Contributed Posts

Your Rights When Arrested: What Everyone Should Know

Contributed Post I thought I’d go a little off my usual scope with this post. You’re probably well aware of my opinions of the Republican candidate Donald Trump, and the severe threat he poses to our civil liberties. At a time when the country’s in such a strange state of flux, I feel it’s important for everyone to brush up on certain fundamental rights. Here are a few rights everyone has when placed under arrest. Be sure to read and understand them! You’ve probably been watching TV long enough to know the “right to remain silent”, and that the police can’t ever coerce you into saying anything you don’t want to. The next major right you should be aware of is that you can have…
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Is It Easy To Move Abroad For Your Job?

Contributed Post This year, hundreds of thousands of people will be graduating from colleges and universities across the world. Where will these people spend their careers? Probably not as close to their homes as you might imagine. Many will travel half a world away to pursue their dream careers. Others will be headhunted by international companies, desperate for the latest talent. Many more will be transferred to an office internationally, almost as soon as they take on their first job. Why is this? Well, it could be that the world economy is now truly global. This never used to be the case and in the past companies weren’t so spread out. You can see this, based on the reaction of Brexit. Politicians and businesspeople on…
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Important Issues Every Business Owner Needs To Think About

Contributed Post Picture From Flickr, courtesy of joshmacdonald.net There’s something you have to realise if you work for yourself. As a freelancer, you are essentially a business owner. Granted, you’re running one of the smallest businesses in the world. But there’s still a company model at play here. Particularly, if rather than working on contracts you are providing a service to multiple clients. That’s why, when you pay tax as a freelancer, you’re classified as a sole trader. You’re a business owner with a…business. When I started freelancing, I forced myself to take on this mindset. If I hadn’t, I don’t think I would have reached the point that I’m at today. You see when you run a business you have certain responsibilities and issues that…
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Types of Writing That Will Make You Think and Challenge Your Assumptions

If you’re an avid reader, then it’s easy to get stuck in one way of reading. Maybe you like a particular genre and stick to it faithfully. But this leads to a narrow view of things, and that’s never good. If you really want to open your eyes, you should find writing that makes you think and challenges your assumptions. Here are some forms of writing that will help to make that happen. Writing By People You Disagree With Many people only read writing by people that they know they already agree with. This is understandable because oppositional opinions and views can annoy people. Most of us have our own entrenched ideas, and we don’t particularly want them to be challenged. But by reading more…
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Dealing With The Stress And Hardships Of Divorce

Contributed Post. Personal note: I am not going through a divorce. This contributed post is for educational purposes only! Picture credit Going through a divorce can be a stressful time. The breakup of a marriage can involve a lot of complex emotions. Additionally, you’ll have to deal with the long and tricky legal process of a divorce. This can get extra complicated if you and your partner aren’t getting along. But don’t let yourself become too stressed. It’s important you handle the issue head-on so you can move on with your life in quick fashion. Here are some helpful tips for dealing with the stress and hardships divorce can bring about. Get A Lawyer When you separate with your partner, getting an attorney is the first thing you need…
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