Aaron Mahnke

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10 Archaeological Discoveries Found In Strange Places

When you’re an archaeologist, you pretty much have an idea of what you’re going to find and where you’re going to find it. If you’re in the Egyptian …

Europe's most threatened archaeological sites and landmarks

Berlin's gaslights, an Italian Renaissance monastery and a historic Turkish city don't have much in common on the face of it, but all three are under …

12 Years of Lessons Learned as a Freelancer

When I started freelancing a dozen years ago, it was meant to be a stopgap. The Web company I’d been working for had popped with the Internet bubble …

Employment

The Complete Guide To Setting And Negotiating Freelance Rates

It's the most common question I receive from aspiring freelancers of all types: How much should I charge? The question comes packaged in various …

Seven 'Stops' To Get Your Freelance Career Going

I’ve been a free agent since the dot-matrix era. For the past decade, I’ve overseen an online community of freelancers at Upod and Upod Academy, where independent contractors gather to share tips, pitching tricks and accounts payable war stories. Here are some insights I’ve discovered over the …

How to quit the shitty job you hate and transition into freelancing

If you’re like I was when I got my first “real” job after college, you hate having a “real” job. You find yourself considering taking up smoking for …

Employment

What does freelance success look like?

Success. It's a slippery word, isn't it? And outside a traditional career model – without appraisals, line management, incremental pay rises, …

Top Freelancers Basics

We know a freelancer’s life and how it is to work from home. Somedays you just love to take yourself off to bed with your laptop and start working in …

What to Ask Your Client Before Creating Their Design Brief

The importance of the design brief isn’t something that all clients immediately see.<p>How many times have you found yourself working to what you …

Design

Is my freelance background putting off employers?

Each Friday and Monday we publish the problems that will feature in a forthcoming Dear Jeremy advice column in the Guardian Money supplement so that …

Use a Full-Time Fantasy to Figure Out Your On-the-Side Freelance Rate

Knowing how much to charge somebody is easy for full-time jobs—it was figured out the day you were hired. What if you have a job, but you're also …

Employment

Visiting the ancient Roman amphitheater at El Djem on my first (and most likely my only) trip to Tunisia, in December of 2011. We waited for some good sunset shots then headed back to the train station in hopes of returning to Sfax before it was too late, only to find that the next train wouldn't pass through until around 10pm. At the call to prayer my friend went inside a small mosque, and I waited outside. We sipped mint tea in a dark garden and tried to stay warm until our train came to take us home. #tbt #tunisia #travel #archaeology

Colosseum #colosseum #rome #archaeology #history

Structures of Pluto’s Gate Uncovered in Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY—Francesco D’Andria of the University of Salento announced that he has unearthed the structures of Pluto’s Gate, known as the portal …

Archaeology

Cattle Enjoy Bronze Age Monument

WEST CORNWALL, ENGLAND—A Bronze Age monument known as Men-an-Tol is being used as a rubbing post by grazing cattle, according to Ian McNeil Cooke of …

Archaeology

Is Poor Time Management Limiting Your Potential?

<b>Where is my lack of control over my time keeping me from fully unleashing my creative gifts?</b> Red Flags: You have ideas for projects but haven’t …

Time Management

Are You An Entrepreneur?

It's the week of Thanksgiving, so I thought I'd keep things light — you'll be full of turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, so nothing too heavy. …

Boxee

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Do You Refuse to Work for New Clients?

<b>“For that reason, I’m out.”</b><p>If you’ve ever watched Dragon’s Den (or its U.S. counterpart, Shark Tank), you’re intimately familiar with that final …

Entrepreneurship