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Following Your Star: 4 Things You Know If You Want To Try and Break LA

Most of us have dabbled in acting at some point in our lives, whether it’s a bit part in the school play, a brief walk on in a movie shot in your hometown or a membership of the drama society while in college. There are some, however, for whom acting is an all consuming passion. The opportunity to explore the world they live in through dramatic performance is a noble goal, but it’s one that has sent many a would-be star down a dark and dangerous path.
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For nascent actors, Los Angeles is a magnet that calls to them with promises of opportunity and success, but for some the Hollywood Dream can become a nightmare. Young actors who step off the plane at LAX are often vulnerable to exploitation from cynical studio executives (or, worse, people pretending to be studio executives). Young women are particularly vulnerable. Just look at all the actresses who’ve come forward in the Weinstein scandal and you’ll see a damning portrait of the exploitation of talented young women who…

Women In STEM: Overcoming The Backlash

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It’s been a few months now since a Google engineer was fired for distributing a memo in which he, essentially, claimed that women are not suited to the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) field. The memo he produced, which cited a number of scientific studies, has created an endless litany of thinkpieces both agreeing and disagreeing with the conclusions that James Damore drew. In fact, the authors of many of the studies he cited have outright said that Damore was incorrect in his conclusions.
Nevertheless, the leaked memo helped to ignite a debate. It has been known for years that the figures for women working in STEM are pretty terrible, especially in technology and engineering. As a result, many companies have instituted policies that allow them to encourage women into these fields-- sometimes in the form of positive discrimination, and sometimes through offering additional support.
Depressingly, there has been a backlash against such hir…

Tips To Help Your Pet Settle In When You Move

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Having a pet can be a great blessing. Whether you have children or not, you can often find that your cat or dog feels like your baby. So much so, they’re often your first or last child! And when this is the case, they’re going to be just as integral to your everyday lives as anyone else in the family. You care for them, you look after them, you love them; just as you would a child. So when life changes come around, you have to make sure that you think about your pets during the process, just as you would your child.

And there’s no exception to this when it comes to moving house. We all know that moving can be one of the most stressful things you can do in life. Having to get everything you own together, pack it all up, and then move it and unpack it again someplace new, can be super difficult to take on - especially in a short space of time. It can also be quite unsettling. Moving is something that young children don’t always understand, because leaving their home can feel alien to …

Job Hunt Hacks For New College Grads

So, you’ve just graduated from college and are all ready to begin your life in the professional work! But is it really that easy? Now that the economy is going through a tough time and there is a lot of uncertainty in the job market, it is a lot harder for new college grads to bag the job of their dreams.
Even though there is a lot standing in your way, getting the perfect job isn’t completely impossible. You’ve just got to be prepared to work that little bit harder. Here are some job hunt hacks that should help you succeed.
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Move To The Jobs Do you currently live in an area that doesn’t have a good job market at the minute? Well, if so, you will probably be much better off moving to a bigger town or city. There will be a lot more job openings in big cities as there will be a lot more companies and businesses based there. You might even find it advantageous to move abroad to a country that has a thriving job market! So, if you ever find that you are struggling to find jobs …

Essential Commands To Teach Your Puppy

Puppies are young and full of energy. On the upside, this means they get up to some adorable, hilarious antics. On the downside, this makes them very naughty at times! By getting obedience training out of the way as soon as possible, you’ll prevent any more serious behavior issues in later life, and set them up for years of positive social interaction with people and other animals. Here are a few essential commands to teach them.
Image from Pixabay Sit This is the most well-known obedience command for a reason: it’s one of the easiest ones to teach, and by far the best one to start their obedience training with. All you need are some tasty treats for dogs, and a bit of patience. Start by holding a treat in front of your dog’s nose, then slowly move your hand up, getting their eyes to follow the treat and their bottom to lower. If they don’t sit down on their own accord, then give their rear end a gentle, encouraging push. Once they’re sitting down, say “sit” clearly, give them the treat …

Pest Problems In Poorly Pets

Our pets are great things that bring smiles to our faces even in the darkest of days - however, if there is one thing that they are good at - it is getting their snouts, paws, and claws in places they shouldn't be. We know not to eat certain things, drink dirty water - but our pets don't seem to have this knowledge. Maybe we gained it through evolution, who knows? We can keep ourselves safe, and perform certain actions to keep ourselves healthy, but it doesn't seem like our pets can do that! They can bark, scratch and scream to protect from physical threats, but they aren't the type to look after their guts or digestives systems. In fact, pets have a pretty hard time as it protecting themselves from pests; big and small.
Our pets, whether you want to think about it or not, can suffer from external threats and internal infestations due to their actions and the consequences of those actions. They don't necessarily need to be naughty to get infected - or suffer from th…

Moving To Australia? Top Tips That Will Help

Moving to Australia can often be a dream for many people at some stage in their lives. It might be to work out there, or just to experience a different lifestyle. It may be something that always remains a dream, or it might become a reality for you. However, there is much to think about when it comes to moving to another country, especially one that is 10,000 miles away. You need to ensure that you have planned every part of the move. With that in mind here are some top tips to help.
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Have you got the right visas and documents? Before traveling to a country for a longer period of time, it’s essential to make sure you have the right visas for your trip and stay. If you are unsure about the process then looking online will be able to highlight the best course of action for you and your intentions.
Get plenty of quotes for removals The moving process can be tricky, so it’s vital to think about how you want to go about it. You could consider just packing up your belongings and starts fr…

Your Dog’s Diet: The Dos and Don’ts

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Like us human beings, dogs need to get the right nutrition in their diets in order to live long and reduce trips to the vets. Here are a few of the rules when it comes to feeding your hound.  
Be careful of human foods
Dogs will eat most things, even foods that aren’t healthy for them. Some human foods such as sausages and carrots and potatoes won’t do your pet any harm, although should only be an occasional treats. Other foods such as chocolates, onions and grapes can be toxic and worth researching. Feeding at the dinner table should be prohibited as long as possible as it will prevent dogs from begging during dinner time.
DO: Feed your dogs human food as rewards DON’T: Feed toxic foods, feed from plate at the dinner table
Protect your canine’s canines
Your dog’s dental hygiene is important.Dental chews for dogs are a food that cleans their teeth as they chew. Bones can also help them to clean their teeth. You can also brush your dog’s teeth. However, use only specialist dog to…