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Falling Prey to a Writing Scam: IAPWE

Typically, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. 
And that was certainly the case for me when I applied as a freelance writer for the International Association of Professional Writers and Editors (IAPWE). It sounded good at the time; I was looking for remote writing work and this Craigslist ad seemed just the ticket.

(Note to self: don't job hunt on Craigslist unless you want to be a delivery driver - there are too many scams out there.)

The application process was easy. In hindsight, it was a little too easy and that honestly should have tipped me off. As I recall they didn't even ask for my resume, just my name and email. To prove myself as a writer, they also wanted a sample of my work - which I was all too happy to pass along.

And then I didn't hear anything for a month. Usually, one can assume that the hiring company decided to pass on your application for more experienced candidates and that's what I assumed had happened. Until I received an em…

The Best K-Dramas to Binge on Netflix

Sometimes you get tired of the same old reality TV and crime documentaries. Broaden your horizons a bit with these Korean Dramas - available on Netflix. Watching foreign dramas is a great way to inspire interest in travel and learning new languages!
 Park Saeroyi has a rough start to life. First, he's expelled from high school after hitting a wealthy bully. When that same bully ends up killing Saeroyi's father in a car accident, he tries to get revenge - which lands him in prison.

Follow Saeroyi after his release as he goes on to befriend (and employ) a unique cast of characters and fulfill his father's dream of owning a pub, all while taking down the wealthy bully and his conglomerate family.


Former slave Eugene Choi returns to Korea after many years as a U.S. Marine. There, he finds himself entangled with a noble woman fighting for her country and they team up to overthrow a ploy by foreign forces to colonize Korea.

A gritty and gothic take on the classic period drama, …

40 Beauty Questions Answered

40 Beauty Questions Answered
SKINCARE
-How many times do you wash your face daily? Morning and night - in the a.m. I use a duo-acid cleanser and at night I scrub everything off with a green tea enzyme powder wash. 
-What skin type do you have? (dry,oily,combo) Definitely combination, but it veers to the oily side during the summer months.
-What is your current facial wash? Both of my facial cleansers are from Wishtrend.
-Do you exfoliate? About one or twice a week I use chemical exfoliant serums.
-What brand do you use? My favorite is from a Korean company called dear Klairs
-What moisturizer do you use? I used a combination moisturizer and SPF cream from dear Klairs.
-Do you have freckles? None that I can detect with my naked eye.
-Do you use eye cream? The dark circles under my eyes are both a result of poor sleep and genetics, so I use an eye serum and an eye butter combo from Wishtrend. Both have caffeine to wake up the eyes.
-Do you or did you have acne prone skin? Not really. I do get the one of…

There's Still No Toilet Paper - Tales of the Pandemic (3)

This pandemic and its subsequent consequences (social distancing, quarantines, stay-at-home orders) has thrown into the spotlight how woefully unprepared a lot of businesses are to offering their employees remote work opportunities, but a lot of them are adapting fast. I really wish I could say the same for my employer... But I'm a week into officially working from home and I'm still struggling with getting the technology to cooperate.

First, it's my hand-me-down laptop that crashed in the middle of hosting a company webinar on Monday. Thankfully, my boss was a co-host for that event and things progressed as smoothly as could be expected for a first attempt.

Second, I found that I was suddenly unable to remote into my work machine and had to actually go to the office, unhook it all and bring it home, only to find that I still need to remote into the servers back at the office (because they aren't WiFi compatible...)

Hopefully that'll be resolved tomorrow.

I feel v…