Jenn Gilgan

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How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …


Mississippi boy, 9, shoots sister, 13, over video game controller, police say

Police say a 13-year old girl in Mississippi is dead after being shot in the back of head Saturday by her 9-year old brother, after she refused to give up her video game controller. For more on the story here is Zachary Devita. Buzz60


Want to Delete Your Facebook Account? Here's How

Before you do, you should probably download your data.<p>Facebook's come in for a lot of criticism lately, and one of the biggest is that it collects a massive amount of personal information on each of its users and uses that information for its ad targeting. Then there's the fact that the social …

Social Media

Saving money was never easier with these 10 mobile apps

Jennifer Jolly tries out three investing apps: Acorns, Robinhood and Stash, and asks how they fair in a down market. Jennifer Jolly, Special for USA TODAY

Home Depot

Extraordinary Caves You Can Snorkel, Dive, and Hike in Around the World

Underground (or underwater) adventures to add to your to-do list.<p>The captain of the 14-passenger speed boat expertly navigated the choppy Caribbean …

Scuba Diving

‘Daily Show’s’ Trevor Noah Destroys Trump’s Claim That Video Games Cause Gun Violence

“Look man, the truth is, many countries around the world have figured this out: the most effective and realistic way to limit gun violence is to …


These Lower Ab Exercises Will Make You So Sore, It'll Hurt to Laugh!

Work your core with these intense moves that specifically target the lower abs. Um, we're sorry, but you'll definitely be sore tomorrow. Avoid anything funny at all costs, because it'll hurt to laugh!


Like Netflix for Novels: Why Getting A Book Subscription Service Is A Good Idea

Time for a good old fashioned binge read.<p>The idea of adding another subscription service to your arsenal is likely daunting: Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, …

New York Times


Bloating and gas is one of the most popular problems in your digestive system. Most of us experience the uncomfortable feeling of bloating and gas. There are some reasons that can cause bloating like eating fatty foods and gassy foods, drinking carbonated beverages, stress or anxiety, smoking or …


Work Your Core With These Creative Exercises on the Ball

The exercise ball is one of the best tools for building strength, endurance, and stability in the core. Because you're on an unstable surface, your …


Focusing on schoolgirl abductions distorts the view of life in Nigeria

It is simplistic to imply that all victims are female or that women are not active agents in domestic and community life<p>Once again, abducted Nigerian schoolgirls are making international headlines. Last Monday, 110 girls were taken from the Government Girls Science and Technical School in the town …


Opinion: Can ‘Made in Nigeria’ be financed by foreign investors? | West Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari made it clear when he came into office: “We will no longer allow our markets to be flooded with things we can produce …


Nigeria's people getting poorer, government to 'muddle through: IMF

Nigeria’s people are getting poorer despite the country’s slow recovery from recession, and economic reforms are urgently needed, the International …


Nigerian troops suffered a massive setback in the war against terrorism as Boko Haram terrorists sprung a surprise attack on Rann killing at least a dozen people and injuring several others.

Nigerian troops suffered a massive setback in the war against terrorism as Boko Haram terrorists sprung a surprise attack on Rann killing at least a …


Nigeria Now World's Largest Petrol Importer - State Oil Firm

Oil rig.<p>Nigeria is the only member country in the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) that imports petrol and is currently the …


The 10 Words LinkedIn Says to Strike from Your Professional Profile

Being `passionate' doesn't make you unique.<p>Time to break out the thesaurus. LinkedIn today released its 2018 Top 10 Buzzwords in the U.S. Two of them -- "leadership" and "strategic" -- overlap with the 14 words that recruiters and I last month suggested avoiding on your LinkedIn profile.<p>The 10 …

High School

After finding freedom, this former slave is now homeless and hungry

<b>Benin City, Nigeria (CNN) —</b> Dressed casually in slim-fit jogging pants and a T-shirt and sporting a trendy haircut, 21-year-old Victory looks like many of his peers in Nigeria. But one thing distinguishes him from the crowd: Victory is a former slave.<p>CNN first met Victory last October, just days …


Nigeria orders 'all schools' defended in Boko Haram region

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's security forces have been ordered to defend all schools in "liberated areas" of the country's northeast to avoid further mass abductions from schools by Boko Haram extremists, the president's office announced Wednesday.<p>Many in Africa's most populous country have been …


Why is Nigeria Experiencing a Record-High Outbreak of Lassa Fever?

More people have been diagnosed with the viral disease in the first two months of 2018 than in all of 2017.<p>In 1969, an American missionary nurse named Laura Wine came down with a troubling fever while working in the Nigerian town of Lassa. The local doctors thought it was probably malaria, but Wine …


Best Superfoods for Weight Loss

Superfoods build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and even keep your mind sharp. But did you know new evidence suggests these …


The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’

I teach at a big state university, and I often receive emails from software companies offering to help me do a basic part of my job: figuring out what my students have learned.<p>If you thought this task required only low-tech materials like a pile of final exams and a red pen, you’re stuck in the …

Higher Education

So, You Say You Want to Do the Splits?

If you’ve ever harbored the desire to do the splits, this desire probably left you around age 13, eclipsed by equally brutal preoccupations like romance or acne. But the breakout success in Japan of “Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A Four-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health,” …

Marie Kondo

Trump dissed an armed officer who didn’t confront the gunman in Florida

Trump says we need more guns in school. “You would have to have 150 real guns.”<p>On Friday, President Donald Trump dissed the armed officer who stalled as he reportedly heard shots inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, waiting outside as a gunman killed 17 people in the course of just minutes …


14 Stephen King quotes about writing you totally need to hang on your wall

The first Stephen King book I ever read was <i>The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon</i>. I was still in my teens, and my gran — a huge King fan herself — thought it …

Creative Writing

What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …


Regular people who went undercover at a high school found cell phones pose a bigger problem than adults can imagine

High school isn't what it used to be.<p>In fact, rapidly changing technology has made the typical American high school experience nearly unrecognizable for the average adult.<p>No technological advance has changed the game more than smartphones, according to seven young adults who relived their …

Social Media

I Ate 3 Eggs Every Single Morning For a Week – Here’s What I Learned

I’ve always liked eggs – they’re filling and delicious, but for some reason, I just can’t be bothered to make them on the weekdays because I’m too …


4 Ways To Simplify Your Writing Process

You can make it hard for yourself, or you can make it simple.I used to have very specific expectations of my articles. They all needed to be of the …


The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

South Africa

What are the best foot exercises for healthy feet?

Many people experience foot or ankle pain at some point. By keeping the feet strong, a person can alleviate soreness, and improve overall health and …