7 Ways to Stop Aging in its Tracks

While being healthy overall is a goal for many, people also strive to keep a young appearance as they age . Fortunately, there are some great natural ways to slow or even reverse the aging process. Simply consuming or supplementing with turmeric/curcumin could be as beneficial as exercise in slowing aging, for example, while a single daily tablespoon of aloe vera has been shown to reverse aging. The best part? You can being to add these good habits to your anti-aging regime today. In addition to the above tips, here are 7 ways to stop aging in its tracks. •1. … Continue reading 7 Ways to Stop Aging in its Tracks

McDonald’s Sues Protesters for Rejecting the Fast Food Junk

“We’re doing this for your own protection.” Protesters with the Australian group BurgerOff are hearing a similar phrase from McDonald’s. The fast food giant is suing protestors who object to the birth of a new McDonald’s restaurant near an elementary school. What’s more, Mickey D’s (slang for McDonald’s) is saying that the lawsuit is for the protesters’ own protection. It isn’t clear what this protection is against, unless McDonald’s thinks they can protect people from good health. Nearly 100,000 people from Australia, mostly in the town of Tecoma, have signed a petition seeking to stop McDonald’s from building there. But … Continue reading McDonald’s Sues Protesters for Rejecting the Fast Food Junk

Movie violence may ‘provide teens with scripts for using guns’

Most parents rely on ratings to decide whether a film is appropriate for their children to watch, but a recent study shows that gun violence in PG-13 movies (age 13+) has surpassed that in R movies, which only admit those aged 17 and older. “Seeing guns in films might also provide youth with scripts for using guns,” the authors of the study ‘Gun Violence Trends in Movies’ warn. They analyzed 945 movies cherry-picked from the 30 top-grossing movies from 1950 to 2012. Trained coders identified the presence of violence in each five-minute film segment for half of the leading 30 … Continue reading Movie violence may ‘provide teens with scripts for using guns’

What crisis? Billionaires’ fortunes double since 2009

Amid talk of austerity measures, lost jobs and slashed wages, the super-rich seem super-resistant, with their wealth doubling since the financial crisis, adding $226 billion to their wealth in the last year alone. The Wealth X and UBS Billionaire Census 2013 makes for sobering reading, in that it seems to confirm many peoples’ suspicions that the financial crisis, while a nightmare for so many, has actually been a windfall for the world’s richest. To better grasp the vast wealth of the ultra-high net-worth individuals (UHNW), their combined fortunes are now greater than the GDP of any country aside from the … Continue reading What crisis? Billionaires’ fortunes double since 2009

Australia in Afghanistan: Longest war draws to a ‘bittersweet’ end after 12 years

Australian soldiers are obliged to adopt a never-too-hard attitude, conditioned by history and training to stick with the fight against all odds. All very Gallipoli – right up to that moment of withdrawal. Now, after 12 years in Afghanistan, with 40 fatalities, 260 serious injuries, and more than $7.5 billion spent, the obvious conclusion is that it was too hard. When Prime Minister Tony Abbott joined Australian forces at their Uruzgan base in October, he defined the moment as “bittersweet” – the conflict trailing to its conclusion not in victory or defeat but with, “we hope, an Afghanistan that is … Continue reading Australia in Afghanistan: Longest war draws to a ‘bittersweet’ end after 12 years

Australia Spies On its Own Citizens

The security state is collecting intelligence on a scale never seen before Through rapid technology advances, Australia’s security apparatus has grown to an Orwellian scale, not at the design of any elected government but something the Australian bureaucracy has been forthright in promoting. The executive branch of government has only superficial control over the system. It is fully integrated with the NSA apparatus, which immediately brings up sovereignty issues – not about a country’s sovereignty over land, but over knowledge. Through technology and its innovative applications, the concept of privacy has been reframed to the point where anything a person … Continue reading Australia Spies On its Own Citizens

Greek Supreme Court puts sharia law before civil law

The Greek Supreme Court has annulled the last will and testament of a deceased Greek Muslim man as it was not compliant with sharia law. The decision overturns the rights of Greek minority Muslims in Thrace to prepare wills under Greek civil law. Demeter Simeonidou, a Muslim man that lived in Thrace, had prepared his will in accordance with Greek civil law, leaving all his assets to his wife. The will was challenged by the deceased man’s sister who claimed a share of his assets, claiming that the Islamic law of succession does not recognize the right of a Muslim … Continue reading Greek Supreme Court puts sharia law before civil law

Study predicts Australia will lose 40% mining construction jobs

A new study by research company BIS Shrapnel predicts big winners and big losers for the Australian mining industry. Australia’s number one metals and minerals customer China is experiencing a marked economic slowdown and Australian giants like Rio Tinto (LON:RIO) and BHP Billiton (LON:BHP) are cutting back on large capex projects and taking a sledgehammer to costs. The Brisbane Times quotes BIS Shrapnel Infrastructure and mining unit senior manager Adrian Hart as saying Australian mining would “continue to be challenged by lower commodity prices and a high Australian dollar:” “As such, they are going to extraordinary lengths to cut back … Continue reading Study predicts Australia will lose 40% mining construction jobs

Rising number of Americans see China as dominant world power in 2020

Over the past year, I have heard a lot about how the Chinese real estate market was in a bubble and ready to collapse, similar to the state of the U.S. real estate market in 2008. Anti-Chinese real estate pundits were saying to sell. “Chinese companies are crooks,” was a common theme and the communist regime there was not to be trusted by anyone, especially Americans, according to these talking heads. While I do believe China has its issues and faults (heck, we all do!), the opportunity there for growth investors cannot be ignored; the country will continue to become … Continue reading Rising number of Americans see China as dominant world power in 2020