Nickie Smith

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I earn $950 an hour writing from my couch — here are my best tips for people who want to work for themselves

• <b>Working independently as a creative professional is possible, and can yield lucrative results.</b>• <b><br>It is important to know your own worth, expertise and ability, and to charge correspondingly.</b>• <b><br>Avail of social media tools and networking events, as they can give you much needed exposure when you are</b> …

John Oliver Dug Into All the Contradictions of Ivanka and Jared

The adventures of First Daughter and Son-in-Law-in-Chief<p>One of the more charming aspects of the Trump administration is its banana republic feel, as the president's family have popped up in positions of power. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Son-in-Law-in-Chief Jared Kushner, have become high-level …

Science Says the Way to a Woman's Heart Is Talking About Food

While it used to be that you could go out to a bar and randomly meet the love of your life, the age of dating apps is upon us. Now, you don’t even …

How to Find Love on the Internet

This week on <i>The Upgrade</i> we’re looking for love online and learning about the world of online dating. From crafting the perfect dating profile and the …

Relationships

The Best Dating Apps, According to People Who Hate Using Dating Apps

Honestly, who better to ask?<p>In theory, dating apps are simply a way to meet potential love or sex partners. These smartphone-dwelling matchmakers can even facilitate experimentation, helping users code for and discover what they want from another person in any given moment. They provide a way to …

Apps

23 Things You Shouldn't Do in Your Online Dating Profile

Just refrain from talking about the zombie apocalypse, okay?<p>In her new book <i>You Probably Shouldn't Write That: Tips and Tricks for Creating an Online Dating Profile That Doesn't Suck</i>, Lisa Hoehn of ProfilePolish.com outlines the mistakes you don't even realize you're making and offers step-by-step …

Relationships

Anal Sex Video With Adina Rivers Goes Viral

Why Is This Important?<p>Because every guy’s curious about playing the back nine.<p>Long Story Short<p>Adina Rivers, somewhat famous for her YouTube videos instructing viewers on the finer points of all sorts of sex acts, has found viral success with her latest video about anal sex. The video is <i>Star Wars</i> …

Asking A Girl Out

<i>Lonely and sick of it? Feeling like you’re going to get dumped? Not sure how that first date went? Wondering what that rash is? These and many other confusing dating issues can be solved for you by the inimitable Bryce Warnes. Put your happiness in his capable hands (Note: Bryce Warnes is not a</i> …

Relationships

36 Simple Ways To Quiet Your Anxiety

These ideas might help you find some peace the next time your mind and heart start racing.<p>Also see what commenters had to say on these two Facebook posts: here and here.<p>For more information about anxiety and depression, including how to find help, visit the websites for the American Psychological …

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Discouraged and Defeated

<i>The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity.</i><p>This morning I didn’t feel like doing anything. It’s a combination of exhaustion from a …

Japanese voters pick the top manga, anime, and other works they wish to see introduced abroad

With the ever-growing presence of Japanese media abroad, fans of various mediums might sometimes find themselves at a loss as to which series to …

This is How Modern Technology Can Help You Achieve a Zen Mind

You would naturally think that Western technology and Eastern Zen meditation practice are as incompatible as they can get. In some ways this is …

Are You Actually a Great Date?

Find out if you're worthy of a second date.<p><i>This article was written by Lauren A. Peña and repurposed with permission from YourTango.</i><p>As a matchmaker and dating coach, I follow up with many singles and their dates the day after they meet for the first time. One person usually says the date went …

Why I refuse to believe VR is the future of gaming

Virtual reality was all the talk at the Game Developers Conference this week. From Sony to Valve to Oculus to Sulon, a slew of companies showed off …

China says Dalai Lama 'profanes' Buddhism by doubting his reincarnation

BEIJING (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is profaning Buddhism by suggesting that he will not be reincarnated when he dies, the Chinese-appointed governor of Tibet said on Monday, in some of China’s strongest comments to date on the subject.<p>Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, …

Dealing with Anxiety & Bipolar Disorder

It’s been more than a week since my anxiety cycle began. I’ve been super wired. I have to remind myself to breathe and take time to close my eyes and …

Depression

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

Solar System

Three Core Anxieties and How to Calm Them

What can you do when your anxieties and fears greatly trouble you? You can hope for a miracle. You can hope to grow out of them. You can hope that by …