Climate change ‘will drive food prices up’, Oxfam warns
Extreme weather is likely to push up food prices even more as climate change hits major crops worldwide, a major study by Oxfam has claimed.
Help To Buy scheme will drive house prices up
Government's Help To Buy scheme will have the reverse effect from what it set out to do and make home ownership less accessible by driving up prices.
EU approved ‘green’ petrol could drive up prices and leave cars damaged
BRITISH drivers have been warned that a new EU backed “green” petrol could leave millions with higher fuel costs and even damaged vehicles.
Find a place to eat or drink in your area that does not charge extra on public holidays.http://www.no-surcharge.co.nz/
I was at dinner with friends at Little Star last weekend, and we were splitting the check. "Looks like the health care surcharge here is 50 cents a person," said one of them, fingering the bill, and suddenly my mood flashed from cheese-stuffed and content to angry. It's been almost three years since the Healthy San Francisco initiative started up and these surcharges gradually started appearing. http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2010/05/after_two_years_why_are_we_sti.php
A Florida restaurant owner who runs 40 franchises of the Denny's restaurant chain has threatened to add a five percent surcharge to customers bills in an effort to combat Obamacare
‘HEALTH’ SURCHARGE IN SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANTS
Let’s add another fee onto a restaurant bill. If you haven’t heard, in San Francisco restaurants have added a ‘Health’ surcharge to cover the employers’ mandatory contribution to the City’s “Healthy San Francisco” health coverage system. Now their is a fear that this will spread like wild fire in the restaurant business. Do you agree with this extra fee? Would you eat or return to a restaurant that would add this charge to your bill? http://blogs.villagegreen.com/stlouis/2010/03/08/health-surcharge-in-san-francisco-restaurants/
8 restaurant surcharges that don't make sense - and 8 that do
Extra Charges I Just Don't Get
The first time I ate at Dylan Prime Steakhouse in New York I was floored to see that a meal - which could easily cost more than $100 a person - might also include a $3 extra charge for a sauce or special butter. That’s like charging extra for sprinkling Parmesan on your pizza. Or having salt on the table.
Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry make Tatler’s list of most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes http://www.fashionmagazine.com/society/2012/10/31/pippa-middleton-and-prince-harry-tatler-most-eligible/
WHAT MAKES YOU ELIGIBLE FOR A SCHOLARSHIP
This cheat sheet highlights the most popular scholarship eligibility characteristics. Print out a copy, and check the boxes to learn what exactly makes you eligible for some free money.https://www.saltmoney.org/content/media/Infographic/what-makes-you-eligible-for-a-scholarship/_/R-101-10761
ELIGIBLE CROSS BORDER AREA
Determined eligible co-operation area includes districts Burgas (including all 13 municipalities), Yambol (5 municipalities), and Haskovo (11 municipalities) on the Bulgarian side and the provinces Edirne and Kirklareli on the Turkish side. The Bulgarian eligible area in square km is 16 636.9 (14.99 % of the country’s territory) while on the Turkish side it is 12 396 sq. km. (1.58 % of the country’s territory). The common border stretches along 288 km with 3 currently operating border crossing points. The total population of co-operation area is 1 561 984 people (on Bulgarian side - 830 917 people, and on Turkish - 731 067 people). The cross border area is characterized by abundance of cultural, historical and natural resources.http://www.ipacbc-bgtr.eu/print.php?c=35&d=52&print=yes
BMW i3 Eligible for £5,000 OLEV Grant in the UK
Since BMW put so much hard work in developing the world's first true EV designed and built from the ground up for city use and to be fueled only by electricity, it was only natural that Governments around the world recognized it for what it is.
That's why, at the LCV2013 event, in Millbrook, UK, the country's Transport Minister, Norman Baker, confirmed that the BMW will be eligible for a £5,000 OLEV Government grant that will further reduce the cost of buying such a car.http://www.autoevolution.com/bmw-blog/bmw-i3-eligible-for-5000-olev-grant-in-the-uk-66390.html
Penguins "Fed Up" With Media Attention
Angry penguin named "Pete" seen rushing toward arriving scientists and ordering them to return home.
Fed up with Facebook Pages?
Recently, Facebook has been making some changes that have not been very popular with many brand Page administrators. Due to a change in their algorithm, posts on brand Pages on Facebook are not always being posted in a follower’s News stream.
I'm fed up with feeling ill
I have been taking levothyroxine for six months for my underactive thyroid.
After three months on 25mcg there was no improvement so it was put up to 50mcg, then 75mcg. My symptoms haven’t really improved since I was diagnosed.
I’m constantly tired, freezing cold, achy, my memory is terrible, my words get jumbled and my knees are like old ladies’ knees.
I’m feeling really low and fed up with feeling ill: I’m crying a lot. I went back to the doctor last week as I noticed my outer eyebrow had disappeared. She wasn’t sure if hair loss was a sign of an overactive thyroid, but she’s lowered my dose to 50mcg and put me on antidepressants which I’m reluctant to take.
Aberdeen sees plenty of downsides for Asian equities
There are still plenty of downsides for Asian equities despite attractive valuations, said Hugh Young, group head of equities at Aberdeen Asset Management.
What No One Talks About, The Downsides of Success
When you reach a certain point of success at a young age, you realize typical days don’t exist.
It’s a concept most college students and non-entrepreneurial folks can’t visualize. Days are supposed to be structured and identical to the next.
It gets lonely.
It doesn’t always feel that way, but when it hits. Damn. When you can rarely talk about yourself you sort of go crazy. You avoid it for several reasons. You don’t want anyone to feel bad and compare themselves to you. You also don’t know where the line between boasting and informing is. Sometimes it’s just difficult to explain anyway.
What usually happens if someone asks you, “what did you do today?”, is you wind up speechless because A) you don’t remember since you did so much, B) you know it’d take way too much explaining, or C) you can’t describe what you do without the other person having prior knowledge on the subject.
Four Downsides of Life Overseas and How to Deal with Them
Thursday 18th October 2012Sometimes living overseas can be challenging. Here are four of the biggest downsides of life overseas.
It’s all foreign
You feel like an outsider
You’re away from home
Lack of certainty about the future
9 Downsides to Consuming Alcohol
It is never a good idea to drink alcohol. A few times a year and a little bit is ok. But if you tend to binge drink or drink on a regular basis, it can do some serious damage to your health and body. Just like smoking, alcohol is more damaging to women than men. On top of the gender specific health reasons, there are other societal reasons as to why women should not drink too much.
1. Alcohol can affect your liver
2. Alcohol gives you a bad hangover the next day
3. You become more vulnerable
4. Society looks down on women who drink.
5. You get bags under your eyes
6. You have a bad breath soon after you drink
7. Men tend to look more handsome
8. You become a danger to yourself and others if you choose to drink and drive.
9. Drinking while pregnant can harm your unborn kid
4 tips to keep in good shape
The most effective way to remove stress and clear the mind is to begin to move. Movement makes your blood deliver oxygen throughout the body more quickly and after a short workout you will feel much better. It is advisable to go outside for this purpose, but you can just open the window – good fresh air invigorates.
To keep in good shape, you need to eat well. It is not so important what you eat, the main thing is that the food should be healthy and you should eat it each day at the same time.
The impact of music on human is known from ancient times and it can play an important role in your life. Listening to a few favorite songs can improve your inner state for a very long time – why not use this source of energy?
The fact that a thirst can bring you to the emotional and physical exhaustion is very well known. This fact can be used to keep your body in good shape. So if you feel tired – drink a glass of water, or even better take a shower. If you want to remove the fatigue of the day, the best way is to go for a swim in the pool.
By the way, energy drinks are absolutely useless in this purpose because they contain chemicals that quickly shake your body and just as quickly slow it down. In the end, such energy drinks will add more fatigue. Completely another thing is the everlasting natural energy drinks such as ginger tea.
Roger Federer in good shape for Australian OpenRoger Federer needed only 57 minutes to beat Carlos Moya in the Kooyong Classic as he began his final tune-up tournament for the Australian Open.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/tennis/rogerfederer/4241508/Roger-Federer-in-good-shape-for-Australian-Open.html
If you haven’t yet heard, the president has made some new proposals this week to boost the U.S. economy – one in particular to allow businesses to write off all of the investment they do in 2011.
“The proposal would allow businesses to deduct from their taxes through 2011 the full value of new equipment purchase, from computers to utility generators, to increase demand for goods and create jobs,” according to the New York Times.
How to Write Off Travel and Entertainment Expenses
Are you perplexed by the 13-page IRS guidelines for deducting travel and entertainment expenses?
How to Write Off T&E: Business Travel Expenses
If your business requires that you are away from home long enough to stay overnight, you are eligible for tax deductions related to this travel. For tax purposes, your home is your regular place of business, regardless of where you live. So if you work between Monday and Friday every week in New York, but fly home to Florida to be with your family on weekends, travel expenses like lodging and food in New York are not deductable.
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is, "What can I write off and what can't I write off in my business?" There is no simple answer to this question. Sometimes, it depends on whether you are incorporated or not, whether the asset use is strictly for business and so on and so forth. However, there are a few tips for write offs that I can pass along and share with you...http://www.e-galdesigns.com/apps/blog/
Tuition for the Full Day and After School programs are based on a sliding scale according to family income. We have a fixed number of places at reduced fee levels, which are made possible through outside funding. Qualified families can also receive tuition reduction through the New Haven School Readiness program (New Haven residents only) and/or Care 4 Kids program. Fees in the Morning Program are fixed according to the number of days a child is attending and are not subject to the Leila Day sliding fee scale but may qualify for tuition reduction through the programs mentioned above.
The purpose of our sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment; we want you to come in often enough to really get well and stay well!
The table below offers suggestions for what you might pay depending on your income; HOWEVER, we know that everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it. No questions asked!
All of our treatments are available on a sliding scale of $15-40 (please note there is an additional $10 paperwork fee for the first visit). No questions asked; we trust you to know how much you can afford! We accept cash, checks, and credit cards. We also carry a wide variety of inexpensive herbal remedies.http://www.yerbabuenaacupuncture.com/community-acupuncture/affordable-rates/
Are New York’s boutique fitness class prices out of control?
Exhale’s Core Fusion is one of the most expensive classes in the city, at $37 for a single class.
Today is a funny day for a conversation about pricey fitness, Jamie, a 35-year-old lawyer, tells me. “I’d signed up for one SoulCycle class in the morning and one class at night and was going to cancel one depending on my schedule, but I forgot to do it,” she explains. “So I ended up going twice in one day because I didn’t want to lose out on 30-something dollars!”
Australia's house prices are running out of control
If we're not careful, Melbourne and Sydney will become like London and Paris – places where the international super-rich grow their money while ordinary residents are priced out
Indian Food Prices Are Still Out Of Control
Economists say with inflation sustaining at levels the Reserve Bank of India believes aren't tolerable, another increase in monetary policy rates can't be ruled out.
Vegetable price inflation has been a major problem in India. And the cost of onions — a cooking staple in the country — has increased 322% due to a supply shortage.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/indian-inflation-hits-7-month-high-2013-10#ixzz2mVs0I3t7
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