Bitcoin isn’t the only cryptocurrency around, and mining them isn’t the only way to earn.

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Creators everywhere are earning multiple cryptocurrencies for what they’re able to create. Rewarded directly through various monetization methods, powered by numerous digital currencies.

They now even have the means to create new currencies of their own to support a small but loyal following. Before we get to them though, let’s review a little bit what three big types of cryptocurrencies are currently being exchanged.

The three main types of cryptos

You might find this hard to believe, but other cryptocurrencies aren’t in competition with Bitcoin.

Sure, you’ve probably seen its prices soaring, hitting record highs a couple of times a year, almost every year, since it…


You can settle for good-looking, or you can be a hedgehog. Up to you 🤷

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Your social media profile is your chance to make a first impression that lasts. Because online, that photo can sometimes be the only picture of you the other person will ever really see.

(If your profile picture is a meme, please just skip this part.)

What does your profile picture represent?

In this day and age, your profile picture is an opportunity! It’s what your audience finds when they discover you online. It’s what single women swipe to on dating apps.

It’s what job hunters see on LinkedIn, before reading your resume. …


A mentoring session in an office setting
A mentoring session in an office setting
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Only less than six percent of learners who took an open online course between 2014 and 2016 from HarvardX and MITx earned a certificate.

If you’re one of the ones who followed through a course online, then you should take full advantage of that by adding your online certifications to your professional resume.

(As long as the courses count towards your career goals, they should demonstrate to your potential employers the drive you have for staying relevant in your industry.)

But beyond that, a young professional’s ability to complete an online course is an indicator that the person has the…


I hate to say it, but most people dislike Git from their first try. This girl is no exception.

A group of people in a warehouse
A group of people in a warehouse
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As soon as the course finishes, I uninstalled Git for Windows from my desktop and only used the GitHub repository to slowly make sense of GitHub Pages and host my own personal website, which is still a work in progress. (Trust me, it looks a lot better now.) I created this story based on all the little things I didn’t get right when I first tried Git, but could’ve.

1. Git Makes More Sense When You Understand [Insert Concept Here]

Installing Git is the easy bit. Once you’ve got it in your machine comes the difficult part: how do you learn Git?

For me, it wasn’t a choice.

There is no…


I’m taking you on a quick tour of the diet trends that are behind why people say “no” to what others say “yes” to.

Mmm… Diet Coke
Mmm… Diet Coke
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When you say, “I am going on a diet”

Dieting is tough. Who knows what you’re going to get? When you follow a dieting system without really understanding how weight-loss works, you are almost blindly relying on hearsay.

What seems to have worked for other people might cause another to gain weight. Or other unwanted consequences. And most of us have had to go on a type of diet at some point in life.

Dieting is a lifelong personal skill that has the potential to either make your life better or wreck it altogether.

The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies “unhealthy diet” as a major risk factor contributing to…


Working with code snippets

Imagine having to write a document in MS Word that is filled with:

  • text
  • bullets
  • visuals
  • graphs, and…
  • links

That’s already a handful to layout, isn’t it?

But somewhere in the middle, you’re also required to show code changes that you’ve made on a project. And you have no idea where to start.

This can happen in a number of situations:

A) In work settings when preparing a project report for a client.

B) When submitting a test as part of a job interview process.

Other examples are C) when submitting a paper for a study, and D) preparing correspondence…


Some are pretty well-known, while others are outright bizarre.

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You don’t have to be working in IT to encounter tech jargon. Technology is known for coming up with new (and sometimes funny sounding) words and popularizing them in a blink of an eye. Old terms quickly become outdated, replaced by new ones, and newer ones. Take the word as an example; it got into the Oxford dictionary in 2010 and the Scrabble dictionary in 2014.

The keyword hashtag we know in social media today was first used in a tweet in 2007. …


Learn and do more visually (and textually) with these up-and-coming social media platforms.

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If you still haven’t deleted your Facebook account yet, then you probably know that it’s kind of a big deal to be present on social media. Although sometimes social media can feel like antisocial, it all depends on how effective you are with your interactions.

These platforms might be unknown to you. They are not necessarily brand new, just that some of these platforms caters to a very specific audience. I’ve chosen them because they are free, and because they are or can be perfect for sharing your visual content.

1. Stampsy

Other publications call it an article, Stampsy calls it a…


Your blog should be built with one of these open-source platforms.

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So you’ve recently started your learning journey and would like to keep friends and mentors informed of your personal accomplishments, milestones, and your career options. The next step is to choose a blogging platform that fits you.

Many popular blogging platforms are not really a good fit for developers, since they are cluttered with features that you don’t really want or need.

After doing some web search on some common and not-so-commen open-source blogging platforms, I came up with this growing list of blogging platforms for coders of all levels.

1. Jekyll


So what should you include if you’ve got nothing to show?

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Let me start by telling you this. My entire “so-called career” was shaped by the oddly adequate relationships I have with the people I’ve worked with.

I never had to show my portfolio to a stranger inside some cold and distant office that took three hours of insane traffic to reach for a chance to ghostwrite an op-ed for an adult magazine that nobody actually reads. …

Lovelli Fuad

A cultural #creative >> a full-stack #freelancer | #storyteller, poet at ❤, short story-ist — sooner: &

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