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Freelance vs. Full-Time: The 6 Major Pros and Cons of Working Freelance

Freelancing has become more and more common these days. Here are some of the pros and cons of working freelance.

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When people think of freelancing, they think of people working at home with tons of free time.

Sure, it comes with some perks but there are also some downsides to working freelance. Artist Caisa Niaseca created the comics below to compare the life of a freelancer and the life of a fill-time office worker.

1. Shower times.

1. Shower times.

Freelancers shower when they need to which depends entirely on how they smell at the end of the work day. On the other hand, those working full-time have their shower time integrated into their daily routine.

2. Talking to colleagues.

Freelancers rarely have people to talk to, unless they have online client meetings, on-site meetings, or social gatherings to attend. Full-time workers, on the other hand, always have their colleagues within easy reach. That can either be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on one’s propensity for small talk and how interesting their colleagues are.

3. Work schedule.

3. Work schedule.

Freelancers work whenever they feel like it given they are able to meet their deadlines. That means being up at 4am and sleeping at noon. Full-time employees have fixed daily working hours that they need to stick to, and if they don’t their salary suffers.

4. Who you work for.

4. Who you work for.

Freelancers get to choose their bosses (clients), but that means having multiple bosses to work for. This can be a pain when multiple clients decide to set the same deadline. Full-time employees have a fixed chain of command where the have only one boss. If you have a great boss, you’re lucky. If you don’t, you’re screwed.

5. The daily routine.

5. The daily routine.

Freelancers have a flexible schedule that they can create themselves. Full-time workers often have their schedules practically made for them, as they are planned around meetings and deadlines.

6. Overtime pay.

6. Overtime pay.

Freelancers don’t get paid overtime, unless they’re paid by the hour. That includes not being paid extra when their fixed-rate projects require revisions. Full-time workers get paid overtime for staying in the office when needed.

Working freelance and full-time have their own sets of ups and downs. In the long run, it’s all a matter of picking out which pros and cons you are most comfortable with.

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Voting Can Be the One Act That Will Stop Climate Change in Its Tracks

Did you know that you can do more for the earth by voting for politicians who hold the same views about climate change?

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With all these reports telling us that natural disasters are getting more powerful, it's not that hard to suddenly feel hopeless about the phenomenon that is climate change. And considering that the planet is getting hotter and hotter each year, it's only a matter of time before we end up with a Mad Max-esque world, right?

Actually, there is one thing you can do as an individual to affect the tide of climate change. Yes, recycling, reducing vehicular use, using solar panels, and all around shrinking your carbon footprint are great ways to help delay the devastation of climate change. However, there's one other thing you can do to help - and that is to vote.

Your vote actually counts when it comes to climate change.

Your vote actually counts when it comes to climate change.

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Oksana Neveselaya, The World’s Hottest Math Teacher, Is Blowing Up The Internet

Math just got a little more interesting!

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Last year, we’ve all heard about Pietro Boselli – that hunky professor who teaches mathematics at the University College London and who also works as a model. His photos spread like wildfire on the internet and he quickly gained the nickname as the “world’s hottest math teacher.”

Well this time, I guess we’ve just found his female counterpart.

Meet Oksana Neveselaya, a math teacher from Minsk, Belarus.

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Farmer Discovers A Massive Gemstone In His Coffee Farm – But The Government Seized It!

Eventually, the farmer was even apprehended and fined.

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How would you feel if you discovered a treasure in your land but cannot have it for yourself? Furthermore, how terrible would it be if the treasure was taken from you and you ended up being apprehended for it?

This story is about Pham Van Chinh, a farmer who apparently discovered a raw 30-ton gemstone as he was extracting coffee from his farm in the Bao Loam District in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region. It turned out, however, that he did not report the discovery to the authorities as was required by the law.

Pham Van Chinh, a Vietnamese farmer, discovered a raw 30-ton gemstone in his coffee farm.

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