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Outsider Arts

Floating in the dusty peripheries of mainstream arts and culture, you will find the locus of this week’s cultural preoccupation; Outsider Art(s). C...

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The Good Traveller: What makes the digital nomad lifestyle work, and what doesn’t?

Instagram will have you believe that digital nomads spend their days working from hammocks on beaches and infinity pools. A month shy of her one-ye...

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How To Prepare For A Mental Health Day As A Freelancer

In my former career as a catering manager, I hated taking mental health days. I always felt like I was letting my team down and making life harder ...

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What You Need To Know To Become A Freelance Makeup Artist

As a Freelance Makeup Artist, I have worked hard, studied hard and put my passion for beauty into my career to get to where I am today. Getting to ...

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Xbox tries to tackle the old problem of trash talk

“That was some serious potato aim, get wrecked.” That, according to Mircosoft, and more precisely Xbox, is acceptable trash talk. Ok? Good. Nothing...

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The Final London Food Roundup

As mentioned last week, this is the final column and we really hope they’ve been useful. It’s been a lot of fun putting it together, finding ...

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Avoiding Burnout When You’re Self-Employed

Burn out is an unfortunate and somewhat inevitable state of being when it comes to freelancing. It is an emotional, physical and mental variety of ...

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Music in the streaming age

It seems hard to imagine a time when music wasn’t immediately available at our fingertips, and harder to imagine a world where musicians were...

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Guilt-free Pleasure

Here’s a little known fact for you; the term “guilty pleasure” was born in a New York Times article in 1860 and was first used to describe a ...

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Think You Can Handle Being A Stand-Up Comedian?

Whenever I mention that I do stand-up comedy, one of the first comments I’ll often hear is “I could never do that.” It’s not true, I tell them, you...

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Has LinkedIn found the silver bullet for freelancers?

Social media is undergoing something of a change at the moment, with Facebook challenging the anti-vaxxers and far-right pundits, Twitter rolling o...

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Spicy, Smoky, Smoking Goat

One of the happier “benefits” of Crossrail’s mass land grab was the forced eviction of Smoking Goat from its original Denmark Str...

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Self-Evaluation: Because You’re Worth It

It’s the question everyone asks, but no one really knows the answer to. Evaluating and then asking for your worth can be really tricky, and c...

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Filthy and Furious Freelance Culture

I learnt about the origins of the punk movement from BBC Four documentaries I taped off the TV in the leafy confines of North Devon where the inter...

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How To Take Lip-Smacking Snaps as a Food Photographer

The key to food photography is creating images that look mouth-watering, delicious and inviting. There are so many different routes you can take wi...

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Romulo Café shows why Filipino food could be the next big thing

Romulo Café is tucked away at that other, slightly more interesting end of Kensington High Street. It’s that bit of KHS that my wife and I have kno...

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How To Stop Wasting Money As A Freelancer

If you search for ‘how to save money’ on Google – up pops 2,780,000,000+ search results. You wouldn’t be able to read them all, sadly. Not ev...

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Hoping to be invisible: Freelancing with a disability

I didn’t set out to be a freelance writer. From the age of about seven, I was determined to become an archaeologist. (Before that, it was a paleont...

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Tech for health: You CAN buy happiness

So, there’s office banter, camaraderie and the odd jape but there are also people stealing your yoghurt, the co-worker with terrible personal hygie...

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How to Navigate the Modelling Industry

Countless unique experiences, ongoing uncertainty, freelance freedom, immense pressure, a lot of fun, a hell of a lot of rejection, diverse persona...

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