Life in the Fast Lane is Exhausting

Is it just me or do you sometimes feel like you are being overwhelmed by the daily grind?  Increasingly it seems as if we are taking on more and more tasks, whether family or work related, which leaves us very little or no free time at all.  What’s more, as a society we are becoming reactive rather than proactive.  We are constantly attached to our mobile phones, tablets, you name it.  It is now virtually impossible to go on public transport and see someone without some sort of device attached to them.  The fundamental problem therein is that we are no longer taking time out to process our own thoughts and reflect.  Instead we are constantly worried about replying to Facebook messages, texts, tweets, alerts etc.  As a society we live on our nerves.  I say it’s time to switch off , you don’t need to be permanently in front of a screen, or use a VPN for computer because your entire life is online!  So here are my tips for great ways to unwind and have some me-time:

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·         Do something you enjoy – whether that be reading a good book, taking your dogs for a walk, or my personal favourite, cosying up after a long day’s work and watching a film at home (popcorn and ice-cream optional!)

·         Get a good night’s sleep – have a strict no laptop in bed policy.  Allow yourself time to fully relax. 

·         If you still can’t switch off.  Write down a list of things that are worrying you, then go through them one by one, sorting out the ones you can change, from the ones you can’t.  If you can’t change something then why worry about it?  It’s pointless, and it’s also a waste of your time and energy.

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The Economics of Building a Green Roof

They could be anything from a really shallow layer of soil supporting the development of mosses and lichens right up to a full and fully planted up roof garden.We want more green areas for the atmosphere and for wildlife and there’s a *location that’s almost entirely fresh on many of our homes. It could possibly make a tremendous difference if just a tiny percentage of people planted a *residing roof.

Some of the Gains of the Green Living Roof

There are really quite a few advantages in several areas. The advantages are that they enable drainage and evaporation reducing the threat of floods. The water that flows into our sewers and drains is less prone to cause harm and is considerably more slow and the flood risks are reduced by importantly.  Some of those roofs are quite amazing to look at and once you respect one just recall how that extra small bit of green is helping the environment. If your city or town has a whole lot of these ’living roofs’ such as in Berlin, there’s a major effect on air-pollution and co2 – both of which are consumed with these roofs.

These can provide a lifeline as we slowly reduced the amount of green spaces and gardens for wildlife in general. This layer will also help protect from the results of uv light frost as well as. There are tons of folks who will assist you to get started with an easy search on the net, actually there are several green home builders who have vast expertise within this place.  There have been a few featured on a series called Grand Designs on Channel 4 in the UK, you  can perhaps pick  these up on Youtube or by accessing the Channel 4 website – if repeats are run – this post on watching British TV abroad  – http://www.uktv-online.com/online-british-tv-abroad/ may help.

Industrial Living Roof

You don’t see that many living roofs regrettably, yet industrial living roofs are considerably more common. There is an living roof on a detergent factory owned by an organization called Ecover in Belgium. You will find several more across Europe particularly although it needs to be said not nearly enough.

The Economics of Religion

Religion is a big part of our society today. Whether you have a belief or not other people’s beliefs will most likely affect you. Therefore in this article we have set out to talk about the economics of religion and how it will affect your future career. If you are of some religious belief you most likely know they encourage you to be honest and a good upstanding citizen. Therefore a lot of employees and people tend to trust someone who is religious. However, this is not always the case. There are many times someone might seem religious but they are in face not.

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The next major economics of religion I want to cover is that a religious group can provide great networking opportunities. Like it or not people are more willing to help out those who belong to their parish. While this is true I’m not saying you should go out and join any religion just to make connections. Simply that if you already belong to some sort of religious beliefs you should make sure you are taking advantage of every opportunity in your parish.

There is no doubt that although in many countries the number of conventional churchgoers is falling, there’s no doubt  that religion still retains a prominent place in establishment of many.  Religious discussion can be found on the internet as well in all sorts of areas, I personally found that I could watch BBC iPlayer on the iPad abroad using this tool, which meant I could watch some of the BBC’s religious broadcasts.

The cornerstone of the economics of religion discussion is that you should never talk badly about a religious beliefs in the company of others (or for any reason for that matter). Let me share an example with you. I once worked with a person who was talking about scientologists, mormons, and christians. He went on to discuss the question is mormonism a cult and other dubious topics. While he is free to share his beliefs he actually ended up offending many people at the table. This is an example of why discussion of religion is a sensitive topic no matter the audience.

How Society Changes

One of the major issues facing us in regard to climate change is how we must change society, it is part of the great debate after all between economies and the social sciences.

Think about it this way, for some time you wouldn’t have been able to ship online wine gift baskets to friends or family outside your local area because of how they might have been received, just like so many of us who would have wanted an electric car, couldn’t buy one because of the recharging situation in this country and the political choices being made.

The government was subsidizing gas for you car.  There were about 5 million gas stations and less than 10k places to charge an electric car etc etc.  Change is coming.  Tesla is opening a series of power stations which will fill you up in about 20 minutes.  It’s an incredible undertaking for such a small car maker, but they have the willingness to do it, so it will probably happen.