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Family Matters: How To Help When Things Go Wrong

Contributed Post Unfortunately, everyone experiences things going wrong once in a while. Whether it’s because of the results of a poor decision spiralling or simply terrible luck, we have all been through some tough things, and we have watched our friends, family and loved ones go through similar things. One of the few redeeming things about these hard times is that we are supported by the people closest to us. But if something hard is going on in your family, what should you do to help the people you care about? Here are some tips… Divorce Source If someone close to you is going through a divorce, they may be full of a lot of different emotions, from grief to anger to resentment to worry….
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Boosting Your Creativity With Travel

Contributed Post When you have the opportunity to travel, you should always take it. Even more so if you are a creative solopreneur. Travelling around the world will give you so many ideas and new ways of looking at things. Understanding how your products or services can be applied to different nationalities is going to be a critical factor in growing your business. So here are a few places that you can visit to bump up your worldliness.  Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash Mexico Aside from the absolutely stunning food, you can experience – for more than reasonable prices, Mexico has a lot to offer. From cultural hubs and museums like the Museum of the Gulf of Mexico to Museum Hop in Mexico City….
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Staying Healthy When You Work In Live Music

Contributed Post Working in the music industry is a thrill. There’s something incredible about visiting a different city every night and being a part of something that means so much to so many people. But the gig work life can be a tough one, and even if you’re not on stage performing every night, there are still some risks to your health behind the scenes. If you’re going to survive the tour, you’re going to need to take better care of yourself. Here are some things to think about to help you stay healthy when working in live music. Image Credit: Unsplash under Creative Commons Protect your hearing Your hearing is important, but it’s easy for it to get damaged when you’re dealing with live…
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How Much Do Man-Made Disasters Cost The Economy?

Contributed Post The cost of man-made disasters can be extraordinary. Take the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico at the beginning of the decade. The oil spill, which began at the Deep Horizon oil rig in 2010 led to spillage of more than 200 million gallons of crude oil over the following 84 days. To make matters worse, BP seemed incapable of turning the spigot off, making it one of the most massive oil spills in history – much more than a typical oil tanker slick.  The issue at the time was the damage that it was doing to the environment. As it turned out, the effect didn’t seem as significant as many people had imagined when the news first broke. However, social…
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Is Air Freighting The Best Way To Transport Your Goods?

Photo by Ahmed Muntasir from Pexels If you need to get goods from one side of the world to the other, pronto, then air freight is usually for you. Costs are often much higher than shipping across the ocean. But there are many different elements to consider too. So is air freighting the best way to transport your goods?  Cost considerations If you ship via sea cargo, the costs are most often calculated by volume, rather than weight. If you’re sending high-value items that need to be at their destination quickly, and the items are smaller, you might consider air freighting. But large shipments are often better off being sent by ship. But for specific routes, the cost of sending items via plane has fallen…
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