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Your Home Is Not An Investment

New Orleans, USA – April 22, 2018: Old Dauphine street historic district in Louisiana famous town, city, purple painted house wall colorful entrance, building nobodyGetty We are incredibly lucky. We bought our first home in December 2012 for $163,500 and sold it in July of 2016 for $232,000. In 42 months, our home appreciated by $68,500, an increase of nearly 42% in three and a half years. Our home went up by nearly 12% annually, and despite this, our home was not a good “investment.” To be clear: I am…

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Market volatility: Should you revisit your equity investment strategy?

The BSE Sensex has tanked over 4,000 points since its all-time high of 38,989 in late August. The volatility has been pronounced in recent weeks. Ever since the IL&FS crisis spooked the market, followed by news of DFHL likely to face liquidity issues, the market has seen a roller-coaster ride. Each time hope is rekindled with a couple of days of small rise in the indices, the trend is reversed by adverse news flow on liquidity conditions in the market. The sudden and sharp slide has come a rude reminder…

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5 Ways to Keep Your Small Business in Compliance

As you strive to grow your small business, there is one thing to keep in mind: ensuring its compliance. Each state has its own set of business laws to abide by. If you fail to do what the state requires, you can lose your protections and accrue fees and penalties. Here are five basic things you need to do to keep your business safe. Small Business Compliance Tips Confirm Your Business Is in Good Standing You need to make sure your business is in good standing is important; check to ensure…

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Insulin can boost your immune system, here’s how

Insulin, a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets, boosts immune health, according to a new study. Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI) scientists have identified a specific insulin signalling pathway that, when activated, revs up the response of T cells in the immune system to divide rapidly and secrete cytokines, chemical messenger proteins that activate the rest of the immune system. A fast and effective immune response protects us against disease and life-threatening infections by destroying infected cells or microbes, while a wrong or inefficient one can…

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Consumer Email Use Up 17% Over Last Year, Is Your Business Engaging?

The fourth annual Adobe Consumer Email Survey has revealed consumer use is up 17% year over year. This is despite the fact there are now more channels available for consumers to interact and engage with their favorite brands. The survey points out consumers are checking their personal email an average of 2.5 hours on any given weekday. This is in addition to spending an average of 3.1 hours checking their work email. Suffice it to say, email is not going anywhere anytime soon. This includes small businesses looking for an affordable and…

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Adding cabbage and broccoli to your diet may help prevent colon cancer

Chemicals produced by vegetables such as kale, cabbage and broccoli could help to maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer, a study has found. The research, published in the journal Immunity, shows that mice fed on a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol – which is produced when we digest vegetables from the Brassica genus – were protected from gut inflammation and colon cancer. While the health benefits of vegetables are well-established, many of the mechanisms behind them remain unknown. This study offers the first concrete evidence of how I3C in…

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