Fashion Material Terms and What They Mean

There are now different terms in buying certain types of clothes that mean different things. Such as “Fairtrade”, “Organic” and the such. If you are Earth and people conscious, or simply want to know more about what each of these mean along with other terms in the industry, that’s what this blog post is all about:

Fair Trade: Those who made it earned a fair living wage.

Organic: Clothes, shoes, etc that were made from materials that were grown without using any harsh chemicals.

Vegan: Not made from animals.

Upcycled: Materials that have already been used for something else and used in making a new piece of clothing.

Recycled: An item was created from materials that have been reused (such as plastic, rubber, metal, etc).

Ethical: People who worked on an item were treated safely and paid fairly.

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Laws of Abundance Part 7 Secrets to Creativity

Have you ever said to yourself when you viewed something made that was amazing and said: “That’s amazing, I wonder how they came up with that idea?”

This blog post is going to list some known and some rare ways to spark creativity in you. After all, to flow in abundance you must have creativity. To create is divine! Those who create are those who master the world, or at least their part of the world. Think about it, the computer, the cell phone, the automobile, the telephone landline, the radio, the airplane. All these things at one time were thought of and then created. But how? How do you create something from nothing? Of course, it all starts in your mind. Bringing into your mind using the imagination to start the creation process. To give you a better idea of the power of the imagination you need to watch Bob Proctor’s video: CREATE or Disintegrate. Actually, I’d recommend you watch it a few times to grasp just how powerful your mind is.

Creation is what the “big boys” get paid for. The CEO’s of the large corporations of the world. They are of course also decision-makers, but they have vision. What they lack in creativity, they hire others to create for them. In the business world, it’s called “Think Tanks” or ” R&D” short for Research and Development.

God is the original and Master creator. He spoke this world we live in into existence. Why did He speak it? Could He have just thought it instead? Below you’ll get a clue as to why He spoke it out, just as you should when you are creating something you desire.

We are going to explore some ways for you to become more creative. Some of these methods are from the beginning of time, and younger back into ancient Chinese civilization. As you read them, don’t be too quick to dismiss them. Instead, try the different methods out for yourself, and prove to yourself what works.

There are some “tricks” that are not well known to trigger your mind to be creative.

Chinese Iron Balls:

While the right and left side brain hemisphere do work together, it is the right side hemisphere that dominates creativity and imagination.

Placing these balls together in the left hand and rolling them around when you want an extra spike of creativity is the secret to the Chinese Iron Balls also known as Boading balls from where they originated from in China. The often you use these balls in your left hand, the more creative and imaginative you can become.

Some of the abilities popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Imagination
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

Why the left hand? Because the right side of your brain hemisphere controls the left side of your body. Thus the left hand simulating the right brain hemisphere.

Mind Maps:

A mind map is a visual way to write down goals that will lead to other steps to the goal. In this example above the goal is to figure out what to do for this person’s birthday. So you start in the center of the paper and write down the main thought or goal and then draw lines out from it connecting more thoughts to the main goal. Mind maps are very effective in helping you create an action plan around a main goal or idea.

Saying It Out Loud

Affirmations work better when spoken out loud rather than just silently to yourself. Speaking it aloud sets into motion the vibration through which the thought behind your words reaches and embeds itself in your subconscious mind. *1

Say It Whenever You Can

Another technique that will help to fix your goal or desire in your subconscious is to make it a part of your daily vocabulary. Look for ways to include your affirmation in your normal everyday activities. *1

Write what you want over and over

Although this could be done at the computer, taking pen in hand and writing out your affirmation over and over makes a different kind of impression on your subconscious. *1

Writing it To Be Seen

Put your affirmations on cards or Post-it’s and put them in your wallet, on your desktop computer. Surround yourself with books, pictures, mottoes, and other things that reinforce the idea of you succeeding at your goal. I use a program that you can buy from me called *Mind Movies. You create your own movie track, with pictures, music, and affirmations of whatever it is you are desiring and you watch it three times a day. It’s quite effective!

*Essential Oil named Abundance *2

Essential oils have been used for centuries. Only today are we rediscovering their power to affective our lives for the better by inhalation, direct application (known as neet), and ingestion. Only the purest of essential oils should be used, as synthetic oils are robbed of their vibrational qualities. While synthetic oils may smell even better than a pure essential oil, they are known as dead oils that have no therapeutic value. There is an oil sold by Young Living Essential Oils called Abundance. It is a blend of certain oils put together that ancient cultures to attract prosperity and magnify joy and peace.

Laws of Abundance Part 1 Introduction

Part 2: Laws of Abundance- Seeing Abundance Around You

Laws of Abundance Part 3 Going the Extra Mile

Laws of Abundance Part 4 Faith

Laws of Abundance Part 5 Be On The Right Side Of Interest

Laws of Abundance Part 6 Cash Flow

Laws of Abundance Part 8 Coming Soon!

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Laws of Abundance Part 6 Cash Flow

If you are going to tap into abundance you must pay attention to cash flow.

The first thing to know about cash flow is, where is your cash flowing to and the second thing is, where should it flow to? Without knowing the starting point, it will make it very hard to know where to go. You are where you are. Pay attention to where you are. Listen, if you are a sheepherder, you have to know how many sheep you have, and you have to know where they are. Paying attention to what your sheep are doing is very important in keeping your sheep safe. The same with your money. Know where your money is, and where it’s going. Keep track of it. Is it going in the right direction and if it’s not, you have to “herd” it in the right direction.

The first direction your cash flow should be going is to God. If you’re part of a church you are to pay 10% of your Tithes to God, to help the church fulfill the mission it has (which should be winning the lost to Christ as it’s first priority).

The second direction your money should be going is to pay yourself. You will hear it by anyone that is rich. “Pay yourself first”. I say “Pay yourself second.”

The third direction should be some type of investment. The market, or your own business.

The fourth direction should be your bills.

See The 70/10/10/10 Plan Can Make You Rich by Jim Rohn

Creating cash flow is vital to your financial health. If you only have one stream of cash flow (such as your job) and that stream dries up (as in you get fired or laid off, become too sick to work) then you no longer have that cash flow. So you want multiple cash streams in your life, so if one dries up, you still have the others. But even more than a survival technique, having multiple streams of income can make you a Millionaire.

It has been reported that the average millionaire has seven income streams. I don’t know how true that is, but I do know from my studies that they do have multiple income streams. From three on up.

What types of income streams could you create?

  • A part-time business online or off.
  • Investments that make a good return in dividends and hopefully raise in value too over time.
  • Savings at 5%
  • Inventions
  • Positive income from rental properties.
  • and?

Robert Kiyosaki author of Rich Dad Poor says  the key to wealth is investing in cash-flowing assets

So, watch your money, pay God and yourself first and second, save and invest. This is how the rich get richer and so can you.

Laws of Abundance Part 1 Introduction

Part 2: Laws of Abundance- Seeing Abundance Around You

Laws of Abundance Part 3 Going the Extra Mile

Laws of Abundance Part 4 Faith

Laws of Abundance Part 5 Be On The Right Side Of Interest

Laws of Abundance Part 7 Secrets to Creativity

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Help The World With One Small Thing At A Time

It doesn’t matter really if you believe that we are causing Climate Change or not. There are little habits that a lot of us do each day that could be tweeted in the smallest way to make a big difference in the world we live in.

  • 8.7 Billion gallons of water would be saved this year if every Americans had their car washed just once at the Car Wash instead of washing it at home.
  • Turn off the water while you brush your teeth. Assuming you brush for two minutes twice daily, you could save almost 3,285 gallons per year.
  • Put your vehicle in eco-cruise and save 15% in gas mileage.
  • Get an Electric Vehicle: The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that over the course of one year, a gas-powered car costs $1,500 to fuel and releases 4.7 metric tons of greenhouse gases. An Electric car costs $421 to fuel and releases only 2.3 metric tons.
  • 90% of the energy used by your washing machine goes to warming its water. Switch to a detergent formulated to work best in cold water.
  • Have fewer paper receipts printed and instead have it emailed to you. 2.34 Million tons of greenhouse gases are from paper.
  • Reduce or eliminate one time uses of plastic bottles. 459,259,300,000 is an estimate of how many single-use plastic bottles are purchased worldwide each year, less than half of which get recycled.

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  • Switch to LED lightbulbs for your home. It’s theorized that their rapid adoption could reduce energy consumption by the equivalent of 44 power plants by 2027.

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Exercise-induced hormone may protect against Alzheimer’s and dementia- From New Atlas

Article from New Atlas

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Help Avoid Bacterial Growth In The Fridge

Clear out the clutter in the back of the Fridge because cold air doesn’t circulate as well in a crowded fridge and so when something gets too warm, it has the potential for bacterial growth.

Also the bottom shelves and drawers (which tend to get dirtier) you should disinfect them every few months. (Please don’t use a sponge unless it’s a fresh one). Thieves Household Cleaner would be the perfect thing to spray down those bottom shelves and drawers because the product is plant-based, so you are spraying something that is safe for food contact and it kills 99.9% of bacteria.

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Are Plastic Straws Recyclable?

Are Plastic Straws Recyclable?

[How to Properly Recycle & Dispose Plastic Straws]

Read below for a tip on how to recycle your plastic straws

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Why are Plastic Straws bad anyway?

Plastic straws become a big problem after they are thrown out. The world uses a lot of plastic straws, and many of these end up in landfills or polluting the environment.

Last year, Americans bought an estimated 390 million plastic straws each day. That amounts to about 142 billion straws per year!

To make matters worse, plastic straws do not biodegrade. Instead, they continue to degrade (break down) into smaller and smaller pieces. These tiny fragments of plastic are known as microplastics

Microplastics can be harmful to marine life, and they stay in our oceans and ecosystems forever.

Why can’t Plastic Straws be Recycled?

Plastic straws are made out of type 5 plastic, also known as polypropylene.

Although polypropylene can be recycled, most recycling facilities do not accept plastic straws. Straws are small and flexible, and can fall between the cracks of machinery, or get stuck in machinery. Therefore, they usually do not get recycled.

There is a special trick that you can use to get them recycled, as you’ll see below.

How to Properly Recycle Plastic Straws (Easily)

If your city does not have the ability to recycle plastic straws, then you can use this trick to get them recycled properly.

Here are the details:

Instead of directly placing plastic straws in the recycling bin, put them first into a larger container that is also made out of polypropylene, or type 5 plastic.

This way, the plastic straws stored in the larger polypropylene container won’t get caught in recycling machinery. Therefore, they will get recycled with other pieces of polypropylene.

Some examples of type 5 plastic containers that straws can be placed into include plastic take-out containers, microwavable plastic containers, and margarine tubs or other similar containers.

To check if your container is the proper type, just check for the recycling label. Type 5 plastic (polypropylene) will be marked with a number 5 inside the recycling symbol. The image below illustrates this symbol:

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This method isn’t foolproof, however.

Although this method means that plastic straws can be recycled by recycling machinery and recyclers, it doesn’t mean that the plastic will be recycled.

What do I mean by this?

Well you see, there is very little demand for recycled polypropylene, as it is worth very little, and it is very cheap to manufacture.

As a result, not many recyclers will recycle all the type 5 plastic that they receive. It just doesn’t make sense financially. In the end, some of the plastic will end up in landfills, even if it could have been recycled.

The bottom line?

Recycling isn’t the best option if you want to help solve this plastic straw problem. Below, you’ll find two ways of tackling this straws problem that are even better than recycling.

Hint: It will involve simply not using a plastic straw!

Other (Better) ways to Solve the Plastic Straws Problem

1. Drink without a straw

The easiest way to counter this plastic straw problem is to just reduce your usage of plastic straws or stop using them entirely.

Plastic straws are a non-essential item for most people. Think about it… do you really need that plastic straw to drink, or can you just drink directly from the cup?

For most people, it’s a simple change that makes a pretty big difference. Just stop using plastic straws in the first place, and you won’t have the problem of disposing of them!

For example, you can start off by requesting for your drink without a straw at restaurants. Restaurants usually give out straws automatically with your drink, so it’s important that you ask before you order your drink.  

This is the simplest way to solve the straw problem. Simply drink from a cup directly, without a plastic straw!

2. Use reusable alternatives to plastic straws

Some people prefer to drink their beverage using a straw. If so, there are many biodegradable or reusable straw options to choose from, instead of using plastic ones.

For example, you can buy reusable glass or stainless-steel straws that can be used over and over again. Most will also come with cleaning brushes when you buy them, so it’s super easy to clean.

While reusable straws are good options for individuals, it would be complicated for restaurants to serve reusable straws. The best solution for restaurants who still want to serve straws is to use biodegradable paper straws.

Properly made paper straws don’t rip or fall apart easily when placed into a liquid. And, they can be bought relatively cheaply, although they are still more expensive than plastic straws.

If restaurants insist on keeping with the tradition of serving straws, then the most environmentally friendly option is to use paper straws instead of plastic ones.

The bottom line?

For most of us, plastic straws are a useless accessory in our lives. For others, their well-being depends on plastic straws. For those of us who can, we should try to limit our use of single-use plastic as much as possible.

FUN INFORMATION

The Evolution of Straw Manufacturing

Believe it or not, straws have been around since 3000 B.C., when Sumerians used them to sip beer from jars. These straws were made of gold, but eventually rye grass was used, and then paper. Paper was the material of choice until the early 1960s, but plastic was found to be a more durable material, especially for new designs like bendy straws.

Today’s straws are made of polypropylene, a resin of plastic known by the number 5 in the resin identification code. Polypropylene itself is a highly recyclable plastic resin, commonly used in yogurt containers, bottle caps, toothbrushes and plastic utensils. But recyclers are usually cautious about the types of polypropylene they accept, and straws will rarely be accepted with other forms of polypropylene.

23 Practical Ways To Reuse Disposable Straws

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Plogging

Plogging? What’s that?

Plogging is a combo of plocka upp, which means “pick’ up” in Swedish, and jogging.

It started in Scandinavia and has spread all around the world. It’s as simple as it sounds. You carry a lightweight bag, fill it with rubbish along your jogging (or even walking) routine and fill the bag with rubbish along your route.

The nonprofit Keep America Beautiful is encouraging people to post their efforts on social media with the hashtags #plogging and #DoBeautifulThings.

Benefits: Cleans up the Earth and a half-hour of plogging burns an estimated 288 calories. 50 more than regular jogging.

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Vitamin D is U.K’s Top Single Vitamin Supplement

Britain’s favorite single letter vitamin supplement is vitamin D which has risen 7 percentage points in the last year and is now used by 33% of vitamin, mineral, and supplement (VMS). Users are up from 26% in 2017 according to a research firm named Mintel.

While usage has ticked upward for all age groups, 35-54-year-olds are the main drivers, with usage rising from 22% in 201 to 35% in 2018 among this group.

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A Vitamin D and Omega-3 Trail (VITAL) launched in 2010 and followed a healthy, racially diverse group of 25,871 American men, age 50 and older and women age 55 and older for up to six years to see whether more D really is better.

After two years of taking D, participants who developed cancer had a 25% reduced risk of dying from the disease.

600 IU’s PER DAY: This is the baseline dietary amount recommended by the U.S. government’s Institute of Medicine for adults under age 70 (800 IU’s for older adults) for optimal bone health. Too little D can mean softer or brittler bones, increasing your risk of fracture.

Bottom line: Supplement in moderation. If you want to hedge your bets and take 1,000 to 2,000 IU’s per day, that is very reasonable.

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Understanding Product Labels

Recently I did an online survey about different Labels such as USDA/Organic, EWG Verified, etc. and I didn’t realize that I really didn’t understand the food labels as much as I thought I had. So, here’s we are talking about Food Labels so we can both understand what they mean next time we see them at the grocery store.

Also be aware that the FDA prohibits only about a dozen ingredients in personal care products, compared with about 1,000 that are forbidden in Europe. (They need to step up their game here in the USA)!

USDA Organic: A very stringent certification must be made with 95% USDA-certified organic agricultural ingredients. (The other 5% have to be from an approved national list).

EWG Verified; Phthalate and Paraben Free

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has approved more than 1,160 products that don’t contain substances like phthalates and parabens. To qualify, companies must disclose all their ingredients and follow good manufacturing practices.

Leaping Bunny: No Animal Cruelty It’s run by a coalition of animal protection organizations. This certification means the product or ingredient was not tested on animals.

Made Safe: Good for You-And the Planet

One of the most comprehensive in the U.S.A. goes beyond what’s printed on the ingredient label: Sub ingredients (as in all the individual parts of each ingredient) are examined for health hazards to humans, animals, aquatic life, and the environment.

Fair Trade Certified: It shows customers that the company uses equitable trade practices at every level of the supply chain, ensuring fair treatment, prices and environmental impact. 

Grassfinished beef comes from cattle that ate nothing but grass and forage for their entire lives.

Kosher Certification is the stamp of kosher approval by a rabbinic Agency verifying they have checked the products’ ingredients, production facility, and actual production to ensure all ingredients, derivatives, tools, and machinery have no trace of non-kosher substances. The Kosher Certified symbol assures consumers that both the actual product and its production adhere to all Kosher Law requirements.

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