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Hints & Tips For Creating a Stunning Photography Portfolio Website. Having a strong, appealing portfolio is a great way to illustrate your work to potential clients. It can help establish your brand, convey personality, and showcase the absolute best of your photography. Knocking together a basic portfolio can take an hour or so, but it's unlikely to show you in the best light. These hints, tips and pointers will assist with creating a really impressive portfolio website - one that you're proud to show potential clients. Broadly speaking, you have two options when embarking on creating your portfolio: (1) do it yourself, or (2) hire a designer. Each option has it's own pros and cons, and don't be too quick to decide on which route to take. Putting your own portfolio site together is very cost effective. If you're just starting out as a freelance photographer, looking for any ways in which to save costs can be important. Finally, a DIY approach can often be fairly quick.

The first step you'll likely need to take is to purchase a website address. 40 great websites where you can learn something new every day. The Brain On 23 | Molly Sprayregen. We are the 23-year-olds. We are the ones squirming in our chairs at the office because we still feel awkward in our grown-up clothes. We strut through city streets with eyes cast toward our screens, desperately seeking any source that will tell us the decisions we've made are valid.

We work hard in jobs we aren't sure we want to make those fancy degrees feel worth it, and we date people we aren't sure we love to make everything feel less lonely. We spend hours drinking wine on apartment floors, promising one another that those who broke our hearts will not own us forever. We zone out in grad school classrooms or type away in junior offices or teach English in Rwanda, all the while wondering if we are supposed to be somewhere else. We are 23, and hangovers hurt now. We dance all night to Taylor Swift because she understands. Our breakups never end because social media keeps reminding us of our exes. We hear the grown-ups urge us to calm down. How You Should And Shouldn't Spend Money In Your Twenties. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter How you spend your time and money in your 20s will define you. Page 1 of 2 I’ve been told that how you spend your time and money in your 20s will define you and, from my personal experience, I find this to be very accurate.

Your 20s are an exciting time and you want to have fun and experience as much as you can, but it’s also an instrumental period in regards to building your future. Any big spending may be seen as somewhat foolish when you don't have a lot of money, however, you can spend foolishly... on wise things. Where To Spend Your Money EducationEducation is the most important investment you can make.

TravelI firmly believe in the quote, “Traveling is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”. ExperiencesSpend your money foolishly on experiences you won’t forget with the people that matter. Fitness/HealthMoney invested in your health and wellness is always well-spent. InvestmentsWant to know what’s better than spending or saving money? Party Of One: What Makes People Who Eat Alone Stronger.

Eating alone gets a bad rap. I think it was Hollywood who stigmatized it, along with going to movies alone and weddings without a plus one. The people depicted in these so called “sad” scenes are to be pitied and shown as cautionary tales. They are the sad, the lonely and the unaccompanied. They are the ones who can’t get a date and must face these social outings like outcasts. If you tell people you went to dinner alone, you may as well be telling them you’re single by choice.

And for all those diners brave enough to face the dining experience with nothing but a book, the answer is always the same: For the same reason I’m not dating some assh*le, I enjoy my own company too much to ruin it. Christopher McCandless said, “Happiness is only real when shared,” but he never said anything about food. Eating is an individual experience. So why does it seem that the people eating alone are the odd balls?

Because it takes strong and self-assured people to eat alone. You relish in silences. The problem isn’t that life is unfair – it’s your broken idea of fairness. 258k shares Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Unless you’re winning, most of life will seem hideously unfair to you. The truth is, life is just playing by different rules. The real rules are there. They actually make sense. But they’re a bit more complicated, and a lot less comfortable, which is why most people never manage to learn them. Let’s try. Rule #1: Life is a competition That business you work for? We’re all in competition, although we prefer not to realise it. It’s a painful thing to believe, of course, which is why we’re constantly assuring each other the opposite.

Fortunately, we don’t live in a world where everyone has to kill each other to prosper. But never fall for the collective delusion that there’s not a competition going on. Rule #2. Society judges people by what they can do for others. That’s not how we judge ourselves though. “I’m a good person”. Well-meaning intentions don’t matter. Abilities are not prized by their virtue.

Write an unpublished book, you’re nobody. What Happened To All My Friends? I have no friends. A statement thought by almost everyone after they graduate from college at least once… or, let’s be serious, at least once a week. In college, the world revolved around our social lives. We were forced into being around people at all times. We lived with our friends and lived near other friends and therefore always had at least two or more people to hang out with at all times.

If we wanted to go out on a Friday, we never had to ask people if they wanted to hang out. Now things are different. But we do. It sucks when you can’t just pack your cutest outfits and head out on a road trip to visit your best college friends for the weekend. With all these factors it’s no wonder you constantly feel like you have no friends. You’re not competing with friends to see who can take the most shots and not get a hangover anymore (or are you?). Life is busy. This post originally appeared at Forever Twenty Somethings. The 20 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Yourself. We are our own greatest enemy. We doubt ourselves, complicate our lives, cloud our minds with unimportant thoughts and negativity, we punish ourselves, hate ourselves and then feel sorry for ourselves because “outside forces” are making our lives a living hell. Life is beautiful — you’re making yours a living hell all on your own.

Each of us does things from time to time that make living happily more difficult than it needs to be. Surely some of us have it difficult because those are the cards that we’re dealt, but most of us — especially those who are better off financially and don’t live on the streets — make our very own lives more difficult for ourselves. 1. Problems don’t go away on their own. 2. People will lie to you left and right throughout your life; don’t add to the pile of lies.

If you know something to be false, then stop convincing yourself that it is or could possibly be true. 3. Yesterday was yesterday — it’s gone and will never again be. 4. I’ve tried; it doesn’t work. Quarter-life crisis: What you should know about life and money by the time you’re 25 | The Advertiser. Be happy. Source: Getty Images A COUPLE of months after I turned 25, I had a slight quarter-life crisis.

Twenty-five is a funny age. Optimistically, if I am to live to be 100 years old, I have already lived one quarter of my life. This isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a sobering realisation. One that has really allowed me to see what I want out of life and pushed me to reflect on my journey so far. Life sure is interesting. Although I’ve learned hundreds and possibly thousands of lessons over the last quarter century, I’ve narrowed it down to the 25 most important ones here: I went through the majority of my early twenties feeling unhappy because I wasn’t exactly where I wanted to be in life.

If you want to be successful at what you do, you must be passionate about it. Your dreams are some of your greatest possessions. When I came to the realisation that it’s impossible to please everyone, my life became much easier. Out of all the assets that I possess, my health is by far the most valuable. Why Are Gen Y Singaporeans Saving So Little Despite Not Having to Pay Rent? |... Sure, a house costs a ton of money in Singapore—but so does a Ferrari. Neither affects you at this point if you’re still living with mum and dad.

And that’s what most unmarried Singaporeans continue to do. Unmarried people in the 18-30 age group are overwhelmingly likely to still be living at home, and that means the enormous financial burden of having to pay rent is lifted from their shoulders. But still, many surveys have revealed that Gen Y-ers in Singapore have dismally low levels of savings. Where is all that money going, then? 1. If you don’t have to pay rent, other than groceries, utilities and your cellphone bill, most of your other spending is discretionary spending—you spend on things you don’t really need, but which you can afford, so why not? And based on the high levels of discretionary spending many Gen Y Singaporeans engage in, they’d better be having a whole lot of fun. People are going to protest and say that the money is never enough in Singapore, blah blah.

What to do? Lasting Relationships Rely On 2 Traits. Gottman wanted to know more about how the masters created that culture of love and intimacy, and how the disasters squashed it. In a follow-up study in 1990, he designed a lab on the University of Washington campus to look like a beautiful bed-and-breakfast retreat. He invited 130 newlywed couples to spend the day at this retreat and watched them as they did what couples normally do on vacation: cook, clean, listen to music, eat, chat, and hang out.

And Gottman made a crucial discovery in this study—one that gets at the heart of why some relationships thrive while others languish. Throughout the day, partners would make requests for connection, what Gottman calls “bids.” The wife now has a choice. People who turned toward their partners in the study responded by engaging the bidder, showing interest and support in the bid. These bidding interactions had profound effects on marital well-being. The Apple Game: How Good a Person Are You? I’d like to introduce you to a game I’ve been playing with friends for years.It’s not a game really—more of an exercise. The purpose is to add a bit more depth to the question, “Are you a good person?” Here’s how it’s played:Treat a person like an apple, with three layers of depth— The idea is to label a person simply as either “good” or “bad” on each of these layers to create an “apple profile”—a quick sizing up of their goodness through and through. More about the three layers: Layer 1) The Apple Skin Definition: How you come off at first Who Knows Your Skin: Everyone who comes into contact with you, from a cashier you buy something from (that’s the outermost surface) to a coworker you’ve never really gotten to know (further inwards but still considered the skin).

Questions to Ask to Know Whether Your Skin Is Good or Bad: – Do people tend to like you and feel comfortable around you when they first meet you? If most of these answers are YES, your skin is Good. Layer 2) The Apple Flesh. Why you should work first before going to university ? The default route in Singapore is to go to university after JC or poly education, followed by work. In the western world, however, many choose to embark on a year-long sabbatical to work, volunteer or travel before entering college. Here, I discuss the 4 benefits of working prior to studying and offer suggestion on whether you should do so. You become Happier in University Many students have asked the million dollar question- ‘what university course should I choose? ‘ I don’t have very strong passion in anything, I let the course choose me instead!

If you end up in a course for the sole reason that its entry grades befits your Alevel score, then you will find yourself being the next victim of the unhappiness syndrome in university. Of course, its not your fault that you don’t know what course to choose. The formula to finding your course of study is the same formula you use to find the answer to the Maths question in secondary school exam- Trial and Error. You get more Bang for the buck. 10 Choices You're Going To Regret In 10 Years.