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25 Oct 2019 8:00 AM | Jackielou Idia (Administrator)

AIEA is now open for business in Logan and the Gold Coast

The AIEA expansion rolls on! I am exceedingly pleased to announce that Julie Dimmick has accepted the appointment as AIEA Regional Director for the Gold Coast and Logan. Julie will be commencing regular events in her region and is looking forward to meeting the AIEA people, members and friends, at her events. Members can connect with Julie through their Member Smartphone App.

The Price of Freedom for Freelancers

To all the freelancers: would you give up self-employment for a full-time corporate job that offers greater security? A change that trades the autonomy and lifestyle of freelance work for the regular pay, benefits and interaction of an office job. I would struggle with it. I cannot imagine commuting to and from work, taking Read more…

My Vision for AIEA

The only thing I love just about as much as I love telling the AIEA story is helping other people learn to tell theirs. That’s why I developed AIEA. And that’s why I’m writing this blog. If ‘be my own boss’ is on your bucket list – or if, like me, it’s the only thing you’ve ever really wanted to do–you’ve come to the right place. Read more…

Let Them Eat Larvae

Farmers are feeding their livestock the larvae of black soldier flies—an abundant, sustainable snack that’s quietly greening the industry, one maggot at a time. Read more…

The Most Miserable Countries in the World

Venezuela holds the title of the most “miserable” country in the world for the fourth consecutive year in a row. According to the United Nations, four million Venezuelans have left the country since its economic crisis began in 2014. Thailand takes the prize as the least “miserable” country in the world on the index. The country’s unemployment rate has been remarkably low for years, ranging between 0.4% and 1.2% since 2011. Read more…

35% of the U.S. workforce is now freelancing — 10 million more than 5 years ago

For some, it was out of necessity, but for many others, it’s a new career choice that government and businesses need to find better ways to support. The freelancer’s reputation is one of constant hustling, underpayment, and a short life span. It’s just a glorified waiting room for when you’re in between full-time, salaried jobs, right? Read more…

Entrepreneurs Who Sleep More Are Better at Spotting Good Ideas
It is time to put the myth of the sleepless founder to bed. Too many entrepreneurs think skipping on sleep is the heroic path to success, and a badge of honor. But in a recent series of studies, we found several specific deficits among exhausted entrepreneurs that demonstrate that even the most dedicated founders could best serve their fledgling venture by resting up. Read more…

A drought-proof farm: This algae farm is leading the charge in Australia’s plant-based protein revolution

It’s entirely automated and modular, and easily scalable. Also, and perhaps most importantly, this algae thrives in what Barnett calls “the Goldilocks zone” — the 200km of coastline that houses Brisbane. It has temperate summers and warm winters, and an average of seven hours of sunshine every day. It also has affordable land on the banks of rivers, where algae can grow happily in tidal river water. Read more…

How Oslo manages carbon emissions like it manages money
The city is planning to be a zero-emitting city by 2030 and is using a “carbon budget” to lower the amount it can use every year until then. It’s encouraging other cities to do the same. Read more…

Horrifying Report: The ocean is in more danger than we thought

Each year, as humans emit billions of metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, nearly a third of the emissions ends up in the ocean, changing the chemical balance of the water. And as the climate changes, the ocean is also absorbing almost all of the Earth’s extra heat Read more…

How Self-Driving Cars “See” the World

Modern cars bear little resemblance to their early ancestors, but the basic action of steering a vehicle has always remained the same. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a Tesla or a vintage Model T, turning the wheel dictates the direction of movement. How does this next generation of self-driving cars “see” the road? This TED video explains one of the mind-bending innovations making autonomous vehicles a reality. View now…

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  •    A balanced diet means a cupcake in each hand.
  •    Doing nothing is hard, you never know when you're done.
  •  If you’re not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light bulb in the refrigerator?
  • Don’t drink while driving – you might spill the beer.
  •  I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades.
  •    I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
  •     Alcohol doesn't solve any problem, but neither does milk.
  •  My wallet is like an onion. When I open it, it makes me cry


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