Pour a Foamier Beer to Minimize Stomach Bloat

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If you’re meticulously pouring that bottled beer out into a glass slowly so you don’t get any head, you’re doing it wrong.

Pouring beer without letting any CO2 out of the beer (i.e. making a head) means that instead of creating a delicious foam on top of your glass, that foam is instead being created in your belly. Ever get “beer bloat” after tossing back a few? Now you know why.

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On Business Insider, Certified Cicerone (the beer version of a sommelier) Max Bakker explains why you always want to drink beer out of a glass, and you always want to pour it in such a way that breaks up some of that CO2. Bakker’s demo is a little extreme, but you can get the idea.

The right way to pour a beer is to hold your glass at a 45-degree angle and your the beer, targeting the middle of the side of the glass. Ideally, you’ll do this from a bit of a distance away (not right on top of the glass) so you’re adding some air between when the beer leaves the bottle and hits the glass. Once your glass is about halfway full, turn it upright and continue to pour from the top. Your ideal amount of head for most beers is 1" to 1.5.”

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You don’t need to do it as aggressively as Bakker did (he managed to pour beer all over the table like an amateur), but if you take the same concept and slow it down a bit, allowing some of the head to dissipate while you pour, your tummy will be a lot happier. And your beer will taste better: a good head can help release a beer’s aromatics.

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One Trader Scoffs “Finally, A Market Where It’s Easy To Get Rich”

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Sometimes you have to just throw in the towel, know when to fold ’em, and join ’em coz you can’t beat ’em.. and that appears to be former fund manager Richard Breslow’s take on the current utter apathy in markets currently. His message is clear – nothing matters except technical levels – which ironically, none other than CNBC’s-own Jim Cramer admitted this morning "the market is completely divorced from whatever is going on," whioch presumably means "buy it all."

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That which does not kill us, makes us stronger. A much debated concept, but in terms of navigating markets, there’s a lot of truth in it. Asset prices have been all over the map during the last week. Good news mixing with ugly news. Well-laid plans having to consider great uncertainty.

But one positive outcome is we have technical levels, and close ones, for just about every stripe of security class to lean on and whatever your directional inclination.

We’re not good at pricing geo-political events, hence the student body type moves to the headlines. Jackson Hole and the September central bank meetings seem to be swiftly becoming known knowns, so not a lot of help with what to do now. But there’s no reason to throw your hands up in despair. There are plenty of trades to do with limited downside risk but the potential to morph into something good.

 

The dollar comes out of this looking pretty good. Whether you look at it against the dollar index or the Bloomberg dollar index, it is definitely attempting to put in a bottom and see if it can push higher. It’s retaken its shorter-term moving averages and, more importantly, the levels it cratered from last week. On the DXY, you can risk half of one-percent to get two-percent of potential upside at 96 or play a break below 93.50 for a re-test of August lows.

 

 

Interestingly, and I’d say, unexpectedly, given recent trends, the euro itself looks decidedly so-so. Could be a position reduction. Maybe a reality check on ECB hawkishness. Versus the yen, below 130.5 is a potential problem, but hardly far away. We were close to getting back above it this morning. EUR/CHF has a beautiful pivot at 1.14 and we’ve been playing with that level all day. It’s still doing well against sterling, but one-percent lower and those calls for parity will seem like wishful thinking. But as frothy as it looked cruising through 1.18 to the dollar, it will look appalling below 1.16. It’s not surprising that we currently sit at 1.17. Although, I would point out that forays below 1.17 have been short-lived.

 

The S&P 500 has identified a 2440, 2470 pair of pivots. No reason to sit out 5 percent corrections and such. I’ve no particular bias, but would point out that it seems to get tradable follow-through when it crosses back and forth through its 21-day moving average.

 

 

For a real shocker, Treasury yields are trying to convincingly reject that panic dive below 2.2%. Back below would look horrific, but the risk is no more than 10 basis points. On the other hand, they need to clear the top put in before Chair Yellen’s July 12 testimony to break free of this demoralizing range.

 

 

Gold made a triple top on Friday, matching peaks from April and June. So far, despite any news, $1300 has proven to be a bridge too far. But if you want to play for it you can get a cheap look with a $10 stop from current levels. Below $1250 you can get a potential look at the July lows.

 

 

Oh, I almost forgot. West Texas crude broke below channel support at $48 this past Monday. If you want to be really parsimonious, play with that pivot.

 

Breslow concludes optimistically "so many opportunities and plenty of time to see what can be done with them… finally a market where it’s easy to get rich."

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Try These Stretches Even if You’re Not a Flexible Person

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If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A session like the one in today’s video can help.

The video is 20 minutes, but if you’re short on time, click the gear in the lower right corner and set the speed to 1.5 or double. They’re static stretches, after all, so you’ll just be cutting the duration of each in half. Feel free to buy some extra time by continuing each stretch while your host, Nico, is explaining the next one.

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The stretches start out easy, and then get to the point where they may feel challenging, but not like you’re going to rip your muscles from the bone. Stretch gently; it still works, and you’ll feel great afterwards.

Difficulty: Beginner.

Modifications: Take each stretch as far as you feel capable, but no farther.

Equipment: None.

Sweat Factor: No sweat.

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How to Use Data to Reach New and Existing Customers [Infographic]

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As marketers, we very often hear the termBig Data.” Thanks to the latest technologies, we are able to gather data about customers and prospects—and that data can provide a lot of answers. But it also raises a lot of questions. 

An infographic by Villanova University’s Online Master of Science in Analytics degree program explains how marketers are using data to reach customers.

The infographic shows where their data is coming from, how companies are using it to drive decisions, and what some of the challenges are that come along with all this available information.

The graphic also breaks down the use of this data into three types of analytics:

  1. Descriptive: “What happened?”
  2. Predictive: “What is likely to happen?”
  3. Prescriptive: “What should be done?”

To learn more about how marketers use data analytics to reach new and existing customers, check out the full infographic. Tap or click to see a larger version.

 

Laura Forer is the manager of MarketingProfs: Made to Order, Original Content Services, which helps clients generate leads, drive site traffic, and build their brands through useful, well-designed content.

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Scientists discovered that women prefer the smell of certain men over others

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What makes certain men so attractive to women? The answer lies not necessarily in their looks and character, but actually in their smell.

Multiple studies have examined how women rate sweat from men with certain diets. Women from each study, including a recent study published in the journal Evolution & Human Behavior, seemed to prefer the same smell. 

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Pressing mute on the world

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If you’re fine with the idea of looking somewhat like a bobble-head, the Helmfon can do pretty miraculous things for you! Made out of fiberglass and polyethelene foam, the helmet when worn cuts out all outside disturbance, giving you your quiet zen, even in a buzzing workplace (Wall Street, take note). The shape of the Helmfon helps reflect away noise from around you, and its lightweight design means it can be worn easily, or even be suspended or wall-mounted.

A portmanteau of the words Helmet and Phone, the Helmfon isn’t just a noise cancelling device, it’s also an elaborate pair of headphones. Equipped with a system board, microphone, speakers, accumulator, magnifier and space on the inside for a smartphone, the Helmfon enables wearers to watch videos, organize Skype conferences and even make calls from within the helmet. Like I said earlier… Wall Street, take note!

Designer: Hochu Rayu

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“The Maduro Diet” – Venezuelans Suffer Drastic Weight Loss As Hunger Crisis Strikes

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Shortages are becoming ever more severe in Venezuela. As Deutsche Welle reports, according to the World Health Organization, hospitals lack 95% of necessary medicines. Many people are undernourished and they receive no help from the government.

"An estimated 75% of Venezuelans lost at least 10 kilos last year because there is not enough food to go around… people here call it ‘The Maduro Diet’

 

"When we say people are eating from the garbage, we are not joing, it’s our reality… people don’t have enough to eat."

Furthermore, a lack of food and basic services is also creating an education crisis with more than 1 million children no longer attending school due to a lack of food, running water and/or electricity.

About 30 percent of students who now stay home do not attend school because of water problems at home or on campus, 22 percent do not attend because of electricity blackouts and 15 percent do not attend due to school strikes, the survey found.

 

About 10 percent said a lack of food at home or in school was the reason for their absence. The survey said those in that category are considered among the poorest who previously never skipped school because they did not have food at home.

Of course, the failure of Venezuela’s socialist utopia likely means that civil war is all but inevitable at some point in the future absent a quick doubling of crude prices…

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Run to the rock

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The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom. Slippery slopes have been slid down and a side of the human mind that once remained in shadow has reared its head. Charlottesville is just the first step down a dark road.

In real life, on the public square, our support of freedom of speech and public assembly – a freedom that has long helped hater and lover alike – is in question. Do we open our squares to men who will fight equality? Do we unlock our school grounds so that fear can reign? Do we simply close our windows on loudspeakers calling out for genocide or do we act? I don’t have an answer, but sunlight has always been the best antiseptic and seeing most of these groups on a bare parade ground lays bare their insignificance.

But what do you about the Internet where everything is shadow hiding inside corporate iron? The Internet is a utility, to a degree, but not one whose sanctity is guaranteed to us by some holy writ. We send bits over corporate networks onto servers housed in corporate basements. We shout into corporate megaphones and write screeds – like this one – into corporate editor windows.

On that skein of wires there is no sunlight. We, the creators of that world, must decide. Do we let hate live alongside love? What is conversation when everyone yells? What is fair when everyone has the loudest voice?

I was once a free-love kind of Internet zealot. I still agree that DRM is wrong, that media wants to be free and that good media will be paid for by someone. I still agree that sex is far less egregious than violence and that visions of both help define the lines of our personalities and ensure we do not wander too far into some puritan desert. I was angry, for example, when Pinterest pulled sexual content but know I know things have changed. Pinterest runs is own servers. It is responsible for the contents. It deserves final say.

And that’s where we are now. If you hate, says Wired in a recent profile of Instagram’s Kevin Systrom, you will be shut down.

“Insta­gram is supposed to be a place for self-expression and joy,” wrote Nicholas Thompson in the profile. “Who wants to express themselves, though, if they’re going to be mocked, harassed, and shamed in the comments below a post? Instagram is a bit like Disneyland—if every now and then the seven dwarfs hollered at Snow White for looking fat.”

Or who wants to star in a Ghostbusters reboot and be called racial slurs? And who wants to live in a world where /r/aww lives next to /r/poli?

We, the curators of the Internet, have to decide. Some of us already have. We see Cloudflare and GoDaddy pulling their services from white power site Daily Stormer. Cloudflare’s CEO Matthew Prince agonized over the decision. He, like most Internet users, expects the web to be free as in freedom.

“Our team has been thorough and have had thoughtful discussions for years about what the right policy was on censoring. Like a lot of people, we’ve felt angry at these hateful people for a long time but we have followed the law and remained content neutral as a network. We could not remain neutral after these claims of secret support by Cloudflare,” he wrote. “You, like me, may believe that the Daily Stormer’s site is vile. You may believe it should be restricted. You may think the authors of the site should be prosecuted. Reasonable people can and do believe all those things. But having the mechanism of content control be vigilante hackers launching DDoS attacks subverts any rational concept of justice.”

In the end this is where we must go. It’s folks like Rabbi Abe Cooper as well as Valley CEOs who will help us find a way forward. Freedom of speech in the public square is one right we all have. But there is no free speech in the walled garden if the gardener doesn’t will it.

Listen to Nina Simone. She sang an old spiritual and sang it beautifully.

“Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to? Where you gonna run to? All on that day,” she said. “We got to run to the rock. Please hide me, I run to the rock. All on that day. But the rock cried out. I can’t hide you, the rock cried out. I ain’t gonna hide you there.”

Haters are hiding. They run to the rock. The rock is cries out. It won’t hide them. They must stand, then, and face those they wronged. This is the way it has always been and always will be. We can’t let the Internet change that.

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