How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… write about the evolving workforce.) Robin Hilmantel, Site director at Womens Health, agreed with Taibi. We put out at least 15 pieces of content per day, Hilmantel said, noting that 60-70% of the pieces are penned by freelancers. We wouldnt have been able to scale up without freelancers. So whether youre a business-owner, employee or contractor: Isnt it time to make our work, work for us? …

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Call to boost children’s writing for pleasure – BBC News

June 21, 2017

The survey found almost a quarter (23%) of those who said they enjoyed writing were above their expected level, compared with 3% of those who said they did not like the activity. While the proportion of young people who do enjoy writing has risen – from 45% in 2015 to 51% in 2016 – the NLT study suggests about half (49%) do not enjoy writing outside of the classroom. Focus on writing NLT director Jonathan Douglas said: “Our research consistently finds that children who …

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Being handsome is one of life’s struggles for Jon Hamm

June 21, 2017

Image: Farrell/BFA/REX/Shutterstock All of us average-looking people can only speculate what it’s like to be a super good-looking person. We’re guessing it includes being let into secret VIP rooms, or eating fancy gold chocolate, or not having to pay extra for guac. But being very good-looking comes with its problems, too. Just ask actor and professional hot person Jon Hamm. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor responded to a statement from Baby Driver director Edgar …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… “fans and supporters.” Constand was the director of operations for the womens basketball team at Temple University when she met Cosby in 2002, when she was 29 and Cosby was in his mid-60s. Cosby had testified in a deposition that he took an immediate romantic interest in her, and the two began a relationship. She filed a civil suit against him in 2005, claiming that one day Cosby gave her pills that left her paralyzed during a non-consensual sexual encounter. WATCH: This reviewer …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …

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Trump taunt over Comey tape draws disbelief

June 13, 2017

… intimidation tactic, it almost certainly backfired. That tweet led the former FBI director to leak portions of the memos he had kept to document his conversations with Trump — in the hopes of prompting the appointment of a special counsel. “The President tweeted on Friday, after I got fired, that I better hope there’s not tapes,” Comey said in his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. “I woke up in the middle of the night on Monday night, because it …

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Jo Cox: The Sun and Daily Mirror in joint editorial – BBC News

June 13, 2017

‘Hugely important’ Her family have organised The Great Get Together to mark the first anniversary of her murder, with people asked to throw street parties, organise bake-offs and arrange football matches. Iona Lawrence, director of the Jo Cox Foundation, said more than 110,000 separate events were being planned “in every corner of the UK”. …

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Hundreds Of Young Russians Arrested En Masse At Nationwide Protests

June 13, 2017

… authorities are trying to quash the voices of the next generation of voters, Hugh Williamson, HRWs director for Europe and Central Asia, said in the report. The opinions of children and young adults matter, and the government should listen to their concerns, not silence them. Credit: NurPhoto via Getty Images Those calls were echoed by another watchdog group, Amnesty International, who said actions by Russian police demonstrated the authorities utter contempt for fundamental human rights. …

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It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… intervention: Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent, coaxed Comey in a subsequent exchange to agree that he regarded Trump’s comments as a “directive.” Other top Republicans sought to counter Comey’s portrait of Trump as a bully who sought to create a “patronage” relationship with his FBI director. House Speaker Paul Ryan tested an argument that Trump’s actions reflected not malice but inexperience. “The President is new at this. He’s new to …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

Now that filming has wrapped on the second season of Stranger Things, fans are already dying to know what comes next for the Netflix series. Given how secretive the production was, though, getting your hands on any solid information was a difficult thing to do until now. The cast of Stranger Things joined creators Matt and Ross Duffer, along with director and executive producer Shawn Levy, on the red carpet at the show’s Emmy For Your Consideration event and came prepared to drop some …

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People are getting drunk for the Comey hearing because America cant be enjoyed sober anymore

June 8, 2017

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Nothing says “good morning” in Trump’s America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing … apparently. On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will wake up, get dressed in their end-of-week finest, and attend one of the many bar parties being thrown across the country for the sole purpose of watching former FBI director James Comey testify …

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Here’s a Twitter list for Comey’s Senate testimony

June 8, 2017

James Comey will be back in front of Congress to testify about Russia and Trump.Image: Eric Thayer/Getty Images Ousted FBI director James Comey’s Senate testimony is being played up as one of the biggest TV events of the year and not just on C-SPAN. But if you don’t want to or can’t watch, here’s a Twitter cheatsheet of who to follow to keep up. SEE ALSO: How to throw your own painfully nerdy James Comey watch party Comey’s set to start testifying at 10 a.m. ET …

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The nation is in a crisis that may soon exceed Watergate, at least in the estimation of James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. Having interfered with America’s election, Russia is disrupting governments around the world. China is racing to fill the gap created as world leaders conclude they cannot expect leadership from the United States. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are testifying about a White House that crosses ethical lines. And Eric Trump …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… Tri-Delt symbol.) Penn State told The Daily Beast that it had never received verifiable evidence of secret sororities on campus. Trilogy, Penn State asserts, is a student organization like 1,100 others, but will eventually be investigated for any wrongdoing on the night of Piazzas death. Every aspect of these issues is being scrutinized by leaders at Penn State, said Lisa Powers, senior director of Penn States Office of Strategic Communications. Student Activities is currently looking at the …

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It’s ‘Wonder Woman’ weekend and Hollywood celebs are here for it, just like you

June 4, 2017

… costume shop to get your W on and join the #GODESSNESS right away (W = #WomanWarriorOfTheWorld). director #PattyJenkins IS NOT PLAYING AROUND, as she gives us some AMAZON REALNESS in an exquisitely directed story. Chris Pine is irresistable. The score is KILLER. And it is the type of film that I think you can enjoy over and over. This movie definitely goes down as a classic in its genre for me. @wonderwomanfilm #RunAndGoSeeIt #HadToGush #PromotionFromTheHeart. A post shared by Lupita …

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Ravaged By Climate Change, The Great Barrier Reef May Never Be The Same

June 2, 2017

… have coal mines operating in 60 years time, and still hopes to have a healthy reef, Terry Hughes, director of the ARC Center of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies and a member of the Independent Expert Panel, told The Conversation in 2015. cover more than 170 square miles(or about 80,000 football fields).Government officials have insisted the project wont negatively impact the reef and will create thousands of domestic jobs. Conservationists, however, have called this rationale …

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White House Dodges Questions About Kushner Meetings With Russians

May 31, 2017

… the FBI and congressional committees, which have so far enveloped his former national security adviser, his son-in-law, numerous campaign officials, and as of late Tuesday morning, his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump fired former FBI director James Comey in late April, a decision for which the White House and the president have offered a variety of conflicting justifications. Since then, the Department of Justice has named a special counsel and the investigation has continued. …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

Image: Ng Yi Shu/MAshable Khajorn Chiaranaipanich flew for more than two hours to be one of the first people to experience Apple’s first store in Singapore. Witnessing its opening was very important for the managing director at a Thai social news company so important, that he had been waiting in the queue at 5 a.m, five whole hours before the store officially opened. SEE ALSO: Apple’s first store in Southeast Asia is here, and this is what it looks like Located at the heart of …

May 28, 2017
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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… has gained new urgency since the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to head the investigation, the sources said. A person in regular touch with the White House said it needed a different structure to focus on the new reality that there would be continued leaks to the media from the law enforcement and intelligence communities, leaks that have increased in frequency since Trump fired former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey on May 9. The White House declined to …

May 27, 2017
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Schools worse off under Conservatives, says IFS – BBC News

The Liberal Democrats’ plans protect per pupil spending over the course of the Parliament in real terms at the present level (for 2017-18). This would require 2.2bn extra investment. Presently, the schools budget is 40bn a year. ‘Historic high’ Luke Sibieta, associate director at the IFS, said: “”The commitments made by each of the main parties would imply quite different paths for school spending in the next Parliament. “Labour would increase spending …

May 26, 2017
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Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

… rich and unhappy with type-casting.” On the other hand, Richard Schickel of Time magazine said Moore and his co-stars “suffer a sort of weightlessness, a lack of humanness, which is what Sean Connery as 007 lent previous Bond adventures.” ‘Toughen Up’ In Moore’s second Bond feature, “The Man with the Golden Gun” (1974), director Guy Hamilton “wanted to toughen up my Bond a little,” Moore wrote, partly by having him threaten to …

May 24, 2017
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It Doesn’t Sound Like Senate Republicans Are Anywhere Close To A Deal On Obamacare Repeal

… replace Obamacare, they were asked about the firing of FBI director James Comey and the investigation into Russias meddling in the presidential campaign. But even with some of the pressure off, they appear to have made only a little headway enough to identify the key issues dividing them but not to make much progress on resolving those differences. A substantial number of Senate Republicans have made it clear they for the House bill, which would reduce regulations on health insurance, …

May 24, 2017
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Surprise, relief dominate Capitol Hill after special counsel named for Russia investigation

(CNN)Some Republicans joined Democrats in breathing a sigh of relief Wednesday at news that deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had any ties to Russia. While many members said they were caught off-guard, a bipartisan array of lawmakers applauded the selection of former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. “Wow, that’s news to me. He is a well-respected law enforcement …

May 18, 2017
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