In my book FREELANCER, I’m describing the pros and cons of being self-employed. One of the biggest cons (in my opinion) is the freedom we have to choose our own working space. If you have this flexibility in your work life, you should definitely make good use of it!Nothing boosts productivity and work satisfaction more than being in an inspiring work environment full of like-minded people. And I know what I’m talking about, cause the first one (or even two?!) years of my freelance career, I thought that working from home was key to work happiness. That was until I opened my eyes toward the power of communities, valuable networking and inspiring office spaces that can turn any grey Monday morning into a fun, creative day at work! I guess you get my point; joining a co-working space (not just renting an office for yourself), is worth gold if you’re self-employed.Here are my top 3 reasons why I’m still working in a co-working space to this day:1. It makes me feel … [Read more...] about Why joining a co-working space will boost your freelance career
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Opinion Pablo Hernandez was excellent in Leeds' 3-0 win at Norwich City earlier this season Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Paul Chesterton Marcelo Bielsa might be better advised getting his staff to give Elland Road a lick of pink paint ahead of City’s visit. The Leeds chief reportedly met FA officials in London earlier this week, as the investigation into what is now known as ‘spygate’ stepped up a notch or two. This, after Norwich City confirmed over the weekend they were one of 11 signatories to a letter urging the EFL for ‘full disclosure’ into the events that led to a member of Bielsa’s backroom set-up apprehended at Derby County’s training ground.Followed by the Argentine’s bid for a cameo in any re-make of City’s amusing ‘The Office’-themed season ticket renewals’ video, featuring Stuart Webber, Ben Kensell and a selection of players. Bielsa went full David Brent with a … [Read more...] about Paddy Davitt: Spying and social ills. When did football stop being entertainment?
Become my (part-time) intern in Berlin! Are you a woman between 20-35 years, either studying or working freelance? And are you looking for a new exciting career opportunity where you get to work with a broad range of different tasks in media and communication? Then you might be the perfect fit for this intern position!You’ll be responsible for e.g. social media management, market research, blogging and client aquisition. The position is unpaid, but your work will be rewarded through hands-on experience, a lot of responsibility, a recommendation at the end of the internship and paid coffee/tea/snacks. We’ll be working together from my co-working office in Berlin 3 days per week (min. 8 weeks) – this is also a great chance for you to become familiar with the female startup scene in Berlin!Requirements:You’re a woman between 20-35 yearsYou’re based in BerlinYou’re able to work part-time (unpaid) between 10-15 hours/week for min. … [Read more...] about become an intern in berlin
Hà Nội plans to spend about $16.2m on Tết presents for the poor The elderly are given Tết presents in Hà Nội. — Photo vietnamhoinhap.vn Hà Nội plans to spend about VNĐ378 billion (US$16.2 million) from the city budget to give Tết presents to nearly 872,000 residents. They are beneficiaries, revolutionary contributors, the elderly, retired cadres, poor people, elite citizens and intellectuals. Secretary of Hà Nội City’s Party’s Committee Hoàng Trung Hải said that apart from the support from the city, localities should have policies to support those in need and help them have a warm Lunar New Year Festival. Hải asked departments and sectors to ensure a safe holiday for people, especially foreign tourists. Meanwhile, HCM City said it would spend about VNĐ800 billion ($34.4 million) from its budget to care for those in need, an increase of VNĐ35 billion ($1.5 million) over last … [Read more...] about Social News In Brief
Heroin trafficker arrested in northern border Dien Bien province Vang A Vu at the investigation office Border guard forces in the northwestern province of Dien Bien on December 8 caught red-handed a man illegally transporting heroin in Nam Ke commune of Muong Nhe district. Vang A Vu, born in 1996 and residing in Co Lot village, Muong Nhe commune of Muong Nhe district, was arrested while he was riding motorbike from Co Lot village to the neighbouring Lai Chau province. He was carrying a bag with four bricks of heroin, weighing about 1.5kg. Vu then admitted that he bought the drugs from a person in Yangxin district of China’s Yunnan province for 50,000 Yuan (7,273 USD) and kept at his family’s field shack. He said that he was transporting the drugs to sell to a buyer in Lai Chau when he was arrested. The case is under further investigation. “Run for Tigers” 2018 draws over 750 runners More than 750 runners from 31 countries and territories joined a … [Read more...] about Social News 11/12