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10 independently produced movies that became massive blockbusters

It’s no secret that movies can be darn expensive to produce. And in an age where the average cost of a film now exceeds $100 million, it’s worthwhile to remember that the bigger the budget does not necessarily mean the bigger the profits. It’s refreshing to see that quite a few independently produced movies made on a shoestring budget still ...

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Don’t Let Lifestyle Creep Ruin You Future. 7 Key Ways to Avoid It

On Growing up Poor My husband and I both grew up poor. We always had food to eat and clothes on our back but the extras were few and far between. A monthly trip to McDonalds was a huge event. Clothes and toys were hand-me-downs from friends and family. For nearly 2 years, my family hiked two miles to the grocery ...

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The streaming platform women are turning into a career

Live-streaming site Twitch is expanding fast A week before Kristen Valcinek was set to take the LSAT, she quit studying, dropped the idea of law school and left college. She was finishing up her third year at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada. Her parents, both in the medical industry, were supportive yet cautious. “It was definitely weird calling ...

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Bengali finance archetypes

Money runs through every part of society, family and person. It is most certain something that every single human has in common — regardless of how much you have or whether you have none. Because it’s impossible to live a life without it and yet we all have a life to live. https://pixabay.com/en/users/Engin_Akyurt-3656355/ It’s important to point out that this think piece is ...

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What I Learned From Wasting $10k on a New Sales Channel

This is a story about good intentions, government contracts, and throwing money at a dream. In 2015, Museum Hack hired a company to help us sell into city, state, and federal budgets. We lost $10,000 and at least 100 hours of one of our most senior employee’s time. But it wasn’t a total failure. We learned valuable lessons about the ...

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Should you move to the Silicon Valley? #Growth

I have met many great Founders in the past 18 months, coming from Europe, Israel, India, China, and South Korea. Even if California is a great place to live, most of them told me how hard it was compared to what they expected: high cost of living, time to develop local trusted relationships, challenge to put together the right team. ...

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Women share stories about pumping at work. It’s not pretty.

Going back to work after having a baby is full of challenges (iStock/Lily illustration) Adapted from a story by The Washington Post’s Julia Beck, Alexa McMahon and Amy Joyce. For moms who choose to breast-feed, the conditions around pumping at work can impact their day-to-day experience significantly. When The Washington Post’s On Parenting team put a call out to momsabout ...

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Can You Be Free When You Are Not Financially Independent?

Lots of spiritual people buy into a fallacy that creating wealth is somehow a bad thing… Actually lots of people feel this way, whatever their spiritual beliefs are! Though they do not admit to this but their lack of action towards creating wealth can partly be because they have conflicting opinions inside leading to them being unable to act. On ...

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A Creative Strategy Guaranteed to Crush the $100 Challenge

Image credit: Sandis Helvigs Before I became a software engineer, I made my living as a recording studio engineer. I have a non-traditional background and I actually used that to my advantage during my job search. Thanks in part to my audio background, I was able to land an engineering role at a music startup. Recently, I discovered the Breaking Into ...

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A Short Story of Counter-Insurgency in the Americas. (Part One)

Men play at tragedy because they do not believe in the reality of the tragedy which is actually being staged in the civilized world. — Jose Ortega y Gasset Step One: Infiltrate The most powerful element of a counter-insurgency strategy is simple and elegant. Those being targeted seldom, if ever, know what is happening to them. Even after it is too late. This ...

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