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“เทสโก้” จัดกระเช้าโอทอป ขานรับโครงการ “ประชารัฐร่วมใจ”

ผู้จัดการรายวัน 360 - ผู้นำตลาดค้าปลีก “เทสโก้ โลตัส” สนองนโยบายรัฐ จัดโครงการ “เทสโก้ โลตัส ประชารัฐร่วมใจ รับซื้อและกระจายผลิตภัณฑ์ชุมชน (OTOP)” จัดทำตะกร้าสินค้าโอทอปสำหรับเทศกาลปีใหม่ 1.2 หมื่นใบ จำหน่ายผ่านเฉพาะช่องทางออนไลน์และไฮเปอร์มาร์เก็ต 200 สาขา พร้อมขานรับมาตรการภาษีสินค้าโอทอป ลดราคาสินค้าโอทอปสูงสุด 15% ร่วม 300 รายการ
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Pascal Blanqué's Actions to Achieve Inclusive Capitalism

FEED - The Huffington Post - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:06


Pascal Blanqué
Chief Investment Officer, Amundi


Amundi strives to be a world-class asset manager by putting its expertise at the service of long-term performance for its clients. We are convinced that value can be added to our investment process by the integration of extra financial analysis and we systematically integrate environment, social and governance criteria into our active strategies. To this end, our team of extra financial analysts is actively involved in market workgroups and ESG ratings are circulated in real time to all our management teams.

The long-term investor, with a mandate to deliver returns over the coming decades, should by nature be an inclusive investor. We are convinced that there is value in engaging companies: long-term performance can be improved by helping companies set a course for long-term success in a resource-constrained world.

In addition, we have been an active proponent of socially responsible investments which we implement through a best-in-class approach combined with the exclusion of most controversial issuers. Socially responsible investments now represent more than €70bn of our assets under management.


A responsible investor cares not only about value generation but also about the impact of their investments. To be an inclusive investor in a free-market capitalist economy means not only taking into account financial performance, but also being aware of externalities and the overall impact on society of one's portfolio. We need to pay attention to factors that could hinder growth, financial returns and the welfare of our fiduciaries over the long term. Many of these derive from government and market failures. Climate change and increasing income inequality are two such factors.

At the end of May, policymakers, financial players and economic agents gathered in Paris, a few months ahead of the international climate conference, COP21. A consensus is emerging: climate change, the greatest challenge for humanity of the 21st Century humanity, cannot be overcome by national governments alone.

Governments, local political leaders, civil society and business leaders must work together to build a new model of sustainable, low carbon, more inclusive, growth. Nobody will be immune from the consequences of climate change, there is therefore no room for passive observers: it is the duty of each and everyone, investors included, to take into account climate externalities.

Moreover, I am convinced that financial markets largely underestimate the materiality of carbon risk. It is not just a moral duty but also, therefore, an investor's fiduciary duty to analyze and reduce exposure to carbon risk.

To this end, Amundi has recently launched three LowCarbon Funds. I hope that this will be one of many possible positive steps forward that we, the investment community, take in the months and years to come.

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Analysis: Clinton's economy = 10M jobs

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:02
Hillary Clinton's plans for the economy would boost growth and create millions of jobs, according to a new analysis.div class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=M1eVH1FNbYg:rDxa3EuIjvQ:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~4/M1eVH1FNbYg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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รับรางวัล “ฅนกล้าคืนถิ่น”

ดร.สุมิท แช่มประสิทธิ์ ประธานกรรมการดำเนินการโครงการฯ เป็นตัวแทน คนกล้าคืนถิ่นทั่วประเทศ ขึ้นรับรางวัล “ฅนกล้าคืนถิ่น” ได้มีโอกาสเข้ารับรางวัลผลิตภัณฑ์ยอดเยี่ยมของประเทศไทย ประจำปี พ.ศ. 2559 (Premium Products of Thailand) The Pride of Thaisจากสำนักงานมาตราฐานผลิตภัณฑ์อุตสาหกรรม (สมอ.) กระทรวงอุตสาหกรรมโดยทีมคนกล้าฯ ณ อาคารชาเลนเจอร์ 1-3 อิมแพค อารีน่า เมืองทองธานีโครงการ เมื่อเร็วๆ นี้
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ปตท.มอบห้องสมุด ปตท. “พลังไทย เพื่อไทย”

นายอนุรักษ์ สุทธศรี ผู้จัดการฝ่ายปฏิบัติการระบบท่อส่งก๊าซธรรมชาติตะวันตก บริษัท ปตท.จำกัด (มหาชน) (คนที่ 7 จากซ้าย) ส่งมอบห้องสมุด ปตท. “พลังไทย เพื่อไทย” แห่งที่ 36 ให้แก่ นายมานะ ชื่นค้า รองผู้อำนวยการสำนักงานเขตพื้นที่การศึกษาประถมศึกษานครปฐม เขต 1 (คนที่ 8 จากซ้าย) และนายพิชิต รุ่งเรือง ผู้อำนวยการโรงเรียนวัดสองห้อง (คนที่ 6 จากซ้าย) เพื่อส่งเสริมการศึกษา เป็นแหล่งค้นคว้าให้แก่เยาวชนในโรงเรียนรวมถึงเป็นศูนย์รวมในการแลกเปลี่ยนการเรียนรู้ของชุมชนในพื้นที่ ต.ห้วยขวาง อ.กำแพงแสน จ.นครปฐม โดย ปตท.ได้ดำเนินโครงการจัดสร้างห้องสมุดฯ ต่อเนื่องกว่า 18 ปีแล้ว
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The First Female NFL Coach Explains Why Girls Should Play Sports

FEED - The Huffington Post - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:00

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Friday's Morning Email: Finally.

FEED - The Huffington Post - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 19:00


TOP STORIES




FINALLY America has put a woman at the top of the ticket. Hillary Clinton laid out her differences with Republican nominee Donald Trump in her acceptance speech which, in contrast to Trump’s, stressed the bright forces sustaining America. Howard Fineman lays out the 11 things Clinton must do to defeat him this November. And wish you had been at the DNC? Relive it with this 360 video of the balloon drop. [Amanda Terkel, HuffPost]


THE SHIFT IN ISIS TACTICS “The mushrooming of small-scale terror attacks in Europe has allowed Islamic State and its adherents to keep people here on edge without having to train and equip teams to pull off highly sophisticated operations. Indeed, some U.S. officials say they believe some of the simpler attacks on softer targets of the type seen recently will prove to have been directed by Islamic State, not just inspired by the group.” FBI Chief James Comey warned of a mass “diaspora” of ISIS supporters if the group is defeated in the Middle East. Here’s the newU.S. advertising campaign aimed at undercutting ISIS recruitment. And take a look at this graphic depicting the recent spate of terrorism attacks in Europe. [WSJ | Paywall]


AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATING DCCC HACK BELIEVE IT MIGHT BE RELATED TO DNC INTRUSION This hack on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is believed to have been a fact-finding mission on the DNC’s donors. [Reuters]


TERRORISM CHIPPING AWAY AT EUROPE’S BOTTOM LINE IN STEEP TOURISM DROP “At the Mont-Saint-Michel, a spectacular medieval abbey that is one of France’s top tourist destinations, business at the Sodetour Group, a chain of local hotels and restaurants, slumped by up to 70 percent for months after the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris. It has never fully recovered.” [NYT]


DALLAS POLICE HAVE SEEN A MASSIVE SURGE IN APPLICATIONS Following the deadly ambush shooting this month. [Reuters]


THE FBI CAUGHT THIS FUGITIVE ― 40 YEARS LATER William Claybourne Taylor, who is 67, was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list for an assassination attempt on a Florida mayor. [AP]


THE CHARGES HAVE BEEN DROPPED AGAINST THE MAN ACCUSED OF KILLING CHANDRA LEVY Ingmar Guandique, who was serving 60 years for the crime, was granted a retrial after his lawyers argued a key witness had lied in the case of the murder of the 24-year-old Congressional intern. [Reuters]


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WHAT’S BREWING


YOUR TWO FAVORITE WORLDS ARE COLLIDING Joe Biden is set to guest star on “Law & Order: SVU.” [Time]


MEET YOUR NEW TRAVEL AGENT In an app. [Fast Company Design]


MERYL STREEP AND EMILY BLUNT ARE HEADED TO A ‘MARY POPPINS’ SEQUEL We can’t wait for that spoonful of sugar. [Variety]


MARIAH CAREY OPENS UP TO COMPLEX “Carey has made a career of divulging what she wants when she wants to ― which isn’t often. After decades in the tabloid spotlight, she’s successfully walled off most of her life from the public.” [Complex]


MEET YOUR TEAM USA If this isn’t motivation to hit the gym, we don’t know what is. [Sports Illustrated]


WE LOVE THE SECRET SERVICE NAMES FOR THE TRUMPS AND CLINTONS And even Mike Pence’s is great. [WaPo]




WHAT’S WORKING 




THE POPE’S VISIT TO AUSCHWITZ “Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silentlyon Friday in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, gassed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two.” [Reuters]


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BEFORE YOU GO






~ Not happy with political reality? Here are TV shows that give you the dream political world you so desire.


~ When friends help friends buy their first homes.


~ Of course we are wild about Madeleine Albright’s shattered glass pin.


~ An ode to why Jeremy Renner needs to be more than a “negotiating tool.”


~ The “So That Happened” team investigates how TPP became such a sticking point at the DNC.


~ It is apparently so hot that horse poop is spontaneously combusting. You can’t make this stuff up.


~ The New York Times takes a look at who is polluting Rio’s water.


~ Now necessary packing for your beach bag: good wifi.


~ People are disgusted and mesmerized by this viral blackhead popping video.


~ Note to self, if you’re a professional quarterback: Try not to freak injure yourself breaking into your own house.


~ President Barack Obama would like to set a few things straight when it comes to his infamous seven almond habit.




 







 





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DJ Loses Himself In Eminem Lyrics To Complain, Gets Hilarious Reply

FEED - The Huffington Post - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 18:58

A DJ took serious inspiration from Eminem when complaining to a British online fashion store.


Jay Whalley, from Preston in northern England, reworked the first verse from the rapper’s hit single “Stan” to try to find out what was happening with a blazer he wanted to exchange.


I sent you my exchange but still it ain’t returning,” he posted on the Facebook page of the retailer ASOS Monday. “I left my size, product code and order number at the bottom,” he added.


See his full message here:





It’s similar to the introductory verse from Eminem’s 2000 hit, on which Dido sang the chorus. “Dear Slim, I wrote you but you still ain’t calling. I left my cell, my pager, and my home phone at the bottom.”


Whalley’s imaginative post soon went viral. But it took on a further dimension when a representative for the store replied —and also used rap-style lyrics to apologize and explain what was going on.


Yo’ Jay, what’s happenin?” wrote the staffer, named only as Rianna, who added she’d “get to the bottom of this mayhem.”





“Look forward to hearing from your soon Jay, you’ll always be our number 1 Bae,” she ended the note.


Whalley said he decided to make the complaint in the unusual way to try to get their attention. “Thought I’d be creative instead of kicking off,” he posted to Facebook. 


Looks like it worked, although some people have suggested Rianna would have been better off replying in similar Eminem lyrics, rather than making up her own rap. See the full “Stan” music video here:




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กทพ. พร้อมรับ AEC จ่อผุดทางเชื่อมเศรษฐกิจพิเศษ นำร่องสระแก้ว

กทพ. เผย ทางพิเศษศรีรัช-วงแหวนรอบนอก กทม. ระยะทาง 16.7 กม. เปิดบริการปลาย ส.ค. นี้ ลุยศึกษาโครงการทางพิเศษเพิ่ม 8 สาย จ่อผุดทางเชื่อมเศรษฐกิจพิเศษ นำร่อง อ.อรัญประเทศ จ.สระแก้ว
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'กรมศิลป์'จ่อรื้อถอนศาลาหน้าวิหารหลวงพ่อโต วัดกัลยาฯ

กรมศิลปากร เดินหน้ารื้อถอนสิ่งก่อสร้างรายการที่ 3 ศาลาหน้าพระวิหารหลวงพ่อโต วัดกัลยาณมิตร ยันเจรจากับทางวัดเรียบร้อยแล้ว
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Teen athletes less likely to abuse opioids

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 18:54
Teenagers engaged in sports and exercise have lower risks of using opioids without a doctor's order, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics.div class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=XTI6sCu0Ywo:6uysBA1Ohvw:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~4/XTI6sCu0Ywo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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Start a summer workout

FEED - CNN - Top Stories - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 18:54
Forget about fitness-focused New Year's resolutions. Experts say summer might actually be the best time of year to conquer a new workout routine.div class="feedflare" a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:yIl2AUoC8zA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=yIl2AUoC8zA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:7Q72WNTAKBA"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=7Q72WNTAKBA" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:V_sGLiPBpWU"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:V_sGLiPBpWU" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:qj6IDK7rITs"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?d=qj6IDK7rITs" border="0"/img/a a href="http://rss.cnn.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?a=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:gIN9vFwOqvQ"img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/rss/cnn_topstories?i=R8-BMxNo3k0:HI-36tvFrOU:gIN9vFwOqvQ" border="0"/img/a /divimg src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/cnn_topstories/~4/R8-BMxNo3k0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/
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คปภ.เผย4 ประกันภัยให้ความคุ้มครอง'ไฟไหม้เมเจอร์'

"คปภ." เผยไฟไหม้เมเจอร์ปิ่นเกล้า 4 ประกันภัยให้ความคุ้มครองทุนประกันรวม516ล้านบาท
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The True Meaning Of Midlife

FEED - The Huffington Post - Fri, 07/29/2016 - 18:53
For the past five years as a writer, editor and conference organizer I have been talking about, thinking about, and having disagreements about what "midlife" is. When I search the internet for the term "midlife," the predominant word that comes up connected to it isn't transition or change or improvement or happiness -- it is, of course, crisis. From what I have seen and experienced, the midlife crisis as it is commonly portrayed in the media -- the man running off with the younger woman in a sports car, waving goodbye to his kids and wife, or the woman getting a tummy tuck and a facelift and rediscovering her missing sexuality -- is mostly a thing of the past, if it ever really existed at all.

So what is midlife? When does it start -- and when does it end? What are the experiences of midlife that are most common?

Rather than refer to the remarkable awakening that occurs when one is confronted with the midpoint of life as a crisis, I prefer the more elegant ennui, as it's described by Elliot Jacques.

Elliot Jaques, a psychologist often credited with coining the term "midlife crisis," attributed [midlife ennui] to "the adult encounter with the conception of life to be lived in the setting of an approaching personal death."

In other words, we realize that we are cresting the hill and heading down the other side.

What age defines midlife is another topic of debate, an argument I have come to believe is pointless. As I see it, midlife is not so much an age -- since you cannot know when you will die, there is no way of knowing when the midpoint of your life is -- as it is a state of mind. Some people, particularly those who are parents and have their children when they are young, may find they feel the creeping up of midlife angst as early as 40, while others, perhaps better adjusted or far more optimistic, may not give it a thought -- if they ever do -- until their 50s.

For me, midlife began in 2007 when I was 45-years-old. That was the year my father died of cancer at the age of 67. My 17-year-old daughter was a senior in high school and was in the thick of college applications. My son, at 15, was learning to drive. I had no more little kids. It hit me hard that my children were nearly all grown up and that my father, who had been a big part of my life, was gone. I was a stay-at-home mom, and my home had been the place where my extended family gathered since my daughter was born. I started to realize that everything I had been doing for the bulk of my adulthood was going to be over soon. I mourned my father terribly, but in retrospect I think some of my deep sadness was for all that was fading away in my life. In the next few years my beloved grandmother would also pass away, my father-in-law, like my father, would succumb to cancer, and I would become an empty nester.

Midlife is more about realizing that this is it -- this is your life, this is what it's been, and this is what it will, for the most part, continue to be -- than anything else. So many of the exciting milestones in life have already occurred for most of us by the time we reach our personal midlife point. Midlife is coming to terms with who you are and letting go of some of the dreams you may have had that may be impossible now. Midlife is when you may be rethinking your marriage or relationship as the realization that your time really is limited becomes more profound. Midlife is often when your parents die. It's when you begin to see friends -- people your age -- get seriously ill. Midlife brings on a whole lot of moments that remind us that there is an end to all of this -- not for a while, with great luck and good health -- but it's out there, on the not-as-distant horizon.

And yet -- midlife is, perhaps, the best time of our lives. Unlike during adolescence, which is, like midlife, a time of great change, those at midlife are certain of who they are -- if not when the ennui first hits them, then by the time they have settled into this phase of life. After letting go of youth as part of their identities, midlife men and women are able to begin to appreciate themselves - even truly like themselves -- despite -- or because of -- their quirks and oddities, mistakes and failings, cruelties and disappointments. For many at midlife, being part of a crowd isn't nearly as important as having a few meaningful, deep relationships to sustain them. No longer looking outwards for acceptance and affirmation, those who find themselves content at midlife have learned to give themselves the approval they need to feel confident in their choices and lifestyles, no matter what others may be doing. Finding your own sense of purpose and happiness becomes more important than ever.

While some people's careers continue to flourish at midlife and well into their 60s and even 70s, and many people begin a second or third career now that they have the time and financial stability to explore their interests, for most at midlife the peak of their job trajectory has already been reached. This can be a huge factor in people's loss of self-esteem at this point in their lives, but it can also be liberating, as they come to realize that they no longer need to work, work, work to get to the next level and can instead be content with what they have accomplished.

Most of all, if the process of going into and accepting being at midlife has gone well, people at this point in their lives will ultimately feel grateful. They will see that they have done the best they can, that they have succeeded in ways they may not have realized before this point in their lives, that being loved by others and loving others is truly what life is all about. Having the awareness of the limits of time can be an exceptionally good motivator. Letting go of the extraneous, the painful, the unfulfilling -- midlife teaches us to do this. More than anything else that has happened to me since the fall of 2007 when my midlife began, feeling appreciative -- really, genuinely grateful -- for all that I have in my life has been the most profound and important change.

Midlife is the youth of old age -- a time to reflect on what has been accomplished while understanding that the future holds the certainty of, at some point, slowing down. Knowing this may at first be disturbing, but after the initial shock of no longer being young, midlife can be the most personally rewarding period life. For me, and I'm sure many others, it's the first time we are the center of our worlds in a long, long time.

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Medicare's new ratings draw fire from hospitals

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Together in sickness, married in health

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The Thought-Provoking Sentence I'm Getting Tattooed On My Arm

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I am going to get a tattoo. The following sentence will be tattooed on the delicate skin of my inner left arm:

You are always where you are supposed to be.

I have been pondering this thought a lot in the last few weeks. Whenever I remember it, I feel a surge of relief. Yes! I am here and however screwed the here may be, it is where I am, right now. Any attempt to change this happenstance would be futile -- and yet that is exactly what I find myself doing, more often than not.

I keep fighting against reality and nothing can be crazier than that.

I am a person who has never been entirely comfortable with where she finds herself in. I have always been burned by the desire to be somewhere else, to do something else, with someone else. There is a deep sense of longing in my heart.

With my new tattoo all this will change. My life will change. Whenever I get restless and experience the need to get ahead of any given situation, all I have to do is to read what is written on my arm and then I remember.

Ask any spiritual sage or Guru or William Shakespeare and they will tell you this: the cause of suffering is not the situation. It is the thoughts that we attach to the situation that make us suffer.

Sure, there are bad situations but even if you are in a cancer clinic waiting for your next dose of chemotherapy or at a divorce trial waiting for your marriage to end or at your dentist´s waiting room, waiting to get your root canal procedure to begin, you will fare much better if you accept where you are and don't resist it.

Here´s the thing: you don't need to accept the thing that happens but you´d better accept that it happens, even if it wrenched your guts, because what is happening, is happening and there is no way to make it unhappen once it has started happening.

Even crazier would be to try to change what has happened and yet that is what we keep constantly doing, by dwelling in the past and sinking into regret the way we do.

I need the tattoo because I know all this but keep forgetting. Indeed, the real challenge of spiritual life is not to learn. Learning is fairly easy. To remember what one has learned is, however, quite another thing. Our brain, the magnificently miraculous lump of wet matter in our heads is lazy. It holds on to old habits like its life depended on it and resists learning anything new.

No surprise, then, that the last word of Buddha was: remember.

Making peace with what is, is such a game changer in life, because it is about surrendering and surrendering is very powerful. It is like giving your car keys to someone else and relaxing on the back seat, trusting that you will get where you are going without having to worry about the traffic or taking the wrong route or running out of gasoline. When you sit on the back seat, preferably with your eyes closed, your brain gets some much-needed rest.

Sometimes it is enough to just be.

Surrendering is closely related to giving up and as the old saying goes, you get what you give up. When you give up the hope of getting pregnant, you get pregnant. When you give up the hope of finding a partner with a brain on a dating website, you do. When you give up the hope of ever getting out of the mess you have gotten yourself into, the mess starts dissolving as by magic.

Hopelessness, then, seems to be the thing to aspire. How awesome is that!

I am sitting here at my dinner table, with my MacBook, sipping my morning coffee, knowing that this is where I am supposed to be. Now.

After I switched to decaf, by the way, staying in the Now has become a lot easier. In the absence of the caffeine high, I feel more like the quiet, calm observer that I believe I truly am, instead of the crazy Duracell bunny I used to be when I still drank ordinary coffee. True, I also feel sleepy in the mornings and cannot get through the day without taking a nap, but I am sure that is quite okay for a woman of my age.

Getting into the state of allowance takes some effort and staying there takes even more effort. One needs to be constantly reminded of what one needs to remember. Hence the tattoo. But I am sure a post-it on the wall, right above the computer screen, could work as a reminder, too.

For things are always where they are supposed to be.

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How This 66-Year-Old Florida Man Opened A Successful Restaurant In The Caribbean

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By Ann Kuffner, InternationalLiving.com

Before moving to Belize, 66-year-old Steve Gustat, from Tampa, Florida, hadn't even considered opening a restaurant.

Coastline of Corozal, Belize
"I had no experience in the restaurant business," he says of his decision to open the Blue Iguana, the popular restaurant he now operates with his Belizean partner, Shantel, in Corozal, in northern Belize near the Mexican border. "But that has not been a problem. Business principles are the same in any business."

Initially, Steve lived in Belize as a retiree. But he became restless and began looking for a way to occupy his time... "I've worked since I was 11 years old. I go stir crazy if I'm not working!" he says. Luckily, when he moved to Corozal, he found an opportunity he couldn't resist.

Now Steve spends the better part of his waking hours at the Blue Iguana, overlooking the Bay of Corozal. Here he enjoys a million-dollar view over the glistening green bay and a soothing Caribbean breeze: not the worst lifestyle to wake up to every day.

Corozal Town, a traditional Belizean family town, is a throwback to the 1950s. It is not a trendy tourist spot ... and that's part of its appeal. A growing number of expats are moving to the area because of its affordable lifestyle (here you'll find some of the best-value living in Belize) and friendly local community. "Corozal reminds me of small-town America," says Steve. "Everyone knows everyone here and we all get along."

And it doesn't cost him all that much, either.

Town Square in Corozal, Belize
"The cost of living here, as compared to the U.S., can be amazing, especially if you are on a fixed income," says Steve. He pays only $250 a month for his two-bedroom apartment, across a small street from the bay. "Our electricity bill, without air conditioning, runs about $65 a month. The water bill is about $20, and cable runs about $50." All told, Steve and Shantel spend less than $1,000 a month (though of course, they eat two meals a day at their restaurant, free of charge).

Steve first visited Belize on his 2009 Christmas break. "I had never been to Central America before and was looking for a place to retire. After two days on the island of Ambergris Caye, I decided to return to Tampa and resign my position." He'd already retired as the chief investigator for the state of Florida, but he had still been teaching criminology at a university in Tampa.

Before visiting Belize, Steve had been considering several European countries for his retirement. But after his trip to Ambergris Caye, he decided to retire in Belize ... and has not regretted this decision since.

"I like living in Belize because of the laidback atmosphere, the expats, and the sea. I like the almost non-stop breeze, the people, and the weather. It's much more pleasant here than in Florida. Even on the hottest days, the constant sea breeze keeps it cool and comfortable."

Blue Iguana Restaurant in Corozal, Belize

Steve opened his restaurant and bar with a clear vision: "I wanted the Blue Iguana to become the 'Cheers' of Corozal. A mix of Brits, Canadians, Americans, and Poles drop by regularly. I know them all by name. When new people come in, I introduce them to the other expats."

After living on an island for a few years, he opted for mainland Belize. "I left San Pedro [Ambergris Caye] in 2012. During my time on the island I had met Shantel, a wonderful lady who lived in Corozal, so I decided to move there.

"I began looking for a place to build a home on the bay. As I drove along the coast, I found this beautiful 2,400-square-foot palapa sitting on the bay. I found the owner and decided to take the place in July 2013. This is where the Blue Iguana is now located."

The fact that his Belizean partner is a good cook also helps. "We opened the restaurant on the bay almost three years ago. Shantel quickly became a master cook and still does most of the cooking."

The business became profitable after two years. Steve had some significant up-front expenses to cover, such as upgrading the potholed roads leading to and from the restaurant. By his own admission, he won't get rich anytime soon, but he is pleased with its success.

"The business is doing well and our TripAdvisor number continues to climb. Our clients include locals, expats, and tourists. They come to eat, throw darts, play cards, and shoot pool. Mondays we have Texas hold 'em. Wednesday and Saturday we have darts, and on Sundays the pool players come. Friday night we offer live entertainment, with classic songs from the 60s and 70s."

View from South of Corozal, Belize
For potential expat entrepreneurs moving to Belize, Steve has some sage advice. "If you want to start a business in Belize, you must first get a work permit. And you will need to hire Belizeans to work for you."

Steve and Shantel stay busy at the Blue Iguana, which is open six days a week. But they take breaks whenever possible. "We visit with friends and occasionally go to Chetumal, Mexico, to shop and see a movie. Or we take a short trip to places we haven't been before."

Both business and life are satisfying for Steve in Corozal. "I'm pleased with where my life is now. I'm busy, but not stressed. Corozal is a very nice place to be. I have a wonderful woman in my life, who's also a fantastic business partner. And every day, at the Blue Iguana, I look out at Corozal Bay and think, what a wonderful place to have an office..."

This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.

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