The Origins of Restricting Food and Liquids During Labor

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The restriction of food and liquids for laboring women was first implemented more than a half-century ago when women often gave birth under general anesthesia. Since vomiting while under general anesthesia can result in the aspiration of the stomach contents into the lungs, leading to serious breathing difficulties and even death, the medical practice of […]

Bad News: Last Journalists in a Dictatorship

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Jetzt kaufen In 2009, Anjan Sundaram began a journalist’s training program in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Often held up as a beacon of progress and modernity in Central Africa, the regime of President Paul Kagame—which took over after the 1994 genocide ravaged Rwanda’s population—has been given billions of dollars in Western aid. And yet, […]

4 Data Security Mistakes You Should Avoid Making

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Data security is of great importance whether you are a journalist, whistleblower, investigator or a small company. While most people know that they need to protect their data, few take it seriously. To help you out, here are some of the most common data security mistakes that many people make and how to avoid them: […]

You Are a Writer (So Start Acting Like One)

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Jetzt kaufen Becoming a writer begins with a simple but important belief: You are a writer; you just need to write. In You Are a Writer, Jeff Goins shares his own story of self-doubt and what it took for him to become a professional writer. He gives you practical steps to improve your writing, get […]

Technical Writing – What’s the Difference Between Business Writing and Technical Writing?

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There are a number of books, programs, and classes out there today offering to teach “technical writing.” Some of these are excellent; prepared by industry veterans who know what they’re doing. But some others are basically rehashing old “business writing” concepts and techniques under the guise of “technical writing.” “So what?” you may ask, which […]

Oh, What A Life

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Jetzt kaufen The four members of American Authors hail from the four corners of the country, but came together at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2006. They soon dropped out, moved into a small apartment in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, and started a band. American Authors bring their own influences and experiences to […]