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  • Walter Rhein
    Published about 5 hours ago
    How to Make a Living as a Writer

    How to Make a Living as a Writer

    A lot of people play with the idea of writing for a living. A few lucky people are born with fantastic connections that allow them to parley idiotic concepts like using sharks and tornadoes as the basis for a major film. Even when these films flop somehow there's still enough cash left over for these people to relax, drink, and lounge around doing nothing.
  • David Alexander English
    Published about 21 hours 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.
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published about 21 hours ago
    Why You Should Consider Becoming an Esthetician

    Why You Should Consider Becoming an Esthetician

    Starting a career as an esthetician can be the right choice for anyone who loves to help people maintain their appearance and confidence. Although these skin therapists are not doctors they have the capabilities to help people of all skin types have beautiful skin they can be proud of. Here are a couple reasons you should jump start your career as an esthetician.
  • Robert Cordray
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Hiring Rockstars: Practical Tips for Hiring Long Term Associates

    Hiring Rockstars: Practical Tips for Hiring Long Term Associates

    Hiring the employees a business needs is no simple task. Proper employee recruitment is one of the most stressful parts of any hiring manager's job as it require hours of organization and discussion to outline the job requirements, and then days or weeks of sifting through applications just to find a few that have potential. Proper recruitment means hiring for the needs of the company as a whole as well as for the individual department. However, while a serious and often stressful decision, there are ways to make the entire process easier.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published about 23 hours ago
    How to Continue to Progress in Your Successful Career

    How to Continue to Progress in Your Successful Career

    Before jumping into a career, you need to determine what you want to gain from it; and there is no better way than getting to know yourself. Jobs that make a difference in people’s lives lead to success and satisfaction in life. For a high number of people; sadly, their choice in careers follows a predetermined route that directs them to jobs they loathe.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published about 24 hours ago
    8 Easy Steps to Become a Writer with a Successful Career

    8 Easy Steps to Become a Writer with a Successful Career

    But, what about individuals who want to tweak their writing? What about individuals who want a successful writing career? According to my knowledge, writing is the most crucial skill that one can have.
Staff Picks
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published 2 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 4 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:
  • D.S. Fisichella
    Published 5 months ago
    Why My Fantasy World Includes Suicidality and Other Sad Stuff

    Why My Fantasy World Includes Suicidality and Other Sad Stuff

    Where do movie makers get their ideas for the next blockbuster?Writers.How do the news get to our Facebook timeline?Writers.How do we decide which new diet to follow, or what new habit to start? Probably an article or a blog written by... yep, you guessed it.
  • Ryan Cooper
    Published 5 months ago
    How I Started My Own Marketing Agency in College

    How I Started My Own Marketing Agency in College

    Most people dream of starting their own business and being their own boss. However, 99 percent of these people don't pull the trigger in doing so. With how relevant social media is nowadays, it has become easier than ever before to start a profitable business without having to seek a typical business loan or lose all of your ownership to investors.
  • Dar'Jae Shyree
    Published 6 months ago
    Becoming ABW

    Becoming ABW

    I started this blog when I was 16. I was a sophomore in college and decided it was time to make an account that focused on what interested me. Since there was really no representation for Black Women, or dark-skin women, I took the time to upload one post per day. I did not think much of it. The number of my followers grew, but I did not pay much attention to it.
  • Morgan E. Westling
    Published 8 months ago
    The LumiCharge Is the Only Desk Lamp You'll Ever Need. Here's Why...

    The LumiCharge Is the Only Desk Lamp You'll Ever Need. Here's Why...

    If you’ve been shopping around for the perfect desk lamp, then look no further, because the LumiCharge LED desk lamp will upgrade your work space like never before. Most people don’t expect much when they look for a desk lamp. They just want something to light up their space, but this lamp gives you so much more than that. This lamp lights up your life. With the LumiCharge, you not only get a high quality lamp, but a phone charger, a USB port, a clock, and a motion-activated light. Who wouldn’t want a lamp that makes working more convenient?
Featured Collections
Advice
  • Keran Mourning
    Published about 23 hours ago
    How to Continue to Progress in Your Successful Career

    How to Continue to Progress in Your Successful Career

    Before jumping into a career, you need to determine what you want to gain from it; and there is no better way than getting to know yourself. Jobs that make a difference in people’s lives lead to success and satisfaction in life. For a high number of people; sadly, their choice in careers follows a predetermined route that directs them to jobs they loathe.
  • Aaron Dennis
    Published a day ago
    Is Smashwords Losing Steam, Part Two

    Is Smashwords Losing Steam, Part Two

    Welcome back, readers. The last time I reviewed Kobo Writing Life, a publishing platform, which could be a viable replacement for Smashwords or KDP. I have an update about that.
  • Monaco Solicitors
    Published 6 days ago
    How to Survive Stress and Anxiety at Work

    How to Survive Stress and Anxiety at Work

    Stress and anxiety are two terms I am hearing more and more these days from my clients, and this is a cause of real concern. I wanted to write about stress and anxiety at work, not from a purely legal angle, but also from a human one.
Business
  • Robert Cordray
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Hiring Rockstars: Practical Tips for Hiring Long Term Associates

    Hiring Rockstars: Practical Tips for Hiring Long Term Associates

    Hiring the employees a business needs is no simple task. Proper employee recruitment is one of the most stressful parts of any hiring manager's job as it require hours of organization and discussion to outline the job requirements, and then days or weeks of sifting through applications just to find a few that have potential. Proper recruitment means hiring for the needs of the company as a whole as well as for the individual department. However, while a serious and often stressful decision, there are ways to make the entire process easier.
  • Amy Watson
    Published a day ago
    Five Points to Remember While Integrating a Greeting Card Design Software to Your Website

    Five Points to Remember While Integrating a Greeting Card Design Software to Your Website

    here is something about greeting cards. They are just a piece of paper, but they always convey an emotional message. Think of all the occasions we reserve the written word for. There are so many of them - birthdays, festivals, graduation, and farewell. Whether you are sending a party invite or showing your gratitude, a greeting card can make someone in your life feel special.
  • JF Poirier
    Published 7 days ago
    How Healthy Initiatives Can Help Attract the Right Job Candidates

    How Healthy Initiatives Can Help Attract the Right Job Candidates

    Attracting candidates to your open job positions is becoming increasingly difficult for recruiters everywhere. Even with the addition of recruitment technology such as video interviewing software, the recruitment process is only a short time in the candidate’s career, so they’re much more interested in what happens after they’re hired—and, if your wellness program isn’t up to par, your candidates may choose to find somewhere else to work.
Career
  • Ashley
    Published a day ago
    Thoughts

    Thoughts

    Sooooo… I have been saying for an extremely long time that I would like to start a blog or something where I can write my random "mom-isims," "teacher thoughts," "silently screaming on the inside wife/mother vents." I tried writing in a journal, and yeah, that worked, but... I couldn't be consistent. I came across this ad while scrolling through my IG, ya know, just chillin. When I saw it I was like, "Hey, maybe you should save this so you can look at it later... you know when, you're at work doing nothing..." Well... here I am.
  • S. E. Gregory
    Published 2 days ago
    Fears and Anxieties of a Writing Career...

    Fears and Anxieties of a Writing Career...

    It may seem silly to have fears and anxieties over a dream that you have had your whole life, but it's true... we all have them. We may not realize that we have them. But let me tell you, they are there, and they are real. They lurk in the darkest recesses, waiting for the most inopportune moments to pounce. The best weapon I've found to use against them, it simply to be aware of their existence. Acknowledge the fear, accept that it's there and that's usually half of the battle.
  • Serial Failure
    Published 2 days ago
    A Little Failure From the August Nights

    A Little Failure From the August Nights

    I stop to look up. Milky Way crosses over the whole night sky, stars are light as lanterns, and the air is refreshingly cold. I rush back to the house when I see a huge falling star flying across the sky. "What could I possibly wish for? I think to myself .I have everything I could dream of." I eventually wished strength for Mother Nature to survive humans, and run back to the house.
Celebrities
  • Sunshine Lee
    Published 28 days 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 3 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 8 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
  • Kevin
    Published 2 months ago
    How Technology and Business Make the Perfect Couple
  • Kamari Grace
    Published 4 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.
  • David Wyld
    Published 5 months ago
    The "HGTV Effect"

    The "HGTV Effect"

    “History never repeats itself, but it rhymes...”— Mark Twain
Fact Or Fiction
  • Scott Lavely
    Published 6 days ago
    Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?

    Is the Gender Pay Gap Real?

    I have heard a lot about the gender pay gap for a while; women allegedly make 70 cents to a man's $1. I have heard this ploy for years and have always wondered where people get this crap.
  • Ashley Wentz
    Published about a month ago
    The Real Danger

    The Real Danger

    Allie strode down the sidewalk practically dancing as her earbuds pumped her newest favorite song through her. Her blond hair swayed and her bright smile flashes at every passerby. She jogged into the coffee shop and easily found her friends at one of the corner tables.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 3 months ago
    The Funeral Trade - Q & A
History
  • Osei Agyemang
    Published 3 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.
  • Sean Patrick
    Published 2 years ago
    What I Learned Reporting on the Death of Princess Diana

    What I Learned Reporting on the Death of Princess Diana

    I was 20 years old when I landed my first job in professional radio. I began work as what we called a board operator, the person in charge of making sure that syndicated programming, in this case the Leeza Gibbons Top 40 Countdown on Mix 96.1 FM in Davenport, Iowa, ran according to schedule. This was a time when satellite delivered programming was reserved for talk radio and before automation software began making entry level positions in radio obsolete.
How To
  • Walter Rhein
    Published about 5 hours ago
    How to Make a Living as a Writer

    How to Make a Living as a Writer

    A lot of people play with the idea of writing for a living. A few lucky people are born with fantastic connections that allow them to parley idiotic concepts like using sharks and tornadoes as the basis for a major film. Even when these films flop somehow there's still enough cash left over for these people to relax, drink, and lounge around doing nothing.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published about 24 hours ago
    8 Easy Steps to Become a Writer with a Successful Career

    8 Easy Steps to Become a Writer with a Successful Career

    But, what about individuals who want to tweak their writing? What about individuals who want a successful writing career? According to my knowledge, writing is the most crucial skill that one can have.
  • Emily Stroia
    Published 3 days ago
    The 3 Keys to Launching an Online Business

    The 3 Keys to Launching an Online Business

    The self-help business industry is booming, and it's only expected to grow in time.
Humanity
  • Kabin Thomas
    Published 3 days ago
    Life in the Fast Lane

    Life in the Fast Lane

    I wanted to share some of the experiences I've had as a game show host for the show "Fast Lane" at Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi.
  • Lord Shadrach
    Published 3 days ago
    From YouTuber to Writer

    From YouTuber to Writer

    If you cruise YouTube, you will come across a similarly named YouTube channel called LordShadrach. Before anyone says anything, yes that is me. However, one will begin to ask, "LordShadrach, why are you now writing as opposed to making new videos? You have like what, over 900 subscribers?!"
  • Laura
    Published 5 days ago
    The Trap of Gig Culture

    The Trap of Gig Culture

    Like many millennials, I have, over the years, found myself underpaid, underemployed, and looking for ways to supplement my income. But because of my work schedule, it's hard to take on another part time job. So, naturally, I've turned to the internet. And on the internet? I found beermoney. Beermoney is a reddit thread where people who look for micro jobs, gigs, and passive income come together to discuss ways to supplement income, with little-to-no effort or time commitment. It includes market survey sites, academic research participation, ad income from watching videos, beta testing, secret shopping, and online and receipt cash back programs, among other things. Users post referral links, advice, and their earnings for the month to indicate which sites are useful, and which are scams.
Industry
Interview
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published 15 days ago
    An Interview With DavidEAnderson100

    An Interview With DavidEAnderson100

    David Anderson loves to write: the good and bad and the ugly. As a fellow Depeche Mode fan, I'm happy he's come onboard with my interview project.
  • Chloe Gilholy
    Published about a month ago
    An Interview With AnnSepino

    An Interview With AnnSepino

    Ann is an independent author from the Philippines with a passion for writing including poetry. I want to thank her for taking part in this interview, and wish her the best of luck in her writing journey.
  • Marshall Stevenson
    Published about a month ago
    What Happens If You Fail a Background Check?

    What Happens If You Fail a Background Check?

    You crushed your job interview. The meetings with your future boss and his or her boss went well. You meet all of the qualifications, and your skillset is a perfect match for the position. Oh yes, and the salary is exactly what you want and deserve. The only problem? You’re worried about the final step… the background check.
List
  • James Shrider
    Published 25 days ago
    The Top Reasons to Hire a Marked Mobile Patrolling Security Service

    The Top Reasons to Hire a Marked Mobile Patrolling Security Service

    In today’s society of advanced security options, technology is ever improving and providing superior security options for any situation. With the increased presence of CCTV cameras, alarms systems, and other security equipment, it is much easier to secure a location, home, or business than it was in years past. Even when security guards are utilized, security equipment can offer double protection, assisting guards and helping them to better secure any area. Not to mention, if a crime does occur, camera footage provides evidence of the crime, as well as proof of who committed the crime. Despite this, it sometimes takes more than just cameras to keep large campuses secure, such as schools, colleges, and public arenas. Such places can greatly benefit from the added security of marked mobile patrolling vehicles. This additional security helps secure the entirety of a large area, preventing and stopping criminal acts.
  • Jordan Turner
    Published about a month ago
    Top 10 Preferred Remote Jobs
  • Mikkie Mills
    Published 2 months ago
    Chill Summer Jobs for Students to Consider This Summer
Literature
  • David Alexander English
    Published about 21 hours 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 about a month 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.
  • Rosanna Teale
    Published about a month ago
    The View from the Dog House (Pt. 6)

    The View from the Dog House (Pt. 6)

    The short answer is that it can do. People who read Rosy Teale's books who know her say they recognise bits of her in various characters. People are generally interesting to observe so when you are writing character driven fiction it is only natural to draw on these observations sometimes.
Social Media
  • Ariana Smith
    Published a day ago
    Best 5 Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

    Best 5 Tips for Improving Your Social Media Marketing Strategy

    So many people in India and beyond are using social media marketing strategies. It is one of the best ways to promote your business because it has a large following. However, you cannot succeed unless you know the right social media marketing strategy to implement. The best Social Media Marketing Company in India can help you to develop the right strategy for your niche. Here are some of the tips that will guide you through this journey.
  • Jonathan Michael Reed
    Published 4 days ago
    "If He Needed Someone, I Wanted to Be That Someone"

    "If He Needed Someone, I Wanted to Be That Someone"

    I saw something last week that impacted me deeply. I was at my local Starbucks, typing away on my laptop, totally in the zone, when suddenly, my eyes were pulled to this older gentlemen, sitting on his own, barely touching his coffee, swollen eyes and no ring on his finger. I don’t usually go up to people I don’t know, but I felt like I needed to approach him. But I was nervous. I didn’t want to be presumptuous. Maybe he was just waiting for someone, maybe he was perfectly fine. But maybe he wasn’t. This was the usual back and forth I would play in my mind in these situations, but I grew frustrated with my fear and insecurity. If he indeed needed someone, I wanted to be that someone.
  • Millington Lockwood
    Published 17 days ago
    How to Start Social Media Marketing as a Beginner in 2020

    How to Start Social Media Marketing as a Beginner in 2020

    In this first part of a 3 part series, we will start with the obvious question: What is social media marketing? It is the management of social media pages and content for a customer. Your job is to help your customer increase their revenue through the posting and scheduling of content on appropriate social media platforms. This content can take the form of images, video, text, ad creation and more. Your number one goal is to attract readers to your content on behalf of your customers so in turn you make your customer more money. When you can do this consistently, you can charge more money for your time and services.