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What My Snowboarding Gear Consists Of

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When I first started snowboarding, it was a completely new activity to me. I remember how unfamiliar everything was, and how awkward I felt. One of the problems that I definitely faced was what to bring and wear/use. A lot of items were very new to me, and I didn’t know my preferences, nor what to look out for when buying something. For most items, I had to buy several different kinds before I found something that I liked. Eventually,

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5 Crucial Reasons Why I Snowboard, And You Should Too

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When I was running my business, I didn’t have much time to pursue any hobbies or interests on a consistent basis. Much of my time was spent on the business, since there was always something that could be worked on. My work consumed me, and I justified it because I was improving my career, and besides, it was better to spend time on my work than on idle and negative activities. It was only after the business got acquired that

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How I Started a Business With Just $115

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Before I started my first business in 2002, I was a freelancer who did website design — which was another way of saying that I was a student trying to make money designing websites for companies. I had no business nor company, but that was a plus point for some businesses. They were willing to work with freelancers like myself because we could charge them a lower fee as a result. There are risks for businesses to work with freelancers

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I Didn’t Understand Money, And I Paid The Price

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I had a 2-month internship at Microsoft once when I was much younger. It paid me around SGD350 a month (or about USD250). I knew it was a very low-paying job, but I was a student, and it was the going rate. It didn’t become clear just how low-paying it was though, until I went out for a nice dinner with my friends. The mains at the restaurant cost about SGD35. It struck me that it would cost me quite

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I Became a Millionaire at 33 And It Was A Disappointment

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I’ve heard hitting the magical 7-figures mark is a goal of many. It was mine, too, for many years, until I finally did it and got to having a million dollars in my bank account. It was an extremely long process though, because it came about when the business that I co-founded and grew for 17 years got acquired, and I walked away a millionaire. For context, I came from a low/middle income family. My parents dropped out of school

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How To Solve: Dell XPS Suddenly Showing Low Disk Space Warnings

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I have a Dell 13-inch XPS 9370 that I bought in June 2018. After a Windows 10 update, I suddenly got repeated “Low Disk Space” warning messages on drive D:, which I didn’t create. After Googling, I found the solution. It turns out that this new drive D: is the recovery drive, and is not meant to have a drive letter. So the fix is to remove the drive letter and the annoying “Low Disk Space” warning messages will stop.

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Short One-Pager Book Summary of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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A shepherd boy in Andalusia experiences a recurring dream about a hidden treasure at the Egyptian pyramids. He meets an old gypsy woman, who tells him he must follow his dream as this is his Personal Legend, and in return, give her ten percent of the treasure. The shepherd boy is comfortable with his life, and is uncertain about taking this risk. He meets a mysterious old man next, who tells him that it is a person’s duty to fulfill

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