Creativity

How nostalgia can help you break through creative blocks

If you’re in need of some creative inspiration, you might find it in a surprising place: your past. Nostalgia, or “sentimental longing” for the past can spark your imagination,…


Health

New monthly drop-in support group for caregivers in NYC

Are you caring for a sick, challenged or elderly loved one? If so, you’ve probably felt overwhelmed or confused at some point. If you are struggling with seeing your…


Fun

“You need your own set of standards.” Advice from Stephen Colbert to the graduating class of 2015

Comedian Stephen Colbert delivered a commencement speech as only he could at Wake Forest University this week, urging students to stick to their own set of standards when navigating the…


Health

You can change your brain for the better: here's how

Good news for all those over 25 – it’s still possible to change your brain after its peak years of development. Your brain changes in surprising and dynamic ways throughout…


Health

Does a “neurotic” personality equal lower pay? A study has answers

Does your earning power decrease the more neurotic you are? According to a new study, the answer is a resounding yes. The more extroverted and outwardly confident among us could…


Clients & Gigs

Women are better managers than men, according to new study

We all know what it’s like to have a terrible boss -- that’s probably why many of us went freelance in the first place. While flawed management can…


Creativity

A tired brain is a more creative brain, says science

Freelance night owls: tackle your most daunting creative problems in the early morning hours! A slightly groggy and tired brain may produce some of your best creative insights, according to…


Health

Why emotional intelligence counts

How important are “soft skills” like emotional intelligence when running a business, dealing with clients, or even managing your personal relationships? According to psychologist Daniel Goleman...very. Emotional intelligence refers…


Health

The benefits of heading to your local museum

One of the major perks of freelancing is the freedom to sneak in a day trip to a museum or other cultural event, without having to endure the weekend masses…


Money & Taxes

Attention New Yorkers! Want FREE help with your taxes?

Calling all New Yorkers! Did you know you can get help filing your taxes, for FREE? New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs leads the largest, free tax preparation…


Fun

Are you an ambivert?

Most people assume that freelancers are introverts because we’re so good at working alone. But many of us -- myself included -- don’t consider ourselves either an introvert…


Health

How to beat chronic unhappiness

Sometimes, it’s hard to suppress our inner Debbie Downer. While everyone succumbs to negative thoughts from time to time, multiple studies reveal that our health, happiness and longevity are…


Health

Stressed? Try mindfulness meditation

If you find yourself overwhelmed or physically run down from life’s daily stresses, mindfulness meditation may be the answer. A recent health study conducted at Northern Arizona University reveals…


Health

How anxiety affects our decision making skills

How do you respond to life’s uncertainties? If you’re an anxious person, you might have a tougher time reading the environmental cues around you, according to a new…


Clients & Gigs

6 reasons to fire your client

You know this client. You spot an email or text and you feel a gnarly combination of dread, anger and anxiety. You spend your days and nights making endless tweaks…


Health

What does eye contact reveal about you?

Even if you haven’t uttered a word, your non-verbal communication is speaking volumes on your behalf. Eye contact is one of the most revealing forms of communication. Your gaze…


Clients & Gigs

Why did you go freelance?

After much rumination, careful planning (and the occasional bout of panic) you decided to go freelance! Was there one major catalyst for you, or did a number of factors lead…


Health

Is perfectionism holding you back?

Are you the type of freelancer that prizes order and perfection above all else? Setting high standards for yourself can be a good thing. Chances are you are putting significant…


Health

5 ways to cope with freelancer isolation

While the freelance life can seem glorious from afar, with its promise of free rein over your daily schedule, many find that working independently is… a little lonely. Even if…


Clients & Gigs

Are you ready to freelance?

We want to hear from you: When’s the right time to go freelance? There are tons of valid reasons to make the leap from full-time to freelance. Maybe you…