couples channels where you and your spouse or girlfriend make videos together, Vlogging channels, and there are so many categories to choose from. YouTube can bring you so many exciting moments like collaborating with other YouTubers, earning a plaque (An award for surpassing a certain amount of subscribers), and even bringing you into the acting career which is something my boyfriend and I would like to get into later on in life. Who knows, anything can happen! But some people worry about starting a channel because they are afraid they won’t be able to come up with video ideas, but that's okay. They have so many video ideas on google, YouTube or you can just ask your supporters what they would like to see on your channel because they will tell you in the comments. On your channel you can do pranks, challenges, vlogs, reviews; you can go live so you can talk with your subscribers, or you can even do story times. They love that! Last but not least when you get your channel monetized you can even earn lots and lots of money, but it does take some time!!! A lot of people don’t really succeed on YouTube because they are just doing it for the money, they aren’t doing it because they have a passion for making videos. Don’t make that mistake, it does take time to build up that revenue so you can meet the threshold to payout. Don't you want some money? Because I know I do. Maybe even one day we can collaborate and build each other up. But YouTube altogether is such a great way to get noticed in the world, and just have so much fun making funny videos and creating a whole other family on the internet! You should definitely become a YouTube content creator like me!
  • Ariya Stark
    Published 21 days ago
    Fashion Companies Are Using Instagram to Drive More Traffic and Sales

    Fashion Companies Are Using Instagram to Drive More Traffic and Sales

    Whether it is a retail company or a fashion brand, using Instagram is the best way to grow a customer base and business. In this modern business world where social networking sites play a major role and creating more attention is the key to success, Instagram happens to be the best platform having all the potential to provide you everything that you need.