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Have you ever had a referral go awry? My latest +Fast Company story offers tips on making referrals the right way. 
Connecting people can either be a welcome help or totally backfire in your face. Here's how to make referrals that make everyone happy.
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Alas, many freelancers I know will be able to relate to this ... #freelancelife  
Sarah Miller parodies the horror which is the invoicing process for a freelancer.
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What makes you money and makes you happy? My +Fast Company article explains why that question matters. 
A whopping 89 of people say they don't accomplish their daily tasks, so we asked experts how to create a to-do list that you can finish.
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Freelancers, ever wanted to #write for in-flight magazines? Here's the scoop on how to break in: http://contently.net/2015/03/16/resources/freelancers-write-flight-magazines/
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This coworking website sounds really cool and I hope to try it out the next time I'm in NYC or CA! 
To overcome the isolation mainly freelancers feel on a daily basis, one investigative reporter created SpareChair, an affordable marketplace for your coworking needs.
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Struggling with email overload? My latest +Contently piece reveals five email tools that can help tame your inbox. 
Our inboxes probably aren't as organized as we'd like them to be. Thankfully, these five free tools can help clean up the mess.
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Anything you'd add to this list? #writing
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Brilliant! I'm going to try this the next time I'm stumped finding a source. #journalismtools  
We’re used to thinking in keywords, but there’s a variety of keyword used by good sources that often goes unnoticed.
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Interesting piece on if and how podcasts make money. 
I'm about to celebrate my one-year anniversary as a podcaster. I started a show with two of my friends (one is my co-host, the other is our producer) last year because we noticed that more and more people...
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I'm getting new #freelance  headshots taken tomorrow. So, naturally, I pitched an article on the subject so I can find out more about this and share my findings with you! 
Saying cheese could be one simple way to make a good impression on editors and clients. Here are a few important tips for getting the most out of your professional headshot.
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Great piece on how authors can effectively hand-sell books! 
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Freelancers, interested in branching out? My latest +Contently piece explores breaking into social media management. 
When you think of freelance writers, journalism and blogging often comes to mind. But there's another lucrative field that's easy to overlook: social media management.
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I'm a freelance writer who covers topics including money and career management, entrepreneurship, lifestyle, and relationships. My work appears in The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, SELF, WomenEntrepreneur.com, and Yahoo! HotJobs, among other places.

I am also available for projects including blog posts, press releases, email newsletters, and web copy. Past clients include online retailers, non-profits, and small businesses.
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love, love, love this sexy, sophisticated lounge in harvard square. when mad men is on the air, noir hosts mad men sundays.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
oysters and craft cocktails make this sophisticated bar and restaurant a classy spot for drinks and conversation. the wait staff is extremely knowledgable and friendly.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
while technically not located in boston, improvboston offers a healthy dose of humor through an ever-changing lineup of comedy shows. and of course, a little booze makes it that much more fun.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The pastries at Three Little Figs are so, so good! I'm looking at you, pear and fig scone and French toast muffin. :) The one downside to this delightful little coffee shop is their limited hours. It would be nice to have a place outside of Davis and Porter where I can grab a pastry and tea in the evening, but alas Three Little Figs closes at 4pm.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago
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liberty hotel's posh first-floor bar features celebrity mug shots and fun, jail-themed drinks like doin' thyme.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
With its self-serve frozen yogurt stations and make your own Belgian waffle machines, iYo reminds me of the college dining hall (in a good way). So far, I've tried the Tahitian vanilla (my favorite), white chocolate mousse, and red velvet frozen yogurts, and all are delicious. Also check out the funky photography in the back. This is the perfect place to cool off on a hot summer day!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
I've eaten at the second floor bar and on the third floor roofdeck. It's a bit out of the way, but sipping martinis at Legal Harborside is like taking a vacation because it doesn't feel like Boston. The water views alone are worth the trip and the roofdeck in particular has a breezy summer vibe that reminds me of the best vacations. It does get crowded so arrive early to claim a good spot. Also, rather than waiting at the bar, I've found that it's faster to order drinks from one of the waitresses walking around.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
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