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Extinguishing Freelancer Burn Out

Often times after I say that I’m a full-time freelancer, it’s met with wide-eyes and a jaw fully agape.

“But, how do you stay motivated to work,” I’m frequently asked. “How do you keep yourself from procrastinating or just screwing off all day?”

Quite the opposite ends up happening to us freelancers, actually.

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Fake Trees Won’t Appease Millennials

For millennials, it ain’t a Christmas tree unless it really sheds and breathes. According to a recent Value Penguin survey in the United States, millennials are 82 percent more likely to buy live Christmas trees than baby boomers.

However, an artificial tree is generally $513 cheaper than a real tree. While it may not be the more economical choice, it’s still the more environmental choice, says the National Christmas Tree Association.

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The World’s First National Period Day

Today, Oct. 19, marks the very first national period day, according to Period., a non-profit organization fighting to end “period poverty.”

As this article is being written, rallies are taking place across the country to part the red sea of the oppressive “tampon tax” on period products.

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How to Save on School Supplies

Everyone wants to go back to school feeling cool with decorative notebooks, colorful pens, mechanical pencils, novelty erasers, and sturdy binders, but the price of school supplies themselves can leave you in a bind – especially if you’re a parent supplying two, three, four, or more children.

In fact, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that families will be spending record-breaking amounts on “back to school” shopping this year, with the average household that has K-12 students spending $696.70. Households with college-aged students plan on spending $976.78, the highest amount ever recorded by the NRF.

However, you don’t have to drop hundreds – nearly a thousand – to send your kids back to school in style and equipped with the tools they need to succeed.

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