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    How to Fight Mold-Related Winter Depression

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Winter Depression by Ramzi Hashisho Winter is often a time of sad feelings and depression. This widespread phenomenon has been widely diagnosed as seasonal affective disorder, which comes from the lack of light during the winter solstice. As a writer, I get seasonal affective disorder because I’m indoors all the time. Or so I thought. Research suggests, though, that there may be another, overlooked, cause for winter depression: Mold. The Findings Edmond Shenassa, Brown University epidemiologist, who led a study on data collected from eight European cities, said that there was a link between depression and living in a home that had mold. According to the study published…

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    How to Present Yourself to Sources When You’re Writing On-Spec

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I recently received an email by a reader. Her question is a common one, and one I’ve dealt with: What do you tell your sources when you are writing on-spec? Do you tell them you are writing for the publication? Here was my reply: The best way to go about this is to tell your source that you are working on-spec for XYZ Magazine and leave it at that. Most people don’t mind and those who might care usually don’t know what “on-spec” means.  If it turns out that your article isn’t accepted, simply tell your source that the article won’t be published with XYZ Magazine, afterall, but you are looking for…

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    Never Stop Searching for Freelance Work

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Sometimes Sites Stop Paying Residuals During the past 12 years of freelancing I’ve always had one mantra, “Never stop searching.” As a freelancer you never know when that lucrative project will end. You never know when a residual income site will shut down. You never know when Google will put the smackdown on your website. So, when you think that you have too much work, that is when you have just the right amount.You never know when one project will end so stock-up like you’re hording toilet paper for the apocalypse.  Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin