Powers rise and fall. With regularity, we find ways to try and stay on top. Fortunately for you, a long time ago people started to study power and some of the components of what makes it work. One of the ways is currency.
In this Knowledge to Action infographic, we learn about the Forex Market, from its “humble beginnings” to its’ incredible success today.
As early as the 7th Century, metal coins became the physical means of making transactions. Flash-forward to 1879, the U.S. used what was known as the Gold Standard and Bretton Woods as a way of making sure prices were relative to that of another currency. However, they came to be seen as inefficient and ended in 1971.
With the creation of computers and the World Wide Web, trading money and goods became commonplace and that much easier for consumers to interact with. In 1989, the Forex market was profiting $620 billion! In 10 years that nearly doubled, jumping into the trillions.
The system adapts to whichever currency is worth the most and encourages the trading of other currency. Knowledge to Action finds that as much as $5.3 trillion can be traded daily. This is far more than what Wall Street can do in a month!
In an ever changing world with increasing interconnectedness, making an income that also brings an international experience is right at your fingertips. To learn more, visit knowledgetoaction.com.au/ to learn how you can hop onto the global market. [Knowledge To Action]
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I can confidently say I survived my college years with a pretty solid GPA in four years. Don’t get me wrong. I tried to like coffee; the warm aroma and fun little Keurig K-cups really tempted me towards the dark side. It’s just that coffee never sat well with me. As a naturally hyper-active person, coffee seemed to just exemplify my energy and anxiety, while continuing to leave my body exhausted.
Thankfully, I came across black tea and all of its glory. Sure, it tastes like dirty water, but after a few squirts of honey, and a tad bit of milk, I can drink it to snap out of the early morning blues. Real talk though: black tea has completely transformed my life. It gives me all of the energy coffee promises, without the jitters or bad breath. Today’s infographic totally understands my obsession with tea by reminding everyone of its benefits, and I’m fan-girling all over the different tea brands. I actually haven’t heard of half of these brands, so I have something to look forward to during these upcoming months. Try switching your usual cup of coffee for a mug of black or green tea this week. It might take a while, but I’m confident that you’ll see some positive results! [via]
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For anything to change, it has to start at home. You have to be responsible for the upkeep of healthy habits and set yourself up for success. This all applies when you start readying your house to withstand natural disasters.
We aren’t all susceptible to the same kinds of natural disasters. First, you should check what kinds of natural disasters your area is prone to. From there, you can start to focus on what you and your house need when facing disaster. If your area is frequented by hurricanes, make sure you have your patio furniture put away. And if you are often in earthquakes, make sure your appliances and heavy furniture are secured.
Once you have ‘policed’ your area, you should look into insurance because as much as we like to be in control, things are regularly out of our hands. Make sure you are familiar with the condition of your property and document its current status and educate yourself about how your existing plan works for you. Organize your information and safeguard it in case of emergency. Ensure that you are properly insured and informed about your coverage and about the realities of natural disasters.
In this infographic, HouseLogic, a website for homeowners from the National Association of REALTORS®, shows just how damaging these natural phenomena can be, and how to make sure you and your home are ready. Disaster can take place anywhere and at any time. When it does, will you be prepared? [HouseLogic.com]
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Because they’re made from an animal’s horn, duh. That is cooler than any other material used for jewelry. I mean, I feel as though I needn’t explain further why you should wear horn earrings, but for the sake of a full 200 – 250 word article, I will continue.
Typically, bone and horn jewelry comes from the Asian water buffalo. Basically, these animals are used in the same way their distant relatives were by the Native Americans: every last bit of every blood-dripping organ is used. These water buffalo provide labor, milk, meat, leather, and awesome jewelry.
Earrings that are made from horns are usually black, but can vary resulting in shades of dark brown to a lighter amber. Bone jewelry is white, but each and every piece – whether bone or horn – is unique and specific, which makes them all the more special. The jewelry is crafted in a safe, responsible manner and is not chemically treated, insuring that you are receiving an organic and “green” product. However, the only downside is if you choose to wear plugs, installing them in your freshly stretched lobes can cause infection, because the porous material absorbs moisture from the healing skin.
Bone and horn jewelry is also susceptible to splintering, but slap some coconut oil on there and you should be good. When cleaning, never leave it soaking in water. Simply clean with mild soap and water, and you’ll be set.
Anyway, those are all great reasons to choose bone and horn jewelry, but honestly, it’s bone and horn jewelry. That’s the best reason of all. Do this, and your name will find its way onto my list of cool folks. [BandaruOrganics]
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In today’s cyber-world, identity theft is probably one of the most terrifying and unfortunate things that can happen to you. But how exactly does identity theft affect you? What are the ramifications of having your identity stolen? Let’s find out.
When I was a freshman in college, a friend of mine signed up for a credit card through his bank in order to begin building credit. Halfway through freshman year, he had his identity stolen. So not only was his identity stolen, but everything that comes along with one’s identity, such as car insurance, medical records, driver’s license, and social security info (which means they can get loans in your name).
Getting your identity stolen really blows, this much is obvious. In order to avoid that happening, you have to know the methods for stealing an identity. People posing as a census worker or mining social media profiles are two of the main ways. Do not give your information to people at your door, and set your social media profiles to private. You will probably never have your identity stolen, but it never hurts to know the facts. [araggroup.com]