Joseph Bimark: Health and Wellness

Joseph Bismark was featured in the latest issue of the asPire magazine. According to an article posted on Reuters, Bismark reveals his exercise routines, literature, apps and the vegetarian diet that he utilizes to remain fit and sustain a healthy lifestyle in the magazine.

Bismark maintains that apart from being a strong advocate of wellness and health, he walks the talk, too. For his weekly workouts, which involve cycling, swimming and yoga, he utilizes kettlebells workouts and Rip: 60 training program.

While cycling, Bismark uses MapMyRide, a mobile app that his able to track his progress. The app has a training log that is able to record duration, speed, distance, pace, elevation and the amount of calories burned throughout the whole process.

Bismark lives and breathes yoga; it is his way of life. Apart from practicing it, he also teaches it. He is a yoga master at Singapore school of Meditation and Yoga. Teaching enables him to continue learning more about the practice. He recently read a book by Dr. Abigail Ellsworth “Anatomy of Yoga: An Instructor’s Inside Guide to Improving Your Poses.”

Bismark uploads his mantras and bhanjans chants on Sound Cloud as a way of sharing them with the rest of the world. They are a big part of his meditation routine.

Concerned about mind fitness as he is about body fitness, Bismark ensures that his mind remains sharp. He utilizes a web-based application called Luminosity. The app uses fun scientific games to work out various aspects of the brain.

Bismark re-emphasizes the importance of body and mind work out. To him, these activities not only help us remain fit but also help us conquer most of our fears and self doubt making us the best that we could possibly be.

In 2008, Bismark was named Q1 group’s Managing Director. He is talented, versatile and dynamic in his style of leadership. He believes that, given a chance, everyone has a chance to do extraordinary things. He has excelled in many interests that he has pursued including yoga, martial arts and philosophy. The QI group of companies is a large conglomerate that has ventured into many sectors including education, telecommunication, conference management, lifestyle and leisure and e-commerce.

Bismark believes in serving humankind for spiritual growth. His philanthropic nature can be seen in his association with RHYTHM foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the Q1 group of companies.

The Job Of An Economist Like Christian Broda Is Important

The job of an economist is not necessarily the most glamorous, but people in this role play an extremely important function in the world of finance. Company finances don’t operate in a vacuum. They are impacted by the economy in many ways. A simple example is the “jobs report.” Many companies wait for the jobs report because they sell products to consumers. If their customers are out of work, it will affect sales. The economic reports contain all kinds of important information about every aspect of the economy. Economists must make sense of that data using models they’ve developed.

Economists like Christian Broda work for financial services firms because they have a unique ability to make sense of economic data. This means they can produce reports that their clients find extremely useful. Investors have millions (or even billions) of dollars at stake and are always looking for every edge they can get. Broda, who served as an Associate Professor of Economics at Chicago Booth, is uniquely qualified to crunch the numbers based on his many years of experience and his education.

Economic data has long served as a central data point for investors in the stock market or in private equity deals. It’s a foolish idea to attempt to ignore what’s going on in the broad economy. If there’s a general slowdown, it will affect sales and profits. If things are humming along, it makes sense to forecast more aggressively. Forecasting could not be done without economic models. Large funds are no so enormous in size with the funds they manage that they can easily afford to keep an economist (or a team of them) on staff.

Economists pay attention to the Consumer Price Index because it tells them whether inflation is becoming a problem or not. If it is, they may pull back on their predictions a bit. As people have less money to spend, they’ll cut back on any items they deem to be luxuries. This could easily impact a fund that holds numerous luxury retailer stocks. Likewise, the Consumer Confidence Index indicates how people are feeling about the economy. If they’re feeling fearful, they’ll spend less. This affects even lower-cost, everyday items. A fund that holds many consumer goods company stocks would be very concerned about a lowering in this index. That’s the reason they have economists on staff who are reading the reports every day and making sense about the direction they’re heading in. If they can get the jump on a new trend, they’ll be able to make very astute investments. Every investment company needs a perceived edge. Without one they’ll be paralysed by inaction. Having a team of economists helps them get the advantage over their rivals.

Why Investing In Brazil Can Have a Big Payoff

Why Is Brazil an Appealing Place for so Many Investors?

Many investors flock to Brazil to invest their money in. Why is this? Is it because Brazil is such a vast and populous country? That is party why Brazil is so heavily invested in but it is not the primary reason. Countries like Mongolia and Kazakhstan are huge in territory but do not attract investors like Brazil. So why is Brazil such a magnet for investors?

To understand why Brazil is such a good place to invest money in and get a handsome payoff one must have a basic understanding of economics. Brazil is a developing country with a rapidly growing economy. A lot of the country’s natural resources are still undeveloped in our present time. Brazil has big potential in industries such as oil, timber harvesting, mining and farming. With technological innovations and exploration of the interior, these natural resources can only become more accessible in the future and provide investors with great potential investments.

Not only does Brazil have a lot of untapped natural resources within its vast borders, it also holds much industrial promise. The country’s infrastructure may still be poor, but lots of natural resources make Brazil appealing for companies to have manufacturing facilities in industries such as furniture. Its vast farmlands can provide foodstuffs to many of the worlds populous countries, and have excellent potential for growth.

Brazil will grow economically and become wealthier. There is no question about that. Which industries will thrive and which companies will prosper is a question that an investor must determine if they are to make money off their investments. Even in a rapidly expanding economy like Brazil with lots of untapped natural resources, there are risks that are better avoided if one is to be successful.

Igor Cornelsen Gives Advice on Investing in Brazil

Investing in Brazil can seem straightforward. Invest in an industry you think will do well on the market based on global commodity prices. That is true but you must be aware of what is happening in the actual country and what kind of company you are investing in as well. The best way to find out what is happening is to get talking. Cornelsen states that Brazilians love to chat about business, food and soccer. Brazil is also a country that is full of entrepreneurs. Striking up a conversation in Brazil can lead to some profitable business deals and incredibly useful knowledge. Another key factor to successful investing in Brazil it to watch the big players such as Citibank Brazil. If you see these players suddenly stopping investments or raising rates in a certain sector, you can be well assured that there is a good reason for them doing so. Paying attention to the big players will tip you off on what to avoid and what state the economy of Brazil is in right now. “Be friendly, strike up a conversation every now and then, and pay attention to the big players of the markets in Brazil and you will have your own foot in the Brazilian markets yourself” says Cornelsen.

Ten Comedians Say Comedy Is Dead

Have you had the feeling lately that Western culture is losing its sense of humor? Ten top comedians would agree. Namely, Chris Rock, Zeca Oliveira, John Cleese, Russell Peters, Scott Capurro, Daniel Lawrence Whitney, Patton Oswalt, Jim Norton, Gilbert Gottfried, Lisa Lampanelli, and Dennis Miller, all of them coming out of the woodwork to support Jerry Seinfeld’s original comment on the subject.

At issue for the top professional clowns is political correctness: You literally cannot say anything without offending swaths of people, no matter what you say. You can’t even comment that people get offended without offending them. Odds are good that somebody in your audience was already disgruntled before you took the microphone.

This is actually a problem going further back than the modern PC movement, however. History books will tell you that that precursor of clowns, the Court Jester, was originally not just a clown to entertain the king, but the one person privileged to speak his mind freely and not get beheaded for the trouble. Is the king making a decision that everyone but him can see will lead to trouble down the line? Only the jester is permitted to say so. By couching his criticism in humor, he was permitted to do the wisest thing by acting the fool.

In the modern age, perhaps it’s time we let our Jesters do their thing – and quit getting so offended at jokes. On the other hand, monarchs are sometimes level-headed; whereas the great mobs of the Internet never, never are.

If Anyone Can Pull This Off, It’s Kendrick Lamar

Believe it or not, this is something that has never happened before, and it definitely was not expected to ever go down with hip hop fans, but it did thanks to the headliner and rap genius Kendrick Lamar.

Reebok have just released their latest shoes, the Zpump, and it is literally being advertised all over the world. Here is what Reebok did in order to create history in a place where hip hop is idealized. They asked if Kendrick would perform on a moving bus stage that would drive around Sunset Blvd while he performed a set. Kendrick was all about it and love the fact that the idea was just so unique in it’s form. He was in and the event went down on March 24th on a Tuesday night.

Brad Reifler has learned that the run was a 3 mile 5k in which Kendrick would perform a set, and people would be jogging after the bus stage all the way around Sunset. The event was such a success that so many people were seen running after the stage bus enjoying the show while jogging the whole time.

The bus didn’t stop until the set was over, and Kendrick kept going literally until the last step. His fans ran the whole 3 miles after him and the event was marked as a success.

Kendrick was very pleased that Reebok offered him this unique opportunity to do something different.

Kim and Kanye Save Mason’s 5th Birthday

This weekend Kourtney and Scott both had the joy of welcoming their newest member to the family, their third child is a healthy baby boy and the Kardashians and Disick families could not be happier with the news of the new baby as Vijay Eswaran reported on YouTube.

There is only one crazy coincidence the new baby made his entrance on Mason’s birthday, while that is an amazing and adorable surprise it also means that Mason’s birthday would have been a fail if it wasn’t for auntie Kim and hubby Kanye. Apparently Kim was not about to let Mason’s 5th birthday pass without a celebration, Kim went into full aunty mode and set up a trip to the Staples Center to see Disney on Ice. 

In toe were baby North, Mason’s little sister Penelope, Kanye and of course the birthday boy mason. At the show the family made sure to snap lots of pics to share and look back on. Mason seemed to have a great time and Penelope is absolutely adorable. Kim made sure to get front seats to the show and did not take her eyes off of the little ones, Kanye also appeared to take uncle duty very seriously and kept the food and drinks coming throughout the show.

It looks like with all the drama that surrounds the Kardashian family they always make sure to pull together when it counts and even Kanye seems to fit right in as the uncle and new dad, maybe things aren’t as bad as the media makes it seem.

Johnny Depp’s Bride to Gets Cold Feet

The time has come, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have finally decided to tie the knot and everything is set, including the fantasy island Johnny owns in the Bahamas named after Amber and the guest list including UCG alum like Bruce Levenson.. However recently it’s been reported that the 28-year-old bride to be has been getting cold feet, Depp fans rejoice. Apparently Johnny has been putting up some pretty alarming red flags that leave Amber less than thrilled about the whole “Till death do us part” thing.

While the wedding is said to be a very small intimate setting, now it sounds like there is some doubt that the wedding will actually take place at all. A source has revealed that Amber is rather put off by Depp’s “erratic behavior” and “awful mood swings.” 

After over a year of dating some may wonder why is Amber just now realizing the error of Depp’s ways? Others are wondering if there is some truth to the fact that Depp’s overwhelming highs and lows could be the real reason for his revolving door of romances.

Considering Depp’s track record it’s not hard to believe that maybe, it’s him. After his marriage of two years to Lori Anne Allison ended in the 80s Depp moved on to Actress Vanessa Paradis, the two dated for 14 years and produced two children before finally going their separate ways in 2012. It seems that even if Amber does go through with the wedding it may only be a matter of time before she’s fed up.

Is Johnny running off the ladies with his crazy behavior?

French Toast Crunch Cereal to Return from the Cereal Graveyard

 

Breakfast cereals have become synonymous with different generations. Our grandparents love Cream of Wheat, our parents Cheerios. As kids, we were able to fill our bowls each morning with the wonders of Fruity Pebbles, Cookie Crisp, and of course, what Mark Ahn says is his personal favorite, French Toast Crunch. The syrup-flavored, bread slice shaped, sugary delight that many a child held as a delicacy first originated in 1995 and was discontinued in 2006, but now it’s slated to make a comeback.

This is bound to bring forth a surge of nostalgia for 90’s kids, some of whom were so passionate about their breakfast cereal of choice that they even set up a Facebook memorial page in its honor and a petition on Change.org that accumulated a staggering 100,000 signatures in favor of its return.

The company says that the cereal is scheduled to return to stores next month, and will retain its same distinct flavor and beloved bread slice shape. You can be sure that this time, it won’t be kids begging their parents for the latest unhealthy but delicious cereal, but rather parents trying to convince their spouse to let the purchase “just one more box.”

Laurene Powell Jobs Quietly Gets the Job Done

With little fanfare, back in 1997, Laurene Powell Jobs and Carlos Watson co-founded College Track in Palo Alto, CA. She worked behind the scenes then, but is now beginning to find her voice. With a net worth of $11.7 billion, Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has become more visible in her philanthropy and her political causes since her husband’s death. More visible, yes, but that doesn’t change the fact that she has always been an advocate for education reform for minority and low income students.

College Track, a non-profit organization, was created to help disadvantaged, first-generation college students increase their graduation rate, and in the areas where College Track operates, the numbers are impressive. About 70 percent of College Track’s high school graduates finish college in six years, compared to the national average of 24 percent of first generation college students. College Track now has facilities in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New Orleans and Aurora, CO. There’s a wait list of five cities hoping to have a center.

While Powell Jobs does not disclose how much financial support she provides the organization, each year, Pixar, a company Steve Jobs helped begin, sells tickets to a screening of a film which benefits College Track. In 2013, tickets for a screening of “Monsters University” sold for $1,000.

She is a supporter of the DREAM Act in Congress, has spoken to the media about its importance and commissioned a documentary called “The Dream Is Now.” The 30-minute film, produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, is available for viewing on a web site she created. She’s shown the film to members of Congress as well.

Politically, as a high-profile donor to “Ready for Hillary,” she donated $25,000 to the super PAC in early 2014. She’s donated to political campaigns of Democratic candidates in California, in addition to supporting school reform. Her support goes beyond the California border to support for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). She’s been a fundraiser for Americans for Responsible Solutions, an anti-gun violence group.

Powell Jobs is both founder and chair woman of the Emerson Collective, which is structured like a small business rather than a charitable organization. The advantage is that they can make grants, investments and donations without the same reporting regulations of a foundation. The Emerson Collective concentrates on advancing social reform through entrepreneurship.

She has a seat on the boards of directors of College Track, The Foundation for Excellence in Education, NewSchools Venture Fund, Conservation International and Stanford University.

Her public profile increased in January 2012 when she sat next to the First Lady during the State of the Union address. She stands as a visible and recognizable advocate of immigration reform along with top technology company executives, like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, that support reform as well.

Melissa McCarthy Drops Nearly 50 lbs and Looks Amazing

She’s larger than life and loving every minute of it. For Melissa McCarthy, she doesn’t care about her size, but its her health that most concerns her. Will she ever be a size 2, no but she doesn’t care either. Her recent 45 lb. weight loss is making headlines. In a world where starving to fit in is cool, McCarthy dares to be different.

Despite what most people think, McCarthy has been on slow ventures through Hollywood for some time. She first found a seat at the table and won the hearts of many along the way in Gilmore Girls. After some small television stints, she landed her first hit show. Mike and Molly is one of CBS greatest shows. It has drama, laughter and plenty of family dysfunction. Add a few hit shows with her latest highly rated movie career, and it seems people could care less what size her body is, just how good she acts.

It’s reported that she can earn upwards of $10 million dollars per movie. That’s pretty good for a day’s work. Her latest movies “Identity Thief” and “The Heat” have been big grossing splashes at the box office. Her latest movie “Tammy” didn’t gross as much, but it was still a feel good movie that makes fans want more.
She’s a good role model for Hollywood.