How Britain’s economy has wronged young people for decades

Sergei Bachlakov / Shutterstock.com Conditions for young people in the UK are bleak. Young people are more likely to be unemployed than all-age workers, and are more likely to be in low-paid jobs when employed. National minimum wage laws allow lawful discrimination against young people as they mean a young worker can be paid less …

18 Ways to Create Scannable Content for Your Blog

The post 18 Ways to Create Scannable Content for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on Episode 176 of the ProBlogger podcast. You’ve chosen your words with care, and put a lot of thought into them. But no-one’s even reading your posts, let alone commenting or sharing. If you want more readers, more …

8 Tips for Coping with Anxiety During the Midlife Crisis

Let’s face it: having anxiety sucks. It’s stressful to constantly worry about stuff that may or may not happen in the future. What if you’re coping with anxiety while also dealing with a midlife crisis? If you’re in such a situation, it’s very important to know what you’re in for. Dealing with one of these …

Brexit uncertainty has hurt UK economy – extending Article 50 could hurt it even more

Britain's future relationship with the EU remains unclear. Amani A / Shutterstock.com Three years on from its vote on EU membership and the UK still has little idea what its future relationship with the EU might turn out to be. Under pressure from europhile members of her cabinet, Theresa May has finally decided that running …

If anyone won the Oscars this year it was Netflix – the prize for its industry disruption

No single film dominated the 2019 Academy Awards as in some years, but arguably Netflix emerges as the winner. It entered the awards as an outsider and won in some of the most important categories. With 15 Oscar nominations, Netflix achieved as many nominations in 2019 as in the previous five years added together. The …

How to Make Your List Items and Bullet Points Super Smooth

The post How to Make Your List Items and Bullet Points Super Smooth appeared first on ProBlogger. This is a post by ProBlogger writing expert Ali Luke Do you ever use lists in your blogging? They might be bullet points, tips that you’re sharing in a list post, or even a simple list of three …

Maduro has pushed Venezuela to the brink of revolution – sanctions and aid may tip it over the edge

Venezuela stands close to the brink of another revolution. Acute shortages of food and medicine, along with quintuple-digit inflation, has led to an economic crisis. With a large amount of much-needed humanitarian aid being held at Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, things could turn very violent (some skirmishes have already taken place). The aid …

Roma: how Alfonso Cuarón’s movie is spurring Mexico to treat domestic workers more fairly

Mexico City, 1970. Cleo’s alarm sounds very early in the morning. She gets up and climbs down the stairs from her rooftop room in the upper middle class house where she lives and works. Everyone else in the house is still sleeping. Cleo gently wakes up the kids, serves the family breakfast and takes the …

Chinese internet users turn to the blockchain to fight against government censorship

For a small fee, anyone can post sensitive documents publicly on a blockchain. Ivan Marc/shutterstock.com Thanks to blockchain, internet users have achieved some victories in the fight against China’s strict internet censorship. A historic moment was made on April 23. Peking University‘s former student, Yue Xin, had penned a letter detailing the university’s attempts to …

277: The Secret to Building a Better Blog

The post 277: The Secret to Building a Better Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Today’s the day to sign up for our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog course. Why? Well, it’s 50% off for a limited time. And if you register by the end of February …