Giving back as self-care

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Do Not Disturb

Volunteering as a form of self-care may sound confusing. How does helping others work as a form of self-care? But I wanted to open this conversation and let you know how volunteering has been an outlet for me and has served as something that has helped me grow.

Not everyone has the ability to do this, but if you do I highly recommend it. I stumbled upon a site called Volunteer Match because I had been considering volunteering for a while but wanted to find something that was the right fit. I knew I didn’t have too much time to spare in my life so it had to be something that would only take up a few hours of my week. I was specifically interested in an opportunity that would not require me to leave my house because I love being at home and, unfortunately, my anxiety limits the amount…

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Hiccup Photography

Freelance means “self-employed and hired to work for different companies on particular assignments.” The journey to becoming a successful photographer you will most likely be self-employed (freelancing) to build up your CV and build awareness of yourself and the work you create.

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How to Get Your Start as a Freelance Photographer

1. Purchase Your Equipment
The first thing you need to do is invest in good equipment, so you can be confident in your ability to perform your job. A reliable camera, lenses, and a flash are the main pieces of equipment that you’ll need to start your freelance photography business.

2. Set up Your Website
As a freelance photographer, you’ll need a professional photography website to show off your work and help you spread the word about your photography business. But your website can be more than just a portfolio. You can also use your website to communicate with…

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McDonald’s Popular Ad Design Explained

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McDonalds are clever with their Ads. They always reel you in, making you want to buy chicken nuggets or a dollar item. Their ads are everywhere; on billboards, tv and social media. No matter where you go, you can see their M towering over buildings in every town, sometimes two. They want you to remember their ads and logo, and in doing so, they use five basic design principles: contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity and color.

Original Ad

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This ad is used as a cover picture on the McDonald’s official Facebook page. It is the first thing you see when you click on their page. This is their newest deal. This ad appeals to people who like the most they can get for the least amount of money. They have many options for you to look at and consider, and the colors used are designed to make you hungry.


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