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How to Find Great Job Candidates for Free

A couple of weeks ago, I found myself in an unprecedented position and I was just as surprised about it as anyone else: I needed not 1, not 2, but 3 outstanding individuals to add to the Charm House team. I’ve hired before and I must have done something right because the 3 team members I have are … Read More

Entrepreneurship

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3 Things I Learned at DCBKK 2015

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you know I spent last week at DCBKK, the annual meeting of the Dynamite Circle. The Dynamite Circle is a global group of location independent entrepreneurs. We mostly meet virtually – which makes sense, considering that’s also how we meet with our teams, clients, and customers. […]

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Charm House is Hiring: Social Media Intern

  Charm House is looking for a part-time remote social media intern located in Oklahoma City to help support our talented existing social media team. This is a paid internship and it is NOT a summer internship. We’re looking for someone who wants to learn a lot and grow with the company into a larger […]

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Should We Still Be Working 8 Hour Days?

If you’ve been reading The Worldly Blend for any length of time, you probably know that work is one of my favorite topics. The new remote work movement is beginning to challenge the traditional notion of the 8-hour workday. I’m no stranger to this: I’ve been making my own hours and tracking my own effectiveness […]

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What It’s Like to Live at a Resort

Living in a resort is not all it’s cracked up to be. I’m totally kidding. Living in a resort is as awesome as it sounds. Imagine waking up anytime you want. You think about what you might want to do today. You consider taking the day off: going to explore the nearby waterfalls, taking a […]

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I’m Hiring a Paid Intern! [Position Filled]

**NOTE: This position has been filled. If I have any other opportunities, I’ll post them separately. Want to be notified of future available positions with me and my business? Click here.    Looking for a chance to get your feet wet learning online marketing skills? Want to work from a coffee shop or at home in […]

Dating Tips

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How to Get Anything You Want

  Close your eyes and picture what you want in life: a raise or a promotion? A lifestyle business that lets you do anything you want? To travel the world? To be in a meaningful, fulfilling relationship? Whatever it is that you want, I’m about to share with you the number one way to get […]

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What Happens When a Digital Nomad Falls in Love?

I write all the time about how independent I am, living out here in Asia all on my own. Sacrificing relationships and love to build a business and a life that many people only dream of. But it isn’t entirely true. While it’s true that I have sacrificed long-term relationships in favor of being a […]

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FLOWCHART: Does He Want to Date or Hook up?

Dating these days is complicated.  When dating online, everyone is trying to guess whether the person they are talking to is into something casual, or something more. In my experience, men often leave pretty blatant clues in their profiles about what they’re looking for. Whatever you’re into, use this chart to decipher the clues and swipe or […]

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How to Tell Someone You’re Not Interested

No one is really sure what to do when they know they aren’t interested in someone. No matter how you break the news, you’re still rejecting that person. It’s possible that they feel the same way, but even then you’re not off the hook, because no one wants to be rejected, even if it’s by […]

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Moral Outrage at OkCupid: You’re Just Mad You Were Duped

Users of the online dating service, OkCupid, were in for a surprise on Monday when OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder published a post on the company blog admitting to intentionally manipulating data on the site to learn more about what factors compel members to communicate with others. Some of the company’s little social experiments have included […]

Travel

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My Europe Yearbook

  As soon as we started traveling through Europe, my roommates and I knew we had to keep track of all the names of the incredible people we were meeting. Each person we met had his or her own unique story– how they got to the place where we met them, where they were heading […]

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4 Ways to Make Money While Traveling

Do you ever wonder how some people are able to travel for several months on end when they seem to have no way of making money? It is a common misconception that in order to travel, especially internationally or for long trips (longer than a few weeks), you have to save up all the money […]

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How I’ve Traveled the World With Not Very Much Money

As mentioned in my last post, Why Travel?, traveling inevitably requires an investment of money. I get asked all the time how I have been able to afford to visit more than 20 countries and 5 different continents over the last several years. But the truth is, I’m not independently wealthy, and I’m not the owner of […]

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Chile Update, Part 1

  A few weeks ago, we completed our time in Chile. Its always hard leaving a country on this trip, knowing that I may very well never be back in the country, and that I could be saying goodbye forever. But alas, one must always move on.   We have accomplished a lot since leaving […]

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A Female Digital Nomad’s Perspective on Relationships

The irony is probably not lost on many of my readers that I occasionally write about dating from a little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean where dating prospects are nearly nil. Sure, I’ve done some dating in the past, and I obviously love talking about dating. But I tend to put myself […]

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Mendoza, Argentina

A beautiful escape and a wine lover’s paradise After Buenos Aires, Drew and I headed west, on our route toward Santiago on the west coast, and before following out route north. On our way out of Argentina, we stopped in a few places, but our favorite was Mendoza. You can see Mendoza on this map […]

Culture and Society

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The Conspiracy Theorist Next Door

50% of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory According to new research by University of Chicago scientists Eric Oliver and Thomas Wood, 50% of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory. Some popular ones: 19 percent of Americans believe the US government was responsible for 9/11 25 perfect of Americans believe the […]

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4 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July in Today’s Political Climate

  I don’t know about you guys, but when I think about our country at the moment, I think of partisanship, Tea Partiers, mass shooters, male politicians making decisions about women’s bodies, debt crises, wars, and yelling about Obamacare. Approval rating of any and all branches of government are at an all-time low. No one […]

Has Music Criticism "Gone to Hell"?

Has Music Criticism “Gone to Hell”? Nope.

In a recent article in The Daily Beast, music historian Ted Gioia laments the “degeneration” of music criticism to mere lifestyle reporting of stars. His thesis is made clear in the first two paragraphs: Imagine, for a moment, football commentators who refuse to explain formations and plays. Or a TV cooking show that never mentions […]

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Moral Outrage at OkCupid: You’re Just Mad You Were Duped

Users of the online dating service, OkCupid, were in for a surprise on Monday when OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder published a post on the company blog admitting to intentionally manipulating data on the site to learn more about what factors compel members to communicate with others. Some of the company’s little social experiments have included […]

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What’s Wrong Is Wrong… Right?

Common conservative opinion on social issues is remarkably inconsistent. You may have heard in the news recently that Ohio Senator Rob Portman made a public statement in favor of legalizing gay marriage. In the past, Senator Portman has voted to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, and to prohibit adoptions by gay couples in […]

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“Love the Way You Lie”

Domestic Abuse in Pop Culture I can’t say I had ever given much thought to domestic abuse before I heard the song “I Love the Way You Lie.” If I was honest with myself, though, I really thought that it was all very simple: these women were with men who hurt them. Yes, the men […]