“Internet self-actualization” is what will allow you to realize your full potential

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Your 20s are precarious years.

Suspended between the land of “this is your last chance to have fun” and “this is the time to work hard,” confusion ensues. You’re trivialized during one of the most transformative periods of your life.

We’re living in a period of human history marked by vast technological advancements. Yet the 20-somethings remain married to antiquated societal expectations.

One expectation, in particular, remains fixed: the career.

Finding a job. It doesn’t take long for our worthiness to become enveloped in this massive undertaking. The cover letters, resumes, interviews, networking.

I was one of those 20-somethings who…

All kinds of content creators like chefs, artists, and comedians could soon be flocking to OnlyFans.

OnlyFan’s creator Olivia shares her 13k month earnings
OnlyFan’s creator Olivia shares her 13k month earnings
Creators like Olivia Cara made $13,000 in one month

If I told you that Starbucks and OnlyFans hold a lot in common, there’s a fair chance you would look at me like I was crazy.

Yet both companies completely revolutionized their respective industries — coffee and pornography — and altered entire economies. Starbucks pioneered American coffee culture, providing personalized premium beverages within beautifully designed lounges which became the world’s second home office. OnlyFans developed a platform that transformed the pornography star from employee to business owner by offering paywalled subscriptions to its creators.

OnlyFans rose to stardom for similar reasons to Starbucks. Yet OnlyFans stands to make an even…

Writing gives you a sense of empowerment — and it can completely change your life.

It was right before Christmas and I had struck gold — I landed an interview for an internship with a renowned music company that had signed superstars like Outkast and David Bowie.

This was monumental for my budding music career. When I was 16 years old, I stumbled into New York City’s Gramercy Theatre with tickets to see DJ Shiftee. I was wholly captivated by the crowd’s electrifying energy. The bass rumbled through my bones as everyone danced deliriously.

From then on, turning music into a career wasn’t a choice: it was an obsession.

On the day of the interview…

In a sea of content, creativity is how you stand out from the crowd.

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Not too long ago, I posted a Tweet listing reasons as to why people don’t become creators.

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If you’re fearful of publishing on the internet, you have an issue. An ego issue.

Your ego isn’t inherently malicious — it’s how one assesses their self-importance. Yet, your ego becomes a problem when it inflates and consequently believes the world revolves around its existence.

When you’re afraid of sharing your work online, your ego is too high, for it assumes people disproportionately care about what you have to say. Yet, the world doesn’t revolve around you. For example, try to reminisce over the last creation you saw that reeked of mediocrity. Can you remember the date and time you…

Struggling to write consistently? You’re too emotionally attached to your work.

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Writing is a game, and the way you win is by being consistent. Yet when you don’t write every day, you’re participating in a losing game.

Oftentimes, the storyline for writers goes something like this:

They’ve spent hours tinkering on their project, days refining every minuscule detail. Their creation — whether it be an article, blog post, newsletter, — is their child. Holding their breath, they click “publish” and release their creation onto the internet.

They wait for resounding success, only to be met with deafening silence. Each time they refresh the screen and are greeted with zero notifications, they…

Two reputable online writers have completely different opinions. Who’s right?

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In 2019, I launched my first travel blog. I had recently landed in the pungent, sweltering city of Bangkok, and felt inspired. At the time I was 22-years-old and wandered mindlessly through life, one one-way flight ticket at a time. A personal blog seemed like a great idea. And maybe, even a way to make money whilst traveling.

That blog sputtered, failed, and quickly died.

Its demise was due to a plethora of reasons. Lack of reliable WiFi. No comprehension of SEO. Poor formatting.

Above all, it was because I didn’t know where to publish in order to become a…

Self-care starts at the premium price of $250 to participate in Poosh’s virtual wellness event.

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In the old days, we’d spend a crisp Saturday in late September frolicking about and dedicating the day to our personalized versions of self-care. Some of us might go out day-drinking in the latest remodeled Biergarten, shamelessly overloading on carbs taking on the form of fluffy pretzels and egregiously large beer boots. Others might have rented out the latest boutique hotel in Montauk with their college friends, eager to binge drink rosé before posing for a “totally candid” Instagram photoshoot by the pool.

Yet, in times of Covid-19, the possibilities of travel and reckless day-drinking are limited, leaving us with…

The luxury skincare industry will have to adapt in these specific ways if they want to intrigue Gen-Z

Skinfluencer Youtuber Hyram Yarbro Reviews A TikToker’s Skincare Routine
Skinfluencer Youtuber Hyram Yarbro Reviews A TikToker’s Skincare Routine
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Ever since I suffered from a severe allergic reaction due to an expensive rose-water toner, I’ve avoided “ten-step skincare routines” or spending handfuls of cash on wildly expensive, pastel-colored products that contain obscure ingredients like malachite or neroli.

In other words, I tend to avoid luxury skincare.

Luxury skin-care brands such as La Mer, Charlotte Tilbury, Caudalie, and Estée Lauder have enjoyed a profitable run in the skincare market, selling products at high price points while promising renewed skin due to patented formulas such as the “miracle broth.

They’ve done well for themselves as they’re part of a lucrative industry…

The ‘get rich quick’ gurus aren’t pitching young adults by accident.

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Tai Lopez focuses his camera as he stands in his dimly-lit garage. In the background lies a polished, bright-red Ferrari that sits next to a jet-black Lamborghini, and a bookshelf which supposedly holds over 2,000 books.

“You want to know the secret to getting a Ferrari or Lamborghini like this?” he begins in the Youtube video titled “Should You Drop Out Of College (Official): It’s Not A Simple Answer…”.

“Drop out of college,” he announces. Based on the title of his Youtube video, I’m not surprised by this response.

“Actually, I’m just kidding! It’s gonna get me in a lot…

Alice Lemée

NYC content writer obsessed with all things consumer tech, digital marketing, and the future of work.

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