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What people in Los Angeles say vs. what they mean

What people in Los Angeles say vs. what they mean

What they say: What do you do?What they mean: Do you have any industry connections?Everybody in Los Angeles is interested in the film industry. Since it’s all about who you know, almost every time someone at a party or meeting (or restaurant) asks about your job, they’re thinly veiling a request to see if you can introduce them to your work colleague the line producer, who just HAPPENS to be working on the next Breaking Bad.

A journalist’s account of the Mandela funeral

A journalist’s account of the Mandela funeral

WITH MANDELA’S DEATH, all normal work arrangements for journalists were suspended. It was raining when I left for his hometown of Qunu, deep in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, and I assumed the new tyres and suspension on my car would handle the roads just as well as they’d done every time over the years.

5 reasons to keep your travel blog with a travel community

5 reasons to keep your travel blog with a travel community

THIS WEEK I’VE been pondering the different ways to maintain an online travel blog (or travel journal, whatever you like to call it). You basically have two options: joining a travel community website or building it under your own dedicated domain, and there are pros and cons for each.For starters, I’ll tackle the reasons to keep your travel blog with a community.

Arctic safari: 13 stark images from the land of polar bears

Arctic safari: 13 stark images from the land of polar bears

EDITOR’S NOTE: As part of our Explore Canada Like a Local campaign, we cosponsored a contest whereby one photojournalist was awarded a free trip to go on assignment up to the Arctic. Travel photographer Bill Drumm caught our attention for his progression in wildlife photography, and this tweet:The largest polarbears are 12 feet tall and weigh 2,200 lbs.

5 reasons why American companies will never ban work emails after 6pm

5 reasons why American companies will never ban work emails after 6pm

WHEN I HEARD that some companies in France were “banning” the sending and receiving of work-related emails before 9am and after 6pm, I thought, “Good for them. That will never happen in the USA.”Try telling a New York City stockbroker to not answer a work email after 4:00pm, and see how they react. Here are five reasons why those working for US companies will likely never see restricted access to work-related communication, even after they’ve “clocked out”:1.

How to get the most out of your laptop battery on the road

How to get the most out of your laptop battery on the road

Moleskines take poor photographs, and have never been especially good at keeping a music player charged. And a music player, friends, is an important thing. Your undemanding best friend on long bus trips, where world-embracing wonderment must eventually hit the emotional wall of a screaming child or the driver’s poor taste in radio.