Advice

23 Sep 2019

Lessons for Freelance Writers Competing in Our Gig Economy

By Dee Dee Thompson When I decided to start freelance content writing back in December 2018, I’d just gotten fired from a sales role after only five weeks. Honestly, it was the best news ever (I hated that job), but I still worried about my finances and scrambled to find

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20 Sep 2019

8 Things All Travelers Should Do When Checking Into a Hotel Room

Kicking your shoes off and settling down in a comfortable bed is one of the best parts of traveling. Before you start sawing logs, though, do a sweep around your room. Housekeepers do their best at maintaining dozens of rooms a day, but sometimes certain areas slip by inspection. An

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18 Sep 2019

How I Live in NYC and Spend Only $25/week on Groceries

I live in New York City and stuff is expensive. Moving here and starting with a stream of minimum wage jobs has forced me to learn how to cut costs and stick to it. Luckily, my income has since increased, but I haven’t felt the need to expand my grocery budget.

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16 Sep 2019

The Bay Area’s Housing Crisis Could be Alleviated by developing Marin County

Marin County, the wealthiest of the North Bay’s four counties, and one of the wealthiest in the United States, is largely untouched, and undeveloped. As a result, Marin County is gorgeous. It has rolling hills that trail down from picturesque Mt. Tamalpais, redwood trees, miles of coastline on the Pacific,

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12 Sep 2019

Voodoo as a Means of Political Resistance

by Willem Frankfort I’ve been an activist for a long time, since my mother led me by the hand to Free Mandela rallies. I’m pretty sure that my first words were probably condemning Ronald Reagan. I marched repeatedly; against two wars, against the one percent with Occupy Wall Street at

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12 Sep 2019

Playing Card Meanings in Cartomancy

Playing cards have been used to tell fortunes ever since they originated back in Europe in the 14th century. In a way, they were the first form of tarot cards. The practice of cartomancy is among the oldest forms of fortune-telling and is still used to this day.

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11 Sep 2019

10 Things You Should Talk About Before Moving In Together

by Kate Brunotts Living alone in a city is hard- it’s smelly, expensive, and exhausting to play “How Do I Avoid My Roommates” night after night.  Finally, you’ve found the one. They’re cute, they take you out for free pizza, and most importantly, they have the potential to cut your

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10 Sep 2019

How to Talk to Your Centrist Parents

By Ryan Dennis I ring home once a week. The structure of these calls follows a predictable pattern: starting with family gossip, then whatever they did that week, then sports, then weather, then politics. My parents are Democrats in an upstate county that registers two-to-one Republican. Complaining about Trump on

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