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Shale Gas Revolution Has Been A Wonderful Thing - Why The Attacks On The Industry?

How is it that the United States, once considered the largest air-polluter of the industrialized world (before China woke up) has been able to cut its emissions of CO2, NOX, and Sulfur Dioxide to levels so low, they hardly matter anymore? Why is it that other large industrialized economies like Japan, China, India and the EU have not been able to cut emissions and have actually increased them at a time when everyone is yelling "bloody murder" about global warming and greenhouse gases?

No we didn't do it with Clean Coal Technologies, although we probably could have, we didn't do it with wind and solar, or more hydro, geo-thermal or nuclear. We didn't do it with ocean wave energy or some high-tech alternative source. We did it by innovating in the fossil fuel sector to use fracking to get more natural gas out of the ground. Now we have so much that coal cannot compete for price, so we've switched to gas turbines. How come the fossil fuel indus…

Lipstick And Cosmetics: What Do You Know About Them?

We are often of the opinion not knowing anything about things and playing ignorant is a better way, but it's a different matter when it comes to our health. One of the latest research reports about lipstick and cosmetics confirms most of the findings from other reports. Lots of effort and time being put into research and this is the only way we can find out what plays behind the screen. Knowing how and of what things made from of that we use or consume, having that knowledge only than everyone can make their own decision. When you read about all the ingredients and pigments used it does make you think about the consequences and certainly raises a red flag for many of us.

First of all let's look at the market. The annual revenue in the cosmetic industry "only" in the US is almost 56 billion each year. This is just some of telling how much of cosmetics being used every day to reach such a huge yearly amount. According to this research, on average wome…

The Meaning Of Life From A Student Point Of View

University! Now there´s an institution! I always said that if anyone could model a society based on university values they could count me in. This would mean that the vast majority of the population need not work very hard, would not get paid very much but would be fed regularly and allowed to spend half their time in bars buying up as much half price beer as could be imbibed in a night. Cannabis and other hallucinatory aids would be legal and freely available as optional extras for those with more creative tendencies, while the idea of any fixed moral standard would be given up in favour of "a little bit of what you fancy does you good!" And if anything happened to threaten this idyll of perfection, these uni-citizens, guardians of world knowledge, would be perfectly within their rights to take up banners and march in protest. The national anthem would have to be something by Motorhead.

What am I saying here? I´m coming down I guess in favour of a more ro…

Are You Neglecting These 5 Effect Marketing Strategies?

These days you are probably swimming in tweets, promoted Pinterest Pins, LinkedIn articles, and Facebook posts and wondering if all that social media effort is really paying off in getting and keeping loyal customers for your small business. The old adage 'half of my marketing is working I just don't know which half' is especially true in this age of multi touch conversions into leads. A client can go down so many paths these days, finding you on social media and then googling your business name only to finally pull the trigger and turn into a client through a remarketing ad where you are promoting a special. Sound complicated? It is.

In the age of digital marketing, it can be easy to overlook some tried-and-true marketing strategies that really help you boost your bottom line. Try these low-tech, low-cost solutions.
Unique Business cards. A small thing, but your business card may be your most valuable marketing asset. Potential customers really do save th…

When Promoting Your Company, Think Of Creative Promotional Umbrellas

The sheer utility of an umbrella makes it a preferred item for promotional activity. Rain in the sometimes unpredictable, and in other countries where it may not rain all through the year, there is the sun one needs protection from. An umbrella has also become an important accessory, that anyone who is concerned about protecting him or herself from the rain and the sun, does not mind carrying it about all day, especially if it is a stylish, vibrant one, carrying the name of a well loved brand too!

There are many umbrellas to choose from to offer as a promotional item:

There are the solid wooden shafted, traditional curved handled, in black or bright colors, the retractable eleven inch ones, golf umbrellas, fancy parasols, and those designed for children.

Creativity and invention never end and the latest in the umbrella industry are the lot of creative ones that, if coupled with your promotional message, would definitely make a lasting impression on the user's min…

Have Success Working At Home With This Advice

Having a home business presents many unique challenges and rewards. Not only do you have to take care of the actual product or service that you offer, you also need to take care of the administrative and marketing duties as well. Here are some tips to help keep your home business going.

Make a plan for your home business before you just go jumping in. If you know what you're going to do and when you're going to do it, you'll be much more likely to meet your goals. Starting a business without a plan is like trying to drive to an unknown location without a map - even if you know where you'd like to end up, you probably won't get there in any reasonable timeframe.

It is essential to know the cost of production for any products that you sell. To determine the wholesale price increase, multiply your cost by two. Businesses that purchase goods from wholesalers generally charge twice the amount they have spent on goods. Try and establish a price-point t…

Benefits of Product Development

Product development is a strategy, which, in simple terms, can be referred to as the strategy for the successful development of a new product. It, in fact, is the first step in the development of a product.

Sometimes, an existing product is backed by such strategies to attain more success, or to increase its reach.
In the business definition, the product development strategy can provide a well-researched framework that helps the manufacturers to improve the performance as well as the quality of their products. These strategies allow the business to achieve its goal, enter new markets, sell more products and achieve a wider following. In short, these strategies translate into more revenue and amplified margins; however, for this very objective, the strategies need to be well focused.

Product development strategies can bring up scores of benefits to help you score well in a consumer-centric and competitive market. For example:

Control and be sure of your success: Develo…

More Philosophy On Leadership

As a former business owner with operations in many states, I'd say I have a decent handle on the definition of leadership; what it is and what is supposed to do. Yet, I am often reminded that "Leadership" has become a catch-all term, which is too bad, we are all too quick to label things leadership or proclaim the need for leadership. Some describe what they call "leadership" and when you look closely it looks more like; how to con humans into doing things you want them to do, akin to that famous saying: "Diplomacy is the Art of Letting Others Get Your Way."

Not long ago, I talked with a Floridian Author of multiple books on leadership. I must say; I am impressed with his sincerity, ethical base, stick-to-it-ness, character and truth seeking - that's pretty rare. Every once in a while someone comes along, and you just think to yourself - wow, good job.

There is a good book titled; "Outliers" perhaps you've read it, …

Why Business Owners Opt For Storage Services

There are some company owners who are outsourcing services in order to make their businesses better. And, one of the most common services they use is storage services. Surely, some owners may think that this option can be an additional expense, but below are some of the reasons why you should get such service.

To have sufficient space for unused office items

One of the reasons why business owners need to opt for storage services is to ensure that they have sufficient space for unused office items. Like any other items, office items improve constantly. Therefore, there are cases when business owners need to replace old items for new ones. So, old items must be removed. And, the ideal option is to store these items in storage facilities. Surely, selling old items can be better, but some business owners store these items in case that they plan to expand. Apart from item replacements, business owners can also make use of storage facilities for new office items. This is po…

Wire Mesh Solutions: Explaining Their Features And More

Wire mesh enjoys substantial demand in the commercial sphere - thanks to the crucial function of protecting properties performed by it. If you choose to trust credentialed manufacturers of wire mesh solutions, you will only go on to reap the benefits of the superior quality of products made available by them.

How Much Do You Know About Them And How Should You Select Manufacturers?

As far as these products are concerned, let us tell you that there are different types of weaves available in the market. You can educate yourself about the same and then go on to judge which one of them suits your need the best.

The simple wire cloth remains one of the most commonly used solutions today. They are known by variant names in the market including Wire Cloth Strainer, Stainless Steel Wire Cloth, Woven Wire Cloth, Wire Cloth Screen and Industrial Wire Cloth. This particular weave is characterized by a wire passing alternately over and under the arrangement resting transversal thr…