How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… cues turn into clients. Five years later, I am a proud small business owner with half a dozen contractors of my own and a client list that includes fashion brands (Ted Baker, Lafayette148), media brands (Food Network, HGTV) and lifestyle/technology brands (Samsung, American Express). These brands hire me to write for them, host videos and curate events, while freeing up my time so I can travel. Do yoga in the middle of the day. Give myself a raise if I feel like it. Not participate in the wage …

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Trump called on tech giants and most of them came

June 20, 2017

… Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, to drop out of the government’s business advisory council; he did not attend Monday’s events. Many of the world’s tech giants rely on the H1B visa program, which the administration has worked to dismantle. Trump’s travel ban drew ire from many in Silicon Valley, whose work force is made up of immigrants. No one from Facebook was in attendance, despite receiving an invite. A spokesperson for the world’s largest social network cited …

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Gulf States In Diplomatic Crisis As Multiple Countries Cut Ties With Qatar

June 5, 2017

… withdrew their ambassadors from Doha, again alleging Qatari support for militant groups. At that time, travel links were maintained and Qataris were not expelled. The diplomatic broadside threatens the international prestige of Qatar, which hosts a large U.S. military base and is set to host the 2022 World Cup. It has for years presented itself as a mediator and power broker for the regions many disputes. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters in Sydney on Monday that the spat …

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Kim Kardashian pens essay calling for stricter gun control

June 4, 2017

… calling for a ban on guns, but calling for more restriction. “Im not against guns and Im not against people owning guns,” says Kardashian West. “After what happened to me in Paris, I know how important it is to be safe and to have armed security. “ Keeping kids safe should be a win for everyone. WATCH: This travel adaptor works in 150 countries More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP TweetMachine PRO v2 – Unlimited Sites License Covert PinPress This …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… the new team is taking a page out of former President Bill Clintons playbook. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, said he expects the president will travel more when he returns from overseas and encouraged the White House to …

May 27, 2017
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One dating app makes you mind your manners to find love

… profile pics, foul language, etc. Once youre in, they make heavy use of your network of connections, both personal and professional. They host events for members to meet in person (gasp!), and they also let you list your local hangouts (bars, restaurants, etc), travel plans, and events youre attending to land on people who are frequenting the same places. Image: inner circle This is obviously meant to help find common interests, but it also serves to keep people on good behavior. As a …

May 20, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

This way, please.Image: alan copson/travel Libra/REX/Shutterstock Climate change is uprooting trees across the eastern United States. Dozens of species are shifting west and north of their usual locations as average temperatures and rainfall patterns change, researchers found. Oak, maple, and other deciduous trees are primarily heading westward as they follow changes in moisture availability, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances. Evergreens like firs and pines are shifting …

May 20, 2017
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Our New American Gods: A Celebration of Immigrants in the Face of Trumpism

… experiences of coming to America. We travel with desperate Mexican immigrants fleeing north across the border. We meet a gay Muslim man who has erotic, life-changing sex with a genie in his first week in New York. We find African spider god Anansi goading enslaved African men to burn their captors ship down rather than live a life in chains. To assert these stories as quintessentially Americanto acknowledge the global melting pot of cultures, faiths, and trauma that defines Americais something …

May 15, 2017
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