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Tune your A.C. for maximum productivity

Peak July heat has officially arrived in the United States. Is your AC cranking? Unfortunately, air conditioning is a double-edged sword. Not only does it use tons of electricity, but…


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IKEA Hack: the $22 DIY standing desk

Are you sitting down for this? If you’re working at a desk, there’s a 86% chance that you are. By now, you know that sitting all day poses…


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How to Avoid Packing on the Freelancer Fifteen

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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3 things freelancers should just let go

Freelancers tend to have a lot of projects going on at any given time – and that means our minds are always at work. With all of that frenetic mental motion,…


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How a walk in the park can prevent depression

Need a breath of fresh air? We all do. Scientists have long known that exposure to nature boosts well-being and reduces stress, but why? A recent study at Stanford University…


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6 tips for working from home (and one great grilled cheese recipe)

This is a post from a member of the Freelancers Union community. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise, your story, or some advice you think will help a…


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Perfection is the enemy

You know what I hate, with the fire of a thousand suns? Most televised talent competitions. American Idol, and its many imitators. I don’t hate them for their often…


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Why setting a routine is key to your sanity

If I had a dime for every time someone said “That must be nice!” when I explained that I do most of my writing work on my own schedule, from…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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5 things successful freelancers do to keep their sanity

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”—Aristotle The same can be said of sanity. Here’s how successful freelancers develop the…


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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…


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5 things you need to work from home (without going bananas)

I’ve worked as a freelancer for 5 years; much of that time has been spent working from home. Over that period, I’ve learned a lot about what makes…


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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…


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3 keys to freelance happiness

Freelancing can be a really cool lifestyle choice. It’s interesting and fun, it’s fluid, and it’s self-propelled. It can also take a lot out of you. It’…


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5 energy boosting snacks for freelancers

You know the feeling -- it’s 4 p.m. and you still have a major project to finish for a client. There’s no time to grab lunch, and…


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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…


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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…