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10 Tips for Freelance Writers (with children)

In Writing by on August 15th, 2012

This week marks the first week of my transition from part-time real-life job to being a freelance arse-scratching writer who looks down the back of the fridge for coins.

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10 Tips for Using Evernote Effectively

In Technology by on August 8th, 2012

Evernote is a tool for keeping track of, well, everything. At least everything as far as digital information goes, or information that can be digitized. Evernote comprises a Web-based service and clients for Windows, Mac OS X, mobile devices, and extensions for Web browsers. It’s a service I’ve been using for years, and over that [...]

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Top 10 Tips for Writers

In Writing by on August 1st, 2012

J.R.R Tolkien’s vast, sweeping stories have captured readers’ imaginations for decades. What are the secrets of his craft? The answer to this question is the subject of today’s guest post by Roger Colby, author and English teacher. Roger imagined what it would have been like to have met Tolkien, sat down with the master and [...]

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Stuck for design inspiration? Try these 10 killer brainstorming tips

In Design by on July 23rd, 2012

If you’re stuck in a rut with your design project, then we’ve got a quick cure. Rob O’Connor of creative consultancy Stylorouge offers his tips on how to unblock your imagination…


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10 Tips for Teaching Your Child How to Swim

In Health by on July 20th, 2012

One of the family activities we do together regularly is swimming. While we don’t have a pool of our own, we do have a family pass to our local indoor aquatic center and usually go swimmingseveral times a week year round. My kids love the water, and are great swimmers for their age, and we [...]

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10 Tips For Getting a Raise

In Business by on July 18th, 2012

Salary negotiations are commercial, psychological and political, says Paul Zauch, general manager of Randstad Sourceright.

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10 Tips for Running an Arts Festival

In Entertainment by on July 18th, 2012

We round up all the best insights and comments from our last live chat on arts festivals – what works, what doesn’t and why?

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10 Tips For Choosing The Best Online School

In Education by on December 31st, 2011

There are thousands of online colleges. Most of them are junk offering junk degrees. But if you really want a good education online, you just need to know where to look. The site SuperScholar has taken a look at the best online schools of 2012 and determined which are of the highest quality in it’s [...]

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10 Tips on How to Create Great Packaging Designs

In Design by on August 23rd, 2011

Packaging is relevant for it protects, preserves, and contains the product for an easy transport. It also informs the consumers as to what the product is all about. The entire packaging could speak for the product even without someone telling you what it is. Hence, it is very vital in the marketing world. Designers play [...]


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10 Tips For Salary Negotiation

In Business by on August 19th, 2011

It’s a fabulous thing when you finally get a job offer. If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you’re tempted to just jump at the offer and start working. This is understandable and certainly, if the offer is a fair one, not a bad idea. But, for most jobs, the offer or merely the question [...]


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