Mount Rainier starts to rise only about 25 miles from the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. Today this beautiful Cascades stratovolcano, towering 14,410 feet above Puget Sound, dominates the skyline of towns and cities that sit on material that once made Rainier almost 2000 feet taller. About 5600 years ago, around the time when the ancient Egyptians were getting organized, Mount Rainier’s entire northeast flank and summit collapsed. Today, about 80,000 people are at risk from a similar event. No one wants to live in fear when there is so much beauty and wonder about this monarch of the Cascades. Having recognized its dangers, people are working to minimize them so that everybody can continue to enjoy this beautiful mountain.
There's a lot more to being a medical transcription independent contractor than signing on the dotted line. A written contract is important, but the Internal Revenue Service also looks at what type of business relationship exists and who has the most control over financial aspects and work performance. Mistakes are costly. When you're not sure, consider asking the IRS to decide.
Use it or lose it. This doesn’t mean a choice between bodybuilding or morbid obesity. Fitness is all about baseline physical conditioning – simple core exercises that keep your muscles in shape for whatever you need to do. You don’t have to belong to a gym to do simple exercises that keep your core muscles around the abdomen, back and pelvis in shape. Fitness means being ready for whatever you want to do – run a marathon, build a career, chase after kids and grandkids, or just get out of a hospital bed and sit up in a chair for a while. Core exercises are a great way to stay fit because they improve your muscles and help you maintain the level of conditioning that’s right for you.
Inspired by the 2012 election cycle, during which there was no good place to find comprehensive coverage of the many statements and proposals affecting women's rights and health, Vagina News helps inform readers about the complexities and facts surrounding these issues. This post is about a 2013 Texas case in which the state denied a young woman's end-of-life wishes because she was pregnant, and her family fought back.
Rebecca is the founder of Working Actor Wisdom, a coaching practice where actors hone their business, social media, and audition skills. The blog addresses questions and challenges commonly faced by actors at all stages of their careers. The most popular post to date talks about how to break a bad habit that undermines the advancement of actors and anyone struggling to make professional progress in a competitive market.
I was tasked with creating destination guides for the English Riviera tourist board site. In total I created 4 destination guides for Brixham, Paignton, Babbacombe and Torquay and this included writing about each area's attractions, where to stay, where to eat etc. I have included a link above to the first page for Brixham.
The OECD Better Life Index is a great site, full of interesting data. Since i’m portuguese I decided to make an infographic with my country statistics. Overall it’s not a positive scenario, but still a way to get to know better a country that is unknown to most.
The Heartbleed bug is all over the net in a overload of information. I tried to filter the info to the essential in order to be easy for everyone to understand what’s going on.
"Writer’s block is not a valid excuse for not writing. You can break through it by using one of the many kick-ass resources available on how to find ideas, re-slant articles, improve your brainstorming skills and more. But what if you literally can’t write? What if your wrists give you too much pain when you touch a keyboard, or try to hold a pen?" This article lists what you can do during times you aren't physically able to write due to an illness, injury or another condition, including what technology you can use to get your writing done, medical things you might need to do and how you can use these unlucky times for fun and inspiration.
This is an article I wrote for Parade Magazine's online counterpart about how to stay in shape while on vacation, so you can still fit into the clothes you brought with you after eating all that delicious restaurant food.
An excerpt from my travel blog when exploring the country by train
One of 50 articles I've written for The Space Reporter, an astronomy news publication
A blog that provides an in-depth look at cruising through my industry knowledge and personal experience.
Parenting article with a focus on kids’ holiday activities.
City guide type articles that offered unique insight into a city from a real estate point of view.
CBS (NATIONAL) Travel articles for the “Best Of” section on CBS Local.com in 24 U.S. markets. CBS LOCAL Articles for the “Best Of” section of CBS Local Miami, FL (cbsmiami.com). Subject areas include Travel & Outdoors, Nightlife & Music, Arts & Culture, and Family & Pets.
Blog follows my adventures around the corner and around the world.
Created and maintain a Midwest Travel site for About.com
I wrote this comprehensive guide to the political demography of Florida, after 17 years covering the state, it's political dynamics and it's people.
Currently researching and writing specific topics about international travel, travel insurance, travel safety, and international safety issues. Featured as a travel safety expert on Weather.com.
Research and write blogs pertinent for customers looking at cruise vacations. Research SEO-friendly topics, and compare data against talking points presented on thought leadership websites: message boards, blogs, etc. Prepare research and suggested photos for cruise ships, ports-of-call, cruise lines, and overarching topics around cruises and cruise liners.
Set editorial direction and wrote articles for Travel Insurance Services Blog from 07/2012-03/2014. Researched topics, determined SEO keywords, and anticipated major topics around travel and travel insurance situations. Provided thought leadership during the Government Shutdown of 2013 in regards to what travel insurance would and would not cover. Invited to guest blog on several blogs, and quoted as a travel expert on behalf of Travel Insurance Services.
Over 100 guides completed on major cities around the world. Each city business guide includes information on the economy, standard of living, infrastructure, workforce and business costs.
One of several articles I've authored for Crowdsource Testing - this one provides an overview of automated testing and its role in the software development lifecycle.
Commissioned articled for AttractionTix, a ticket vendor for worldwide attractions. This article touches on the more 'family-friendly' side of Las Vegas.
Working closely with a prestigious travel company offering Safari tours through the heart of Tanzania, I crafted the full website content. Along with the web content for their site I also created a variety of travel itineraries, articles and blog pieces themed around Tanzania and safaris.
Low Cost Holidays is big name in the travel industry and last year I worked with them creating the content for their Irish site along with their brochures. With over 200 destinations crying out for content across the globe, I was able to use my research skills and my passion for writing to craft alluring content that matched the needs and the brand image of Low Cost Holidays.
Independent research, blog and article writing based around the art of travel for a high class magazine delivering inspiration for the beach lifestyle. Many of the articles were related to travel choices, beach destinations, and healthy living, all with a decadent and blissful tone.