The Art Of Body Modification Branding

Through the years, man has unceasingly found ways to express their innate creativity and uniqueness. This is evident in many works of art collected throughout the years. However, such ingenuity is not only confined in crafts, sculptures, and paintings. Some people have literally made their own body as their canvas! These people are not only content of admiring art pieces; they made themselves the living and breathing artwork. This is mainly because some people find extreme satisfaction on being different from the rest or getting the kind of attention they unabashedly seek. Hence, this gave birth to the art of body modification.

The art of modifying the human body was already practiced centuries ago in native tribes as a way of making themselves look more attractive for their mate. It has taken a lot of form, such as body tattoo, piercing and interestingly body modification branding. The latter is unquestionably an extreme art form since it requires burning a part of the skin to create a permanent scar.

Body modification branding or otherwise known as scarification have earlier been used in burning identifying marks on livestock. Centuries ago. Greeks used it as a popular form of punishment for slaves and fugitives. Law offenders are branded on their forehead as a blatant sign of condemnation and to intentionally spur social disdain and disgrace. However, this barbaric act was later banned since it violates the human rights act and is deemed to be an extreme penalty to bear for most people.

Nowadays, body modification branding still exists in some sectors of society. No longer as a severe form of castigation but as a voluntary mark of association to a certain group. This practice is quite common in fraternities and organized crime groups. The scar apparently becomes their official membership mark of some sort. Some people use the body modification branding as a right of passage, especially for people who are aspiring to be a member of an exclusive group.

The body modification branding actually has two methods: the strike, where the artist will use a piece of metal to burn the skin repeatedly and the cautery, which uses a cautery pen to make a permanent scar on the skin. Both produce similar results and the scar is something the person will bear for the rest of his life. People who practice branding would claim it is a freestyle form of art, but a lot of people think otherwise. To the eyes of many, it is still a callous act that should no longer be practiced in this modern age.

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Money Flows Like Water

Money is an uncountable noun. The best thing you can do is count units of money. And every nation has a different name for those units and they are valued relatively to a particular unit’s buying power at home and it’s buying power after conversion somewhere else. And this value is always changing. In other words, we all have a pretty good idea (at least we think we have a pretty good idea) of what money does, but the fact remains that money is completely relative to a extraordinarily complex set of factors, among those including political and economic ones. In a simple sense, diamonds are only valuable because they are rare, and gold (which used to be used as money) was like that as well. But now hardly anyone knows what exactly is determining the value of money- even the economists don’t know.

So how then is money like water? Because most of us have a very simplistic and narrow view of money, and in general, the more you have, the better. But money, like water, always has to go somewhere, doesn’t it? You can, I suppose, accumulate it and keep it, like a water reservoir, in a big bank account for future use. But water evaporates into thin air and so does money (through inflation or economic voodoo spells), so you either must then invest it and make money off your money (which is always risky in one way or another) or spend it ahead of inflation. In any case, if you’re not in the business of making more and more money, (if you’re on a fixed income) money can become a very difficult paradigm to figure out.

I don’t have to worry about that at the moment, though I do find that position enviable (well, a more or less fixed income- I’d like to deal in goods rather than work for cash). But right now my bankbook reads like a riverbed in an extreme environment of a monthly flash floods, immediately followed by a month long drought. Money flows in, I pay all the bills, and there’s nothing left to save. So the nation of me is very water poor.

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Finding A Franchise Operating Partner

When people consider investing in a franchise opportunity, they often envision all the benefits of owning their own business. However, those early months of getting a franchise off the ground can be stressful and require long hours and some skills a franchisee may not have. In this case, it is often worthwhile to consider finding an operating partner.

Finding a franchising partner is not an easy task and should not be done with haste. Unit owners will want to engage a talented individual with skills that complement their own. For example, an owner fresh out of college should look for an individual with experience in the field, explains Franchising.com. But even those business veterans with 20-plus years of experience can benefit from a partner with a significant business background.

There are three strategies the Web site suggests franchisees consider when seeking an operating partner. First, unit owners should make sure any business individual they decide to team up with shares the same goals and objectives for the franchise unit. One way to get a feel for individuals’ motives is to ask prospective partners about their business and personal philosophies, the hours they are willing to work in the beginning stages and if they are interested in long-term growth.

An operational partner should also possess complementary skills – unit owners should not seek clones of themselves. To begin determining what attributes and experiences the franchise could benefit from, owners will need to take an honest look at their own skill set. The Web site suggests considering areas such as marketing, managing, finances/accounting, customer service and technology. However, franchisees should also examine their own personality type, demeanor and operating and managing style.

‘You’ll want to identify the areas where you are strongest and feel most confident. Now, look for a partner that can fill the gap in the places where you are not as strong. Working together, you’ll form a well-rounded management team,’ Franchising.com writes.

Finally, franchisees should look for partners with a good understanding of the local market, including people, places and other factors. Deep market knowledge can aid a franchise in everything from site selection to marketing. This is particularly important if a franchisee is relatively new to the area – someone with good local knowledge will be able to help the unit attract employees and customers as well as work with local vendors and suppliers.

Once a franchisee has found an operating partner, he or she should make sure to create boundaries and job responsibilities to avoid conflict and tension when business inevitably becomes stressful. One technique the Web site suggests is designating a third party to help make decisions when partners hit a logjam.

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Tips for Investing in the Emerging Market

It is fair to assume that seasoned investors know about the emerging market. They know that the potential for great returns is there, and they also know that this great return usually comes at a high risk. The emerging market describes the economies of developing countries, such as China, Russia, and Brazil. It also includes other countries in Asia and South America, together with countries in Africa.

Given the high risk status, these tips have been written with a view to help you invest wisely into the emerging market.

The Long Term: An investment into the emerging market should be made with at least one eye on the future. If you are looking for a quick return from your investment then many financial advisors will advise against the emerging market.
If you were investing in America in 1920s, over 40 years you would have gained a substantial return. You would also have seen prices hitting the floor. This scenario has been likened to the emerging market. Yes, you should make a good return but it may take a while before it is realised.

Ask questions, receive answers: Advice is essential for any kind of investment, and it is especially prudent for the emerging market given the high risk nature. Many investors ask questions of banks, financial advisers and other institutions which seems like a good idea on the surface. Though knowledgeable, there is a tendency to make all the decisions on your behalf even though you are more than capable of doing so. This, as you have probably guessed is all done for a fee which you pay for.

There are some financial companies however, which are just as knowledgeable in fields such as the emerging market, but let the commonsense decisions be made by your commonsense. Most peoples commonsense charges 0% commission. When you look for advice, try and find a company that is both knowledgeable about the emerging market and is happy to only step in when needed.

Return vs Risk: The emerging market is an area of high risk for investors, but the allure is obviously high return. To make an emerging market investment more viable and to offset the risk, a financial portfolio should be comprised of investments in many areas, and not just one. This helps to offset risk of investing as if one area fails the other areas take the hit and hopefully perform better.

To offset the risk further finding a good fund manager is essential. This often becomes a question of faith especially in the emerging market. As mentioned previously, the better fund managers have enough faith in their ability not to make as much commission as possible through trumping an investors common sense.

Areas which are tipped for emerging market investment are currently China, Russia, and Brazil. Speak to your fund manager however, as they have a better ear to the ground and subsequently will be able to offer better advice.

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Small Text Loans- Smart Technology Supports You To Get Instant Money

Instant Confirmation of approval is really a big deal under any conventional money lending alternative of UK finance market. You cannot rely on any orthodox financial support when it comes to get the cash in a quickest fashion. In fact, its various time consuming formalities such as faxing or documentations among others become the cause of delay. So, immediate approval is just like a white elephant to whom lots of people would love to see, but actually it does not exist. But, your desire of getting the money quickly can receive a positive outcome as market has an option in the form of Small text loans.

Just use your finger tips to type the message and send the money lender. It is a starting of registration process. You only need to mention your various personal details such as name, age, address, job profile, salary among others in the sms. It would be enough for you and within few minutes you would receive the sms from money lender and it contains a code which you would have to e-mail to your lender. Following up these simple activities and your registration gets confirmed. The next step is verification under which all your mentioned details are scanned carefully. It really satisfies the business needs of money lender as he cannot take any decision regarding you approval without checking the credibility of these facts. So, it is all in your hands. You do not have to provide anything which does not relate you. It certainly makes your profile impressive and after the assessment money lender transfers the money in your bank account.

The draft of Small text loans is a finest example of brilliant marketing. This is why various money lending companies are dealing under it. After all, who can ignore the liking of common people? If this credit option has become the most vital one for them, then it is not surprising because it secures their comforts variously.

Despite of poor credit history, if defaulters and insolvents can live with the hope of borrowing the money then it has becomes possible due to its flexible and exclusive traits. Under this particular financial help, money lender does not take any decision on the basis of their past. Their current financial status is all what they consider. If they find them worthy towards timey repayment then it becomes a substantial point for the lender to approve their loan.

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Day Trading – Is Forex Easier To Trade Than Stock Market Indices

There are many professional day traders out there who focus all their efforts on trading a particular instrument, whether it’s a currency pair or a stock market index. I personally have attempted to trade both in the past so I can speak from experience when I say that in general it is much easier to trade forex.

The main reason why is because when you trade one of the major currency pairs you can usually concentrate purely on technical analysis. In other words when you trade the intraday charts you can trade the forex pairs around pivot points and areas of support and resistance because the price movements can be quite predictable. However when you trade stock indices such as the FTSE 100 or the Dow Jones, for instance, the price movements are not always so predictable.

That’s obviously because these indices are made up of various different stocks and they don’t always rise and fall in tandem with each other. Yes you may get some days when all the constituents trade higher or lower, but most of the time certain sectors will be strong, whilst others may be flat or trading lower. Plus there are often occasions when individual stocks release some news concerning their company and as a result the share price moves independently of the wider market.

As a result of all this, you don’t always get as many predictable bounces off key support and resistance levels, for example, as you do when you trade the major forex pairs. Therefore they are much harder to trade with any confidence because you can never be sure of how the price will react around these key levels.

Another point worth making is that when you trade forex you can pretty much guarantee that you will have a large trading range for many of the most popular currency pairs, such as the GBP/USD, EUR/USD and GBP/JPY pairs, for any given trading day. The same cannot be said for the various stock market indices, however, because there are some days when the FTSE 100, and even the Dow Jones, will trade within a very narrow trading range.

So the point I want to get across is that on the whole it’s a lot easier to day trade the forex markets than the stock market indices. They respond very well to technical analysis, whether it’s fibonacci levels, pivot points, or simply trend lines and basic levels of support and resistance, whereas the same cannot always be said about the indices because of how they are derived.

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Spawn Bank Accounts could solve world hunger

The problem as I see it is that trying to raise funds to try and stop world hunger is somewhat a futile endeavor. Not that it is not worthwhile cause, but that the way the funds are allocated and used are not correctly utilized or implemented. The funds are not even replenished correctly in my point of view.

The Solution
What if donations are collected and saved in a bank account and not touched by anyone. But instead use the interest to spawn new bank accounts and use the interest from those spawned accounts to help fight world hunger. The idea is to use the strength and weakness of currencies as an advantage. .

Step 1
Create a main bank account in a country with the strongest currency. Then obtain, request, and save funds into this bank account. But most importantly never withdraw money from this account, only use the interest earned from this account for step 2. Hopefully the funds in this main account will be large enough for this to work, maybe an amount above 1 Billion would be sufficient. Then, in the same country with the strongest currency create bank accounts for every country to be used in Step 2. Also create bank accounts locally in the selected countries to be used in Step 3.

Step 2
Every month transfer interest earned from the main bank account into a selected countries bank account. Then select another country for the next month. Then if all countries had been given interest from the main account, create a new cycle of selection.

Step 3
Every month transfer interest earned from the countries bank account from the strong currency into a selected country’s bank locally. Then use the money in this local bank account to feed the people in the selected country. Remember that money is transferred from a strong currency, and because of this more money will be available to feed the people – Hopefully.

Additional notes:
If 5 Billion could be saved/raised, then the interest could be split monthly between 5 countries.
If 10 Billion could be saved/raised, then the interest could be split monthly between 10 countries.
Thus the more money could be raised/saved, the faster the benefits will be seen.

Author Bio:
N.G van der Westhuizen is a software developer currently working on an open source Lotto database application.

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Items That A Home Based Life Coach Can Deduct At Tax Time

Below are 19 common deductions for someone working from home (as over 90% of coaches do).

Working from home has many advantages. For one you are able to organizing and arrange your time based on what works best for you and your family. If you work best in the morning then you are able to schedule your most important calls and computer work then, observing a more relaxed schedule in the afternoons.

Have fun and enjoy spending your income on deductible related expenses. I like to spend my money on coaching and life improvement or success books, and on coach training materials or programs.

Keep track of your receipts and easily enter the numbers into your accounting books. After you have entered it in, mark the receipt as “entered” and store it in an appropriately labeled envelope. (“June Outgoing” for example.)

As a coach working from home, what can I deduct?

1. A portion of air conditioning, electricity, heat, and water.
2. A portion of your house insurance or renters insurance.
3. A portion of your rent or mortgage can be deductible if you have a space that is dedicated to the use of your home office.
4. Bank account, check cashing and check replacement fees.
5. Books related to coaching, life change, marketing, business, taxes, bookkeeping, success, self help, weight loss, health, psychology.
6. Cleaning supplies. This includes waste baskets, cloths, and floor cleaners etc.
7. Computer parts/ supplies.
8. Salaries: general employees, assistants, secretaries, receptionists, accountants, bookkeepers.
9. Interest on any business related borrowing you did, though for a home coaching business it is rarely necessary to borrow to start your business. This would include credit card interest as well.
10. Internet.
11. Mail related items: stamps, envelopes, gas used to mail the letter.
12. Maintenance and repairs including waste and snow removal.
13. Office furniture.
14. Office supplies.
15. Phone.
16. Printer parts/ supplies.
17. Security system.
18. Software.
19. Training. (Coaching or business related.)

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Good Ways To Pick License Money Lender Malaysia

A lot of people look ahead to surviving in their own homes. Sadly, may possibly not be always easy for us to get a home that comes at a high price. In that situation, obtaining a lower rate personal loan or housing loan from your respected loan provider could be a good plan.
Nonetheless, prior to deciding to contact any mortgage lender, getting specifics of certain issues is important. This will help to adopt informed decision about housing or lower rate personal loan Malaysia.

1.Define the property type that you would prefer to acquire the loan. Finding out this matter is important due to the fact some lenders offer loans for all sorts of properties, although some follow certain property types-such as readymade homes and even properties which can be being built.

2.Get hold of your selected creditors to obtain information regarding loan eligibility criteria. For optimum results, decide on a license money lender Malaysia who gives you lower interest rate loan. This kind of strategy will assist you to meet your goals, without having getting you under financial pressure.

3.2 kinds of interest levels are available for borrowed capital. Such as floating and fixed. Typically, the set rate continues to be the same during tenure of the loan. Nonetheless, sometimes, the fixed rate may possibly change, after having a certain reason for time. To keep secure and safe, enquire about your best loan provider regarding it. Should you be intending to choose floating interest rate, make certain that floating rate of one’s selected provider possesses a downward trend during the last few years.

4.Some providers charge applicants using a non-refundable fee for screening personal or home loan application. Weigh it up that paying this fee will not ensure acquiring the loan.

5.Aside from the processing fee, you might need to pay extra fee, in case you want to switch your interest plan. To accept the right decision, obtain your loan provider to offer right information. This may provide you with satisfaction.

Getting information regarding these complaints before submitting your loan application is needed you in financial planning and enable you to moderate your expenses. For optimum results, choose a license money lender Malaysia who is aware of your financial requirements and supplies you with sensible and flexible lower interest rate loan.

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Seeking Professional Help for Home Loan Modification

Everyone who experiences problems with paying their mortgage are advised to seek for professional help and apply for a home loan modification. Once your application is approved by your lender or the bank, you will have the capability to modify your terms in order to make it more favorable for you. This method is said to be the best way to deal with mortgage problems, and is rapidly becoming popular because of its effectiveness.

If you are looking for a home loan modification, you can search the Internet and look for online quotes provided by accredited companies. Using the details that you have provided, you will be sent to financial services who dedicated in helping people like you to ease the burdens of their mortgages. You can also ask the help of a licensed modified loan attorney. He will be asking a few questions regarding your finances, and after careful examinations, he will be giving you advices regarding your application for a home loan modification.

Applications for a modified loan are often times approved, especially if you seek professional help. However, you need to understand that having a professional to help you with your application doesn’t guarantee that you will get a home loan modification. There are several factors that are being considered for an application and you should be aware of these things if you are serious about clearing off your mortgage.

When looking for professional help online, you should always look for testimonials and feedback of previous clients, because this will help you determine whether a particular company is really capable of helping you solve your financial problems. You can also check forums and blogs that are dedicated to this topic; because these websites will help you learn more about this method.

Filing bankruptcy should never be included in your options when you are dealing with your mortgage. Aside from the risk of losing your property, you will also ruin your good credit rating, which will prevent you from taking out loans in the future. There are a lot of methods that you can use, and home loan modification program is one of them.

For detailed facts and essential tips about how you can be approved for a home loan modification, visit this simple, easy to understand loan modification guide and resource:

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