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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…


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How to buy insurance if you missed the deadline

If you miss the deadline for health insurance, you may still be able to get coverage. Here are your options: Special Enrollment Period You may still be able to sign…


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Don't miss the deadline!

Heads up, freelancers! The deadline to enroll in a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace is THIS SUNDAY -- February 15, to be exact. Procrastinators, crunch time has arrived.…


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Anthem Security Breach: Information for Freelancers Union members

UPDATED: 2:12 PM, 2/6/15 We learned this morning that Anthem, the parent company of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield, was the target of what they are calling…


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Running is a favor your body does for your soul

February may be the shortest month, but it sure feels long. The sky is gray in most parts of the country and our social calendars seem to freeze up alongside…


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Don't worry, be happy

This super-useful chart shows you exactly when to worry. What’s that, you say? There’s no option marked “Yes, START WORRYING IMMEDIATELY” and that distresses you? No, there isn’…


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What parents should know about life insurance

Life insurance is not exactly the most cheerful subject. But when you start a family, you start to realize why 44% of households have a life insurance policy: our children!…


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The most important resource you're not protecting: your income

You consider yourself responsible—you always get insurance on your important electronics; you’ve got a health plan and you get checkups with your doc. But there’s probably one…


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How to rescue your aching back

I’ve been a full-time freelancer for several years now, and a fair percentage of my work involves staring at a computer screen (usually trying to think of clever things…


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How to work through the hard times

Freelancing can be all-absorbing, whether it’s stressful or wonderful. The intensity of the work can be great, but it sometimes poses a challenge – especially when you’re confronting personal…


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How to not fail at your New Year's Resolutions, according to science

It’s not necessarily about what you resolve to do, but how you go about doing it. A recent study from finder.com.au shows that sharing your resolutions with…


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How to be an adult: 7 ways to get it together

Okay, we’re a week into 2015. How’s your New Year’s resolution doing? Even if you’re far into adulthood (like me), being a grownup and following through…


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Smiling with teeth makes you appear more competent, says science

You know your smile is important. But do you know just how important it is? According to a study of profile photos, people who smiled showing their teeth were perceived…


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All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth...

Fun fact: “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth” was written by a music teacher who noticed that his class of second-graders all sang their carols with…


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Your health insurance questions, answered

So you’re a freelancer and you need to get health insurance. Now what? Here are the most common questions about Freelancers Union's health insurance plans in New York --…


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How to kick SAD in the pants

Does the early sunset of winter make your heart sink? Do you get sad when it’s already pitch black outside at 5pm? Does winter just…really bum you out?…


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Discussing self care in the Health and Wellness Hive

This week, we’re featuring not just a Hive but a conversation in it. You might be familiar with the Health and Wellness Hive, which we featured here. Check out…


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How is your pharmacy coverage changing in 2015?

If you’re currently enrolled in a health insurance plan through Freelancers Union, your pharmacy coverage is changing in a number of key ways -- so be sure to read…


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How yoga made me a better freelancer

It is difficult – if not impossible – to build a successful freelance career without loads of ambition and energy. Odds are that if you chose this slightly-crazed-but-rewarding lifestyle, you’re pretty…