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Posted: July 12, 2016 at 5:33 am
This is a place for people who are or want to become Financially Independent (FI), which means not having to work for money.
Before proceeding further, please read the Rules & FAQ.
Financial Independence is closely related to the concept of Early Retirement/Retiring Early (RE) – quitting your job/career and pursuing other activities with your time. This subreddit deals primarily with Financial Independence, but additionally with some concepts around “RE”.
At its core, FI/RE is about maximizing your savings rate (through less spending and/or higher income) to achieve FI and have the freedom to RE as fast as possible. The purpose of this subreddit is to discuss FI/RE strategies, techniques, and lifestyles no matter if you’re retired or not, or how old you are.
FI/RE is about:
Discovering and achieving life goals: What would I do with my life if I didn’t have to work for money?”
Simplifying and redesigning your lifestyle to reduce spending. Your wants and needs aren’t written in stone, and less spending is powerful at any income level.
Working to increase your income and income streams with projects, side-gigs, and additional effort
Striving to save a large percentage (generally more than 50%) of your income to accelerate achieving FI
Investing to make your money work for you, and learning to manage/optimize those investments for the unique nature of FI/RE
FI/RE is NOT about:
Gaining wealth for the purpose of excessive consumption
Taking the slow road, or the traditional road to retirement
Becoming financially independent requires hard work and a healthy attitude towards money, but also a degree of privilege. When participating on this subreddit, please be mindful of the ways in which you are lucky.
Please read the FAQ and Rules above, then feel free to share your journey or ask for advice!
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Posted: April 14, 2015 at 9:45 pm
IMAGE:The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published online with Open Access options and in print. The Journal provides observational, clinical, and scientific… view more
Credit: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers
New Rochelle, NY, April 14, 2015–Malaria is a critical health problem in West Africa, where traditional medicine is commonly used alongside modern healthcare practices. An herbal remedy derived from the roots of a weed, which was traditionally used to alleviate malarial symptoms, was combined with leaves and aerial portions from two other plants with antimalarial activity, formulated as a tea, and eventually licensed and sold as an antimalarial phytomedicine. The fascinating story and challenges behind the development of this plant-based treatment are presented in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website until May 14, 2015.
Dr. Merlin Willcox (University of Oxford, U.K.), Dr. Zphirin Dakuyo (Phytofla, Banfora, Burkina Faso), and coauthors discuss the antimalarial and pharmacological properties of the herbal medication derived from Cochlospermum planchonii (a shrubby weed known as N’Dribala), Phyllanthus amarus, and Cassia alata. The authors provide a unique historical perspective in describing the early evaluation, development, and production of this phytomedicine. They present the ongoing research and challenges in scaling up cultivation and harvesting of the plants and in production of the final product. The article also describes other traditional uses of the medication, such as to treat hepatitis.
About the Journal
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine is a monthly peer-reviewed journal published online with Open Access options and in print. The Journal provides observational, clinical, and scientific reports and commentary intended to help healthcare professionals and scientists evaluate and integrate therapies into patient care protocols and research strategies. Complete tables of content and a sample issue may be viewed on The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine website.
About the Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers is a privately held, fully integrated media company known for establishing authoritative peer-reviewed journals in many promising areas of science and biomedical research, including Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Medical Acupuncture, and Journal of Medicinal Food. Its biotechnology trade magazine, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN), was the first in its field and is today the industry’s most widely read publication worldwide. A complete list of the firm’s 80 journals, books, and newsmagazines is available on the Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers website.
Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.
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Antimalarial tea — from herbal remedy to licensed phytomedicine
Posted: April 2, 2015 at 5:43 am
A summary of MEX, March 2015
Change is a fickle notion which plays with our perception of time. In digital, at least, it is characterised by the very human tendency to over-estimate short term impact and under-estimate long term meaning. At the 15th edition of MEX, an initiative and event now in its 10th year, we found ourselves in search of techniques which can enhance digital user experience in the present and trends which might result in significant, long-term change. Through its own longevity, MEX has become well suited to this type of exploration by drawing on a useful depth of prescience and learning from its fair share of misguided hopes.
Our title for the 2 days was ‘Under the skin of user experience’, hosted by Marek Pawlowski, founder of MEX, and Andrew Muir Wood. It was a theme which spoke of our desire to go beyond paying lip service to the importance of UX and actually advance the art of user-centred methodologies. At the same time, it asked a second question: how is the human relationship with digital technologies changing as they get physically closer to our skin in the form of wearables and, indeed, become fully woven into the fabric of our lives – at first metaphorically and, perhaps in time, physically too.
Marek Pawlowski, founder of MEX, (right) and Andrew Muir Wood (left)
Setting out on this path with the eclectic crowd of investors, strategists, developers and designers required a shared assumption: the term ‘mobile’ no longer simply describes a class of devices, but rather an attitude of mind that technology is something which accompanies and surrounds us, and in some cases, now moves itself without human intervention in the form of robots and artificial intelligence.
Opening creative exercise by Think with Things
We were conscious that progress would only be made on novel themes like this if participants embraced novel ways of thinking. It was for that reason that the audience arrived for the first session to find a room empty of chairs and absent of the usual screen of projected slides. In their place, the Think with Things team had laid out thousands of objects, and a series of questions inviting people to use the materials they found to solve challenges linked to the event themes. The atmosphere in the room was fascinating to watch: a large group of people who’d never met each other, suddenly confronted with a shared experience of an unexpected and, initially, uncomfortable scenario: all the traditional conventions of a conference room were missing.
Drawn to the glow of an old-fashioned OHP
After a couple of minutes, the first brave souls began to investigate the objects and their enthusiasm was infectious. Within 5 minutes, the whole room was buzzing with participants collecting, sorting, sharing and using the objects individually and in groups to address the various challenges at stations around the room. One zone employed an old-fashioned overhead projector to create shadow maps on the wall. Participants found this particularly compelling and its glow drew nearly everyone least once during the session, as they considered how physical objects could be used to interface with virtual worlds.
Isobel Demangeat (right) and Julie Anne Gilleland (left) of Think with Things
A summary of MEX, March 2015
Posted: March 29, 2015 at 8:48 pm
Learning from Traditional Societies
An expert discusses his study of traditional native societies, which shows how human genetics have not adapted to change.
By: Radio Health Journal
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Learning from Traditional Societies – Video
Posted: March 5, 2015 at 8:40 pm
Charleston, SC (PRWEB) March 05, 2015
Futurist Jack Uldrich is a straight talker when it comes to the latest business trends in farming and finance. Banking interactions,” says Uldrich, “will continue to evolve as customers physical and virtual worlds become intertwined, and social networks and mobile platforms will transform customers banking experiences and expectations. Still other advances will create an environment where a premium is placed on unconventional thinking and risk-taking.”
Having recently delivered a keynote address on future trends in agriculture and finances in San Antonio, TX on February 12th, futurist Jack Uldrich has been invited to speak for Farm Credit Bank of Texas again in Charleston, SC on March 5th. He will deliver his keynote, “The Big AHA: How to Future-Proof Yourself Against Tomorrow’s Twelve Transformational Trends, Today.”
The acronym AHA stands for Awareness, Humility and Action. Uldrich says, “continued advances in wearable technology, robotics, big data and the Internet of Things promise to transform the traditional banking industry. In fact, the Internet of Things (also known as the Industrial Internet) has alone been estimated to be a $15 trillion business opportunity in the coming decade! Having an AHA attitude on your side could transform your outlook.”
In the past year, Jack Uldrich, who is also recognized as a leading expert in the field of change management and unlearning, has addressed dozens of agricultural corporations and associations, including Novozymes, Land O’ Lakes, Ag Spectrum, MosaicAg, Case IH, The Christian Farmers Federation, The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives, The Agricultural Adaptation Council of Ontario, AgGateway, and the California Ag Summit. Uldrich regularly speaks with several other clients in a variety of industries such as the AMA, CoBank, Fiatech, United Healthcare, ABB, Wells Fargo, and Verizon Wireless.
Drawing on content from his upcoming book: “Business as Unusual: How to Future-Proof Your Business Against Tomorrow’s Trends, Today,” Uldrich will share insights on the Internet of Things, Big Data, and the Big AHA with his audience. (For more of Uldrich’s insights on the Big AHA click here.) Parties interested in learning more about Jack Uldrich, his books, his daily blog or his speaking availability are encouraged to visit his website.
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Futurist Jack Uldrich to Address the Latest Business Trends in Farm Finance
Posted: March 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm
Photo: John Vink / Magnum photos Editors Note: This story is a chapter in The New Global Journalism: Foreign Correspondence in Transition, a report from Columbia Universitys Tow Center for Digital Journalism.
When The Washington Posts new owner, Jeff Bezos, met the newsroom for the first time in September of 2013, he mentioned two recent Post stories that hed found particularly intriguing.
The first was a human-interest feature on the death of a bouncer, the kind of richly descriptive narrative that has been a Post hallmark for decades. But Bezos other favorite was something of a surprise: a 2,800-word piece published in the Posts foreign affairs blog, headlined 9 questions about Syria you were too embarrassed to ask.
Conceived and reported in Washington by a Post digital journalist, and written for an online audience, the Syria piece addressed readers in a conversational tone rarely, if ever, used in traditional foreign reporting. If you arent exactly sure why Syria is fighting a civil war, or even where Syria is located, wrote blogger Max Fisher, this is the article for you. No need to feel embarrassed, he continued. Whats happening in Syria is really important, but it can also be confusing and difficult to follow even for those of us glued to it.
Even without the newsroom plug from Bezos, 9 questions was already grabbing attention inside and outside the Post. 9 questions got over three million pageviews on WorldViews, the foreign news blog that is one of the papers main experiments in international digital journalism. Compare that to the potential audience for a top international story in the print newspaper: About 475,000 subscribers receive it, and on a good day a single foreign desk article might get another 100,000 pageviews online.
So, is 9 questions the future of international news: breezy, digital-first, and written by someone in an office thousands of miles from the scene? Perhaps the best answer is, its a piece of the hybrid that is foreign news reporting today at the Post and other mainstream organizations committed to serious international coverage.
In at least two legacy newsrooms, The Washington Post and The New York Times, journalists who dont leave the office are daily contributors to the foreign report, aggregating, curating, and yes, doing original reportingfor WorldViews at the Post, and for The New York Times Open Source column by Robert Mackey.
Their varied labelsblog, columnhint at the uncertainty that hangs over traditional foreign desks in this transitional age. Each of those digital features offers interesting, innovative reporting. Each is part of mainstream medias push to expand international reporting beyond the traditional foreign correspondent model and appeal to more online readers. But whether these new models will prove as durable as the traditional one depends on factors that foreign desks didnt have to worry about in the past: Can they draw a strong, sustainable audience? And can they play a part in resolving the economic crisis that has caused so many mainstream organizations to axe their foreign bureaus?
Between 1998 and 2011, at least 20 US newspapers and other media outlets eliminated all their foreign bureaus, according to American Journalism Review (ajr). Elsewhere, the number and size of those bureaus of have shrunk dramatically.
The foreign desk in transition
Posted: February 20, 2015 at 12:48 am
On Friday, two astronauts will begin the first of a series of spacewalks designed to ready the International Space Station to handle a growing number of space taxis ferrying supplies and humans to the orbiter.
NASA’s Commander Barry Wilmore and Flight Engineer Terry Virts will head outside of the station at 7:10 a.m. ET tomorrow for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. They are scheduled to begin preparing cables and communication gear for two new docking ports, according to NASA.
Astronauts will also conduct spacewalks on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and Sunday, March 1, to continue their work on the space docks.
This is the first time in several years that NASA and its international partners working on the space station have reworked the design of the orbiter.
They are preparing for an increased number of spacecraft expected to carry food, water, scientific experiments and supplies to the space station. However, the extra space docks largely will be needed because in 2017, US.-based commercial companies are expected to begin carrying astronauts back and forth to the orbiting station.
NASA has awarded contracts to SpaceX, which already is running resupply missions to the station, along with Boeing, to build and operate human space taxis.
The space agency is looking to no longer have to depend on Russia and its Soyuz space capsules to carry NASA astronauts to and from the space station. The U.S. has been dependent on Russia since NASA retired its fleet of space shuttles in 2011.
NASA noted that a pair of docking adapters, built by Boeing, will be installed on the new docking spaces after they are carried up to the station on a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft later this year.
Making room for more spacecraft to dock with the station should enable the orbiter to be home to seven astronauts, instead of the traditional six, according to the space agency.
NASA TV is scheduled to provide coverage of Friday’s spacewalk, beginning at 6 a.m.
NASA preps space station to handle more space taxis
Posted: February 4, 2015 at 8:42 pm
A village pub may change its name after becoming embroiled in a race row over their sign which shows a black boy being scrubbed in the bath – by a white couple.
The Labour in Vain, in Yarnfield, Staffordshire, was deemed politically incorrect by council equality chiefs who previously asked the traditional boozer to take their sign down.
But now a brewery taking over the 166-year-old pub are considering changing the name as well – over fears that could be considered racist too.
A row has since broken out with residents who believe the historic country pub should keep the title it was first given in the mid-19th century.
Regular Jimmy Cawdell, 56, said: “If it goes ahead, which we’re sure it will, it will be political correctness gone mad.
“We are too upset about offending people these days, even if it means sacrificing our pub heritage.
“Everybody is outraged. There is not one person who uses this pub that thinks the name or the sign is racist.
“It should stay as it is because the pub is an integral part of the village’s history.”
Local John Rogers, 80, added: It has been called the Labour In Vain for more than 100 years.
I hope the people in the village boycott a new name, I really do.”
Posted: January 28, 2015 at 4:40 am
The Decline of Traditional Retail: A Futurist's Prediction
By: David Houle
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