Everything You Need To Know About Freelancers, The New Workforce

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One out of every three Americans in the labor market are currently employed as freelance workers. That’s a whopping 53 million adults, and they’re changing the way business is done all over the world. Quite a few freelance workers are strictly part-time, with daily W-2 employment at some company or other, and just a supplemental income from taking on projects and clients on the side.
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Six Civil Rights Activists You Don’t Know About, But Should

Fifty years ago the United States Congress passed the historic Voting Rights Act, which formally ended racial discrimination in voting. While a landmark achievement in its own right, the legislation would not have been possible had it not been for the decades of backbreaking work on behalf of civil rights activists around the country.

We take some extra time each February to commemorate those who have fought for civil and economic equality in the U.S. and around the world, but for the most part the same people tend to come up in coverage: namely Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X. Here are some black leaders whose names are not as recognizable to many, but should be.

Robert Smalls

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Little Dreams, An Inspiring Short Film

Little Dreams is an inspiring, whimsical short film created by Wilkie Branson. The film features over 4,000 photo cutouts which were painstakingly choreographed and animated over the course of a year. Following a despondent main character during a creative block, little dancers encourage the man to return to his imagination. Soon, he joins their miniature world, and his own little corner of the globe becomes a massive, vibrant landscape– all simply by changing his perspective.

For more remarkable art from France, check out Dran, the French Banksy.

Barbara Walters Reminds Us Why We Should Still Have Faith In Journalism

It’s been a terrible couple of weeks for journalism: Brian Williams’ lies, the death of David Carr and Bob Simon within days of one another. #AdviceForYoungJournalists was trending on Twitter for nearly a week in the wake of these events, with journalists of all stripes putting in their two cents. Modern journalism as we know it is changing, shedding paper and print as its 20th-century greats leave the field or pass on. Amid such a sea change, we look back on those who are still braving the storm, and whose careers helped make journalism more inclusive. Known for her emotional interviewing and reporting style, Barbara Walters was perhaps destined for a career among the famous and infamous.

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