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My 9 to 5 | Ashley Madekwe, Actress

“No day is ever the same on a TV set. And you don’t always find yourself with as much time to prepare as you might like. We’re usually busy shooting one episode whilst the next episode is being written, so we don’t get the scripts very far in advance. Shooting television can be an intense process…” read more >

7 Micro-Influencers to Follow on Instagram

There’s been a lot of talk about micro-influencers recently, as brands have slowly started to notice that Instagram accounts with smaller followings tend to be more valuable than those with hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of fans. And, with that in mind, here are 7 micro-influencers to follow on Instagram ASAP… read more >

My 9 to 5: Joanne Crosby, Ophthalmologist For Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

“When I was living in the Philippines travel was just a dream to me. But through my work with Orbis I’ve realised the world is not as big and unreachable as we imagine. For me, the most rewarding thing is knowing that I have friends in every part of the world – even in Syria, where we worked before the war began. When I first started out in my career I often felt inferior, and like I wasn’t good enough. But I’ve since realised we’re all human, and ultimately we’re all the same.” read more >

My 9 to 5: Eddie Harrop, Bag Designer

“In 2012 I moved to Vietnam. I went out there because of my ex-boyfriend’s job. The boyfriend didn’t last but I was determined to stay, even if I had just been dumped and was feeling heartbroken. To earn a living I opened a shop showcasing the best young, local designers. The shop had quite an eclectic feel and sold incredible clothes, but I knew I wanted to add accessories. There’s an amazing entrepreneurial spirit in Saigon, and you have incredible access to materials and craft. So I drew upon my styling experience and designed a range of bags to put in my shop.” read more >