What It's Like To Be
From postal worker to film producer, what is it like to do what you do?
Interesting Data Science Trends that Would Never Change
When I talk to my data scientist friends, we discuss a wide array of subjects in Data Science. We read them like how “outsiders” would discuss genres of literature or music. For us, each category in Data Science is a genre -- albeit a very complex one to distinguish from each other. But, you can start doing this too. A data science certification course is just the thing you need, of course, with 1000 hours of coding and testing practice along with your romantic ordeal with failure with AI ML models and related techniques.
Rise Of The Armpit Man
If you’re a woman who works retail, you probably know the armpit man. He may go by another name at your job, like the foot man, the panty man, or something else entirely. It doesn’t matter what you call him, because each type of this man functions the same. He’s a creepy man that calls the (mostly female-driven) business you work at and asks you questions that make you uncomfortable. These questions are usually about you personally. Examples of these questions are ‘Do you shave your armpits?’ or ‘Do your feet sweat when you try on shoes?’. He always starts out the conversation normally enough, pretending to ask about the company’s stock or services offered, but it doesn’t take long before he reveals his true nature and the real reason behind his phone call.
Stripper and Entrepreneur Makes More Than $15K/Month Only From YouTube
While Christina Villegas is eating fried cheese pickles in her youtube video How I “Glew Up”, she looks like a sweet and smart young woman.
Being An Actress
I remember the moment I decided I wanted to be an actress. I was walking across the parking lot of my high school after an undoubtedly stellar performance as Portia in an all-girl production of The Merchant of Venice when my father turned to me and said, "Do you think you might want to do this for a living?" At the time I remembered feeling a little insulted. My grades were excellent. Didn't my father think I could be a lawyer or a veterinarian or a psychologist? It wasn't that I didn't love to act, but everyone I knew who wanted to be an actress was either egotistical or unstable. Not that one was mutually exclusive of the other. What did this say about me? No one in my family acted, although my Grandmother often hinted of an unsubstantiated family connection to Hermoine Gingold. Occasionally my parents would take us to see a play or listen to a concert, but only to help make us well-rounded individuals. When someone would go on about the Sound of Music my father would roll his eyes and say, “How can I take a nun singing on hilltops seriously?” And I found myself admitting that he had a point.
My Most Shared Writing Advice from 2020
I didn’t set out to write about writing. But I find myself writing about writing because the content resonates with a large audience. The Write Path, the publication in which this article is published, reached 1000 followers a few months ago, which still surprises me because I don’t promote it, much.
I've been a registered nurse (RN) for 3 years and I've worked in health care for 8. Through out this time, there have been a lot of ups and downs. There have been so many things I love about my job, but there have been things that I absolutely despise.
Hardships, communication, and balance in the kitchen
Great food and serving others make cooking such a valuable skill, and multi-tasking is a must. Anyone who thinks it is easy you watch too much Masterchef and are in love with the art, not the process; there is a massive difference between the realities of tv and real life in a commercial kitchen.
Cooking and the cost of art
It's early Monday morning, birds are chirping, and the fog is in the air as I make my way to the restaurant to start my first shift in a commercial kitchen. I wait in the car park nervously before entering fresh out of high school; the idea of working is an intimidating experience. I walk into the pub. The smell of beer lingers in the air as if it is a permanent part of the air. I walk to the kitchen and introduce myself to the chefs, hoping that they won't be too scary or mean.
9 Things I Learned Becoming a Help Desk Analyst
I recently ended my career of 15+ years in emergency service communications to transfer to a “normal person job”, meaning 8 to 5, Monday through Friday, lunch breaks (I had NEVER had a lunch break before!) and holidays off.
A Story of Creative Block from a Broken Filmmaker
I guess the first thing to address is the term “Broken Filmmaker” and what that means. I don’t think I can call myself a filmmaker currently. 2020 has been a massive punch in the guts and I understand hearing that has almost become a cliche.
My journey as a contortionist
I went through exciting times in my childhood, times where I would push myself to extreme measures and encounter activities beyond the ordinary. Bending and twisting my body in unusual positions in a way of relieving stress but also resisting pain. By doing these extreme activities may look painful to the spectators but I don’t feel any pain at all, I feel very relaxed whenever I do any contortion moves. This made me question myself as to whether I was built different, do I have hyper flexibility, do I have a spine or bones and is this a unique superpower. I always loved the creative aspect of my body as well as wanting to explore more in what my body could handle, exceeding the limitations of my body. From fitting into tiny spaces, to compressing my body in unusual shapes. But also, entertaining the spectators. By performing, this created unexpected and overwhelming reactions towards an audience. I got a lot of reactions and praises from street performing and dance classes which I felt really proud of. I began my journey as a contortionist at a young age in Russia as a I knew that I had a hidden talent and natural flexibility. I felt I could unleash this talent and transform myself into a stronger, limber person which would benefit me both physically and mentally. Through years of intensive training, I realised that in order to achieve anything extreme as a contortionist, it requires lifetime workouts and continuously fighting against pain. It was slightly painful at the start when I practiced doing the splits. 1 week later I managed to do both front and middle splits as well as extreme over splits. I also needed to be aware of the balance in my body. Balancing out both back bending and front bending to avoid any injuries. So I also stretched my body in front bending workouts which gave a great impact on my flexibility. This goes to show that Pain is not going to stop me from accomplishing my goals, so I ignored the pain and stretched the limits my body could encounter. I started travelling through many countries including the US, UAE, Qatar, Poland, Canada and the UK where I originated and many other countries. I took on many levels of training and performances which required intense training. From gymnastics and acrobatics, to Aerial arts and circus performance. Travelling in many countries was a joy as I began to experience different cultures and meeting new people. This was an incredible experience for me as I danced in the air and doing tricks upside down. I was most excited about aerial hoop and aerial silks dancing because of the way I can spin high in the sky while doing crazy flips and tricks. For me, the aerial silks was challenging because of the way I spun and dropped from a high distance and speed was nerve racking, but it was amusing to experience. I loved this whole experience and I intend to carry on performing aerial arts by expanding on my abilities. This made me think that life is better upside down. What I have learnt so far in this journey is that it’s never too late to accomplish your dreams, as long to commit to your goals and take small steps at a time. In addition, it’s mainly based on the amount of effort you put into a certain task so you need to keep pushing yourself to achieve what you want. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Now, I am still continuing to stretch and strengthen my body and becoming an extreme contortionist. I find that bending and twisting my body helps me keep motivated and stronger in life, by using stress and pain as a motif to fight against it.
Writing, Resistance and Your Deeper Calling
The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying.” - Steven Pressfield, The War of Art